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‘Time To Come Home’: Jockey Tyler Baze Returns To Southern California

As the days during which racing was suspended at Santa Anita mounted up last winter, taking a toll on all horsemen, Tyler Baze was faced with a dilemma. Ride out the storm of troubles in Southern California, his home and base of operations for most of his 20-year career. Or leave the work-less days and […]

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Houston Ladies Classic, Apple Blossom Next For Cotillion Winner Street Band

Grade 1 Cotillion winner Street Band will be pointed to the G3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 26 for her next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan was most recently eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Street Band returned to Churchill Downs after the Breeders’ Cup, and will ship […]

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Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By TVG: A Comeback Cup

The Breeders’ Cup is a traveling show, but it’s been a while since it’s set up shop at several points on the map, and there are a lot of tracks where the only bets on the event have been made over simulcast. In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’re asking some notable Thoroughbred industry names about […]

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Lost And Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Wiggins Reflects On Life After Rachel Alexandra

Despite retiring, longtime trainer Hal Wiggins could not stay away from the racetrack so he returned to the traveling lifestyle with sojourns all the way back to his roots. In his 33 years as a trainer, Wiggins won nearly 900 races, highlighted by the 2009 Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks with Rachel Alexandra for Dolphus Morrison, […]

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Stewart Elliott Plans To Ride At Upcoming Remington Park Meet

Stewart Elliott, winning jockey aboard fan and wagering favorite Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby, will compete at Remington Park in the upcoming Thoroughbred Season. Elliott will become the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby to ride on a daily basis in Oklahoma City. A journeyman jockey with total career victories of 4,855 […]

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Hammerle Nails 11 Of 12 To Win Fifth Week Of Summer Prop Contest

Rick Hammerle, new director of horsemen’s relations and racing relations at Kentucky Downs and the new racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, correctly selected 11 of 12 props to win the fifth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest. Hammerle’s tiebreaker was closer to actual result of the Arlington Million exacta, giving him the win over […]

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How The Voided Claim Of A South Dakota-Bred Saved A World Record

There are myriad stories of horses that turned the corner into national prominence after being claimed by the right connections, but in 1983 a botched claim kept the horse Win Stat on the path to becoming a graded stakes winner and world record-holder. The story of Win Stat’s failed claim started with a successful one. […]

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Sports Wagering Era Opens In Arkansas At Oaklawn Park

Oaklawn has become the first in Arkansas to offer sports wagering with the opening Monday of its newly remodeled Race & Sports Book in the north end of the casino. The Race & Sports Book offers teller wagering as well as fast, user-friendly kiosks and is open seven days a week.  Fans can now place […]

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Tyler Baze Hires Vic Stauffer As Agent Until 2020 Oaklawn Meet Begins

Vic Stauffer, track announcer at Oaklawn Park, which ended its first extended race meet last Saturday, has begun booking mounts for jockey Tyler Baze at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Stauffer, who has also worked as a racing official, had previously served as agent for Baze in California.  Stauffer had stints booking mounts for Joel […]

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‘Let The Horse Tell Us’: Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox Probable For Preakness

While a final decision won’t come for at least a few days, if all goes well Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox is likely headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Laughing Fox, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned an automatic berth into the Middle […]

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