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Amade Finds America To His Liking In Belmont Gold Cup Success

Making his first start in North America as well as his first in stakes company, OTI Racing, Laurent Dassault, and Elisa Berte’s Amade found the winner’s circle at odds of 6-1 in Friday’s Grade 2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational. The 5-year-old son of Casamento was ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Alessandro Botti, and after […]

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Prat’s Superb Holiday Weekend Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

With wins in the Gamely and Summertime Oaks last weekend, Flavien Prat was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 20-27, 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 […]

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Win Machine Vasilika Claims Second Grade 1 Triumph In Gamely

Winning for the 12th time in 14 starts since being claimed by Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for $40,000 in February 2018, Vasilika rallied late to win Monday’s Grade 1 Gamely Stakes by one length over East Coast invader Rymska at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Ridden by Flavien Prat, the 5-year-old mare […]

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My Majestic Rose Wears Down Favored Sneaking Out In Summertime Oaks

Judy Hicks’ homebred My Majestic Rose ranged up outside the frontrunner and favorite Sneaking Out, then battled that filly down the lane to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Summertime Oaks by a half-length. The 3-year-old Majestic Warrior filly, trained by Rodolphe Brisset and sent to post at odds of 5-1, covered 1 1/16 miles over Santa […]

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Kentucky Steward: Prat Foul Claim Came After Horses Pulled Up On Backside

Some things about last Saturday’s 145th running of the Kentucky Derby may never be crystal clear, including what caused Maximum Security to veer out on the final turn, causing interference to several horses and leading to the unprecedented disqualification of Gary and Mary West’s homebred colt from first to 17th place. One area of confusion […]

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Prat: First Derby Win ‘Hard To Comprehend’

Roughly 17 hours after he became the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby via racing disqualification, French-born Flavien Prat was back to work at Santa Anita, getting a leg up from trainer Phil D’Amato aboard Foster Boi, a 3-year-old allowance colt in Sunday’s first race at The Great Race Place. “I really haven’t realized […]

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Mott Praises Stewards’ ‘Integrity’; Country House To Target Preakness, Tacitus Belmont

Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus and Mrs. J. V. Shields Jr. et al.’s Country House have exited their Kentucky Derby (GI) efforts in good shape, trainer Bill Mott said on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. While Tacitus, who was moved from fourth to third following the demotion of disqualified winner Maximum Security, is under consideration for the […]

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Country House Moved Up To Win Kentucky Derby As Maximum Security Disqualified

Trainer Bill Mott has waited throughout his Hall of Fame career to win the Kentucky Derby, so the extra 20 minute delay by the Churchill Downs stewards after Saturday’s 145th edition wasn’t anything new. Finally, the stewards revealed their decision: with the second-longest winning odds in Kentucky Derby history, 65-1 chance Country House will be […]

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Rosario Captures Santa Anita Winter Meet Title, Takes Golden Whip Award

With the Winter portion of Santa Anita’s 47-day meet concluded last Sunday, jockey Joel Rosario topped Flavien Prat by a 56-52 margin, and will be recipient of Santa Anita’s coveted Golden Whip Award. Rosario, 34, capped his successful run with victory aboard the John Sadler-conditioned Gift Box in the 82nd running of the Grade I, $600,000 […]

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Vasilika Achieves Millionaire Status In Royal Heroine

One of the best claims of all-time, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika became racing’s newest millionaire with an authoritative 2 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita. Handled by her regular partner Flavien Prat, the 5-year-old Skipshot mare got a mile on turf in 1:33.53. Attentive to the early […]

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