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Guillot’s Gumbo Festival Kicks Off Travers Weekend On Saratoga Backside

They came from all over the grounds Friday morning to an open, grassy area with picnic tables under tall trees next to Clare Court for trainer Eric Guillot’s pre-Travers gumbo party. Guillot, from Iberia, Louisiana will run Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Laoban on Saturday in the “Mid-Summer Derby”. The trainer, who races on the […]

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Laoban Overcomes Traffic In Friday Work At The Spa

Laoban, who shed his maiden status with his upset in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy, has a found a way to beat the heat and humidity, courtesy of his trainer, Eric Guillot. “It’s been so sticky and hot, and he’s not the best [eater] in the world for as big as a horse he […]

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G1 Winning Moreno Retired, Again

Grade 1 winner Moreno has officially been retired once again, trainer Eric Guillot told the Daily Racing Form. The 6-year-old gelding had four works at Los Alamitos, including a six-furlong move in 1:10.8 on Jan. 9, but was “too sore” to continue, according to Guillot. Moreno shipped back to Kentucky and has been retired to […]

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Gonzalez Earns First California Riding Title At Los Alamitos

Jockey Santiago Gonzalez won 2,200 races in his native Venezuela before venturing to the United States, then won 41 races in southern Florida throughout 2014. He moved his tack to California in December of 2014, in need of a change, according to the Daily Racing Form. Finding his first winner within a week, Gonzalez has […]

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Grade 1 Winner Moreno Retired From Racing

According to a report on Twitter by the Daily Racing Form Sunday, Moreno, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of nearly $3 million, has been retired from racing. The 5-year-old gelding, owned and bred by Southern Equine Stable LLC, most recently finished eighth Saturday at Saratoga in an attempt to win back-to-back editions of […]

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Moreno, Trainer Guillot Seek Repeat Victory In Whitney

If Moreno wins Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Handicap, he’ll become only the fourth horse in history to capture multiple editions of the race, according to a story by the Troy Record. A talented field has been assembled for one of Saratoga’s marquee races, with classic winners and Grade 1 horses lining up against last year’s […]

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Equibase Analysis: Strong Form, Class Make Whitney Stakes A Compelling Race

A “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November, the 88th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Whitney Stakes may be one for the ages as eight of the 10 enter the race off first or second place finishes. Two horses in the remarkably talented field come into the race […]

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Catch A Flight, Moreno Renew Rivalry In G1 Gold Cup

One, two finishers in the Grade 2 Californian May 30, Catch a Flight and Moreno head a solid field of 11 three-year-olds and up going a mile and a quarter in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.  A winner of the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes three starts back on Jan. 10, […]

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Gold Cup: BC Classic Berth Up For Grabs In Prime Time On NBCSN

The second automatic berth into the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is on the line Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), which will be televised live on NBCSN, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The 1 1/4 mile Gold Cup is the third of 10 […]

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Catch A Flight Edges Moreno To Take Californian

Steadily improving Catch a Flight got the better of favored Moreno to win Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita Park, his third win since shipping to the U.S. from Brazil. While Big Cazanova did the early pace work, Moreno and Catch a Flight sat second and third, respectively, lying in wait through […]

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