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‘Feels Really Good’: Antonio Gallardo Rides Five Winners Sunday At Tampa

With a chance to ride five winners on a single card at Tampa Bay Downs for the fifth time in his career, leading jockey Antonio Gallardo went into the eighth race brimming with confidence. Everyone could see why after first-time starter Chart ran away and hid from her six rivals, posting a 5 ¼-length victory […]

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Chad Brown, Irad Ortiz Top Fall Meet Titles At Aqueduct

Chad Brown led all trainers with 17 victories and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. earned another riding title with 29 wins as the 25-day fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack concluded following Sunday’s live race card. Drawing Away Stable notched two wins on Closing Day, tying Klaravich Stables with nine wins apiece to share the top spot […]

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Gaffalione Will Try To Defend Fall Meet Title At Churchill Downs

With just 11 days remaining in the 2019 Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, 25-year-old jockey Tyler Gaffalione trails perennial leading rider Corey Lanerie by four wins (19-15) in an attempt to defend his 2018 crown. “Sometimes as jockeys we get into a zone where we just keep winning races,” said Gaffalione, who recorded five wins […]

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Gonzalez, Reyes Tie For Leading Jockey Title At Hastings

When Enrique Gonzalez won his first-ever Leading Jockey title at Hastings Racecourse in 2013 it came down to the final day of the season when he was deadlocked with Amadeo Perez at 57 wins each. Gonzalez won two races; Perez was skunked. Gonzalez was no doubt thinking of repeating those same theatrics Sunday when he […]

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Cabrera Theme Song Plays Four Times Thursday Night At Remington

“Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo Baby shark!. . .” Like that song? If you don’t, you better get used to it if the rest of the race meet at Remington Park is anything like Thursday night. […]

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Trio Of Jockeys Inducted Into Prairie Meadows Hall Of Fame

The three most accomplished jockeys in the 30-year history of this Altoona, Iowa racetrack – Alex Birzer, Glenn Corbett, and Terry Thompson – were inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame along with champion Quarter Horse Ajs High on Saturday August 10, 2019. Through August 1, 2019, Birzer, Corbett, and Thompson had combined for […]

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‘Come Back Strong’: Returning From Injury, Zayas Tops Gulfstream’s Spring Meet

Exactly six months after seeing his Championship Meet end with a serious leg injury, jockey Edgard Zayas celebrated as the leading rider at Gulfstream Park’s 2019 spring meet, which ended Sunday. Zayas, who turned 26 June 27, completed the 54-day stand with 70 victories, 13 more than runner-up Emisael Jaramillo (57). The native of Rio […]

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Aqueduct: Four Stakes Wins Crown Rice Leading Trainer, Franco Bags Third NYRA Title

Trainer Linda Rice (45 wins) won her first NYRA meet title since 2017, jockey Manny Franco paced all riders with 98 victories and Michael Dubb led all owners with 15 wins for the winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that spanned December 7, 2018 to March 31. Rice tallied five more wins than second-place trainer Rudy […]

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Franco Riding With ‘Confidence,’ Eyeing Winter Riding Title Repeat At Aqueduct

Jockey Manny Franco rode four winners on Thursday at Aqueduct, extending his meet-leading total to 64 entering Friday. Franco won three of the day’s first four races, piloting Run for Boston ($2.90) in Race 1, followed by Sweet Like Char ($6.50) and Avalina ($6) in Races 3 and 4, respectively. He then rode Regal Retort […]

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