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Maldonado Undergoes Surgery For Broken Ribs; Out At Least Three Months

Jockey Edwin Maldonado has undergone surgery to repair broken ribs sustained during a training accident at Del Mar last Sunday, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Maldonado remains in the hospital after a horse threw the rider into the rail when leaving the starting gate for a workout. According to fellow rider and friend Alex […]

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Edwin Maldonado Suffers Collapsed Lung, Broken Ribs In Training Incident

Jockey Edwin Maldonado was injured Sunday morning in a training-hours spill when the horse he was riding veered sharply to the left out of the gate and into the rail. Maldonado was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. In a text message his agent, Sarah Wolfe, said Maldonado had suffered a collapsed lung and broken […]

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California Diamond Captures Santa Anita Juvenile, Entered In Barretts At Del Mar Sale

A close third, two lengths off the lead with a quarter mile to run, aptly named California Diamond wheeled three-wide turning for home and kept to his task in game fashion en route to a three quarter length upset win in Saturday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds at 5 ½ furlongs.  Ridden by […]

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San Onofre Gives Maldonado Fourth Consecutive Los Angeles Victory

Matson Racing’s San Onofre carried blinkers for the first time to win the 64th renewal of the Grade 3 Los Angeles Stakes on Saturday, held for the first time at Los Alamitos Racecourse. The 6-year-old son of Surf Cat covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:02.04, just 1/5 second off the track record, while gutting out […]

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Agent Pegram Has Maldonado, Lopez On A Roll

Don’t look now, but combined, under the aegis of agent J.R. Pegram, Edwin Maldonado and David Lopez have won more races at Santa Anita this meet than individual leader Rafael Bejarano (33) or runner-up Santiago Gonzalez (31). Through 34 racing days, Maldonado had 21 wins, while apprentice Lopez, who has missed the last six days […]

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Laoban Out Of Risen Star; Bistraya, Gun Runner Post Final Works

One of the two California shippers for the Grade II $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes will be scratched. McCormick Racing and Southern Equine’s Laoban, an Eric Guillot trainee who finished third last out in the Grade III Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, was pulled from Saturday’s 1 1/16-miles race on Monday morning. According to […]

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Sunday Rules Wires Field In Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint

Sunday Rules, scratched out of last Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes, took on the boys for the first time in her nine-race career and responded with a rollicking 2 ¼ length win in the $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint today at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the Nick Alexander homebred 5-year-old mare […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Building Bridges With The Show World

Last weekend in Burbank, Calif., at the beautiful Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Thoroughbreds shined brightly, showing what they can do over fences, around barrels, between poles, on the flat and much more at the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show. Presented by the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), the two-day Thoroughbred-only show aims to bridge the […]

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Jockey Maldonado Notches 1,000th Victory

Jockey Edwin Maldonado earned his 1,000th career victory Saturday at Los Alamitos when he guided Nite Delite to a win in the finale on the card. Born in Columbus, Ohio, but raised in Puerto Rico, Maldonado, 32, has won riding titles at both the now-shuttered Hollywood Park and Fairplex Park. A 3-year-old daughter of War […]

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Cruel Summer: Several Jockeys Cited For Riding Infractions At Los Alamitos

The summer meeting at Los Alamitos got off to a bumpy start for a handful of jockeys who then found themselves facing the stewards as a result. The riding infractions range from misjudging the finish line to violating the new whip rule in California. The new whip rules, which went into effect July 1, state […]

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