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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much More Than A Horse Show’

At first glance, they seemed out of place, like when basketball great Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for a season or when MMA champion Conor McGregor stepped in a boxing ring against that sport’s best, Floyd Mayweather. There was the trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner putting on a show coat like an […]

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Dabster Takes Aim On Dubai World Cup; Gift Box, McKinzie Unlikely

With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s richest race continues to take shape with haste. In as much, the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirate Airline (G1) appears to have a nice balance of familiar faces and new players, in both equine and human form. One such candidate […]

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The Friday Show: The Bigger Picture From Santa Anita?

The shutdown of Santa Anita Park due to a rash of horse racing fatalities has been hard not only on all of the people who work at the Southern California racetrack but the racing industry as a whole. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow talks with Ray Paulick, who is at Santa […]

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Sadler Sees Potential For Back-To-Back Big ‘Cap Wins With Gift Box

Just about a year ago John Sadler was celebrating Accelerate’s victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, the trainer’s first ever in the track’s historic race. Now he is poised to win it again with Gift Box, who worked six furlongs Friday in 1:14 for the mile and a quarter classic next Saturday, March 9. “He […]

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‘I Appreciate Everything’: Espinoza Second In Comeback Race

A storybook ending it wasn’t, but the racing world welcomed Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza with open arms following a seven-month absence on a picturesque Monday afternoon at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., as the 46-year-old native of Mexico City finished second, beaten 2 3/4 lengths aboard heavily favored Gallantlystreaming in the day’s first […]

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‘At First, I Thought I Was Done’: Espinoza Back In The Saddle After Fractured Vertebra

After a near seven-month absence, popular Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, will return to the saddle on Monday at Santa Anita, as he’s been named to ride Irish-bred Gallantlystreaming in the first race for Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer John Sadler. Sidelined due to […]

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‘Long Time Coming’: Hall Of Famer Espinoza Back In The Saddle Monday

Victor Espinoza is scheduled to resume his career after an absence of almost seven months when he rides Gallantly Streaming for trainer John Sadler on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame member suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck and a shoulder and arm stinger in a training mishap at Del […]

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Platinum Warrior Gets First Stateside Win In San Marcos

The luck of the Irish carried the day in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita, as Irish-bred Platinum Warrior carried his Irish-born jockey Shane Foley to a 16-1 upset win. Trained by John Sadler, the 4-year-old grey colt by Galileo got a mile and one quarter over a “good” turn in […]

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Pegasus Concept (And Horse Racing) A Great Outlet For Owners’ Competitive Fires

At last Tuesday’s post position draw for the $9-million Pegasus World Cup, William Warren Jr., co-owner of City of Light with wife Suzanne, went out of his way to wish John Sadler good luck with Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, complimenting the trainer on the skill with which he’s guided the 6-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky’s […]

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‘Like Sending Your Kid Off To College’: Sadler Says Goodbye To Accelerate

John Sadler made a short stop at Gulfstream about 6 a.m. to see his champion Accelerate before the trainer had to head to the airport, also heading back to California. Sadler had Accelerate jog on the pavement, pronounced the 6-year-old horse in good shape and gave him a final pat on the neck. “It’s like […]

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