kent desormeaux

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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‘Emotional Roller Coaster’ For Kent Desormeaux At Del Mar

After Saturday’s fourth race, the Sorrento Stakes, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was the picture of frustration, the product of finishing second to Champagne Room with an ill-starred trip on Miss Southern Miss. After the eighth race, Desormeaux was a picture of elation after Straight Fire romped home 10 ½ lengths ahead of eight […]

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Red-Hot Desormeaux Guides Mokat To Impressive San Clemente Victory

J K Racing Stable’s Mokat made a huge move on Del Mar’s far turn to storm home the 3 3/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap. Under a perfectly-timed ride from Kent Desormeaux, the sophomore daughter of Uncle Mo clocked a final time of 1:35.23 for a mile over the firm turf, earning […]

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Exaggerator’s Status For Jim Dandy Up In The Air After Sub-Par Workout

The status of Exaggerator for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes is up in the air, after the Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up received a “C” grade for his workout this morning from trainer Keith Desormeaux. Exaggerator, the beaten favorite in the Belmont Stakes, went to the main track shortly before 9:00 […]

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Exaggerator ‘Slower Than Expected’ In First Work Since Belmont

Exaggerator conducted his first official workout since the Grade 1 Belmont, breezing a half-mile in 51.69 seconds on the Belmont Park main track with Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux in the irons. Exaggerator, the Grade 1 Preakness winner who finished 11th in the Belmont on June 11, registered splits of 24.99 seconds for the […]

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