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Claiming Crown: Pay Any Price A Deserved Favorite, Twocubanbrothersu True ‘Iron Horse’

Pay Any Price, a record holder on the Gulfstream Park turf course, returned from a five-month layoff to score a half-length victory in the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes on Saturday’s opening-day program of the 2017-2018 Championship Meet. The Canterbury, a five-furlong turf dash for horses that started for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since […]

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Blinkers Shake Up No Dozing In Concern Stakes

An old track and some new equipment proved to be a winning combination for Lael Stables’ homebred No Dozing, who was able to overcome an awkward break, an off track and a formidable challenge on the far turn to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Concern at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong Concern for 3-year-olds is named for Robert […]

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Rumbo A Una Transición Exitosa: Castellano Debuta Ganando Tres Carreras Como Entrenador

Pocos podían haber imaginado que la última carrera del domingo 6 de Diciembre de 2015 en Aqueduct había sido también la última vez que Abel Castellano Jr. montaba un ejemplar en pruebas públicas. El nativo de Maracaibo, Venezuela, hermano menor del Salón de la Fama Javier Castellano, había culminado así su carrera como jinete, obteniendo […]

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Centeno, Bennett Collect Meet Riding, Training Titles At Tampa Bay Downs

The 45-year-old Centeno isn’t sure if a five-day suspension for careless riding on March 31 got him fired up, or if a challenge from Tampa Bay Downs newcomer Edwin Gonzalez stoked his competitive juices. Of course, it’s not as if the six-time Tampa Bay Downs riding champion needs extra incentive to chase victory. But it […]

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Daniel Centeno On Track For Record Sixth Tampa Riding Title

Although he is closing in on track history, jockey Daniel Centeno chooses to keep his focus squarely on his next race. The 45-year-old Centeno’s path to a record sixth Tampa Bay Downs riding title grew rockier on March 10, when Oldsmar newcomer Edwin Gonzalez rode six winners on a single card. With four weeks left […]

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David Amiss Rides Four Winners Saturday At Suffolk Downs

Live racing returned to Suffolk Downs on Saturday for the second of three scheduled live racing and food truck festivals. Jockey David Amiss rode four winners on the ten-race card. Amiss, the leading rider at Suffolk Downs in 2014, started out the day with a victory aboard Mr. Watanabe Too ($5.00) for trainer Jay Bernardini. […]

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Dark Nile Relishes The Slop In Delaware Oaks Victory

WinStar Farm’s Dark Nile seemed to enjoy the sloppy surface at Delware Park as she skipped across the wire about 1 1/2 lengths in front in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Delaware Oaks. The sophomore daughter of Pioneerof the Nile covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:46 2/5 for trainer Arnaud Delacour and jockey Daniel Centeno. “Before […]

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Injured Daniel Centeno Returns Home, May Miss 6-8 Weeks

Journeyman rider Daniel Centeno has returned home to Tampa, Fla. to continue his recovery from a fractured collarbone suffered during the fourth race on the Preakness Day undercard. Centeno, 44, was injured when his mount, 4-year-old filly Pramedya, suffered a fatal breakdown in the 1 1/16-mile optional claiming allowance on the turf course. Centeno was […]

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Pimlico Incidents: Homeboykris Collapses After Win, Centeno Hospitalized

It was a dark start to the day of racing at Pimlico. Homeboykris, a 9-year-old gelding, was victorious in the day’s first race, a starter allowance. After visiting the winner’s circle, reports indicate that he collapsed on the way back to the barn, suffering what appeared to be a heart attack, according to trainer Francis […]

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Morning Fire Wires Field In Pasco Stakes

Mercedes Stable’s Morning Fire made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s $100,000 Pasco Stakes. The seven furlong contest for newly-turned sophomores was held over the fast main track at Tampa Bay Downs. Daniel Centeno urged the son of Friesan Fire to the lead out of the gate, out-sprinting Epic Journey and Awesome Slate for […]

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