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Dressed To The Nines: Trainer Bobby Raymond’s Zaino Boyz Delivers In Inaugural Stakes

If you noticed trainer Bobby Raymond in the paddock before the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, you might have gotten the idea he was expecting big things from his 2-year-old colt Zaino Boyz. “I never dress up. How many times have you seen me in a suit?” Raymond said of his […]

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‘A Quiet Type Of Guy’: Trainer Frankie Lor A Product Of Hong Kong Program

Frankie Lor’s achievements in little more than two seasons as a trainer should not be undersold. Yes, Hong Kong has a condensed pool of horses and trainers and he came into the role with vast experience but to claim an International Group 1 double and make a clean sweep of the Hong Kong’s Four-Year-Old Classic […]

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Banned Australian Trainer Darren Weir’s Wagering Activities Come Under Scrutiny

Australian trainer Darren Weir, banned for four years after electric shock devices (“jiggers”) were found in his stable, has now come under investigation for his wagering activities. According to the Herald Sun, Victoria police and racing authorities found that accounts held by Weir or his associates wagered as much as A$9,000 ($US6,137) on some races. […]

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Reinvigorated Navarro Readies For Championship Meet Title Defense At Gulfstream

No matter how much success Jorge Navarro has enjoyed and how many more accomplishments may come his way, the 44-year-old native of Panama City, Panama will always embrace the humble beginnings of his burgeoning training career. Navarro looks back at his early days on the Calder Race Course backstretch with pride, using them as a […]

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Owner, Trainer Appealing Delaware Suspensions For ‘Unauthorized Use Of Shockwave Therapy’

Owner David Neilson and trainer Anthony Pecoraro are both appealing six-month suspensions and $1,000 fines issued by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission because of an “unauthorized use of shockwave therapy,” reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. The rulings stem from an investigation into the catastrophic breakdown of Glencairn at Delaware Park on Aug. 5. The heavy favorite […]

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Trainer Brian Lynch To Serve 15-Day Suspension For Medication Positive

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed down a suspension and $500 fine for trainer Brian Lynch on Nov. 20, as a result of a Class B medication violation in his trainee Into A Hot Spot on May 16 at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old gelding was found to have the drug gabapentin in his system, a […]

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Jockey Donnacha O’Brien Plans To ‘Concentrate On Training’ In 2020

The youngest son of Ballydoyle master Aidan O’Brien, 21-year-old jockey Donnacha O’Brien has decided to follow his older brother Joseph O’Brien in the family legacy. He posted the decision on Twitter this Sunday. “After thinking about things for a while I have decided to concentrate on training next year,” he wrote. “Riding has been very […]

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‘It Still Gives Me Goosebumps’: Lerner Relishes The Challenge In Weekend Stakes

Up-and-coming young trainer Andrew Lerner will be seeking his first graded stakes victory in a 2 ½-year career when he sends out Rager in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar. On Sunday, Lerner, 30, will saddle Queen Bee to You in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes. The competition features runners from […]

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‘Very Driven Stable’: Cox Celebrates Two Breeders’ Cup Winners, Likely Champs In 2019

A year ago, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Brad Cox’s hometown track of Churchill Downs to secure the 3-year-old filly title for the trainer’s first champion. In a 22-hour span at Santa Anita Park, Cox virtually locked up his second and third equine championships with 3-for-3 British Idiom wearing […]

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‘One Of The Good Ones’: Former Trainer Barry Abrams A Winner In Twilight Derby

There were miles of smiles after Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita Park. Barry Abrams was coming to the Winner’s Circle. The former trainer, who has gallantly battled throat cancer for 15 years, is part owner as Bardy Farm of Mo Forza, winner of the Grade II Qatar Twilight Derby at odds of nearly 19-1. […]

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