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Amoss, Garcia Tie For Training Title At Indiana Grand

It was a fight to the finish between two of Indiana Grand’s most accomplished trainers. At the conclusion of the 120-day meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, they could not be separated. Tom Amoss and Genaro Garcia each ended the season with 45 wins to be named 2018 Leading Trainer at Indiana Grand. Garcia earned his second […]

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David, Anna Meah Preparing For Debut Runner On Thursday

David Meah, former assistant to Richard Baltas, is now on board with his wife, Anna, who is training in her own right with eight head at Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet and has her first horse entered on Thursday, Sekhmet’s Revenge, in the first race. “I’m focusing on my bloodstock business and will continue to gallop […]

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Good Vibes: Cox In The Midst Of Personal Best Season With Monomoy Girl, Mr. Misunderstood

For trainer Brad Cox, 2018 has been a year he will long remember. He hopes the good vibes keep coming during Fall Stars Weekend that opens the 17-day Keeneland Fall Meet. Cox’s big gun is Flurry Racing Stables’ Mr. Misunderstood, a multiple graded-stakes winner who is expected to be in the entry box Wednesday for […]

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Old Trainers Never Die, They Just ‘Smile’ On

Smiling Tigress lit up the tote board with a $54.60 mutuel after winning Saturday’s eighth race at Santa Anita by a half length under Tyler Baze for trainer David Bernstein. It was a feel good story all around. The three-year-old California-bred daughter of the Smiling Tiger was coming off four straight races in which she […]

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Happy Lantern Gives Hall Of Famer Leatherbury 6,500th Winner

Happy Lantern lit up the toteboard at odds of 16-1 to give Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury his 6,500th career victory Saturday to kick off Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park. Ridden by Rosario Montanez, Happy Lantern ($34) came with a steady run down the center of the All Along turf course to […]

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Santa Anita Bringing Back ‘Ship & Stay’ Program For Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s successful “Ship & Stay” program, which was initiated this past Dec. 26, will once again be in place for the beginning of the track’s 22-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 28. “Ship & Stay,” which is funded solely by The Stronach Group (TSG), provides ongoing bonuses to individual trainers and owners […]

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‘You’re As Good As The Next Guy’: Female Trainers In California Find Room To Prosper

There was a time when women trainers – and there weren’t a lot of them in those days – weren’t allowed to saddle their horses in public, meaning the normal saddling area or the paddock. And they weren’t allowed on the backstretch after dark, even though their horses were there and might need special tending. […]

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Navarro Ties Monmouth Record Again With Five-Win Sunday

For the third time this meet – and the fourth time in two years – leading trainer Jorge Navarro tied the Monmouth Park record for wins on a single program with five, accomplishing the feat on Sunday’s 10-race program. Navarro first tied Todd Pletcher’s record on July 23, 2017. He then matched that total on […]

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Jockey Luis Rivera Notches First Training Victory From The Saddle

Luis Rivera, Jr. didn’t merely add to his total of 1,500 career victories as a jockey by winning Saturday’s first race at Monmouth Park. He also simultaneously notched his first win as a trainer. The 51-year-old journeyman rider, who took out his trainer’s license in June, pulled off the rare feat of riding a winner he also trains when […]

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Long-Time Owner Takes ‘Hands-On’ Approach, Saddles First Winner At Gulfstream

Winning horse races and court cases is nothing new for Michael Laurato, a practicing civil law attorney who has won 40 races as an owner of Thoroughbreds since 2007. The Winter Park, FL native, who maintains law offices in Tampa and Ocala, experienced something new at Gulfstream Park Sunday when he saddled his first winner […]

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