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Javier Castellano Picks Up Pegasus Mount On Spun To Run

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, reports drf.com. Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero made the announcement on Tuesday, after the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun breezed a half mile in :47.51 at Palm Meadows. “I didn’t think he […]

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‘He’s Got A Lot Of Speed’: Baffert Seeks Second Pegasus Victory With ‘Quick’ Mucho Gusto

Bob Baffert returns to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy after a one-year absence Saturday with Mucho Gusto, a 4-year-old colt whose strong workout last week convinced the Hall of Fame trainer that he is ready for prime time. Baffert won the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup in 2017 with […]

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‘Upsetting And Surprising’ Call From Irad Ortiz Leaves Spun To Run Riderless For Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero suddenly has to deal with an unforeseen issue a week before the $3 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. According to drf.com, the trainer got a call from Irad Ortiz, Jr. on Saturday morning that the jockey had decided to take a different mount in the race, leaving Guerrero’s trainee Spun […]

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Mucho Gusto 8-5 Favorite In 11-Horse Oklahoma Derby Field

A stakes-laden 13-race program has been put together for Sunday, Sept. 29 at Remington Park, led by the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. The derby will be the 12th race on the card that starts at 3pm-Central. Mucho Gusto, expected to arrive via Tex Sutton Equine Charter on Thursday morning at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, […]

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Trio Of Oklahoma Derby Contenders Post Final Workouts

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 29, will be compiled in the Remington Park racing office on Wednesday morning, along with the seven other stakes events on the special program. Multiple horses expected to take part in the derby, the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks and other races on Sunday have […]

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New York Derby Winner Bankit Joins Cast For Oklahoma Derby

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 29, continues to gain strength with the New York Derby winner Bankit likely joining a field that already includes top sophomores Long Range Toddy, Tax, Owendale and Mucho Gusto. All four of the latter horses have been winners among the top 3-year-olds racing in 2019. – […]

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Cairo Cat Joins Tax, Mucho Gusto, Owendale As Oklahoma Derby Contender

Cairo Cat, a Churchill Downs stakes winner, has been added to the list of horses likely to compete in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby against Long Range Toddy, Tax, Mucho Gusto and Owendale. All four of the latter horses have been winners among the top sophomores racing in 2019. –       Long Range Toddy won the […]

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Mucho Gusto, Owendale Among Nominees For Oklahoma Derby

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby will likely include many horses that hit the spotlight on the national level this year; top trainers from across the country are expected to send competitors for the race set for Sunday, Sept. 29. Among the contenders likely to vie for the top purse on the keystone day at […]

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Velazquez Takes Code Of Honor Outside To Win The Travers

It had been 21 years since his third and most recent victory in the Grade 1 Travers, but trainer Claude “Shug” McGaughey proved this Saturday that he still knows how to put a horse in that revered winner’s circle at Saratoga. He saddled W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor to cross the wire in third […]

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Tacitus Draws Post Six, Tabbed As 5-2 Favorite For Runhappy Travers

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s former claimer Tax and Juddmonte Farms regally bred Tacitus, the one-two finishers of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, renew their rivalry on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in the 150th running of Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers. […]

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