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‘The Ship Is Sinking’: CHRB Members Argue For Fewer Race Dates

The California Horse Racing Board had its second discussion in 2017 regarding a reduction in race dates, and, once again, received significant pushback from those in attendance at a committee meeting on Friday. According to bloodhorse.com, executive director Rick Baedeker presented the CHRB with three different calendars, each of which would reduce racing by 17-18 days. Thoroughbred […]

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Saratoga Start Unlikely For Songbird; Porter Says No Plans To Retire Two-Time Champ At Year’s End

Owner Rick Porter and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have long indicated that a race at Saratoga Race Course was among the stops they intended to make as part of two-time champion Songbird’s 4-year-old campaign. After an upset scare at hot and humid Delaware Park in the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap on July 15, […]

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Miller Has Momentum Heading Into Del Mar, But D’Amato Ready To Defend His Title

Peter Miller was a comfortable winner of the Santa Anita spring-summer meeting training title, notching 36 wins, 11 more than runners-up Phil D’Amato and Richard Baltas were able to muster. The question for Del Mar will be whether he’ll be able to sustain that momentum and success for the 36-day meeting at his “home” track […]

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Arrogate Arrives At Del Mar; Champion Stabled In American Pharoah’s Old Stall

Arrogate, the top-rated thoroughbred in the world, made the journey from Santa Anita to Del Mar on Sunday, a day earlier than expected, and is in place for projected starts in the $200,000 TVG San Diego Handicap Saturday and the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 19. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 78th […]

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Battle Of Midway ‘Doing Really Well,’ Signed On For Haskell

Nearly three decades since winning Monmouth Park’s biggest race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will look to do it again when he sends Battle of Midway toOceanport, New Jersey for the July 30, betfair.com Haskell Invitational. Third in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Battle of Midway comes into the Grade 1 Haskell off a four and a quarter length score in the Grade 3 Affirmed […]

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Final Breeze Proves Arrogate Up To Baffert’s ‘Standards’ For San Diego

Juddmonte Farm’s superstar Arrogate, earlier this week confirmed once again as the Longines World’s Best Racehorse of 2017, was put through his paces Saturday morning at Santa Anita in a final workout before next weekend’s G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song, ridden by Martin Garcia, breezed in company […]

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Stellar Wind ‘Well Ahead Of The Curve’ For Clement Hirsch

Champion Stellar Wind, winner of the G1 Beholder Mile on June 3, pleased her trainer John Sadler with her work on Sunday at Santa Anita, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin is preparing for the G1 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on July 30, a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ […]

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Arrogate Works Seven Furlongs Toward San Diego

Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate was on-track early Saturday morning at Santa Anita, breezing seven furlongs in 1:25.60 just before 7 a.m. Trainer Bob Baffert called the surface “kind of deep” at the time of the colt’s work, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song was ridden by his normal work partner Martin Garcia, and Santa […]

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Evin Roman Empata La Estadística De Jinetes Y Hace Historia En Santa Anita

Evin Roman terminó empatando la estadística de jinetes en la temporada de primavera-verano de Santa Anita, logrando 41 victorias al igual que su colega Flavien Prat. Sin embargo, el logro del joven boricua de apenas 19 años de edad tiene un significado aún mayor. Roman es apenas el segundo aprendiz en ganar una estadística de […]

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Santa Anita: Five Tickets Hit Massive $3.3M Closing Day Pick 6 Pool For Payout Of $478,128

With a carryover of $536,918 serving as an ample pari-mutuel stimulant, a whopping $2,857,525 in “new” Pick Six money cascaded into Tuesday’s closing day pool at Santa Anita, creating a massive total Pick Six kitty of $3,394,443. With average field size in today’s Pick Six sequence at just under 10 horses per race, longshots were […]

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