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Asmussen, Lanerie Take 2017 Ellis Park Titles

It came down to the next-to-last race of the 2017 Ellis Park meet that ended Monday. But 2016 meet-leader Steve Asmussen repeated as trainer champion, edging 2015 winner Brad Cox 18 wins to 17. Hall of Famer Jack Van Berg had a superb meet himself to finish third in wins, going 13 for 36. Jockey […]

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Pletcher Retakes Saratoga Title; Jose Ortiz Leads Standings For Second Consecutive Year

The race for top trainer, jockey and owner came down to the wire at Saratoga Race Course on 2017, with Todd Pletcher capturing his 13th H. Allen Jerkens trainer title, Jose Ortiz winning his second Angel Cordero Jr. riding title in a row, and Michael Dubb and his various partnerships taking his fourth straight owners […]

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Gonzalez, Carrasco Finish On Top At Laurel; Toledo Wins Four On His Birthday

Claudio Gonzalez picked up two winners on Sunday’s 11-race closing day program at Laurel Park to edge Kieron Magee, 21-19, and earn leading trainer honors at the 33-day summer meet. Victor Carrasco went winless with his only three mounts on the afternoon but finished as the leading rider with 36 victories, three more than Jevian Toledo, who […]

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Foster Leads Trainer Standings By Over 20 Wins At Louisiana Downs

Trainer Joseph M. Foster is a force to be reckoned with at Louisiana Downs. “Joey” as he is known to fellow racetrackers, is a man of few words, but a work ethic not surpassed by many. Well-known at the Bossier City racetrack, Foster stands alone at the top of the trainer standings for the 2017 […]

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Miller Has Momentum Heading Into Del Mar, But D’Amato Ready To Defend His Title

Peter Miller was a comfortable winner of the Santa Anita spring-summer meeting training title, notching 36 wins, 11 more than runners-up Phil D’Amato and Richard Baltas were able to muster. The question for Del Mar will be whether he’ll be able to sustain that momentum and success for the 36-day meeting at his “home” track […]

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Brown, Jose Ortiz Close Belmont Meet With Second Consecutive Titles

Trainer Chad Brown won his second straight Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title, while Jose Ortiz posted two victories on Sunday, closing day, to clinch the riding title for a second straight year. Michael Dubb was the meet’s leading owner with 18 victories and earnings of $1,121,189. Brown, the New York Racing Association’s leading trainer […]

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Three Jockeys, Two Trainers Tie To Top Standings In Preakness At Pimlico Meet

The curtain came down on a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico with a handful of jockeys and trainers sharing top honors in their respective standings following a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 12-day stand saw jockeys Horacio Karamanos, Kevin Gomez and Feargal Lynch each finish with a meet-best […]

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Caldwell Scores Training Hat Trick Saturday To Lead Standings At Churchill

Through the first 13 days of the 38-day Spring Meet, Texas native J.R. Caldwell is making his presence known at Churchill Downs with an impressive nine victories in 14 starts (64.3%), including a trio of wins on Saturday’s 11-race card. “We are very blessed for the opportunity we’ve had so far in Kentucky,” Caldwell said. […]

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McCarthy, Rice/Magee Named Meet Champions At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, approaching his 1,000th career victory, and trainers Linda Rice and Kieron Magee were each crowned meet champions on closing day of Laurel Park’s 56-day winter-spring stand Sunday. McCarthy, who turns 23 May 16, finished with an 12-win advantage over runner-up Horacio Karamanos, 67-56, to earn his sixth individual meet title in Maryland, […]

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Centeno, Bennett Collect Meet Riding, Training Titles At Tampa Bay Downs

The 45-year-old Centeno isn’t sure if a five-day suspension for careless riding on March 31 got him fired up, or if a challenge from Tampa Bay Downs newcomer Edwin Gonzalez stoked his competitive juices. Of course, it’s not as if the six-time Tampa Bay Downs riding champion needs extra incentive to chase victory. But it […]

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