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Jose Ortiz To Ride Yoshida, Bucchero At Royal Ascot

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jose Ortiz will be headed to Royal Ascot on a strong pair of contenders, reports the TDN. In the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, he will be astride recent G1 winner Yoshida for trainer Bill Mott. In the G1 King’s Stand, Ortiz will ride Grade 2 winner Bucchero for trainer Tim Glyshaw. “Jose […]

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10 Wins Net Hernandez Jockey Of The Week Title

After leading the North American jockey colony by wins, Brian Hernandez, Jr. was voted the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for the May 7 – 13, 2018. 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 […]

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Prado Named Honorary Postmaster For Preakness 143

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 143. Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with 7,000 wins, will be recognized Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico […]

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Ehalt: Sol Kumin’s Ownership Model ‘Great For The Game’

Thoroughbred owner Sol Kumin was not a finalist in the outstanding owner category in last year’s Eclipse Awards, but voters may be unable to ignore the involvement of his various partnerships in 2018. Thus far, Kumin is part owner of Kentucky Derby winner Justify (and also third and fifth-place finishers Audible and My Boy Jack), […]

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William Nack, Award-Winning Author Of ‘Secretariat,’ Dies At 77

Seven-time Eclispe Award-winning writer William Nack passed away on Friday, according to Sports Illustrated. He was 77 years old. Nack mainly covered horse racing, and wrote several books including the classic ‘Secretariat’ of 1975. He later served as an adviser for the 2010 Secretariat movie. The author also delved into subjects like Bobby Fischer, A.J. Foyt, […]

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Castellano Hopes To ‘Stretch’ Career For 10 More Years In The Saddle

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano marked his final day of riding during the 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park with a pair of winners Friday, giving him 54 winners from 263 starters. Castellano is scheduled to ride Givemeaminit in Saturday’s Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds and Imperial Hint in Sunday’s $100,000 Horse Races Now Sprint at Tampa Bay […]

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‘No Reason To Take A Chance’: Unique Bella Will Skip Santa Margarita Due To Cough

Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Unique Bella will not run in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Margarita after a cough caused her to miss some training, according to drf.com. The filly has not breezed since Feb. 25, though trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said she has returned to galloping. “We’re not going to run in the Santa Margarita,” Hollendorfer said. “She […]

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Bowies Hero Determined In Kilroe Mile Victory; World Approval Fifth

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing and Madaket Racing’s Bowies Hero made a determined bid in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at odds of 8-1, besting Next Shares by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Artie Schiller, ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer Phil D’Amato, covered one […]

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Oaklawn’s Leading Apprentice Morales Rides Eighth Winner Of Meet Friday

Edgar Morales, Oaklawn’s leading apprentice this year, rode his eighth winner at the meeting Friday, guiding Charming Deputy ($51.80) to a neck victory in the fifth race for owner/trainer John Haran. Morales, in the 29th day of the now-scheduled 55-day season, matched the victory total of Katie Clawson, last year’s leading apprentice jockey at Oaklawn. Clawson finished […]

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Forever Unbridled ‘Even The Whole Way’ In Breeze Toward Dubai World Cup

Last week, Champion Older Dirt Mare Forever Unbridled put in her most serious work for a start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Mar. 31, but on Friday morning trainer Dallas Stewart was looking for just a basic work out of the 6-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song which is exactly what he got. Forever Unbridled hit the […]

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