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New Face: Cabrera The Early Leader In Oaklawn’s Jockey Standings

Newcomer David Cabrera became the first jockey to reach double-figure victories at the Oaklawn meeting when he swept Saturday’s late daily double, including his first local stakes score aboard Swing and Sway in the $125,000 American Beauty for older female sprinters. Cabrera’s strong start – 10 victories from 47 starts and purse earnings of $358,801 – mirrors […]

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Lanerie Clinches 15th Leading Rider Title At Churchill Downs

Heading into the final day of racing of the 21-day Fall Meet, perennial top rider Corey Lanerie has clinched his 15th leading rider crown at Churchill Downs in the last. Lanerie, 43, entered Sunday with 35 victories through 20 days of racing in the Fall Meet – a 17-win cushion over second-place Ricardo Santana Jr. This is Lanerie’s 15th leading rider title in […]

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Keeneland Riding Title Propels Santana To Jockey Of The Week Title

Upon winning his first Keeneland riding title at the close of the fall meet on Saturday, voters unanimously selected Ricardo Santana, Jr. as Jockey of the Week for the week ending October 29, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Hughes’ Fight On Wins Photo In Spendthrift Juvenile; Sultry Takes Fillies’ Division

Fight On lived up to his name as the 2-year-old son of Into Mischief prevailed in a five-horse photo to win the second running of the $200,000 Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Sunday’s opening day card at Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet. The Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes was one of four stakes races on the 11-race card billed […]

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Santana Voted Jockey Of The Week After Winning Oklahoma Derby, Three Other Stakes

Ricardo Santana, Jr., winner of the 2017 Oklahoma Derby (G3), won four of the nine stakes offered at Remington on Sunday on his way to earning Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for September 18-24, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Untrapped Gives Asmussen First Oklahoma Derby Victory

Michael Langford’s Untrapped came off a two-month break to run past Battle of Midway in Sunday’s Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby, cruising under the wire a two-length winner. The 3-year-old son of Trappe Shot, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr., pressed the pace early, dropped back slightly, and came running again in the lane to give Steve […]

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Iron Fist Finishes Well In Governor’s Cup Stakes On Oklahoma Derby Undercard

Whispering Oaks Farm’s Iron Fist has now won three of his last four starts, holding off the challenge from Code West to win Sunday’s $175,000 Governor’s Cup Stakes by about three-quarters of a length at Remington Park. The 5-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Ricardo Santana for trainer Steve Asmussen, came from off the pace […]

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Champion Champagne Room Headlines $200,000 Remington Park Oaks

The $200,000 Remington Park Oaks will serve as a comeback stage for Champagne Room, the Eclipse Award winning 2-year-old filly in 2016 after her victory in the Grade 1, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita. The champ is the even-money morning-line favorite for Sunday’s Remington Park Oaks. Champagne Room has managed to get acquainted […]

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Iron Fist Fends Off Texas Chrome In Cornhusker Handicap

Whispering Oaks Farm’s Iron Fist tracked the pacesetter in Saturday evening’s G3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows, then launched clear in the lane to hold off a late run from Texas Chrome, winning by two lengths at the wire. Ridden by Ricardo Santana for trainer Steve Asmussen, the 5-year-old son of Tapit covered 1 1/8 […]

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Whitmore Puts Sprint Record On The Line In Friday’s G2 True North

A winner of his last five races and undefeated in six career tries at the distance, Southern Springs Stables, Robert LaPenta and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore will put both streaks on the line in Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North at Belmont Park. The 39th running of the six-furlong True North, for 4-year-olds and […]

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