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Brown, Jose Ortiz, Klarman Earn Repeat Saratoga Titles

Trainer Chad Brown earned his second consecutive H. Allen Jerkens award, and third overall, for the Saratoga meet’s top trainer with 41 wins, while Jose Ortiz [60 victories] registered his third Angel Cordero, Jr. award in four years as the leading jockey for the summer meet that concluded Monday, Labor Day, at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Frank Lucarelli Saddles 1,000th Career Winner At Emerald Downs

Crest Drive rolled to a 14 ½-length victory in race five Sunday to give trainer Frank Lucarelli his 1,000th victory at Emerald Downs. A five-time Emerald Downs’ training champion, Lucarelli is No. 1 all-time in both wins and earnings, and with 57 wins on pace for his greatest season at Emerald Downs. Lucarelli, 62, was […]

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Lezcano Earns First Belmont Riding Title; Brown, Klarman Repeat

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title in runaway fashion with 38 wins, while Jose Lezcano captured his first New York riding title with 44 victories as the 48-day meet concluded on Sunday. Klaravich Stables posted 12 wins to lead all owners, compiling earnings of more than $1.5 million. […]

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Steve Asmussen Extends Churchill Record To 21st Training Title

Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen dominated the trainer standings at Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet with 27 victories to win his record-extending 21st leading trainer title at the Louisville track. Asmussen, 53, enters Saturday’s card ready to eclipse 180 starts for the 38-day meet, smashing his previous record of 130 starters at the 2011 […]

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McCarthy, Trombetta Finish Atop Laurel Park Standings

Jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his third consecutive meet title and trainer Mike Trombetta earned his first since 2015 as Laurel Park closed its 19-day spring stand Sunday. Live racing shifts to legendary Pimlico Race Course for the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico starting Thursday, May 9. McCarthy, who turns 25 May 16, finished with 22 […]

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Franco Notches Third Consecutive NYRA Title At Aqueduct Spring Meet

Jockey Manny Franco won his third consecutive individual meet title, Rudy Rodriguez held on for the training crown and Repole Stable, Drawing Stable and Klaravich Stable each notched four wins to lead all owners for the 12-day spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that concluded with Saturday’s Closing Day. The meet, which started April 5 and […]

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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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McCarthy, Gonzalez Crowned Laurel Winter Meet Leaders

Laurel Park lowered the curtain on its 46-day winter stand Sunday, with jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Claudio Gonzalez formally claiming individual meet titles. McCarthy, 24, captured Race 7 on Timeless Treasure ($7.20) to finish with 53 victories, 26 more than runner-up Victor Carrasco. Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, McCarthy was also tops […]

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Asmussen Crowned Leading Trainer At Sam Houston For Sixth Consecutive Year

The Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meeting wrapped on Saturday, March 30. The racing season kicked off on January 25 with the Houston Racing Festival highlighting opening weekend. Local racing fans and horseplayers across the country enjoyed seeing Bloom Racing Stable, LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Allen Racing, LLC’s Midnight Bisou win the Grade 3, […]

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‘You Dream Of This’: Four-Win Day For Meet Leading Trainer Claudio Gonzalez

Joseph Besecker’s Nyx Warrior ($16.80) came with a steady rally on the far outside to edge Moon Virginia at the wire in Sunday’s fifth race and complete a perfect afternoon for Laurel Park’s winter meet-leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez. Gonzalez won with each of his starters Sunday, taking four of the first five races including three […]

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