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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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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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My Boy Jack Will Make Derby Field After Lexington Win

The short stretch of Saturday’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes was a big question for late-running favorite My Boy Jack, but Kent Desormeaux timed his ride perfectly to hit the wire just a head in front of the 7-2 Telekinesis. Owned by Monomoy Stable and Don’t Tell My Wife Stable, My Boy Jack earned 20 points […]

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‘Ultimate Race Tracker’: Agent Harry Hacek Passes Away

The racing world Sunday mourned the passing of colorful and charismatic agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek, who died Saturday afternoon in a hospice facility near Hot Springs, Arkansas, not far from Oaklawn Park where he had lived in an apartment. He was believed to be in his early 70s, according to fellow agent Vic Lipton, “my best friend for […]

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‘Two Different Aspects’: Desormeaux Brothers In Search Of First Louisiana Derby Victory

Brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux were the first jockey and trainer to team up for a win in the 2016 Preakness, when Exaggerator crossed the line in front. Though both are originally from Louisiana, neither has been able to win the state’s premier race for 3-year-olds, the Louisiana Derby. This Saturday, the pair will try […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Diez Tresañeros Por Los 100 Puntos Clasificatorios Del Louisiana Derby

Una verdad irrefutable: el potro que gane este sábado el Louisiana Derby (G2, $1,000,000) tendrá un cupo asegurado para el Kentucky Derby (G1). La carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará en el óvalo de Fair Grounds otorga 100 puntos al vencedor, y con su premiación se ha convertido en una de las preparatorias más […]

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