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Italian-Born Rider Umberto Rispoli Has Been ‘Well Received’ Thus Far At Santa Anita

Umberto Rispoli is a new name to California but under the tutelage of world-class agent Ron Anderson, it could become familiar in a hurry if his first eight days riding at Santa Anita are an indication. The 31-year-old is a native of Italy where he won riding championships in 2009 and 2010, most recently having […]

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Mo Forza Goes Wide To Win His Third Straight Stakes In Mathis Brothers Mile

OG Boss and Barry and Dyan Abrams’ Bardy Farm’s Mo Forza earned his third straight victory in graded stakes company this Saturday, triumphing by 1 1/4 lengths in the G2 Mathis Brothers Mile at Santa Anita Park. The 6-5 favorite had to go wide but found clear room in the stretch under jockey Joel Rosario, […]

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Gift Box Returns For Easy Repeat In San Antonio

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box, unraced since finishing fourth in June’s G1 Stephen Foster, returned on Saturday to be the post-time favorite in Santa Anita’s Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes. The 6-year-old by Twirling Candy won the race last year en route to victory in the G1 Santa Anita Handicap, and Gift Box made it clear […]

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Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Returns From Layoff In Saturday’s Woodchopper

Tracey Farmer’s homebred Sir Winston, who won the Belmont Stakes (G1) over 1 ½ miles of dirt in June, is set to make his first start since in Saturday’s $75,000 Woodchopper at Fair Grounds. The about one mile turf race run over Fair Grounds’ Stall-Wilson turf course is restricted to 3-year-olds. After running a game […]

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Anderson Taking The Book For Top Italian Rider Umberto Rispoli

In addition to top jockey Joel Rosario, agent to the stars Ron Anderson will represent newcomer to Santa Anita Umberto Rispoli this meet. “He’s in from Hong Kong and will ride here right away,” Anderson said of Rispoli, 31, the leading rider in his native Italy in 2009 and 2010, “and was recommended by my […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Performer Fends Off Tax In Discovery

Phipps Stable and Claiborne Farm’s Performer held off multiple graded-stakes winner Tax in a thrilling stretch duel to capture Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the Speightstown colt rode a three-race win streak into the nine-furlong test for sophomores and led the field of seven into […]

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Chad Brown-Trained Duo Top Churchill’s Mrs. Revere Stakes

Trainer Chad Brown’s duo of Klaravich Stables $200,000 Sands Point (Grade II) winner New and Improved and First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s $75,000 Parx Fall Oaks victor Nay Lady Nay (IRE) will invade Churchill Downs from New York to take on 12 rivals in Friday’s 29th rendition of the $300,000 Mrs. Revere (GII), […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Takes On Seeking The Soul, Owendale In Friday’s Clark

G M B Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Tom’s d’Etat is set to bid for Grade I glory in Friday’s $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) against Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark champion Seeking the Soul and 10 others in a competitive 145th renewal of the 1 1/8-mile premiere event at the Churchill Downs Fall […]

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Fly So Pretty Completes Big Weekend For Casse In Stewart Manor

Tracy Farmer’s Fly So Pretty provided trainer Mark Casse a sweep of the weekend’s turf stakes with a last-to-first score in Sunday’s $100,000 Stewart Manor at Aqueduct Racetrack. Fly So Pretty, a homebred daughter of Sky Mesa, entered the six-furlong outer turf sprint for juvenile fillies from an off-the-board effort as the mutuel favorite in […]

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