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Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance

Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]

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Pacific Classic: Will Prat Have ‘Higher Power’ In His Corner Again?

Seeking the Soul drew the No. 5 spot in a field of 10 and was established as the  3-1 morning line favorite at the post position draw party Tuesday for Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Calif. The 29th running of the signature event of the summer season will go as the 10th […]

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Bejarano Eyeing Del Mar Jockey Title Despite Stiff Competition From Prat And Van Dyke

Rafael Bejarano dominated the Del Mar jockey standings from 2012-2016, winning five straight summer meeting titles and only sharing one, the 2016 crown with Flavien Prat. But in the past two years the 37-year-old native of Peru has seen the youth of Prat, 27, and Drayden Van Dyke, 24, serve themselves the championships. Prat won […]

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Omaha Beach ‘Brilliant’ In Latest Work Toward Shared Belief

Roughly 15 hours after riding McKinzie to an impressive and emotionally-charged victory in the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was back at Del Mar riding workouts Sunday morning. Work as usual, but not the usual works. During the 6 o’clock hour Smith was aboard […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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Prat Seeks Personal Triple Crown ‘Triple’ In Prince Of Wales Stakes

Packing two wins in 2019 Triple Crown events, one each in America and Canada, jockey Flavien Prat will journey on Monday for Fort Erie, Ontario and Tuesday’s Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of the Canadian crown. Prat won the Kentucky Derby when Country House was elevated from second via the disqualification of Maximum Security in May. […]

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Bowies Hero Kicks Away From Eddie Read Rivals

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables, and Rockin Robin Racing’s Bowies Hero proved best in Sunday’s Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes, swallowing up his rivals in the stretch and pulling away late to win by about two lengths. The 5-year-old son of Artie Schiller was the third choice at 3-1, and completed nine furlongs […]

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Prat Heads To Fort Erie To Pilot Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy

Packing two wins in 2019 Triple Crown events, one each in America and Canada, jockey Flavien Prat will journey on Monday for Fort Erie, Ontario and Tuesday’s Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of the Canadian crown. Prat won the Kentucky Derby when Country House was elevated from second via the disqualification of Maximum Security […]

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One Bad Boy Draws The Rail For Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

Five contenders from the Queen’s Plate will rematch on the dirt surface at Fort Erie Race Track for the 84th Prince of Wales Stakes. The race is the 2nd Jewel in the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, to be held on Tuesday, July 23. After conquering the Queen’s Plate with a 3 1/2 length lead, One […]

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Irish-Bred Jasikan Takes Del Mar’s Opening Oceanside Stakes For Sadler, Hronis Racing

Irish-bred Jasikan, the 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 3-year-olds, rallied from last place to win the featured $117,357 Runhappy Oceanside Stakes on opening-day of the 2019 Del Mar summer racing season Wednesday in Del Mar, Calif. Outrun in the early stages of the one-mile contest over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, Jasikan […]

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