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Stakes Veteran On Leave ‘Better Than Ever,’ Leads Belmont’s Athenia Field

Stuart S. Janney III’s On Leave will look to notch her second consecutive stakes win when she competes against a talented nine-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The penultimate of the 18 total graded stakes for the Belmont […]

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Bound For Nowhere Among Stakes Winners On Big Opening Day At Kentucky Downs

Kentucky Downs had its second-highest betting day in track history on Saturday’s opening card of the five-day meet offering among the highest average daily purses in the world, with a total of $6,205,873 bet on the 10-race card that featured four stakes. The day is topped only by the $8,487,323 wagered on what would have […]

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Proctor’s Ledge, On Leave Prepare For Rematch In Just A Game

Proctor’s Ledge and On Leave, separated by only a half-length when finishing 1-2 five weeks ago, will meet again this Saturday at Belmont Park in the Grade 1, $700,000 Longines Just a Game for fillies and mares. The Just a Game is Race 8 on Saturday’s 13-race card and will serve as the first leg […]

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Irad Ortiz Lined Up For 14 Mounts On ‘Long’ Florida Derby Day

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., the second-leading rider at the Championship Meet, will be a busy man on Saturday with mounts in all 14 races on Gulfstream’s spectacular stakes-filled Florida Derby Day program. Spending his first full winter in South Florida, the 25-year-old Ortiz will be aboard only one program favorite, Jane Cibelli-trained Ballyin in the second race, […]

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Irad Ortiz Voted Jockey Of The Week With Pair Of Graded Stakes Winners

The only jockey to win multiple graded stakes last weekend, Irad Ortiz, Jr. topped the earnings leaderboard and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for December 11-17, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Favored On Leave Perfectly Measured For My Charmer Victory

Stuart Janney’s homebred filly On Leave looked like she might come up short in Saturday’s G3 My Charmer at Gulfstream Park, but jockey Irad Ortiz had the Shug McGaughey trainee’s run perfectly timed to hit the wire in front. The 4-year-old daughter of War Front bested frontrunning Gianna’s Dream by about a neck. Off as […]

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On Leave Hopes To Sail To Victory In G2 Goldikova

Shug McGaughey-trained On Leave has the inside post and the morning line designation as the 9-2 favorite in a full field of 14 for Saturday’s $200,000 Goldikova Stakes, the opening event on the climactic day of the first Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be hosted by Del Mar. The one-mile turf run for older fillies […]

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Lady Eli Sigue Su Rumbo A La Breeders’ Cup Con Sólido Triunfo En El Ballston Spa Stakes

La valiente Lady Eli logró dos cosas el pasado sábado 26 en Saratoga: por una parte, tener una carrera más de entrenamiento con miras a la Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1); y por la otra, reivindicarse de lo que fue la primera derrota de su extraordinaria campaña. La hija de Divine Park obtuvo […]

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Lady Eli Se Despide De Saratoga Ante Cinco Rivales En El Ballston Spa

En una decisión de último momento, el entrenador Chad Brown decidió inscribir a la espectacular Lady Eli en el Ballston Spa S. (G2, $400,000) de este sábado 26 en Saratoga. De las seis yeguas que tomarán parte en la carrera de 1700 metros, tres pertenecen a su establo. Lady Eli reapareció precisamente en la edición […]

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Thundering Sky Takes Inside Route In De La Rose

Thanks to a ground-saving trip by jockey Rajiv Maragh, Thundering Sky was in perfect position in the final moments to capture the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton De La Rose for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up by a neck on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Breaking from the rail, Thundering Sky sat in third position tracking longshot […]

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