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Pletcher Back Atop Gulfstream Standings; Irad Ortiz Jr. Repeats As Leading Rider

After having his streak stopped at an unprecedented 15 consecutive titles last winter, Todd Pletcher ended Gulfstream Park’s 2019-2020 Championship Meet in his familiar perch atop the trainer standings. A winner with one of five starters in four races on Sunday’s 10-race Closing Day program at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track, Pletcher finished with a […]

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Social Paranoia’s Last-To-First Move Gives Pletcher 1-2 Finish In Appleton

The Elkstone Group’s Social Paranoia, facing older horses for the first time in his seasonal debut, made a stunning last-to-first move on the far outside to outrun stablemate Sombeyay by 1 ¼ lengths and win Saturday’s $100,000 Appleton (G3) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 68th running of the one-mile Appleton for 4-year-olds […]

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Luis Saez: Ride Five Winners At Gulfstream Park; Rinse, Repeat

Luis Saez, who rode five winners Thursday, won five more races Friday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Saez opened the day with back-to-back victories aboard Rhythm Section ($12.40) in Race 1 and Miz Chaplin ($3.80) in Race 2 before scoring aboard Azrael ($14.80) in Race 6, Money Moves ($12.40) in Race 9, and […]

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Connections Looking Ahead To Florida Derby, But Not Too Far Ahead

With only a handful of tracks holding live racing, many in the racing world are looking forward to this weekend’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. It’s hard to forget though, that the race which is normally one of the most critical stops on the route to the first Saturday in May won’t necessarily […]

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‘We Should Take What’s In Front Of Us’: Gouverneur Morris Confirmed For Florida Derby

Team Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC’s Gouverneur Morris was confirmed for next Saturday’s $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park following a five-furlong workout Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs. “He worked as well as he ever has this morning,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “I think we should take what’s in front of […]

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Saturday Work May Determine Florida Derby Status For Gouverneur Morris

Team Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC’s Gouverneur Morris’ status for the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream March 28 will depend on a scheduled five-furlong workout Saturday at Palm Beach Downs, said Team Valor International’s Barry Irwin on Thursday. The Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-old son of Constitution, who finished second in the Breeders’ […]

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Former Kentucky Derby Runner Noble Indy Makes 5-Year-Old Debut A Winning One

Repole Stable’s Grade 2 winner Noble Indy, unraced since Nov. 24, made a triumphant return in his 5-year-old debut Sunday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Todd Pletcher, Noble Indy ($8.60) led from start to finish to win the $53,000 third-level optional claiming allowance by 1 ½ lengths over late-running Sand Dancer. […]

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Pletcher To Take Over Shadwell Horses As McLaughlin Retires From Training

The following statement was distributed to media Thursday after longtime New York trainer Kiaran McLaughlin announced his retirement earlier this week.  On Behalf of H.H. Sheik Hamdan and all of us at Shadwell, we would like to thank Kiaran Mclaughlin and his staff for all of the years of hard work and dedication to the […]

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Chance It, Pletcher Trio Try To Derail Sole Volante In Tampa Bay Derby

A field of a dozen 3-year-olds headed by Sole Volante will compete for the winner’s share of a $400,000 purse in the 40th edition of the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby is one of five stakes, four graded, […]

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