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‘I’m Just Thinking About Winning’: Samy Camacho Setting A Hot Pace At Tampa

With four victories today, Samy Camacho is winning races at a pace that would enable him to better Antonio Gallardo’s single-season Tampa Bay Downs record of 147 set during the 2014-2015 meeting. Camacho has 46 winners through the first 27 days of the current meeting. If he maintains that rate throughout, he would finish with […]

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Brown, Franco, Dubb Capture Year-End NYRA Titles

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco picked up his first crown and Michael Dubb earned his fifth straight title on the circuit as the curtain came down on racing for the year Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Brown, who has won back-to-back Eclipse Awards for […]

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Gonzalez, McCarthy Capture Fall Meet Titles At Laurel Park

A rainy closing day saw Claudio Gonzalez continue his recent domination of the trainer standings while Trevor McCarthy returned to a familiar spot atop the jockey standings and a new face emerged as Maryland’s leading rider on a special New Year’s Eve program at Laurel Park. Gonzalez, 42, finished the calendar year-ending fall meet, which […]

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‘It Feels Like I’m Back Home’: Rosario Comfortable Atop Santa Anita Standings

With five victories through three racing days, Joel Rosario is riding regularly at Santa Anita, on top of the standings and likely to remain there for the duration. The 33-year-old native of the Dominican Republic took a rare moment of inactivity at Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning to schmooze with old acquaintances. “It feels like I’m […]

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Gulfstream: Gaffalione Celebrates 1,000th Win At ‘Home Track’

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione notched the 1000th winner of his career in Sunday’s eighth race at Gulfstream Park, scoring aboard first-time starter Mission From Elle ($17) in a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on turf. “It’s such a blessing, especially to have it here. I grew up here. This is home track,” […]

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McKnight, Da Silva Polish Off Record-Breaking Seasons At Woodbine

The 2018 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend. Adding three wins on Sunday, Da Silva extended his record for most wins […]

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Franco Takes Second NYRA Riding Title; Rodriguez, Pletcher Top Trainer Standings

Trainers Rudy Rodriguez and Todd Pletcher (12 wins apiece) and jockey Manny Franco (25 victories) were the leaders in their respective categories for Aqueduct Racetrack’s 22-day fall meet that concluded when Sunday’s card was canceled due to heavy fog. Chester and Mary Broman, Sr. and Godolphin tied for the most wins by an ownership group, […]

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Eurico Rosa Da Silva Sets New Win Record At Woodbine

Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for most wins at a Woodbine meet on Saturday at the Toronto racetrack. Da Silva earned his 222nd victory this season to break the previous record of 221 that was established by Mickey Walls at the Woodbine meet in […]

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Remington: Leading Jockey Cabrera Sets Earnings Record Of Over $2 Million

There is not much drama left in the jockeys’ race at Remington Park this meet, but leading rider David Cabrera found a way to make things interesting by setting a single-season record for horses’ earnings in a season. Friday night, Cabrera shot past Ramon Vazquez’s mark from 2017 of $1,978,896 and eclipsing the $2 million […]

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Prescott Brings Home Third Leading Rider Title At Indiana Grand

Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, Rodney Prescott, earned his third leading jockey title at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Portland, Ind. native was awarded the title after winning his 114th race of the meet in the first race aboard the Kim Hammond-trained Desert Thief. Prescott now has 947 career wins over both the dirt and […]

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