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‘Oh Come On, Really’: Saez’ Deleted Tweet Takes Issue With Stewards’ Decision

A Tweet with an inflammatory comment from the Twitter account of Luis Saez, jockey aboard the disqualified Kentucky Derby first-place finisher Maximum Security, was briefly posted on Twitter after Saturday’s Run for the Roses. The Tweet pointed to the second race at Churchill Downs on May 1 as a similar incident to that which occurred […]

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Tacitus Proves His Mettle In Wood Memorial

Juddmonte homebred Tacitus put in a big effort in Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial, out-finishing Withers winner Tax down the lane to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Favored at 5-2 in the field of 11 sophomores off his triumph in the Tampa Bay Derby, the Tapit colt completed nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in 1:51.23. […]

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Trainer Weir Charged By Racing Victoria, All Entrants Scratched Through Monday

The Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit found four electrical shocking devices in early morning raids Wednesday on the stables of leading Australian trainer Darren Weir, and on Friday the trainer and two of his assistants were charged by Racing Victoria stewards. Weir is best known as conditioner of 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince of […]

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Giza Goddess Survives Inquiry To Win Blue Norther

A romping one mile turf maiden winner in her most recent start, Giza Goddess faced stiffer competition under similar conditions and responded with a gutty half length win while surviving a stewards’ inquiry to take Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by John Shirreffs, the 2-year-old daughter […]

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Stradivarius Remains Perfect In 2018 With Dramatic British Champions Stakes Triumph

Stradivarius squeezed through the smallest of gaps on the home turn for a dramatic fifth win from five starts this year in the G2 Qipco British Champions Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer John Gosden admitted afterwards that the participation of a colt he described as “fabulous” had been “touch and go” owing to unsuitably […]

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Catholic Boy Re-Rallies To Defeat Analyze It In Pennine Ridge

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Catholic Boy was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3 Pennine Ridge, leading until the top of the stretch, checking hard at the eighth pole, and re-rallying down the center of the course to best the previously undefeated Analyze It (1-5 favorite) by a neck on […]

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Bolt D’Oro Moved Up, McKinzie Disqualified After Dramatic San Felipe

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and a jockey’s objection decided the finish of Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes. The race, offering 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner, certainly lived up to its billing as a contest between two of the country’s top 3-year-olds. The Bob Baffert-trained McKinzie, ridden by […]

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‘Spirit Of Christmas’? Santa Appearance Draws Stewards’ Ire At Lingfield

A parade including Santa Claus and two of his elves did not go unnoticed on Saturday at Lingfield, reports racingpost.com. While the mounted trio was a hit with the crowd, stewards went as far as to hold an inquiry as to “why the clerk of the course failed to notify the racecourse department” about the […]

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Royal Ascot Demonstrates ‘Transparency,’ ‘Seriousness’ With Detailed Inquiry Coverage

Last Saturday’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot saw a stewards’ inquiry into the stretch run of the race when two of the contestants were in close enough proximity to warrant concern. Eric Wing (along with a number of other American horseplayers¬†on social media)¬†was particularly impressed by the coverage of the subsequent stewards’ meeting with […]

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Cover Song Springs The Upset, Survives Inquiry In Autumn Miss

Off at odds of 33-1 on the tote board, Spendthrift Farm’s Cover Song was the surprise victor in Saturday’s G3 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita, surviving both a steward’s inquiry and a jockey objection to hold onto her nose-length of a win. The sophomore daughter of Fastnet Rock, ridden by Kent Desormeaux in his […]

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