kent desormeaux

Desormeaux Officially Sanctioned For ‘Failure To Give His Best Effort’

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has officially been handed a three-day suspension by the Del Mar stewards, reports drf.com, regarding an incident in the fourth race on Aug. 25. Desormeaux was aboard Take A Leap, who was in second position for most of the stretch but got nailed on the wire to end up finishing third. A social […]

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CHRB To Investigate Desormeaux’s Del Mar Ride For Lack Of Perseverance

Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode Take a Leap in the fourth race at Del Mar on Saturday, and was caught near the wire to finish third. Stewards called a hearing on Sunday morning with Desormeaux, regarding allegations that he did not persevere with his mount all the way to the wire, but eventually decided to pass […]

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Fatale Bere Runs Down Favored Ollie’s Candy In Del Mar Oaks

The Benowitz Family Trust, Head of Plains Partners, Mark Mathiesen and Mathilde Powell’s Fatale Bere came flying late at odds of 7-1 to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a neck over 9-5 favorite Ollie’s Candy. The sophomore daughter of Pedro the Great, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer Leonard Powell, covered nine […]

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Prime Attraction ‘Going To Fight’ If Asked In Pacific Classic

A glance at all the “1”s and “2”s in the past performance lines for Prime Attraction leads to the logical conclusion that Prime Attraction will be in the vanguard, if not leading it, early in the 28th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic. “It will be interesting to see who goes (to the […]

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Sophie P Gets 122 Pounds In Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon

English-bred Sophie P, winner of the Grade I Gamely at Santa Anita in late May, will carry highweight of 122 pounds Saturday versus eleven formidable filly and mare rivals in the 65th running of the Grade 2 $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. The Yellow Ribbon ‘Cap headlines a ten-race program which will also […]

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Sophie P Heads Wilshire On Santa Anita’s Closing-Day Program Sunday

Sunday’s closing day feature at Santa Anita, the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, has the look of a wide-open turf raffle, as trainer Jim Cassidy’s Sophie P heads a deep and contentious field of nine fillies and mares three and up at one mile on grass. With a neck separating the first three finishers, English-bred […]

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Ollie’s Candy Battles To First Stakes Win In Summertime Oaks

Unbeaten in two sprints on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields, Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy was more than ready for her close-up on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she stalked favored Thirteen Squared and prevailed in a thrilling stretch duel to win the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks by a neck under […]

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Desormeaux Guides Sophie P To 14-1 Upset In Gamely

DP Racing’s Sophie P upset Saturday’s Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita at odds of 14-1, earning her first North American victory in her second attempt. The 5-year-old daughter of Bushranger, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer James Cassidy, covered 1 1/8 miles over the firm turf in 1:48.53 to best Madam Dancealot by […]

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Belvoir Bay Best Down The Hill In San Simeon

Trainer Peter Miller’s Belvoir Bay became a three-time stakes winner down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course on Sunday, as she fell into a comfortable forwardly placed trip under Tyler Baze and prevailed over fellow distaffer Coniah by two lengths in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.  A 5-year-old mare, she won in-hand while getting […]

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My Boy Jack To ‘Chill Out’ At Keeneland Through Saturday, Then Ship To Churchill

Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables’ My Boy Jack walked the shedrow Sunday morning, a day after his come-from-behind victory in the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) that earned him a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 5. “He ate up everything last night and this morning […]

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