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Thoroughbred Owners Of California Seeks Alternative Federal Legislation

Four years ago at the annual membership meeting of Thoroughbred Owners of California, then-president Joe Morris said the TOC’s board of directors was “100 percent against the federal government or USADA being involved” with oversight of Thoroughbred racing medication rules. Morris was referring to the Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation that would make the United […]

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XBTV: ‘A Candid Conversation With Owner/Breeder Nick Alexander’

Nick Alexander is a staple throughout the Southern California horse racing scene as a respected owner, breeder, and local car dealership owner that just can’t ever seem to say “no.” XBTV’s own Millie Ball caught up with the Chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California recently to discuss horses, cars, and his deep rooted history […]

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S Y Sky Finishes Fast In Off-The-Turf Monrovia

Nick Alexander’s homebred S Y Sky got the job done in an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday, finishing fast down the lane to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front of favorite Belvoir Bay. The 5-year-old daughter of Alexander’s Grazen completed five furlongs on the fast […]

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D’Amato, Alexander Enter Pair In Sunday’s Betty Grable

Nine older fillies and mares bred in California will take their turn in the Del Mar spotlight Sunday in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes at seven furlongs over the seaside track’s main dirt oval. Post time for the first of nine races Sunday is 12:30 p.m. Racing will continue Monday, Veterans Day, featuring two-year-old fillies […]

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Off Strong 2017 Meet, Del Mar Registers 6.8 Percent Increase In Daily Average Wagering

All sources handle in 2018 rose 6.8 percent to $13.44 million per day as Del Mar completed a highly successful summer season – its 79th – on Labor Day Monday. The wagering increase follows a 5.1 percent gain in all-sources handle in 2017, which averaged $12.58 million.  The strength of the 2018 summer racing program […]

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Speedy Enola Gray Retired, Will Be Bred In 2019

Nick Alexander’s homebred mare Enola Gray has officially been retired from racing, according to drf.com, and will be bred in 2019. The 5-year-old daughter of Alexander’s stallion Grazen won six stakes races over her career, including the Grade 3 Wilshire at a mile on the turf. “It was one thing after another,” said trainer Phil D’Amato. […]

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$70 Million Handle Increase Spurs 10 Percent Purse Hike At Santa Anita Park

Due to a $70 million increase in overall pari-mutuel handle dating back to Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a 10 percent increase in overnight purses, effective Friday, June 1, through closing day, Sunday, June 24. “The fact that we’re up $70 million in handle is obviously very gratifying and there are several factors involved, including field […]

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Tough Sunday Scores First Stakes Win In Sunday’s Sensational Star

A switch from 6 ½ furlongs on turf to a muddy main track, five scratches and a perfect stalking trip under Joe Talamo resulted in Nick Alexander’s homebred Tough Sunday notching his first-ever stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 6-year-old full horse by Alexander’s Grazen, prevailed by one length […]

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Pee Wee Reese Rolls To Victory In Joe Hernandez At Santa Anita

If there is such a thing as The Big Dodger in the Sky, he was smiling down on Santa Anita on Monday, as Pee Wee Reese went to the front in the $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes under Joe Talamo, winning by 2 3/4 lengths. Owned and bred in California by Nick Alexander and trained by […]

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Born Blind And Deaf, Tough Sunday Finds The Winner’s Circle At Del Mar

When the 5-year-old Tough Sunday held off a late challenge to win Thursday’s fourth race at Del Mar by a half-length, it was more than just another trip to the winner’s circle for owner/breeder Nick Alexander. The son of his own stallion Grazen, Tough Sunday was born with symptoms of what is known as dummy […]

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