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Spotted Heart Springs Upset in Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

Copper Penny Stables’ Spotted Heart was relentless in pursuit, swinging wide, overcoming traffic and charging home to victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship, the feature offering on this sunny afternoon at Laurel Park. Sheldon Russell was at the controls as the Mark Shuman trainee was winning her first stakes. The daughter of Lion […]

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Legendary Scores Strong Knickerbocker Victory

Walter Swinburn’s Legendary took the lead at the top of the stretch to pull away convincingly in the Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. Up With the Birds closed from the back of the pack to finish second; Mshawish was third. Final time for the nine furlongs over a yielding turf […]

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Jockey Sheldon Russell Breaks Ankle in Paddock Incident

Jockey Sheldon Russell was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., following an incident in the paddock involving his scheduled mount Private Prospect prior to the first race at Arlington International Racecourse on Thursday. Russell was conscious and complaining of pain in his left foot. “He has a broken foot, partial ACL tear […]

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Sheldon Russell, Juan Vazquez Claim Pimlico Meet Titles

The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting ended today with jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Juan Vazquez winning individual titles. The 36-day stand began at the historic home of the Preakness Stakes (G1) on April 4. Russell topped the jockey standings for the second time in three years with 28 first place finishes, two more than […]

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Russell, Kobiskie capture Laurel Park winter meet titles

LAUREL, MD. 03-24-12 – The 12-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended today with Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie winning individual titles. The 48-day stand began at the central Maryland track on January 4. Russell, the top jockey in the Maryland colony a year ago, topped the rider standings with 54 first place finishes, 21 more […]

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Russell, Kobiskie capture Maryland year-end titles

Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie wrapped up year-end titles in Maryland for jockey and trainer divisions respectively, reports BloodHorse.com. Russell won the riding titles at all three meets at Laurel Park and Pimlico this year with 126 victories, including 10 stakes wins. “I am very happy with the way things have gone, it is the […]

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