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My Boy Jack Takes Inside Route To Southwest Victory At Oaklawn

It was deja vu in Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, as Kent Desormeaux rode the rails on a muddy track to an upset victory aboard Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables My Boy Jack  in the $500,000 Kentucky Derby prep for 3-year-olds. Corey Lanerie employed identical tactics a half-hour earlier […]

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Santa Anita’s Saturday Card Features $36,847 Pick Six Carryover

With a 10-race card in the offing, there is a Pick Six carryover into Saturday at Santa Anita of $36,847.  Additionally, there is also a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $7,895. Saturday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races five through 10 and with 62 horses entered and eligible to run, average Pick Six field size […]

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Sprint Champion Roy H Cruises In Palos Verdes

Eclipse Champion Sprinter Roy H showed up Saturday at Santa Anita.  “He never left,” exclaimed his jockey, Kent Desormeaux.  In his first start of the year, the 6-year-old More Than Ready gelding bided his time and came away with a seemingly effortless 3 1/2-length score in the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes.  Conditioned by […]

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El Campeón Sprinter Roy H Se Prepara Para Su Viaje A Dubai En El Palos Verdes (G2)

La campaña pistera de Roy H (17 carreras) se puede dividir en dos partes: las primeras once, y las últimas seis. El seisañero hijo de More Than Ready que entrena Peter Miller ostentaba un record poco alentador de una victoria en sus primeros once compromisos, y ese triunfo fue en su segunda actuación en una […]

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Morey On A Roll At Santa Anita With Nine Wins From 14 Starters

It might be risky to get in Bill Morey’s way these days, more dangerous, say, than getting between Homer Simpson and a box of Krispy Kremes. The 43-year-old trainer is on the roll of his life, with nine wins from 14 starters through 19 days at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, including two Saturday topped by Rye’s head […]

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Former Claimer Rye Up In Time For Unusual Heat Turf Classic Win

As he’s done literally thousands of times throughout his Hall of Fame career, Kent Desormeaux timed it to the minute when the big money was down in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic at Santa Anita, as he was just up to win by head aboard aboard Rye, a 5-year-old full horse by English Channel.  […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Roman ‘A Very Focused Young Man’

A fait accompli months ago, Santa Anita-based apprentice sensation Evin Roman (pronounced Roh-mahn) was officially acknowledged as America’s top “bug boy” last night in Hallandale Beach, Florida, as he was pronounced the nation’s Eclipse Award Winning Apprentice Jockey for 2017. A 19-year-old Puerto Rican native who was born March 4, 1998, Roman has blossomed under […]

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Coniah Leads Gate-To-Wire In Las Cienegas Score

Breaking from post position one, California-bred Coniah gunned to the lead under Kent Desormeaux and was in control thereafter as she cruised to a 1 ¾ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita.  In providing trainer William Morey with his first-ever graded stakes victory, the 5-year-old mare by Harlington negotiated 6 […]

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Madame Stripes Up In Time For Megahertz Victory

Although she hopped leaving the gate, Argentine-bred Madame Stripes settled nicely under Kent Desormeaux and easily overhauled favored Insta Erma late to take Monday’s Grade III Megahertz Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths today at Santa Anita. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 6-year-old mare got a mile on turf in 1:34.24. Well back into the first turn, Madame […]

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Silent Bird Adds Blinkers To Score In Midnight Lute

Norman Stables’ Silent Bird got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday, holding off Tough Sunday by a head to win the Grade 3 Midnight Lute. A 5-year-old son of Summer Bird trained by Mark Glatt, Silent Bird donned blinkers for the first time in the Midnight Lute. Jockey Kent Desormeaux moved him up the […]

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