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Succesful Trip To Del Mar Nets Paco Lopez Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey last week, Paco Lopez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 25 – December 1, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Mo Forza Proves Deserving Favorite In Hollywood Derby

OG Boss and Bardy Farm’s homebred Mo Forza continued to roll in Southern California, scoring his third consecutive victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. Under the guidance of jockey Paco Lopez, the Peter Miller-trained colt had to battle the length of the stretch with Neptune’s Storm but was able to prevail by three-quarters of […]

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$8,000 Claim Zuzanna Springs The Upset In Red Carpet Handicap

Claimed for $8,000 in September of 2018, Zuzanna, the longest shot in the field of older fillies and mares at 23-1, climaxed her rise to prominence with a surprise victory in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths on the grass Saturday at Del Mar. Providing jockey […]

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Alms Kicks Clear In Jimmy Durante Stakes

Godolphin’s Alms, a solidly-backed second choice at 5-2, made it three-for-three in her brief career with a convincing triumph in the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday at Del Mar. Alms, piloted by Paco Lopez, wore down the 24-1 pacesetting longshot Laura’s Light in the upper stretch and drew off to […]

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A Bit Of Both, Archidust Bring Home OBS Sprint Stakes

A large crowd turned out in sunny weather for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company 2019 November Day of Racing, headed by the pair of six furlong OBS Sprint Stakes for OBS graduates. Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan Inc., Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s A Bit of Both stalked the early leader in the $125,000 […]

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Saffie Joseph, Paco Lopez Top Standings At Gulfstream Park West

The 2019 Fall Turf Festival at Gulfstream Park West came to an exciting close Sunday, when a mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 pool generated $3,615,196 in wagering on the popular multi-race bet by handicappers in search of a possible multi-million score. However, the best bets at Gulfstream Park West throughout the 40-day meet […]

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Paco Lopez Has A Solid Lead In Gulfstream West’s Race For Riding Title

Jockey Paco Lopez entered the final weekend of the Fall Turf Festival with a five-win lead in the race for the riding title at Gulfstream Park West. Heading into Saturday’s nine-race card, Lopez was ahead of apprentice Cristian Torres, 35-32, with Emisael Jaramillo sitting third at 29. Torres needed stitches in his lower lip following […]

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Paco Lopez Rides Stakes Triple To Jockey Of The Week Honors

With three stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, Paco Lopez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for Nov. 4-10, 2019. 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 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the […]

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Red Crescent Peaks At The Right Time In Sunshine Millions Classic Preview

Equine Authority Inc.’s Red Crescent peaked at the perfect time for trainer John Vinson to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Millions Classic Preview at Gulfstream Park West The 1 1/16-mile race for Florida-bred 3-year-olds and up, an early prep for the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park Jan. 18, was one of nine stakes worth $675,000 […]

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Paco Lopez Finishes Strong To Win Monmouth Riding Title

Paco Lopez admits he was as surprised as anyone on Sunday when he collected his sixth riding title during the closing day of Monmouth Park’s 2019 meet given how much ground he had to make up. But the 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, does know a thing or two about closing. With two winners on […]

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