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Tapicat cruises in Florida Oaks

In the 30th running of the Grade III, $150,000 Florida Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, Besilu Stables’ chestnut beauty Tapicat lived up to her 9-10 odds, taking the lead quickly after the start and winning virtually uncontested by two-and-three-quarter lengths from Kitten’s Dumplings. Wave Theory was third and supplemental entry Rusty Slipper fourth. This was the […]

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Merit Man wires Spectacular Bid

Merit Man jumped out of the gate on top from the one post under jockey Joel Rosario in Tuesday’s $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Tuesday at Gulfstream Park, and the 6-to-5 co-favorite turned back several challenges in the six-furlong event before edging away to score by three-quarters of a length over 50-to-1 longshot City of Weston. […]

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Poly freak Dullahan beats elders in Pacific Classic

In his first start against older horses, Donegal Racing’s 3-year-old Dullahan caught favored Game On Dude in the final yards of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sunday, running his record to a perfect 3-for-3 in Grade 1 races on Polytrack and setting a new track record for 1 1/4 miles at […]

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Ebanks ‘blindsided and shocked’ by Rosario sacking

Joel Rosario, who moved to New York from Southern California in late June in hopes of taking his career to the next level, has fired his agent for the second time in two and a half years, switching from Ron Ebanks to Ron Anderson, effective with the next Saratoga condition book that starts Aug. 7. […]

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Joel Rosario begins riding at Belmont on Wednesday

Joel Rosario, winner of 10 riding titles in Southern California, will begin competing in New York on a full-time basis beginning Wednesday. The native of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic was named to ride Searchingforahero in race 2 and Handsome Jack in race 8, the $85,000 Track Barron overnight stakes. Rosario’s agent, Ronnie Ebanks, […]

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Joel Rosario’s departure opens up opportunities for other riders

Jockeys and their agents are scrambling to pick up the business Joel Rosario is leaving behind as he shifts his tack from California to New York, reports the LA Times. Jockeys most likely to benefit the most from Rosario’s departure include Garrett Gomez, Martin Garcia and Joe Talamo. Rosario, who has won 11 riding titles […]

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Rosario moving tack to New York

Joel Rosario, among the leading riders in Southern California, will be moving his tack to Belmont Park beginning June 27, his agent Ron Ebanks said Sunday. Ebanks said that he and Rosario had been contemplating the move for awhile, but decided to expedite matters due to the collarbone injury suffered by John Velazquez. Rosario, 24, […]

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Belle Royale’s late rally wins Gamely

Monday’s Grade 1 Gamely for older fillies and mares looked to be a two-horse race as Quiet Oasis and Capital Plan battled the length of the stretch, but suddenly on the far outside the Irish-bred Val Royal filly Belle Royale swept past both of them to win Monday’s Memorial Day holiday headliner at Betfair Hollywood […]

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The time is now for next generation of leading jockeys and trainers

The names of Velazquez, Dominguez, and Castellano are all very well-known in racing since they have been three of the top jockeys in North America for much of the past decade. The names Baffert, Pletcher, and Asmussen are also just as well-known on the training side of the game. In racing, however, the top rung […]

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I’ll Have Another named Horse of the Meet at Santa Anita

I’ll Have Another, who was dismissed as an “overnight sensation” when he won the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes in a 43-1 upset on Feb. 4 but subdued skeptics when he returned at 4-1 to nose out 4-5 favorite Creative Cause in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7, was named Horse […]

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