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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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Elsa Lets It Go For West Coast Debut; Godolphin Filly Dominates Jimmy Durante

In Saturday’s companion feature at Del Mar, the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, 11-1 longshot Elsa provided jockey Joe Bravo with his second straight success in the mile and one-sixteenth grass contest, sweeping to the lead from the outside for a convincing two and one-quarter length triumph. Bravo won the race […]

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Stidham, Bravo Join Forces For Thanksgiving Day Triple At Fair Grounds

A threesome of victories at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La., gave the jockey-trainer combination of Joe Bravo and Michael Stidham something extra to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Together, Bravo and Stidham teamed up to win three races on Thursday afternoon’s card with Superioritycomplex (Ire.) (Race 6, $8.00), Zumurudee (Race […]

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McCarthy ‘More Than Pleased’ With Muddy Works From Axelrod, Vibrance

Trainer Michael McCarthy brought five Breeders’ Cup hopefuls to Churchill Downs Tuesday from his Southern California base and Saturday morning produced the first works. Working in company over a track labeled muddy, Axelrod (Classic-GI) and Vibrance (Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-GI) covered a half-mile in :48.40. Fractions on the work were :12.20, 24.20, :36.20 and […]

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Colonia Gets First Graded Win In Wild Running Of Pin Oak Valley View

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Maurice Lagasse, Haras d’Etreham and Bethlehem Stables’ Colonia earned her first graded stakes victory on Friday at Keeneland, weaving through traffic from the rear of the field to win the G3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes by a half-length on the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees, ridden by Joe […]

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