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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, Manny Franco Repeat Year-End NYRA Titles

Trainer Chad Brown notched his fifth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco won his second consecutive riding crown, and Klaravich Stables led all owners on the circuit as racing concluded for 2019 following Tuesday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Brown, who has won three consecutive Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Trainer from […]

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Trevor McCarthy, Claudio Gonzalez Crowned Meet Leaders At Laurel Park

A rainy Sunday couldn’t dampen spirits as jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez put the finishing touches on another championship during closing day of Laurel Park’s calendar year-ending fall meet. McCarthy, 25, was blanked on three mounts Sunday but finished with 52 wins, seven more than runner-up Sheldon Russell, also ranking first with more […]

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‘Every Horse Is Running Well For Him’: Camacho Finding The Right Balance Between Work, Family

Jockey Samy Camacho is all business at the racetrack, where he strives to reward his connections with the best rides available while pursuing a second consecutive Tampa Bay Downs jockeys title. But when he hangs up his tack for the day, Camacho transforms into a devoted family man, cherishing time spent with his wife, Kismar […]

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Saffie Joseph, Paco Lopez Top Standings At Gulfstream Park West

The 2019 Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West came to an exciting close Sunday, when a mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool generated $3,615,196 in wagering on the popular multi-race bet by handicappers in search of a possible multi-million score. However, the best bets at Gulfstream Park West throughout the 40-day meet […]

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Paco Lopez Has A Solid Lead In Gulfstream West’s Race For Riding Title

Jockey Paco Lopez entered the final weekend of the Fall Turf Festival with a five-win lead in the race for the riding title at Gulfstream Park West. Heading into Saturday’s nine-race card, Lopez was ahead of apprentice Cristian Torres, 35-32, with Emisael Jaramillo sitting third at 29. Torres needed stitches in his lower lip following […]

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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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Paco Lopez Finishes Strong To Win Monmouth Riding Title

Paco Lopez admits he was as surprised as anyone on Sunday when he collected his sixth riding title during the closing day of Monmouth Park’s 2019 meet given how much ground he had to make up. But the 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, does know a thing or two about closing. With two winners on […]

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