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Imperative ‘Loves Having A Job,’ To Be Retrained For New Career By NTWO

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announces that multi-million dollar earner Imperative will be retiring to its farm to begin a new career in the show world. “I want Imperative to be the poster boy for racing,” said owner Ron Paolucci. “I am grateful to Old Friends for being willing to take him in retirement, […]

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‘String Quartet’: Stradivarius Delivers Gold Cup Repeat; Dettori Wins Four Straight, Seventh Cup

At 48, it doesn’t appear jockey Frankie Dettori has lost any spring in his legs. He needed all of it Thursday, as he completed four straight of his patented flying dismounts. The fourth came after his mount Stradivarius, won the Group 1 Gold Cup for the second consecutive year, giving Dettori his seventh Gold Cup […]

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Dettori Unstoppable At Royal Ascot; Sweeps First Three Ahead Of Gold Cup

Italian-born superstar jockey Frankie Dettori is once again the talk of Royal Ascot as he began Thursday winning the first three races on the card, and he heads into the fourth race, the featured Gold Cup, aboard the favorite and last year’s winner Stradivarius. Dettori began the day with a win aboard A’Ali in the […]

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Led By Stradivarius, Frankie Dettori Has ‘Tremendous Expectations’ For Royal Ascot Mounts

Frankie Dettori is the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 60 winners and he reflected on how special the Royal Meeting is to him. “I’m really looking forward to the meeting,” Dettori said on Thursday. “Me and John (Gosden) have gathered a pretty decent team and I’ve got some nice outside rides too. […]

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Gift Box ‘Better Than Ever’ Ahead Of Monday’s Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s rapidly improving Gift Box, fresh off victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, bids for his second consecutive Grade I victory as he heads Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be contested for the 81st time at a mile and one quarter. Trained by John Sadler, Gift Box, who campaigned […]

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Gift Box ‘Excellent’ In Latest Work, To Be Reunited With Rosario In Gold Cup

Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60. “It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind […]

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‘Mr. Ascot’ Frankie Dettori Wins Sixth Gold Cup, 60th Royal Ascot Race Aboard Stradivarius

There are few certainties in horse racing but one of them is that Frankie Dettori will win at Royal Ascot. Thursday in the meet’s highlight race, the Group 1 Gold Cup, Dettori got 4-year-old Stradivarius over the line first, giving the 47-year-old jockey six Gold Cup victories in his career and his 60th win at […]

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Accelerate Overwhelms Dr. Dorr In Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate continues to be in top form this year for trainer John Sadler: the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky kicked clear in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Accelerate completed 1 1/4 miles over the fast main track […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Racing

A trio of Grade 1 races from Santa Anita Park highlight this weekend’s Memorial Day lineup across North America. Saturday’s card offers the Gold Cup and the Gamely, and the special holiday Monday card is highlighted by the Shoemaker Mile. The hard-knocking Accelerate takes on City of Light and the lightly-raced Bob Baffert trainee Dr. […]

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Dr. Dorr An Easy Winner In Californian

Well in-hand under Joe Talamo heading into the far turn, Bob Baffert’s heavily favored Dr. Dorr asserted his superiority in an instant leaving the three furlong pole en route to an emphatic 7 ¼ length triumph in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita.  Owned by Baffert’s wife Jill, the 5-year-old Lookin At Lucky gelding […]

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