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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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Diodoro ‘Not Settling For Mediocrity’ At Oaklawn Park

Trainer Robertino Diodoro saddled four winners Friday at Oaklawn Park, including three for leading owner M and M Racing (Mike and Mickala Sisk). Diodoro won the second race with favored It Is Dejavu ($2.60), fourth race with favored Powerful Thirst ($6.60), fifth race with favored Fault Line ($3) and the ninth race with favored Industrialist […]

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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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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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Baffert Ties For Los Alamitos Training Title; Figueroa, Baze Lead Jockey Standings

A second consecutive sweep of the Grade I Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and Starlet by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert highlighted the Winter Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Sunday. Complete business figures for the eight-day season won’t be available for several days. Field size rose over the Summer Thoroughbred Festival in July and the Los […]

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74-Year-Old Trainer Bennett Still Has ‘That Desire To Win’

Less than two weeks into the 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Downs meeting, trainer Gerald Bennett has thrown down the challenge. If any of his rivals have designs on unseating him from the top spot in the standings, they had better get busy. The 74-year-old Bennett, who often hauls his own horses from track to track, has […]

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McKnight’s 120 Winners At Woodbine Set New Training Record

Trainer Norman McKnight set a new record for wins in a single season at Woodbine this weekend, saddling Gold Lace for his 120th winner of the meeting and third win on Sunday’s card. The previous record of 119 wins was set by six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse, whose 102 wins in 2018 have him […]

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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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