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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Six Winners On Gulfstream Holiday Card

Hot riding Irad Ortiz Jr. notched his sixth straight multi-win day Monday, riding six winners, five in starter stakes, on the Presidents Day program at Gulfstream Park. The reigning Eclipse Award champion scored aboard Lucky Long ($3.60) in the $60,000 Mary Todd (Race 5), Wildwood Dancer ($4.80) in the $60,000 Rail Splitter (Race 6), Midtown […]

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Hembree Sets Track Record In Gulfstream’s El Prado

Three Diamonds Farm’s Hembree rallied from far back in the stretch to capture Saturday’s $100,000 El Prado Stakes at Gulfstream Park, setting a track record for 7 ½ furlongs on turf in the process. Trained by Michael Maker, the Grade 2 stakes winner ran 7 ½ furlongs on a firm turf in 1:27.06 horses, eclipsing […]

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Rymska Rewarding Owners’ Patience With Grade 3 Suwannee River Bid

Madaket Stables, Tom Coleman, Team Hanley and Norton Herrick’s multiple graded-stakes winner Rymska will be the horse to beat when she kicks off her 5-year-old campaign in Saturday’s $150,000 Suwannee River (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 72nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Suwannee River for fillies and mares 4 and older on the grass co-headlines a […]

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Ortiz Brothers Dominate As Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Approaches $1 Million

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 17th consecutive racing day Thursday, growing the carryover jackpot to $976,699.44 for Friday’s 11-race program. First race post time is noon. A total of $294,009 was bet into the popular multi-race wager, which began with a carryover of $906,158.40 from Wednesday’s card. Multiple tickets with all six winners […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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Hronis, Ortiz, Brown Top Earnings List For 2018

Hronis Racing LLC and Irad Ortiz Jr. finished the year as the leading owner and jockey, respectively, by earnings for the first time while Chad Brown repeated as the top earner for trainers, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (Gr. 1) winner Gun Runner led all […]

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Pay Any Price Back In Action In Saturday’s Janus Stakes At Gulfstream Park

Things haven’t gone Pay Any Price’s way of late, but the North American record-holder for five furlongs on turf will seek to give Averill Racing and Matties Racing something to cheer about in Saturday’s $100,000 Janus Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Janus, a five-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-olds and up, has been carded as Race […]

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Opening Week Stakes Lure Leading East Coast Jockeys To Santa Anita

Five of the nation’s top six jockeys in purse earnings won this year will put their world-class talent on display opening day Wednesday at Santa Anita and on Saturday, Dec. 29, when the Grade I American Oaks will be run: the sensational Ortiz brothers, Irad Jr. and Jose; Florent Geroux, the regular rider of 2017 […]

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Jala Jala Makes History With Back-To-Back Victories In Caribbean Classic Event

Mexican star filly Jala Jala made history Saturday at Gulfstream Park, saving ground early before drawing off to an impressive 4 ¾-length triumph in the $100,000 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe. The victory, coupled with her nine-length romp in the Clasico del Caribe last December, made Cuadra San Jorge’s Jala Jala ($4.40) the first filly ever […]

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Irad Ortiz Primed For Another Big Day At Clásico Del Caribe

Irad Ortiz Jr. has amassed a worldwide fan base while establishing himself as an elite jockey since arriving to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in 2011, but the 26-year-old rider’s talent and success have never been more vocally celebrated than during the Clasico Internacional del Caribe at Gulfstream Park last December. Ortiz Jr. was a […]

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