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BC Juvenile Champ Texas Red Retired From Racing

Texas Red, winner of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, has been retired from racing. The Blood-Horse reports that stud plans are still being finalized for the 4-year-old son of Afleet Alex, who raced for the partnership of Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Gene Voss, Lee Michaels, and Keith Desormeaux, who also trained the colt. In addition to […]

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Dalmore, Semper Fortis Square Off In Zia Park Derby

Wednesday’s $200,000 Zia Park Derby at the New Mexico oval has drawn a strong field of 12 sophomores to line up in the starting gate for the 1 1/16 mile contest. Shipping in from Southern California, Dalmore is the morning-line favorite for trainer Keith Desormeaux. Most recently second to Texas Chrome in the Super Derby, […]

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Hello, Stranger: Imperative’s Victory In Big Bear Stakes First Win Since 2014

Beaten 22 1/2 lengths in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Aug. 20 and winless in 18 starts since winning the Grade II Charles Town Classic in April, 2014, Imperative rallied boldly from last to take Thursday’s $80,000 Big Bear Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux, who hadn’t been aboard in a year […]

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Cover Song Springs The Upset, Survives Inquiry In Autumn Miss

Off at odds of 33-1 on the tote board, Spendthrift Farm’s Cover Song was the surprise victor in Saturday’s G3 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita, surviving both a steward’s inquiry and a jockey objection to hold onto her nose-length of a win. The sophomore daughter of Fastnet Rock, ridden by Kent Desormeaux in his […]

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Cheekaboo, My Impression Lead 14 Fillies In Friday’s Valley View Stakes

California invader Cheekaboo and Stuart Janney III’s My Impression, daylight winner of the recent Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel, head a deep field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for Friday’s 26th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) at Keeneland. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the […]

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Hong Kong Stewards Don’t Fool Around With Jockeys Who Come Up Short At The Finish

Hong Kong jockey Y.T. Cheng recently was suspended three months for failing to give his mount a full opportunity to win or get its best possible placing in a race. The race in question occurred on Sept. 18, when Master Gold finished fourth, beaten a neck for third in the Sha Tsui Handicap, when Cheng […]

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Photo Call Shocks Tepin With Front-Running First Lady Performance

Off at odds of 29-1, Teresa Viola’s Photo Call ended Tepin’s eight-race win streak with a front-running performance in the G1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday, drawing away to lead by 10 lengths in the far turn and hanging on to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 5-year-old daughter of Galileo covered one […]

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Connect Springs Pennsylvania Derby Upset Over Gun Runner

Paul Pompa’s Connect, winner of the listed Curlin Stakes named for his sire two starts back at Saratoga, sprang the upset at odds of 10-1 in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, defeating Gun Runner by a half-length on the wire. Cleverly ridden by Javier Castellano, the sophomore Chad Brown trainee saved ground […]

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‘Nothing Changes’: Exaggerator’s Race-Plan Stays The Same Despite Dry Track

Exaggerator still must prove to critics he’s more than a horse that needs a sloppy track to run his best race, and no less an authority than Keith Desormeaux isn’t eager to dispute that, although the trainer of the Santa Anita Derby and Preakness winner isn’t about to alter his thoughts on the colt’s achievements. […]

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Exaggerator Draws Post Seven Of 14 In Travers Stakes

Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch and Head of Plains Partners’ Exaggerator drew the center post number 7 of the 14-horse G1 Travers field at Saratoga this Saturday. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux, the sophomore son of Curlin enters the Travers off a strong victory in the Haskell Stakes at […]

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