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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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Simply Breathless Kicks Clear In Wilshire

Under a tremendous ride from Flavien Prat, English-bred Simply Breathless saved ground early en route to an impressive 1 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, Simply Breathless, who came off an impressive minor stakes win at Golden Gate Fields in her U.S. debut April […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Told To Vacate Stalls At Santa Anita, Golden Gate

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was told Saturday by The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park, to vacate his stalls at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack after the euthanasia of American Currency – the fourth horse from his barn to die since the winter meet began Dec. 26. American Currency sustained fractured sesamoids in […]

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Golden Gate Fields Winter/Spring Meet Sees 7.4% Increase In Handle

Golden Gate Fields saw another strong increase in all sources handle at its 2018-19 Winter/Spring Meet, which concluded on Sunday, June 9. The 94-day meeting, which began on Dec. 26, was highlighted by a successful edition of the inaugural Gold Rush Weekend in April, and track management and horsemen look forward to continued positive trends […]

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Report: Body Found In Lake Believed To Be Jockey Shawn Spikes

Officials with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California told KRON 4 News they believe a body found in Lake Del Valle is that of 22-year-old jockey/exercise rider Shawn Spikes. Spikes was reported missing after he went overboard during a boat trip with friends and disappeared. Spikes was based at Golden Gate Fields, where he […]

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Pender Suspended 30 Days By CHRB For ‘Animal Welfare’ Violation

California Horse Racing Board stewards have suspended trainer Michael Pender 30 days for violations of animal welfare and trainer insurer rules. Pender, who was ordered by Santa Anita management to vacate his stalls last month, was charged with “knowingly” working a horse at Santa Anita on March 24 after a veterinary examination disclosed an injury, […]

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Large Fields, Turf Races Featured In Friday’s Low-Takeout Stronach 5

It’s all about the turf come Friday’s Stronach 5, with four of the five races on the turf along with a $100,000 guaranteed pool. The national pick 5, with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, kicks off at approximately 5:20 p.m. with 13 horses going a mile on Laurel Park’s world-class turf course. The action moves to […]

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Stronach 5 Featuring Black-Eyed Susan Returns $5,354 To 20 Winners

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3) returned $5,354.30 to 20 bettors. Along with races from Pimlico, Friday’s Stronach 5 featured turf races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence ● Leg One – Pimlico 10th Race – Tenfold ($12.20) ● Leg Two […]

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‘Long-Striding’ Anothertwistafate Fires Six-Furlong Bullet Toward Preakness

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Anothertwistafate breezed six furlongs in a bullet 1:14.20 Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, his final timed workout prior to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Trainer Blaine Wright sent Anothertwistafate out to work in company under jockey Juan Hernandez. It was his second breeze over […]

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Stronach 5 Pays 99 Winners $1,353 On Oaks Friday

There were 99 winners in Friday’s Stronach 5, each walking away with $1,353.50. It was a nice reward for the national pick 5 with the industry-low 12-percent takeout considering the biggest payoff was $9.40. Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence ● Leg One – Laurel Park Race 9th race – Lonely Drifter $6 ● Leg Two –Golden […]

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