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‘I’ve Had Enough’: After 35 Years, Contessa Leaving Training Game

After 35 years, New York-based Gary Contessa said he is getting out of the training game. “I’ve had enough,” said Contessa this week. “It’s virtually impossible. Lots of people are going to continue to try, because that’s what we have in our blood, but I’ve been doing this for 35 years and it’s become increasingly […]

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It’s A Boy! Sippican Harbor’s First Foal Is A Colt

Sippican Harbor, a Grade 1 winner as a juvenile, gave birth to her first foal, a colt by prominent sire Medaglia d’Oro, on Jan. 26 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. The colt was bred by Lee Pokoik, who campaigned Sippican Harbor during her on-track career. A 4-year-old daughter of Orb, Sippican Harbor won […]

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‘Feels Really Good’: Antonio Gallardo Rides Five Winners Sunday At Tampa

With a chance to ride five winners on a single card at Tampa Bay Downs for the fifth time in his career, leading jockey Antonio Gallardo went into the eighth race brimming with confidence. Everyone could see why after first-time starter Chart ran away and hid from her six rivals, posting a 5 ¼-length victory […]

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‘Cool Under Fire’: Jockey Pablo Morales Celebrated Career Year In 2019

Pablo Morales had the kind of year in 2019 most jockeys only dream about. He rode 226 winners, the 12th-highest total in North American, and his purse earnings of $4,053,906 marked a career-best. Given that he is 31 and either at the peak of his career, or rapidly approaching it, Morales doesn’t plan to spend […]

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American Pharoah Son Another Miracle Is A ‘Little Fireball,’ Says Contessa Ahead Of Futurity

Leonard C. Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle headlines a talented field of six juveniles assembled for Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity, a six furlong Widener turf sprint at Belmont Park. Day two of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival will see three Breeders’ Cup spots on the line with the Futurity offering an […]

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Pair Of Saratoga Initiatives Getting The Public Closer To Racehorses

As the horse racing industry has struggled in the face of controversy this year, many racetrackers felt misunderstood as the public developed a gradually more negative idea of what happens on the backstretch. ‘If only people could come back here and see how well Thoroughbreds are really treated, they’d understand,’ people said. Two groups at […]

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Another Miracle Gives Triple Crown Champ His First North American Stakes Winner

Leonard Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle took to the turf in impressive fashion, winning his grass – and stakes – debut when overtaking 4-5 favorite Montauk Daddy in deep stretch and drawing away from Proven Strategies to win the $100,000 Skidmore for juveniles on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Another Miracle, from the first […]

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Debut Winner Time Limit Steps Into Stakes Company In Thursday’s Stillwater

Three Diamonds Farm’s Time Limit will look to build on an impressive 6 ¼-length debut win when she steps up in class as part of a six-horse field in the $100,000 Stillwater for New York-bred juvenile fillies on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course. Contested at six furlongs on the main track, the recently renamed Stillwater […]

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Landeros Takes On Saratoga With Migliore As Agent

The Saratoga jockey’s quarters will see a new face in Kentucky-based Chris Landeros, who will ride his first full meet at the Spa this summer. Landeros, 30, has already won four graded stakes this season, including a victory in Saturday’s Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park aboard Gentle Ruler for trainer Ian Wilkes. The […]

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