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Hoppertunity, Diversify Take On Locals The Player, Honorable Duty In Clark Handicap

Churchill Downs-based rising stars The Player and Honorable Duty are set to bid for glory over their home track, but both face a roster of accomplished invaders headed by a pair of Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI) winners in New York-based Diversify and the Bob Baffert-trained Hoppertunity in Friday’s 143rd running of the $500,000-guaranteed Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI), the premier race of the […]

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Dual Breeders’ Cup Winner Johnny V Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

John Velazquez won more Breeders’ Cup races than any jockey last week, including the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, on his way to being voted Jockey of the Week for the week ending November 5, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Destin Gets Some Redemption For Belmont In Marathon Victory

Distance-loving Destin, chiefly remembered for his nose loss to Creator in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, wore down pacesetting longshot Infobedad in a prolonged stretch battle to win the Grade II $200,000 Marathon Stakes at the seldom-contested distance of a mile and three-quarters on the main track Friday on the initial afternoon of the Breeders’ Cup at Del […]

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Diversify Aprovecha El Tren De Carrera Y Se Lleva De Punta A Punta La Jockey Club Gold Cup

Diversify corrió su primera carrera de grado. El resultado no pudo ser mejor. El vistoso zaino hijo de Bellamy Road tomó la delantera y no dejó chance alguno a sus rivales para imponerse de extremo a extremo en la 99na. edición de la Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, $750,000) el sábado 7 en Belmont Park. […]

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Pletcher Busca Su Primer Triunfo En La Jockey Club Gold Cup Con Tres Presentados

Todd Pletcher ha ganado innumerables carreras selectivas. La Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, $750,000) no es una de ellas. Ha participado con 17 inscritos en 12 ediciones, con balance de cinco segundos y tres terceros. El laureado entrenador intentará nuevamente buscar esa primera victoria en la competencia de 2000 metros que pertenece a la serie […]

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Keen Ice Leads Pletcher Trio In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a formidable trio on Saturdayat Belmont Park to lead a field of seven looking to secure a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in the 99th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles. Leading Pletcher’s triumvirate is Donegal Racing […]

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Jockey Club Gold Cup: Turf-To-Dirt Contenders Include Good Samaritan, Highland Sky

A pair of graded stakes-running turf horses will appear on the dirt next weekend at Belmont Park, vying for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month at Del Mar. Good Samaritan has won a Grade 2 on both the turf and the dirt, while Highland Sky was second in last year’s Grade 1 […]

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Keen Ice, Destin ‘Solid’ In Final Work For Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent both Keen Ice and Destin to the training track Saturday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on October 7. The pair worked in tandem, covering four furlongs in 48.60 seconds at Belmont Park. The Jockey Club Gold Cup is a “Win and You’re In” for […]

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Coal Front Suffers Condylar Fracture In Saturday’s Gallant Bob Victory

Coal Front outkicked a hard-charging American Pastime to win the Grade 3 Gallant Bob on Saturday at Park Racing, but trainer Todd Pletcher said the victory in the six-furlong race on Pennsylvania Derby Day included a setback. “I thought he ran well, unfortunately he came out of it with a condylar fracture in his right […]

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Belmont Stakes Runner-Up Destin Returning From Nine-Month Layoff

Twin Creeks Racing and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Destin, runner-up in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, is preparing to return from a nine-month layoff in an allowance race Sunday at Belmont Park. Most recently, the Todd Pletcher trainee finished ninth in the Aug. 27 Travers. According to bloodhorse.com, the son of Giant’s Causeway has turned in seven […]

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