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‘Long Time Coming’: Hall Of Famer Espinoza Back In The Saddle Monday

Victor Espinoza is scheduled to resume his career after an absence of almost seven months when he rides Gallantly Streaming for trainer John Sadler on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame member suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck and a shoulder and arm stinger in a training mishap at Del […]

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‘Dreaming In Technicolor’: Baffert Bullish On 2019 Derby Candidates

Chad Brown has won an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding trainer for the past three years, but if there was a category for most recognizable trainer, Bob Baffert would have retired the cup by now. He’s on TV more than Lucy reruns. Winning the Kentucky Derby five times and sweeping the Triple Crown twice […]

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Milestone-Achieving Desormeaux Voted Jockey Of The Week

After winning his 6,000th career race on Sunday, Kent Desormeaux was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-27, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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Mott ‘Very Excited’ About Debut Winner Hidden Scroll

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out a talented first-time starter named Hidden Scroll on the Pegasus World Cup undercard, and the Juddmonte Farms homebred blew away the competition to win by 14 lengths while jockey Joel Rosario geared him down at the wire. The sophomore son of Hard Spun ran a mile over […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Victor Espinoza ‘Given The Green Light To Ride’

Victor Espinoza said Sunday morning at Santa Anita that doctors have cleared him to resume his riding career. The 46-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member suffered a fractured vertebrae in his neck and a stinger to his left shoulder and arm in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22 and […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Desormeaux ‘Truly Honored And Proud’ To Hit 6,000-Win Milestone

As he’s done literally thousands of times throughout his Hall of Fame career, Louisiana-born Kent Desormeaux saved his best for when it counted on Sunday at Santa Anita, overcoming what appeared to be a five length deficit with just a furlong to run in garnering his 6,000th career win aboard the Jim Cassidy-trained X S […]

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Javier Castellano ‘Looking Ahead’ Through Next 10 Years Of Hall Of Fame Career

Hall of Fame Jockey Javier Castellano had a tough decision to make when it came to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner City of Light or Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible? Castellano talks about that decision as well as becoming more selective with his mounts, maintaining […]

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‘Coach’ Lava Man Turns 18, Still ‘An Important Part Of Team O’Neill’

Lava Man turned 18 on January 1. One of the most profitable claims in racing history, the old gelding has earned his keep as a pony since 2010, escorting the likes of 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another to and from the track to exercise for trainer Doug O’Neill. Lava Man still ushers four […]

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Red Knight Gives Soglio His Coup De Grace In H. Allen Jerkens

Trinity Farm’s Red Knight made a five-wide swoop to the lead entering the homestretch and held off favorite Soglio by a head in Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens at Gulfstream Park. The two-mile stakes honoring the memory of the legendary Hall of Fame trainer headlined six turf stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program. Trained by fellow […]

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Espinoza Scheduled To Be Back Working Horses Next Saturday

Triple Crown-winning Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is set to return to the saddle next week after recovering from major injuries in a training accident at Del Mar back on July 22. “We plan to work horses next Saturday,” said his agent, Brian Beach, on Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. “We need to […]

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