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Six-Win Day Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading rider by number of wins, stakes victories and total earnings, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 11-18, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Looks Great’ On Return To Cox’s Stable

When Monomoy Girl left Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last March, the Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes was her lone graded stakes triumph. Upon returning to the Brad Cox barn on Monday evening, she brought with her not only five Grade I victories but also an Eclipse Award. The newly crowned Champion Three-Year-Old Filly […]

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Zacney, Servis Scripting Oaks Run For Champion Jaywalk

Eclipse Award champion Jaywalk is working toward a 3-year-old debut in the G2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on March 2, according to Horse Racing Nation. D.J. Stable and Chuck Zacney’s Breeders’ Cup-winning daughter of Cross Traffic is expected to move from that seven-furlong start to the G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, following the same path […]

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Milestone-Achieving Desormeaux Voted Jockey Of The Week

After winning his 6,000th career race on Sunday, Kent Desormeaux was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-27, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Desormeaux ‘Truly Honored And Proud’ To Hit 6,000-Win Milestone

As he’s done literally thousands of times throughout his Hall of Fame career, Louisiana-born Kent Desormeaux saved his best for when it counted on Sunday at Santa Anita, overcoming what appeared to be a five length deficit with just a furlong to run in garnering his 6,000th career win aboard the Jim Cassidy-trained X S […]

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‘Like Sending Your Kid Off To College’: Sadler Says Goodbye To Accelerate

John Sadler made a short stop at Gulfstream about 6 a.m. to see his champion Accelerate before the trainer had to head to the airport, also heading back to California. Sadler had Accelerate jog on the pavement, pronounced the 6-year-old horse in good shape and gave him a final pat on the neck. “It’s like […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl’s Full Brother Nears Debut At Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn-based Cowboy Diplomacy, a 3-year-old full brother to champion Monomoy Girl, remains on track to make his career debut next month, trainer Brad Cox said Saturday morning. Cowboy Diplomacy has had five published works this season at Oaklawn (a Dec. 17 breeze wasn’t timed because of heavy fog) in advance of his first start, including […]

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Apprentice, Eclipse Finalist Hamilton Set ‘High Expectations’ At The Start

While an Eclipse Award was far from anyone’s mind when Glorious Empire finished sixth in his seasonal debut at Laurel Park last April, Weston Hamilton had but one goal when 2018 began – to bring the cherished bronze trophy home to Maryland. Their paths will converge when the 48th annual ceremony is held for the […]

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Brown Taking ‘A Big Swing’ At Pegasus On Turf And Dirt

On Thursday night at Gulfstream Park, Chad Brown could be named the country’s outstanding trainer for the third consecutive year at the 48th annual Eclipse Awards. Less than 48 hours later, the 40-year-old will saddle Patternrecognition in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and Bricks and Mortar in the $7 million Pegasus World […]

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‘It Means The Whole World To Me’: Eclipse Contender Hamilton Continues Family Tradition

There’s a strong tradition, both in his family and on his circuit, which preceded Weston Hamilton when he began riding professionally last December – one the newly minted journeyman is poised to continue. Hamilton, who turned 20 Nov. 19, rode for the last time as an apprentice Dec. 21, winning two of his five mounts […]

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