Keith Desormeaux

Desormeaux Splits With Pegram, Hires Nelson Arroyo As New Agent

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux has parted ways with agent J.R. Pegram and teamed up with agent Nelson Arroyo, it was announced Monday. Desormeaux, who has been represented by Pegram since March 2016, was also previously represented by the agent in 2012 and 2013 while riding in New York. “I’ve worked with Pegram a […]

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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s Clancy To Be Presented With David F. Woods Memorial Award

Eclipse-award winning writer Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 18 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Clancy will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for “Preakness-winning Desormeaux brothers fueled by early days in Maryland,” a feature on […]

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Arkansas Derby: Maiden Sonneteer’s ‘Muscles Are Growing Up To His Bones’

Calumet Farm’s Rebel runner-up Sonneteer galloped and schooled in the starting gate Friday morning and was scheduled to school between races in the indoor paddock at Oaklawn under the supervision of assistant trainer Julie Clark.  Sonneteer is winless in nine starts, with four seconds and two thirds, but has earned $234,445. After being ridden in […]

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Rebel-Placed Sophomores Sonneteer, Untrapped Have Connections Considering Arkansas Derby

Calumet Farm’s homebred Sonneteer made his 9th start in Saturday’s Rebel Stakes as a maiden and still didn’t graduate. But, he came awfully close, missing by only 2 lengths to Malagacy as the 112-1 longest shot in the field of 11. The almost black son of champion Sprinter Midnight Lute got shuffled back at the start and […]

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Desormeaux Shipping Former Claimer Sorry Erik For Risen Star

Trainer Keith Desormeaux is coming home to Louisiana for Mardi Gras weekend and not just for the king cakes. The longtime Fair Grounds-based conditioner who now roots his operation in Southern California is shipping in three horses for Louisiana Derby Preview Day, spearheaded by Big Chief Racing’s Sorry Erik, who runs in the Grade II […]

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Desormeaux ‘Optimistic’ About Miss Southern Miss In Las Virgenes

Miss Southern Miss tackles a champion and a potential champion Sunday in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile, but her trainer, Keith Desormeaux, has been known to light up the tote board with a longshot winner now and then. He sends out Miss Southern Miss against 2016 two-year-old filly […]

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Texas Red To Stand At Crestwood Farm For $7,500

Texas Red, winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, will enter stud at Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm in Kentucky for the 2017 season. Trained and co-owned by Keith Desormeaux in partnership with Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Gene Voss and Lee Michaels; Texas Red showed early promise in a maiden special weight win […]

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BC Juvenile Runner-Up Swipe To Stand In Sweden

Swipe, runner-up to champion Nyquist in the 2015 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has been purchased privately and will stand at Ravdansen Stud in Sweden next year. The Racing Post reports that the 3-year-old son of Birdstone had been entered in the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale as a stallion prospect, but was withdrawn prior to the […]

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BC Juvenile Champ Texas Red Retired From Racing

Texas Red, winner of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, has been retired from racing. The Blood-Horse reports that stud plans are still being finalized for the 4-year-old son of Afleet Alex, who raced for the partnership of Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Gene Voss, Lee Michaels, and Keith Desormeaux, who also trained the colt. In addition to […]

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Dalmore, Semper Fortis Square Off In Zia Park Derby

Wednesday’s $200,000 Zia Park Derby at the New Mexico oval has drawn a strong field of 12 sophomores to line up in the starting gate for the 1 1/16 mile contest. Shipping in from Southern California, Dalmore is the morning-line favorite for trainer Keith Desormeaux. Most recently second to Texas Chrome in the Super Derby, […]

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