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Maldonado, Valdez Fined For Violations Of California’s Adjusted Whip Rules

After video review, Los Alamitos stewards determined that two jockeys violated adjusted whip usage rules in California on July 2, the day the new rules went into effect. According to The Blood-Horse, stewards fined Edwin Maldonado $200 for his first violation of the rule that says jockeys can’t use the crop more than three times […]

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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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Cyclometer Strong in Los Angeles Handicap Win

The complexion of Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita changed dramatically with two minutes to post, as it was announced 3-5 favorite Wild Dude had been scratched by the stewards on the recommendation of the track veterinarian. As a result, trainer Bruce Headley’s California-bred Cyclometer inherited the role of favorite and […]

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Majestic Stride Proves Best in Underwood

Majestic Stride engaged with Jeff Bonde stablemate Anillo in the early going, then pulled away in the stretch to win the 33rd running of the Grade 3 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on the Thanksgiving Day holiday program Thursday. Color of Courage finished second, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner, with Handsome […]

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Pace Makes the Race in Both Divisions of Del Mar Derby

Utilizing opposite styles to achieve the same result, Gabriel Charles and Ethnic Dance won divisions of the featured Grade II Del Mar Derby Sunday, championship event of the summer season for three-year-olds. Gabriel Charles came from off the pace to win the first division of the nine-furlong contest over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, […]

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Dead Heat: Bejarano, Maldonado Share Riding Title at Betfair Hollywood

Jockeys Rafael Bejarano and Edwin Maldonado shared the riding title at the final Spring/Summer meet – which concluded Sunday – at Betfair Hollywood Park. The tie – 51 wins apiece – atop the standings was the first at a S/S season in 67 years and only the third in the history of the legendary track, […]

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Talamo, Bejarano, Maldonado Locked in Battle for Hollywood Title

The jockey’s race at Betfair Hollywood Park remains undecided heading into Sunday, the final day of the last Spring/Summer meet at the historic track. With 48 days of the season complete, Joe Talamo clings to a 50-49 lead over both defending S/S champion Rafael Bejarano and Edwin Maldonado, who won the 2012 Autumn meet. Maldonado, […]

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Gomez Off Weekend Mounts

Jockey Garrett Gomez has taken off his mounts this weekend to “deal with personal problems,” according to stewards. Gomez and agent Tony Matos declined comment to the Daily Racing Form on Thursday and Friday. Gomez is expected to resume riding next week. He was scheduled to ride top contender More Chocolate in Saturday’s Grade 1 […]

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Comma to the Top Leads Throughout Los Angeles Handicap

He may not do everything right, but Comma to the Top keeps on winning for trainer Peter Miller and the ownership group of Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Kevin Tsujihara. Despite staying on his left throughout, the 5-year-old gelding by Bwana Charlie scored a wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 3 Los Angeles Handicap under Edwin […]

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Maldonado’s Handiwork Paying Off at Santa Anita

Perhaps Edwin Maldonado’s victory aboard the 6-year-old mare Promiscuoussuances in last Saturday’s sixth race best illustrates his determination in the saddle. Second-leading rider this meet behind Rafael Bejarano with 46 victories through Friday, the 30-year-old Maldonado virtually willed Promiscuoussuances across the wire first, winning by a neck at 2-1 for trainer Doug O’Neill. The Equibase […]

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