kent desormeaux

Five Virginia-Bred Stakes Close Out ‘Racing Revival’ At Colonial Downs

Fittingly, it was the Virginia-breds who were in the focus Saturday night, the closing night of the Colonial Downs season. Dubbed the “Racing Revival,” the New Kent, Va. meet was the first in the Commonwealth in six years as well as the first under the management of the Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary of Peninsula […]

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Ollie’s Candy Springs Mild Upset In Clement L. Hirsch

Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy pulled a 4-1 upset of Sunday’s Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch, defeating 6-5 favorite and former Grade 1 winner Secret Spice by a game head on the wire. The 4-year-old Candy Ride filly, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer John Sadler, covered 1 1/16 miles over Del Mar’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘It’s Like Watching Your Family Compete In Sports’

First and foremost, Bob Hess, Jr. didn’t grow up passionate about horse racing. He was simply a little boy who idolized his father, Bob Hess, Sr., and would do anything to spend time with dad. The elder Hess, who turns 85 this year, has been training racehorses since the 1960s and is still active in […]

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Oh, Zuzanna! Claimer Of The Meet ‘A Doll To Ride’

It’s been a storybook ride the last three months for the five-year-old mare Zuzanna. Claimed for $8,000 on Sept. 13, 2018 by a partnership group that includes TVG host and analyst Kurt Hoover, the bay daughter of Wilburn won three of four subsequent races, the most recent yesterday’s second at Santa Anita, a $46,000 starter allowance […]

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19 Hall Of Fame Riders To Attend Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser At Santa Anita Park

A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with the attendees and sign […]

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Cal-Bred Eddie Haskell Up Late For Daytona Victory

Under patient handling, California-bred Eddie Haskell rallied late to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark Glatt, who took the 6-year-old gelding by Square Eddie nine starts back for a $50,000 claiming tag, Eddie Haskell got five furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 55.49. […]

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Maxim Rate Determined In Senorita

Unlucky to lose going a mile and one eighth last time out, Slam Dunk Racing’s Maxim Rate got a perfect trip under Kent Desormeaux in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita and prevailed by a half length in game fashion. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Exchange Rate got a […]

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After Game Of Jockey Musical Chairs, Desormeaux Gets Mount Aboard Ashleyluvssugar In G2 San Luis Rey

Kent Desormeaux will add another notch to his Hall of Fame holster Friday albeit it a relatively minor one when he pilots Ashleyluvssugar in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at a mile and a half on grass. In his 33rd year as a jockey, it will mark the first time ever on the classy […]

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Apache Princess Takes To The Slop In Off-The-Turf Sweet Life At Santa Anita

A California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, KMN Racing’s homebred Apache Princess relished a change in surface from Santa Anita’s hillside turf course to 6 1/2 furlongs on a sloppy main track on Sunday as she rallied up the rail to take the $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and […]

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Milestone-Achieving Desormeaux Voted Jockey Of The Week

After winning his 6,000th career race on Sunday, Kent Desormeaux was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-27, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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