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Rosario Rides Three Graded Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Joel Rosario won three graded stakes at two different racetracks and led all riders in both total earnings and stakes earnings on his way to being named this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 22nd – January 31st. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments […]

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Cathryn Sophia Overcomes Trouble To Capture Forward Gal

Chuck Zacney’s (Cash is King) Cathryn Sophia didn’t allow a troubled trip to bother her as she cruised to a 5 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes. The John Servis trainee stopped the clock in 1:22.04 in the seven-furlong contest over the fast main track at Gulfstream Park. A step slow at the […]

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Southwest Stakes Taking Shape; Lukas Takes Shot With Z Royal

Lightly raced Z Royal will make his next start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 15 at Oaklawn, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. He added that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will ride Z Royal for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile race, the second major […]

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Kendall Hansen Hopes For Return To Derby Trail With New 2-Year-Old

Dr. Kendall Hansen, owner of 2011 juvenile champion and 2012 Kentucky Derby starter Hansen, has purchased Spendthrift Farm’s interest in a 2-year-old gelding that will be pointed for a Derby campaign next year. Let Me Go First, a son of Paddy O’Prado out of a Chief Seattle mare, is working towards a start in the Jerome […]

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Cathryn Sophia Scores By 16 1/4 Lengths In Gin Talking Stakes

Cash is King’s Cathryn Sophia, a 12 3/4-length winner in her debut at Parx Oct. 30, make it look even easier Saturday when she effortlessly drew away down the stretch to a 16 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 The Gin Talking Stakes. A daughter of Street Boss ridden by Roberto Rosado and trained by John […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: McGreevy And Porter In Perfect Pitch With Songbird

“I’ve watched a lot of races, and you know it when you see something special. Every time she runs, you see something special.” That was bloodstock agent Tom McGreevy speaking of Songbird, the unbeaten 2-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro who won Saturday’s Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park by 4 ½ lengths. McGreevy […]

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Gathagan: In 14 Years, Smarty and I’ll Have Another Favorite Preakness Moments

After 14 years at his post, Mike Gathagan, Maryland Jockey Club vice president of communications, looked back on over a decade’s worth of Preakness history with PressBox Online on Monday. Gathagan is set to retire from a job he came to without much knowledge of horse racing. Instead, it was his experience in journalism and […]

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Romans vs Musselman Scuffle Leads to Clever Name for 2-Year-Old

A 2-year-old son of Indian Charlie drew some attention on social media in recent weeks after he posted his first two career starts, but the buzz had less to do with his performance than his name–Dukin’ With Dale. The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jennie Rees tracked down the man responsible for the knockout of a name–trainer John Servis. Servis had […]

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Ribo Bobo Holds on for Caixa Eletronica Win

Ribo Bobo got to the finish line first yet again Sunday, winning his 12th race from his last 13 starts, as well as his third straight stakes victory of the Champion’s Meet at Gulfstream Park. The finish line, though, seemed a bit farther away than usual for the 1-2 favorite’s connections during the stretch run […]

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XM Radio Host to Interview John Servis on Pain in Racehorses

The XM radio show Aches and Gains will feature a half-hour segment on Saturday about similarities in pain between humans and animals, with a focus on racehorses. The show, which helps listeners overcome pain of all types, will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions in Thoroughbreds. Trainer John Servis, who campaigned 2004 […]

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