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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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Unbeaten Kukulkan Draws Post 3, Bids For 14th Straight In Clásico Del Caribe

Undefeated Kukulkan will be the star attraction Saturday when the $600,000 Clásico Internacional del Caribe visits Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., for the second year in a row. Mexico’s Triple Crown champion was installed Wednesday as the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the $300,000 Clásico del Caribe in his search of a 14th straight victory […]

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Clásico Del Caribe News Minute: This Triple Crown Winner’s Unbeaten Too

In 2017, the Paulick Report ventured to South Florida to cover Latin America’s version of the Breeders’ Cup, hosted for the first time in its history in the United States. This year, the Clásico del Caribe is back at Gulfstream Park and so are Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick. In today’s News Minute, learn about […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lane’s End Stands Out After Breeders’ Cup

The results of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships earlier this month at Churchill Downs proved favorable for the Versailles, Ky.-based Lane’s End operation, with two of its incoming stallions winning races – Accelerate in the Classic and City of Light in the Dirt Mile. However, the overall balance sheet of graded stakes results with one […]

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Wide Open Field Of Seven To Fight For Kentucky Derby Points In Saturday’s Remsen

A wide-open field of seven juveniles will look to earn their first respective graded stakes win when they compete in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes as part of a stacked Cigar Mile Day Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. One of four graded stakes on a 10-race card, the 105th running of the Remsen will air as […]

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Life in Shambles Rallies Late To Win Fall Highweight Handicap

Ara Aprahamian’s Life in Shambles made the grade with a strong late kick to win Thanksgiving Thursday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. Trained by Jason Servis and patiently piloted by Irad Ortiz, Jr., the 7-year-old Broken Vow gelding collared the dueling Heartwood and Always Sunshine late in the […]

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After Breeders’ Cup Friday Card, Rosario Atop Shoemaker Award Points List

Joel Rosario, who rode two winners on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card that included of five Championship races, leads in the race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place […]

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Line Of Duty Survives Inquiry, Notches Godolphin Win In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

It took several minutes to finalize the winnner of Friday’s $1 million Juvenile Turf, but when the results went official, Line of Duty (IRE) had provided Godolphin with its eighth Breeders’ Cup victory. Soon after the son of Galileo, under William Buick, crossed the wire in front of Uncle Benny, the inquiry and objection signs […]

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Belmont Double Nets Irad Ortiz His 2,000th Career Victory On Saturday

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. added to an impressive month when he notched his 2,000th career victory on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 26-year-old piloted Gambler’s Fallacy (No. 8) to the winner’s circle in the sixth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance on the inner turf, giving him his second straight win on the day and the […]

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