kent desormeaux

Exaggerator ‘Struggled’ With Belmont’s Surface, Points To Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner Exaggerator walked the shedrow Sunday morning, emerging no worse for wear following his 11th-place finish as the 7-5 favorite in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “He’s good. I walked him myself at about 6:30 this morning. He’s his same, vibrant self, bright-eyed, ate up his feed last night, legs are clean,” trainer Keith […]

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Creator Brings The Rain In 2016 Belmont Stakes

WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay’s Creator nosed out Destin to win the 148th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, covering the 12 furlongs in 2:28.51 over Belmont Park’s fast main track. Just after the son of Tapit crossed the wire, rains began to fall over the Belmont oval, drenching the connections in the winner’s […]

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Kent Desormeaux: ‘I Hit Bottom’ With Post-Preakness Blackout

Jockey Kent Desormeaux says the result of a drinking binge after his victory in the Preakness Stakes prompted his decision to enter alcohol rehabilitation. In an interview with TVG, the 46-year-old said he couldn’t remember what he did the Sunday night following his win aboard Exaggerator at Pimlico. “I said that’s just wrong,” Desormeaux recalled. […]

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Desormeaux: Exaggerator’s Strange Reaction During Work ‘No Concern’

Reunited with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux for the first time since their 3 ½-length victory in the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes May 21, Exaggerator breezed five furlongs Tuesday morning in his final work prior to Saturday’s 148th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The likely favorite for the Belmont, at […]

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Desormeaux Fights Alcoholism: ‘I Will Put My Body In Motion And Stay Busy’

Kent Desormeaux is a Hall of Fame rider who has seen a lot of success on the racetrack, most recently in winning the 2016 Preakness Stakes aboard his brother’s Keith’s horse, Exaggerator. The younger Desormeaux announced yesterday, via his agent, that it was time for him to take up the battle against alcoholism, and that […]

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Desormeaux Treated By Alcohol Rehab Program; Returns Thursday

Hall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent Desormeaux issued a brief statement late Saturday morning through his agent J.R. Pegram stating that Desormeaux will return to riding in New York on Thursday, June 9, following a brief stay in an alcohol rehabilitation program at Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah. “It was time […]

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Blue Tone Returns To All-Weather In Monday’s All American

Blue Tone will make his long-waited return to an all-weather surface when he faces a full field in the Grade 3, $100,000 All American for 3-year-olds and up on Monday at Golden Gate Fields. The one-mile All American was carded as the sixth race on the nine-race Memorial Day card. Hall of Fame jockey Kent […]

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‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing’s trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner’s circle that Exaggerator brought him to after Saturday’s victory in the 141st running of the Preakness. Shortly after the trophy presentation and national television interviews were over, Desormeaux reflected on what […]

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Desormeaux’s Preakness Masterpiece Earns Him Jockey Of The Week

Jockey Kent Desormeaux teamed up with his brother Keith on Saturday to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes aboard Exaggerator. That win led to Desormeaux being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 16th – May 22nd.  The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members […]

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‘This is fun, isn’t it?’: Exaggerator Exits Preakness Well, On To Belmont

Trainer Keith Desormeaux reported that Exaggerator was “full of energy” Sunday morning in the aftermath of his rousing 3 ½-length upset over previously undefeated Nyquist in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. After losing all four of his previous meetings with Nyquist, including a second-place finish behind the Kentucky Derby winner (G1) […]

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