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Del Mar Trainers Say Rain Cancellation Day ‘No Big Deal’

A day of racing cancelled due to weather, something that hadn’t happened at Del Mar since the track opened in 1937, passed with no fuss or strain from the horsemen stabled on site Thursday. “As a trainer, you’re always adapting to circumstance,” Peter Miller said. “No big deal really. I hope to get those horses […]

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Weekend Lineup: River City, Bob Hope

A pair of Grade 3 stakes top the racing action this Saturday in North America, starting with the River City Handicap at Churchill Downs. Mr. Misunderstood is the 5-2 favorite in the field of 10, and the Churchill specialist will be trying to repeat in the River City and earn his first win of the […]

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Cedillo, Prat Tie For Santa Anita Riding Title; O’Neill Tops Trainer Standings

Jockeys Flavien Prat and Abel Cedillo ended the recent Santa Anita Park meet with the same number of victories, resulting in a tie for the meet’s riding title. New to the circuit from Northern California, Cedillo earned his first Southern California title with 21 wins from 121 starts. Prat, a leading rider in the region […]

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Blended Citizen, Sisterson Reunite At Keeneland Ahead Of Sycamore

Before going out on his own in 2018, the last horse Jack Sisterson saddled for his boss, Doug O’Neill, was Blended Citizen. Fast-forward a little more than a year and guess who has taken up residence in Sisterson’s Calumet Farm barn adjacent to Keeneland? “Blended Citizen came here about two weeks before he ran at […]

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Stubbins Finds Clear Path From Last-To-First In Woodford

McShane Racing’s Stubbins was able to work out a clean trip from last-to-first in Saturday’s Grade 2 Woodward, pulling away to win by about three-quarters of a length at 7-1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Morning Line, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Doug O’Neill. Stubbins completed 5 […]

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Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Legends Of War Leads 1-2 Finish For Doug O’Neill In Kentucky Downs Stakes Finale

After a quiet first four days of the Kentucky Downs meet, two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill waited until closing day and the meet’s final stakes race, to announce his stable’s presence. And did he ever. O’Neill-trained runners Legends of War and Stubbins finished one-two in Thursday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Nevada State Bank Franklin-Simpson Stakes […]

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Sisterson Looking For Big Finish For Calumet Runners At Kentucky Downs

Jack Sisterson, the former University of Louisville soccer player turned horseman, could have his biggest day as a trainer on Thursday’s closing card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. As private trainer for Calumet Farm, Sisterson is running Coachwhip in the $500,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, followed by Lexitonian in the $500,000, Grade 3 Nevada […]

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Prat, O’Neill Take Home Jockey, Trainer Titles At Del Mar Summer Meet

Flavien Prat and Doug O’Neill took their places atop the jockey and trainer leader boards midway through the meeting and stayed to the end in winning titles for the 80th Del Mar Summer Season which ended Monday. In winning his third championship, solo or shared, in the last four years, Prat notched 42 wins, 10 more […]

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Eight Rings, Garth Looking To Give Baffert 15th Del Mar Futurity Win On Monday

A field of eight was entered Friday for Monday’s Grade I $300,000 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity. The 72nd running of the traditional closing day feature marks the 27th year in a row at seven furlongs and the 13th consecutive with Grade I status. Three trainers who have entered two horses each account for three-quarters of the […]

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