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Top Jockeys Flock To Santa Anita For Winter Meet

America’s top jockeys, including recent Triple Crown champion Victor Espinoza and all-time Breeders’ Cup leader Mike Smith will again be center stage when Santa Anita Park opens for its 79th Winter Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 26. The Great Race Place will open with a bang, as it will present four graded stakes, highlighted by a […]

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Prat Begins Working Horses, Hopes To Resume Riding When Santa Anita Opens

Jockey Flavien Prat, who has been sidelined since September after injuring his back in a spill at Los Alamitos, began working horses over the weekend and hopes to resume riding full time when the Santa Anita winter/spring meet begins Dec. 26. According to the Daily Racing Form, Prat plans on increasing his workload in the next few […]

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Slow And Steady: Flavien Prat Continues To Make Progress After Spill

Jockey Flavien Prat continues to make steady progress in his recovery from a spill at Los Alamitos Sept. 17. The Blood-Horse reports that on Tuesday, Prat, 23, was able to get out of bed and walk through the halls at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Doctors removed the chest tube earlier that day, and Prat, with the help […]

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Injured Flavien Prat Stable; Will Wear Body Brace For Three Months

Jockey Flavien Prat remains hospitalized after suffering five vertebrae fractures and a punctured lung in a spill in Thursday’s sixth race. A native of Melun, France, Prat, a rising star in Southern California, was injured when Discreetlyhumor, a 2-year-old first time starter trained by Mark Glatt, tripped and fell approaching the turn, Lucky Snow, another […]

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Los Alamitos: Jockeys Prat, Gonzalez Injured In Spill

Jockeys Flavien Prat and Santiago Gonzalez were transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center after both riders were involved in a spill at Los Alamitos Race Course Thursday. The Blood-Horse reports that Prat, 23, has a punctured lung and multiple broken vertebrae in his back. According to further reporting in the Daily Racing Form, Prat has movement in his extremities and was under […]

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In The Zone: Flavien Prat On A Winning Roll At Del Mar

In Flavien Prat’s native French the phrase is “Dans la zone.” In English: “In the zone.” Say it however you choose, the 23-year-old from Melun, France has been winning races with uncommon consistency over the last few days and has climbed to second in the jockey standings. Victories aboard Public House ($21.60) and Dreamologist ($5.60) […]

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Wild Dude Rolls Past Favored Masochistic To Win Bing Crosby

Wild Dude, dismissed at 11-1 odds by Del Mar bettors, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes Sunday. With hot-riding Flavien Prat in the saddle, Wild Dude closely trailed Masochistic, who had taken the lead from the […]

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Jockey Flavien Prat Riding A Wave Of Success At Del Mar

A freaky two-day weather system wasn’t the only thing to take Del Mar by storm in the first week of the 76th summer race meeting. There was also 22-year-old French jockey Flavien Prat. The weather – thunder, lightning and rain to degrees rarely if ever seen in a Del Mar summer – resulted in turf […]

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Prat Off To Winning Start At Del Mar

Twenty-two year old French-born jockey Flavien Prat scored his first two Del Mar wins Friday, guiding Xoxo for trainer Peter Miller in the fifth race and Baruta in the sixth for trainer Richard Mandella. “Everybody knows it’s a great meeting so, yeah, it was very exciting for me,” Prat said of the wins. He credited […]

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Talented Field Of Five Set For G1 Shoemaker Mile

Up and coming Bal a Bali, streaking Midnight Storm and Grade I winner Winning Prize head a closely matched field of five 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) Saturday at Santa Anita. With an explosive late kick, Brazilian-bred Bal a Bali came flying under Flavien Prat to take his U.S. […]

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