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Irad Ortiz Brings Home Bill Shoemaker Award For Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Victories

Irad Ortiz Jr., who won two races and finished in the top four in five other races from 13 mounts, won the 16th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the World Championships hosted by Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes […]

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Dirt Mile Notes: Undefeated Catalina Cruiser Takes On Millionaire City Of Light

Bravazo – Years from now, racing fans will use Calumet Farm’s Bravazo as the answer to a trivia question when they ask, “Who was the only other horse along with Justify to compete in all three legs of the 2018 Triple Crown?” The Awesome Again colt, who finished second in the Preakness Stakes during his […]

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Poseidon’s Warrior Relocated To Darby Dan Farm

Grade 1 stakes winner Poseidon’s Warrior, sire of Grade 1-winning juvenile Firenze Fire, has joined the stallion roster at John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm in Lexington to stand the upcoming breeding season after relocating from Pleasant Acres Farm in Ocala, Fla., it was announced on Sunday. By emerging sire of sires Speightstown and bred on […]

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Best Is Yet To Come: Jason Servis Quintet Seeks Trainer’s First Breeders’ Cup Success

Jason Servis is enjoying the best year of his career with more than $5.7 million in purse earnings from 112 wins entering Friday, equaling his previous best win total set last season, and with up to five horses in line for a shot at the Breeders’ Cup, the best may be yet to come for […]

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Firenze Fire Very Game Over ‘Savage’ Whereshetoldmetogo In Gallant Bob

Mr. Amore Stables’ homebred Firenze Fire got back in the winner’s circle after Saturday’s Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes, surviving an attempt by runner-up Whereshetoldmetogo to “savage” him in the final 100 yards. Ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Jason Servis, Firenze Fire battled hard down the stretch to win by a neck at […]

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Firenze Fire Morning Line Favorite For Gallant Bob Sprint At Parx

A field of 10 comprise a wide-open field in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gallant Bob for 3-year-olds at six furlongs on the main track at Parx. Trainer Jason Servis will once again cut back distance for his colt Firenze Fire after his third place finish in the seven furlong Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial […]

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Evenly-Matched Field Set For G1 Allen Jerkens; Eight Seeking First Grade 1

Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy has attracted a strong field of nine – eight in search of their first Grade 1 and one looking to add another to his resume – in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. The 34th running of the race, formerly the […]

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Commentary: To Fix Late Odds Shifts, Change The System

Last Saturday was a wonderful day at Belmont.  We saw great racing in great weather in a beautiful setting, and for customers there were huge pools to bet into. It was truly some of the best this sport – a sport my friend Eric Poteck calls “Gambletainment”  – offers. It had something for everyone. On […]

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Report: $124,109 Bet Late On Firenze Fire Ahead Of Dwyer

The Thoroughbred Daily News reports the last-minute drop in odds on Grade 3 Dwyer winner Firenze Fire last weekend was the result of $124,109 being wagered on the colt to win within seconds of the close of betting. Firenze Fire appeared to be at 5-1 leaving the gate and 5-2 after the race began. The TDN […]

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Firenze Fire Dominant In Dwyer; Mendelssohn Third

Mr. Amore Stable won a pair of graded stakes races at different tracks within a 30-minute span on Saturday afternoon. First, Vision Perfect took the Parx Dash, and then homebred Firenze Fire blew away the field in the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Poseidon’s Warrior, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Jason […]

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