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Pink Sands Circles Field For Inside Information Victory

Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen’s Pink Sands may have been last of the 12-horse field down the backstretch, but the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit ran down all of her rivals to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes by about three lengths. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Shug McGaughey, Pink Sands was sent to […]

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2019 By The Numbers: North American Horse Racing’s First $30-Million Earners

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. and trainer Chad Brown became North American racing’s first $30-million men in 2019, setting earnings records in their respective categories, based on Equibase statistics. Brown was leading North American trainer by money won for the fourth consecutive year, saddling earners of $31,112,144 and winning 222 races from 823 starts in 2019.  […]

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Commentary: ‘Uncalled For’ Jockeys’ Actions At Gulfstream ‘A Bad Look’ For Racing

Saturday’s final race at Gulfstream Park caused a bit of social media uproar, based on the actions of jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. The elder Ortiz brother, riding Carom, appeared to box in along the rail Paco Lopez on Shazier near the quarter pole, enabling his younger brother, Jose Ortiz, […]

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Independence Hall Returns For Wednesday’s Jerome Stakes At Aqueduct

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack as a field of seven newly-minted 3-year-olds contest the 150th running of the $150,000 Jerome on Wednesday at the Big A. Carded as Race 7 with a scheduled post time of 3:55 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile Jerome is the second of […]

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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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Dream Bigger Wins Stakes Prep For NYSS Great White Way

Repole Stable’s Dream Bigger challenged pacesetter Moonachie up front, gained command out of the turn and held off Scilly Cay’s late charge to capture Sunday’s $100,000 Notebook by 1 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack. The sixth running of the Notebook, for juvenile New York breds, saw Moonachie break well and surge to the front, with […]

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Jack And Noah Goes All The Way In Atlantic Beach

Gary Barber’s Jack and Noah broke sharply from the gate and never looked back notching his first stakes victory in the 2nd running of the $100,000 Atlantic Beach over the outer turf at Aqueduct Racetrack. The French-bred juvenile son of Bated Breath arrived at the six-furlong turf sprint with two starts under his belt. After […]

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Independence Hall Dominates Sunday’s Nashua By 12 1/4 Lengths

Independence Hall built on a 4 ¾-length score in his debut on September 21 by posting an even larger margin of victory in his stakes debut. The Constitution colt ran away from the rest of the field in the stretch for a 12 1/4-length romp in the 45th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Nashua […]

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Five-Way Tie At The Top In Race For Breeders’ Cup Shoemaker Award

The race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, will come down to a Saturday scramble. The Shoemaker Award goes to the jockey who rides the most winners in the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. Should there be a tie […]

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Late-Flying Structor Gives Owners First Breeders’ Cup Win In Juvenile Turf

In their first trip to the Breeders’ Cup, Structor owners Jeff Drown and Don Rachel have already experienced what many owners never will — the taste of a Breeders’ Cup victory. The son of Palace Malice, who cost the owners $850,000 seven months ago at the OBS March Sale, took an inside trip through the […]

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