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A Bit Of Both, Archidust Bring Home OBS Sprint Stakes

A large crowd turned out in sunny weather for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company 2019 November Day of Racing, headed by the pair of six furlong OBS Sprint Stakes for OBS graduates. Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan Inc., Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s A Bit of Both stalked the early leader in the $125,000 […]

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Reinvigorated Navarro Readies For Championship Meet Title Defense At Gulfstream

No matter how much success Jorge Navarro has enjoyed and how many more accomplishments may come his way, the 44-year-old native of Panama City, Panama will always embrace the humble beginnings of his burgeoning training career. Navarro looks back at his early days on the Calder Race Course backstretch with pride, using them as a […]

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X Y Jet Fires Bullet At Palm Meadows, Targeting Title Defense In Dubai Golden Shaheen

No stranger to Dubai racing fans and Meydan Racecourse, in particular, reigning $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winner X Y Jet has returned to serious training in South Florida and signaled his fervor and fitness with a sharp half-mile breeze in a best-of-20 46.70 seconds on Nov. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center. The […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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Paco Lopez Finishes Strong To Win Monmouth Riding Title

Paco Lopez admits he was as surprised as anyone on Sunday when he collected his sixth riding title during the closing day of Monmouth Park’s 2019 meet given how much ground he had to make up. But the 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, does know a thing or two about closing. With two winners on […]

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‘You Can’t Keep Pushing Yourself Non-Stop’: Navarro Plans To Scale Back From 140-Horse Stable

Jorge Navarro says he is too caught up in the present to fully appreciate the significance of extending his record to seven straight training titles at Monmouth Park, which the 44-year-old native of Panama will officially put the finish touches on during Sunday’s closing day of the 61-day meet. But if it looks on paper […]

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‘Anything’s Possible’; Mandella Ponders Breeders’ Cup Options After Returning Omaha Beach Wins Santa Anita Sprint Championship

The morning line favorite for this Kentucky Derby and idle since April 13, Richard Mandella-trained Omaha Beach put on a tremendous exhibition in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, as he gradually overhauled heavily favored eastern invader Shancelot to prevail by a head in an astonishingly fast 1:08.79 under Mike Smith. The question […]

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‘Amazing’ Amsterdam Winner Shancelot Goes For Saratoga Encore In H. Allen Jerkens

Shancelot, dominant winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam in his most recent outing, returns to Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to head a field of nine entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens presented by Runhappy. The H. Allen Jerkens, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds, is one of seven stakes on […]

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Shancelot Never Challenged In Big Amsterdam Performance

Ivan Rodriguez and Albert and Michelle Crawford’s Shancelot more than lived up to his 6-5 odds in Sunday’s Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes, pulling away from his 11 sophomore rivals with every stride and crossing the wire 12 1/2 lengths the best. The son of Shanghai Bobby covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track […]

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‘Just A Fast Horse’: Undefeated Shancelot Targets Amsterdam

Trainer Jorge Navarro said he likes what he has seen so far out of Shancelot, who is unbeaten in two starts, and plans on sending the horse to Saratoga for the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam on Sunday, July 28. Owned by Gelfenstein Farm, Albert Crawford and Michelle Crawford, the son of Shanghai Bobby broke his […]

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