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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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Fire Away On The Mark In Artie Schiller

Phipps Stable’s Fire Away overtook Monster Bea in the stretch and outkicked his rival by a length to post his first win in more than a year, capturing the $150,000 Artie Schiller for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Fire Away stayed off 80-1 shot Marengo Road’s early fractions of 23.69 seconds for a […]

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Lure, Doble Ganador De La Breeders’ Cup Mile, Muere A Los 28 Años En Claiborne Farm

Claiborne Farm anunció que el doble ganador de la Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) y miembro del Salón de la Fama Lure murió la mañana del miércoles 15 de Noviembre debido a afecciones propias de su avanzada edad. El hijo de Danzig tenía 28 años. Lure dejó récord de pista en su debut en arena en […]

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Two-Time Breeders’ Cup Mile Champion Lure Dies At 28

Claiborne Farm announced that two-time Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age. The son of Danzig was 28. Lure set a track record in his career debut on the dirt at Belmont Park, but it was his proficiency on the turf, punctuated […]

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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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Apple Betty Explodes Late In Rood & Riddle Dowager

Joseph Allen’s Apple Betty (IRE), denied victory in this race last year by a nose, left no doubt Sunday as she exploded to a 3½-length victory over Promotional to win the 26th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) for fillies and mares before a Keeneland Heroes Day presented by Papa John’s crowd of 16,650. Trained […]

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War Flag Upsets Brown’s Win Streak In Flower Bowl

Allen Stable homebred War Flag (9-1) ran down the even money Chad Brown trainee Grand Jete and held off Brown’s Dacita (4-1) to score her first Grade 1 win in Sunday’s Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park, ending a three-year streak in which Brown had sent out the Flower Bowl winner. War Flag, off at […]

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Penny And Secretariat: Dignity, Staying Power, Character And Charm

On the afternoon of May 15, 1972, Americans were glued to their television sets as another assassination attempt played out.  This time it was Alabama Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, who was the target not far from the race track in Laurel, Md. As Americans who had endured the tragic year […]

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Portmagee, Fair Point Lead Field Of 11 In Thursday’s Intercontinental

The fourth running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Intercontinental, for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at seven furlongs on the Widener Turf, features a field of 11 talented runners to round out the graded stakes action on opening day of the third annual Belmont Stakes Day Racing Festival, presented by NYRA Bets, alongside the […]

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