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Full Circle: Veteran Jockey Mario Pino Returning To Delaware Park

Mario Pino, tenth on the all-time list for wins by a jockey in North America with nearly 6,900 victories, plans to return home to Delaware Park, where his remarkable career began nearly four decades ago. The 56-year-old native of Wilmington, Delaware, will be riding full-time at the Stanton oval, when the meet opens on May […]

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Daughter Of Just Jenda Set For Graded Stakes Debut In Doubledogdare

Trainer Larry Jones and his wife, Cindy, have five broodmares, including three-time graded stakes winner Just Jenda. On Friday, Just Jenda’s 4-year-old daughter, Jenda’s Agenda, will make her graded stakes debut in the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland’s main track. “She is the first foal to race out of that […]

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Valadorna Tops Field Of 13 In Friday’s Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ multiple graded stakes-placed Valadorna headlines a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland. The Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. Trained by Mark […]

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Sutherland Suffers Broken Collarbone, Knee In Thursday Spill At Fair Grounds

Jockey Chantal Sutherland will miss eight to twelve weeks after suffering a broken left clavicle and a fractured right knee as result of a spill that took place in Thursday’s sixth race at the Fair Grounds. “She’s doing well and in good spirits,” Sutherland’s agent Rick Mocklin said.  “It looks like she may have surgery (Friday) and […]

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Louisville Grad Barkley Saddles First Winner Of His Career At Keeneland

Trainer Jason Barkley and owner Thomas Todd’s Oakview Stable both earned their initial triumph when Stella Nova won Friday’s fourth race by 2¼ lengths. The victory, the third consecutive win for the 3-year-old filly by Astrology, was part of Barkley’s strategy to obtain his trainer’s license after growing up in Thoroughbred racing. “My whole game […]

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Frostmourne, Master Plan Headline Saturday’s Kent Stakes

Green Lantern Stable’s Frostmourne tops the Grade III $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth turf affair for 3-year-olds has attracted a field of seven. The Kentucky-bred trained by Christophe Clement has a career record of three wins and a second from five starts with earnings of $417,800. In his most recent outing, […]

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It Tiz Well Tops Sophomore Fillies In Saturday’s Delaware Oaks

California invader It Tiz Well tops the 66th renewal of the $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park this Saturday.  The mile and a sixteenth affair has attracted a field of six.  The Delaware Oaks will be televised live on Fox Sports 2 with an approximate post time of 6:35 p.m. Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ It Tiz Well […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘All The Little Things’ Take Pino To The Top

Jockey Mario Pino recently surpassed Jorge Velasquez to become the ninth winningest rider in North American history, entering the winner’s circle for the 6,796th time on June 21 aboard a gelding named “Divined.” The quiet, humble veteran’s accomplishment went largely unnoticed, except by those closest to him. “He’s never been one to toot his own […]

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I’m A Chatterbox Retired, Booked To Medaglia D’Oro

Multiple Grade 1 winning mare I’m A Chatterbox has officially been retired, trainer Larry Jones told bloodhorse.com on Tuesday. The 5-year-old homebred owned by Carolyn and Fletcher Gray will be booked this season to stallion Medaglia d’Oro, as a result of some light bone bruising that would have kept her out of training for several […]

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Perfect Prediction Never In Doubt In Take Charge Brandi Stakes

Delta Downs hosted the $50,000 Take Charge Brandi Stakes on Friday night and it was the Larry Jones trainee Perfect Prediction who came through with the win under jockey Roberto Morales. Perfect Prediction was making her stakes and Delta Downs debut in the race that saw her break sharply and open up an early lead […]

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