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Velazquez Poised To Set North American Record For Graded Stakes Wins

John Velazquez’s career features more milestones than the decommissioned Route 66. A small sampling includes his Hall of Fame induction in 2012; back-to-back Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Jockey in 2004-05; two Kentucky Derby victories, two Belmont Stakes triumphs and 16 wins in Breeders’ Cup races that are second-most all-time. Velazquez, who will celebrate his 48th […]

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John Velazquez Equals Jerry Bailey’s Record 660 Graded Stakes Wins

Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form racked up a third graded stakes win on Saturday afternoon in the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park under a perfectly timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. The victory put Velazquez on even terms with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey for most North American […]

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NBCSN Airing Whitney As Part Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series

The top four horses in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings – McKinzie, Thunder Snow (IRE), Vino Rosso  and Preservationist – lead an outstanding cast of eight horses slated to battle in the $1 million Whitney, which will be televised live this Saturday, Aug. 3, from historic Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN as a […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Sea Hero Dies In Turkey At Age 29

Sea Hero, winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby, has died in Turkey from the infirmities of old age, according to a report from the Turkish Jockey Club. He was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner at 29 years old. Born in Virginia the son of Polish Navy raced as a homebred for Paul Mellon’s Rokeby […]

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Oaks, Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner Scheduled For April 29

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and New Vocations have been named the co-beneficiaries of the Charitable Impact Group’s fifth annual Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner. The event will be held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. NBC racing analyst Donna Brothers […]

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Wood, Blue Grass And Santa Anita Derby Coverage On NBCSN

After Maximum Security’s impressive wire-to-wire win last Saturday in the Florida Derby and with exactly one month to the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports continues its extensive coverage of Derby prep races this Saturday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m. ET with live coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa […]

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NBCSN Providing Live Coverage of Saturday’s Florida Derby

As the May 4 running of the 145th Kentucky Derby approaches, NBCSN presents exclusive live coverage of the $1 million Florida Derby this Saturday, March 30, at 6 p.m. ET from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Earlier in the day at 11 a.m. ET, NBC Sports will present exclusive live coverage of the $12 […]

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Whitney Day: 4 1/2 Hours Of Live Coverage On NBC Sports, FS2

Whitney Day, one of the centerpieces of the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course, will see 4 ½ hours of live coverage across NBC Sports and FS2 on Saturday. The coverage will kick off on FS2 at 1:30 p.m. ET with a special, expanded edition of Saratoga Live. NBCSN will then air the Grade 1, […]

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Triple Crown Attempt A Big Win For NYRA

Successful or not, Justify’s presence in the Belmont Stakes will be a win for the New York Racing Association, according to the New York Times. Not only will attendance be high, likely approaching NYRA’s cap of 90,000 patrons, but wagering will be seriously increased. When California Chrome pursued the Triple Crown, total handle was $83,054,106, and […]

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Charitable Impact Group To Host Belmont Handicapping Seminar To Benefit PDJF

The Charitable Impact Group (CIG), a non-profit organization benefiting human and equine welfare groups, and Daily Racing Form will host “Run For Glory,” a Belmont Stakes handicapping seminar Wednesday, June 6, 2018, on Long Island, NY. The event will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).   Hall of Fame […]

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