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Christophe Clement Celebrates 2,000th Victory Friday At Gulfstream

Trainer Christophe Clement notched his 2000th career victory with Gufo ($6.20) in Friday’s last race at Gulfstream Park. Gufo scored by a half-length under Joel Rosario in the optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds an 1 1/8 miles on turf to give his trainer the milestone victory. Clement, a son of a successful French trainer Miguel […]

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Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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Nadal Serves Up Wire-To-Wire Victory In The Rebel

Despite breaking a bit slow and rushing up the rail to grab the lead, then setting solid early fractions over Oaklawn’s sloppy main track, the Bob Baffert-trained Nadal proved he could be successful over two turns in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Blame, ridden by Joel Rosario and favored at 4-5, […]

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Baffert Would Prefer Dry Track For Nadal; Colt To Start Without Blinkers In Rebel

By Bob Baffert’s lofty standards, he’s been in a slump recently at Oaklawn. Sure, the Hall of Fame trainer won Thursday’s fifth race, but Morning Snow was racing for a $40,000 claiming price and taken out of that sprint victory. Baffert’s wheelhouse at Oaklawn, of course, is its lucrative series of Kentucky Derby points races […]

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Favored Gift Box Scratched Out Of Santa Anita Handicap

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box, the 6-5 morning line favorite and defending champion in today’s Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap, was scratched out of today’s Big ‘Cap at 9:12 a.m., with no reason given as of 10:15 a.m. Trained by John Sadler, who will still be represented in the Big ‘Cap by longshot Combatant, Gift […]

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‘Hit Me Like A Thunderstorm’: Hot-Riding Umberto Rispoli Seeking New Agent

Umberto Rispoli made a sudden and sensational impact with both horsemen and handicappers through 32 days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet with 27 victories, three of them yesterday, but in a classic example of what have you done for me lately, today he is looking for a new agent. The 31-year-old two-time champion in his native […]

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‘Couldn’t Look Any Better’: Rosario To Ride Storm The Court In San Felipe

Peter Eurton, who has been mulling Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes or the March 14 Rebel at Oaklawn Park for champion Storm the Court’s next race, said this morning the 2019 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding two-year-old male “will probably stay here” for the San Felipe Stakes, a leading steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa […]

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Hall Of Famers Velazquez, Angel Cordero Part Ways; Anderson Hired As New Agent

Hall of Fame jockeys John Velazquez and Angel Cordero have teamed up as jockey and agent since the early 1990’s, but Velazquez confirmed to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee on Saturday that they have officially parted ways. McGee announced the news on Twitter following the running of the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at […]

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Jockey Umberto Rispoli Has The ‘Recipe For Success’ At Santa Anita

With three victories Saturday, newcomer Umberto Rispoli climbed to fourth place in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet jockey standings with 19, seven behind leader Joel Rosario. Both riders are represented by world-class agent Ron Anderson. Rispoli, a two-time champion in his native Italy, won the third race on Princeofthenorth ($7.60) for trainer Hector Palma; the seventh […]

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