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Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Draws Nine In Search Of Derby Points

Nine horses, including four from Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, were entered Friday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races. The Smarty Jones will go as the eighth race on the nine-race opening-day program, with probable post time 3:52 p.m. […]

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‘More Opportunity Here’: Talamo Moves Tack To Arkansas/Kentucky Circuit

The Southern California invasion is underway at Oaklawn and among the big names already on the grounds in advance of the Jan. 24 opening is jockey Joe Talamo. Talamo’s resume includes an Eclipse Award as the country’s top apprentice jockey in 2007, a Breeders’ Cup triumph in 2009 and 2,003 victories and more than $100 […]

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Talamo, McClellan Part Ways; Talamo Headed To Oaklawn For The Winter

Jockey Joe Talamo, recent winner of career race number 2,000, and agent Scotty McClellan will seek new horizons in 2020 after an amicable and mutual agreement to part following a successful run of 13 years. Talamo, who turns 30 come Jan. 12, leaves California Jan. 5 to ride full time starting Jan. 24 at Oaklawn […]

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Talamo Hits 2,000-Win Milestone Aboard Glatt Trainee Rizzi’s Honor At Los Alamitos

More than 13 years after he collected the first win of his career in his native Louisiana, jockey Joe Talamo picked up his 2,000th  victory with Rizzi’s Honors in Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. The 3-5 favorite against five opponents in the $20,351 starter allowance, the 6-year-old With Distinction mare pressed […]

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‘Jumping In With Both Feet’: Jockey Talamo Moving From SoCal To Arkansas, Kentucky

Like fellow veteran Southern California jockey Martin Garcia, Joe Talamo has decided to pick up and move east, seeking more riding and bigger purse opportunities, reports the Daily Racing Form. Talamo tells DRF he plans to arrive in Arkansas for the start of the Oaklawn meeting Jan. 24. From there, he plans to ride on […]

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Jockey Joe Talamo: Milestone Victories ‘Don’t Come Easy’

Jockey Joe Talamo, two shy of his 2,000th career victory, is scheduled to ride four mounts on Saturday in quest of the milestone. Records show Talamo, 29, won No. 1,000 on April 4, 2012 in the fourth race at Santa Anita aboard Splendid Fortune, an Arnold Zetcher homebred trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-5 favorite […]

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Top Jockeys Of All Ages Set For Competitive Santa Anita Fall Meet

Fans and horsemen will once again be treated to an abundance of world class riding talent as Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, which will be highlighted by a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, opens this Friday, Sept. 27. With Hall of Famer “Big Money” Mike Smith, America’s all-time leading Breeders’ Cup-winning jockey […]

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Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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Mucho Gusto ‘Punched His Own Ticket’ To Travers With ‘Really Strong’ Work At Del Mar

Bob Baffert will have a horse in the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, after all. The Hall of Fame trainer said Monday that Mucho Gusto, runner-up in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 20, will run in the Travers on Saturday at Saratoga. “He came out of the Haskell really well, and he breezed […]

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Fighting Mad Draws Away Late In Torrey Pines

Stealing the lead at the start, Gary and Mary West’s Fighting Mad maintained her front-running presence throughout Saturday’s Grade 3 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of New Year’s Day kicked well clear of her rivals in the stretch, cruising under the wire to win by at least six lengths as the […]

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