drayden van dyke

Longshot Family Meeting Gets Up For Jimmy Durante Victory

A 37-1 outsider, the Florida-bred Family Meeting got up late to win Saturday’s Grade III Jimmy Durante. Contested at one mile over the firm turf course at Del Mar, the $100,000 race for 2-year-old fillies was completed in 1:37.14. A solid early pace was set by Corps de Ballet, with fractions of :23.21 and :48.03. […]

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Van Dyke, Pedroza Among Jockeys To Begin Suspension This Month

Four riders will begin serving suspension in California this month for various infractions, according to stewards rulings published on Wednesday. Martin Pedroza has been suspended three days for an incident which resulted in the disqualification of his mount for interference in the second race last Sunday. Drayden Van Dyke will be suspended on Sunday for […]

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Filly Success Brings Van Dyke Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Drayden Van Dyke had a good weekend with the ladies as he helped secure the first Grade 1 win for four-year-old filly Photo Call (IRE) on Saturday at Santa Anita and then headed off to Oklahoma to guide the three-year-old Include Betty to a victory in the Remington Park Oaks. That pair of stakes wins helped the young […]

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Galileo Filly Photo Call Gets First Grade 1 Victory In Rodeo Drive

Photo Call overcame traffic problems at the top of the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Rodeo Drive Stakes going away by 2 1/4 lengths from Elektrum, with Stormy Lucy third and Fanticola fourth in the field 10 fillies and mares. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the Irish-bred 4-year-old daughter of Galileo covered 1 1/4 […]

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Los Al Thoroughbred Meet Off And Running With Increases In Handle

The second Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos began successfully Thursday with a sizable spike in combined total mutuel handle. “It looks like the day went very well,” said Brad McKinzie, general manager of the Los Alamitos Racing Association. “The fact that our numbers are up is a good sign for us because I think […]

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Queen Of The Sand Unleashes Late Rally To Win Santa Barbara

Next to last into the far turn, Irish-bred Queen of The Sand skimmed the rail and managed to split horses four-wide turning for home under Drayden Van Dyke en route to a nose victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, Queen of The Sand ran down […]

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Hoop Of Colour Rallies To Win Santa Ana

Flaxman Holdings’ Hoop of Colour ran down a determined Three Hearts to win her first stateside stakes race Sunday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Drayden Van Dyke, who won his first Grade 1 aboard the Graham Motion-trained Ring Weekend in the Kilroe Mile last weekend, guided another horse […]

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Kilroe Mile Gives Ring Weekend, Van Dyke First Grade 1 Triumph

Leading sire Tapit rang up another Grade 1 winner on Saturday when Ring Weekend rallied in the stretch under Drayden Van Dyke to capture the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile for St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds. Trained by Graham Motion, Ring Weekend covered the mile on firm turf in 1:32.98. Favored Summer Front finished […]

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Top Jockey Colony Preparing for Santa Anita Winter Meet

America’s top jockeys will be again be center stage when Santa Anita Park opens for its 78th Winter Meeting on Friday, Dec. 26. Santa Anita’s 68-day winter session, which will be highlighted by both the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, and the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4, has once […]

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