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La Gold Cup En Santa Anita: Podrá Midnight Storm Imponer Su Velocidad?

La carrera más importante de este sábado en Santa Anita será sin duda la edición número 78 de la Gold Cup (G1, $500,000), que se disputará por cuarta vez en el óvalo de Arcadia, California, luego de que fuese cerrado el hipódromo de Hollywood Park, donde la afamada competencia se celebró desde su instauración en […]

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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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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Jockey Desormeaux On ‘Unique’ Pimlico Track

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was based in Maryland when he won two of his three Eclipse Awards, as outstanding apprentice in 1987 and in 1989 when he rode 598 winners to set an all-time single-season record for wins that still stands. A third Eclipse Award came in 1992 after he moved his tack […]

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Final Jockey Assignments Confirmed In 2017 Run For The Roses

The last of the Kentucky Derby riding assignments was confirmed on Sunday morning, and the current field of 20 is all booked up for Saturday’s Run for the Roses. The most recent addition is that of jockey Channing Hill aboard Fast and Accurate for trainer Mike Maker; Hill breezed the colt at Churchill Downs on […]

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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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St. Joe Bay Proves Deserved Favorite In Palos Verdes

Heavily favored St. Joe Bay shrugged off early pace pressure and a serious challenge a quarter mile from home while registering a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old gelding got six furlongs in 1:08.75. “There was a lot more pressure […]

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8-Year-Old Blue Tone Scores Elusive Graded Victory In San Gabriel

Beverly Engelberg, Jan Steeper and Schoeder Farm’s Blue Tone was well-ridden by Kent Desormeaux to lead all the way in Saturday’s off-turf running of the G2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front. The 8-year-old son of Birdstone was recording his first graded stakes win and the first […]

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The Friday Show: Wild And Crazy Predictions For 2017

If there’s one thing predictable about the business of horse racing, it’s that it’s unpredictable. But in this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick look into their crystal balls to come up with some things that might possibly happen in 2017 (read: never in a million years). Enjoy this holiday edition […]

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Desormeaux: ‘I Believe They Can Make The Wire Where They Want’

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux is skeptical about the validity of horse racing’s photo finish systems. According to bloodhorse.com, Desormeaux expressed his doubts at the annual assembly of the Jockeys’ Guild in Las Vegas Monday, following a presentation on integrity issues. “I don’t believe in the validity of the photo finish system, not at […]

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