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View From The Eighth Pole: It’s Time To Get Rid Of Clenbuterol

It’s been nearly eight years since the late Kent Stirling, then the executive director of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, said during a Congressional hearing on “Medication and Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing” that the bronchodilator clenbuterol is “probably the best drug that’s come out in 30 years.” Veterinarians I’ve spoken to have […]

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Baffert Pair Of Nadal, Ra’ad Take On Champion Storm The Court In Sunday’s San Vicente

Two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has two horses set to take on Eclipse Award champion Storm the Court in his three-year-old debut Sunday in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes over seven furlongs at Santa Anita. They are debut winner Nadal, who won a 6 ½ furlong maiden allowance race at Santa Anita by […]

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Talamo Hits 2,000-Win Milestone Aboard Glatt Trainee Rizzi’s Honor At Los Alamitos

More than 13 years after he collected the first win of his career in his native Louisiana, jockey Joe Talamo picked up his 2,000th  victory with Rizzi’s Honors in Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. The 3-5 favorite against five opponents in the $20,351 starter allowance, the 6-year-old With Distinction mare pressed […]

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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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Bast Fends Off Challenge From Donna Veloce To Win Starlet

Baoma Corp’s Bast, already a two-time Grade 1 winner, grabbed the lead at the start and refused to relinquish it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, the juvenile daughter of Uncle Mo turned the tables on Breeders’ Cup runner up Donna Veloce, the 1-5 […]

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Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile

The Cigar Mile card featuring four graded stakes is the signature event of the Aqueduct fall meet. The headline race boasts Grade 1 winner Maximum Security and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Spun to Run while juveniles take the spotlight in the Grade 2 Remsen and Demoiselle. Two-year-olds also hold court at Los Alamitos where […]

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Baffert Aiming For Third Consecutive Starlet/Los Al Futurity Sweep

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try for a third consecutive sweep of the Starlet and Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday. Baffert, who completed the significant parlay with Chasing Yesterday (Starlet) and Improbable (Futurity) last year after winning the Starlet with Dream Tree and Futurity with McKinzie in 2017, will have two representatives in both […]

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Los Alamitos’ Winter Thoroughbred Meet Kicks Off Dec. 6

The third and final Thoroughbred meet of 2019 at Los Alamitos will begin Friday, Dec. 6. The seven-day Winter season follows the 10-day Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet in September and the nine-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival in June-July. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday (Dec. 6-8) and Thursday-Sunday (Dec. 12-15) the final week. […]

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