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‘Great Rides And Great Luck’; Miller Relishes Breeders’ Cup Double

San Diego County has been a longtime home for trainer Peter Miller, Del Mar his home track and the nearby San Luis Rey Downs training center the headquarters for an operation that has grown steadily in size and success in recent years. As the reigning training champion of Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Fall Meeting, where […]

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Roy H Takes Down Imperial Hint In Sprint To Give Miller Breeders’ Cup Double

Gary Hartunian and David Bernsen’s Roy H gave trainer Peter Miller his second-ever Breeders’ Cup win in the Sprint this Saturday at Del Mar. The win goes along with Hartunian and Miller’s victory earlier on the card in the Turf Sprint with Stormy Liberal. Roy H, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for his sixth Breeders’ Cup […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 27 Wins And Counting

Mike Smith may have won 25 Breeders’ Cup races, but there’s still one man who has him beat. If they had a Hall of Fame for jockey agents, Ron Anderson would hold a special place of honor with his total of 27 Breeders’ Cup and 14 Triple Crown race victories. “I’ve been very fortunate,” Anderson […]

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Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, which concluded on Sunday, showed significant increases in both attendance and handle when compared to the most recent non-Breeders’ Cup Autumn Meet, in 2015. All source pari-mutuel handle was up eight percent, while on-track handle showed an increase of two percent. On-track attendance was up 16 percent and average field size […]

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Top Of The Game Upsets Comma To The Top Stakes; Hoppertunity Second

“When Kent’s on, he’s magic.” So said trainer Vladimir Cerin in reference to Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux following his upset victory aboard Cerin’s Top of the Game in Saturday’s $70,000 Comma to the Top Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by longtime Cerin client David Wilson and idle since Feb. 10, Top of the Game coasted […]

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Blackjackcat Strides To Fourth Win In A Row In Inaugural Obviously Mile

Well positioned at the rail and attentive to the pace throughout, Al and Sandee Kirkwood’s heavily favored homebred Blackjackcat took command at the top of the lane and went on to an authoritative 1 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Obviously Mile—his fourth win in a row. Trained by Mark Glatt and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, the […]

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Roy H Very Solid In Santa Anita Sprint Championship Victory

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Roy H scored his first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship, finding better racing luck to be his ticket into the winner’s circle. A 5-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready, Roy H won by a length to cover six furlongs over the fast main track in […]

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Ismelucky Grants Desormeaux Third Stakes Win Of Los Al Meet In Barretts Debutante

The three stakes races offered through the first seven days of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos share something in common. All have been won by Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux. Two of those victories have been in tandem with trainer Jeff Bonde, the latest a half-length score by 6-5 favorite […]

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Who Needs A Rollercoaster Ride When You’ve Got Horse Racing?

Things I learned during this topsy turvy summer of racing:  Young Guys Rule: Flavien Prat, 25, won his second consecutive Del Mar summer riding title (he tied with Rafael Bejarano in 2016) and the native of France has established himself as the West Coast leader. Jose Ortiz, 23, a native of Puerto Rico, defeated his […]

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Blackjackcat Holds Firm In Del Mar Mile

Al and Saundra Kirkwood’s homebred Blackjackcat held firm in the lane to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Mile, besting Vyjack by a head at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tale of the Cat marked his first graded win and third victory in a row under the guidance of jockey Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Mark […]

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