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Santa Monica Proves Deserving Favorite In Sheepshead Bay

Santa Monica rolled home to a 1 ¼-length victory to capture her second graded stakes triumph of the year in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay over the soft inner turf at Belmont Park. Piloted by Joe Bravo, the 6-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman was at the back of the tightly bunched pack while Giant Zinger […]

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Aurelia Garland Is First Winner For WinStar Farm’s Constitution

Aurelia Garland, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Constitution, impressively won her career debut in a $100,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Thursday, becoming her sire’s first winner. Bred in Kentucky by Todd Frederick, Chad Frederick, and Phoenix Farm and Racing, and owned by George Bolton, the chestnut filly pressed the pace […]

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Keeneland: Spinster Winner Blue Prize To Make 2019 Debut, Aim For Another Breeders’ Cup

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG), winner of last fall’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1) here, will make her return to the races Friday when she goes postward as the likely favorite in the 25th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons-Baird Doubledogdare (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Blue Prize closed 2018 with a fourth-place […]

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Gulfstream’s March 31 ‘Battle Of The Apron’ To Raise Funds For Aftercare Program

The heat will be on at Gulfstream Park, as well as some of the best dishes from South Florida’s top chefs when the first Battle of the Apron is held Sunday, March 31, in Gulfstream’s beautifully renovated Flamingo Room. The inaugural Battle of the Apron will benefit Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC), which […]

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Video: Gaffalione, Bravo Visit Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

Gulfstream Park jockeys Tyler Gaffalione and Joe Bravo paid a visit to Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center in Miami to help further the non-profit organization’s mission of using horses to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being. The Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2015 and a native of Davie, Fla., Gaffalione and Bravo, a winner of more […]

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‘Energetic’ Hawksmoor Readies For Career Swansong In Hillsborough

Arnaud Delacour has high hopes that his 6-year-old mare Hawksmoor will wave goodbye to the competition in Saturday’s Grade II, $225,000 Hillsborough Stakes on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. Regardless of the outcome, the trainer will bid her farewell after the race. Owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson plan to breed her to 2018 North […]

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Synchrony Repeats In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s second-generation homebred Synchrony was authoritative when making it back-to-back wins in the G3 Fair Grounds Handicap this Saturday, running nine furlongs over the firm turf course in 1:48.09. The 6-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Joe Bravo as the even-money favorite, bested longshots Bandua and Markitoff by just 1 1/4 lengths for […]

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Jockey Joe Bravo Headed To Oaklawn Park For Winter/Spring Meet

Jockey Joe Bravo, currently based at Fair Grounds, will move his tack to Oaklawn Park, agent Tony King tells the Daily Racing Form. Bravo, who has 5,331 all-time victories, has only had a few mounts at Oaklawn Park during his career. His top Oaklawn win came in 2014 with Danza in the Grade 1 Arkansas […]

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Contributing Tops Cox Exacta In Pan Zareta Stakes

A horse making their first start for a trainer can come with some question marks, but trainer Brad Cox got all the right answers his a pair of new acquisitions ran one-two in the $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes. When the blades of grass settled, Heider Family Stable’s Contributing scored a head decision over Goldberry for […]

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Bravo, Leparoux Among Five Finalists For George Woolf Award

Five finalists for one of American racing’s most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced.  Following a vote of jockeys nationwide, the winner of the 2019 Woolf Award will be announced in late February. Jockeys Joe Bravo, Kerwin Clark, John R. Davila, Jr., Julien Leparoux and Scott Stevens are […]

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