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Authentic Takes Solo Lead In Top 3-Year-Old Poll

While a pair of his stablemates posted impressive on-track wins this past weekend, the Bob Baffert-trained Authentic scored a victory in his own right without leaving his stall as he gained the outright lead in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The undefeated Authentic tied for the top spot with Tiz […]

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‘Deeply Concerned And Frustrated’: Midnight Bisou’s Connections Suggest Saudi Cup Disqualification For Maximum Security

In the wake of federal charges being pursued against trainer Jason Servis for giving his runners illegal substances, the connections of Saudi Cup runner-up Midnight Bisou have hinted that the race’s winner, Servis charge Maximum Security, ought to be disqualified, BloodHorse reports. Maximum Security outlasted Midnight Bisou to prevail by three-quarters of a length in […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou New Leader In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Midnight Bisou, the champion older dirt female of 2019 and runner-up in her first try against males in the $20 million Saudi Cup on February 29, earned 16 first-place votes and a total of 376 points to take over the lead position in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll. Champion Maximum […]

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Smith’s Saudi Suspension To Be Upheld In California

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will have his suspension for whip use in the Saudi Cup reciprocated by the California Horse Racing Board, spokesman Mike Marten confirmed to horseracingnation.com. The rider was suspended 11 days total, as first reported by the Racing Post: eight days for striking Midnight Bisou 14 times, above the limit […]

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Midnight Bisou Ruled Out Of Dubai World Cup Bid; Mucho Gusto, Tacitus Stay Overseas

Champion mare Midnight Bisou, a gallant second in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup, will head home to the United States this week rather than turning back in four weeks for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Steve Asmussen-trained mare joins Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security in deciding not to pursue […]

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Servis: ‘Doubtful’ Maximum Security Will Head To Dubai World Cup

Following Saturday’s gutsy triumph in the inaugural Saudi Cup, Maximum Security may not be fully recovered in time to contest the Dubai World Cup on Saturday, Mar. 28. Trainer Jason Servis told broadcaster Nick Luck on RacingTV’s Luck on Sunday that the 4-year-old son of New Year’s Day lost a bit of weight and didn’t finish […]

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Mike Smith Given Nine-Day Whip Ban, Fine For Saudi Cup Ride On Midnight Bisou

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, winner of the International Jockeys Challenge in Saudi Arabia on Friday, will head back to the United States with a nine-day ban handed down for his ride aboard runner up Midnight Bisou in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup. According to Racing Post journalist Jonathan Harding on Twitter, Smith was “given an […]

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Maximum Security Scores Over Midnight Bisou In Saudi Cup

Maximum Security may be best known for his historic disqualification in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but last year’s champion 3-year-old colt made his 2020 debut a victorious one in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup. The son of New Year’s Day had to run down frontrunner Mucho Gusto and fend off the late run from Midnight […]

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‘It’s Not Work’: Outrider Jesus Camacho On Front Line Of Safety And Welfare At Santa Anita

His day begins at 3:30 a.m.  Every day.  His name is Jesus Camacho, barn foreman/exercise rider for trainer Bill Spawr by morning and Santa Anita outrider on race day afternoons. Camacho, along with his horse Justin, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding that was re-trained following his racing career, are integral parts of an invaluable front line […]

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