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Springboard Mile Nominees Include Mind Control, Asmussen Crew

The trainers list of nominees for this year’s $400,000 Springboard Mile on Dec. 16, closing day at Remington Park, reads like a who’s who of horse racing with seven of the top 13 conditioners in the country according to money earned nominating horses. Steve Asmussen (second nationally with $25,219,277 earned this year) has nominated 11 […]

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Stakes Winner Counterforce Retired To Road’s End Farm In British Columbia

Stakes winner Counterforce will enter stud for the 2019 season at Road’s End Farm near Abbotsford, British Columbia. The 5-year-old son of two-time leading North American sire Smart Strike, out of the Bernardini mare Achieving, will stand for a fee of $2,000, Canadian funds, as the property of a partnership. Bred and raced by Winchell […]

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Asmussen Achieves New Training Records At Remington Park

National Racing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen broke his own record for money earned for horses in a single Remington Park season on Saturday night when his two runners in the third race finished first and third. That gave him $2,238,781 for purse money earned by his horses for the current meet, passing last […]

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Irad Ortiz, Asmussen Score First Titles In Penn Gaming Challenge

Following 24 stakes at five different tracks that saw nearly $5 million in purse money given out, some new names stand atop the final standings at the completion of the 2018 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge as jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. claimed the title as the top rider in the series for the first time. Ortiz’s […]

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Remington: Leading Jockey Cabrera Sets Earnings Record Of Over $2 Million

There is not much drama left in the jockeys’ race at Remington Park this meet, but leading rider David Cabrera found a way to make things interesting by setting a single-season record for horses’ earnings in a season. Friday night, Cabrera shot past Ramon Vazquez’s mark from 2017 of $1,978,896 and eclipsing the $2 million […]

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Hot Springs Circles Field In Commonwealth Turf

Woodford Racing’s 3-year-old colt Hot Springs pulled away from front-running Marzo inside the final sixteenth of a mile, then held off a late run by Zero Gravity to win Saturday’s 15th running of the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 1 ½ lengths. Ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr. and trained by Hall […]

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Uncle Mo’s Hot Springs, 3-For-3 On Churchill Turf, Favored in Commonwealth

Woodford Racing’s Jefferson Cup winner Hot Springs tops a competitive field of seven 3-year-olds that were entered for Saturday’s 15th running of the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. The Commonwealth, run at 1 1/16 on the Matt Winn Turf Course, is carded as Race 9 with a post time of 5:06 p.m. (all times Eastern). First post on Saturday is 1 p.m. […]

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Long Range Toddy Leads Home Asmussen Trifecta In Clever Trevor

National Racing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen ran 1-2-3 in the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes on Friday night, which surprised no one. However, it was the horse that won of the three entered, Long Range Toddy, who put a jolt into the Remington Park fans and horseplayers. This 2-year-old colt by Take Charge Indy, […]

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Met Mile Winner Bee Jersey To Stand 2019 Season At Darby Dan

Bee Jersey, winner of this year’s Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3), has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season for $5,000 S&N at Darby Dan Farm. Bee Jersey scored the biggest win of his career in the historic $1,200,000 Metropolitan Handicap in June. Sent off as the race favorite, […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Mile And Turf Sprint

The measure of what makes a truly great Breeders’ Cup performance can be interpreted in any number of ways, but the numbers don’t lie. The BRIS Speed Ratings assess efforts objectively using a precise algorithm to assign a number to each runner’s effort based on rigid criteria, largely removed from human interpretation. Heading into this year’s […]

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