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‘I Had To Pinch Myself’: Brad Cox Has Five ‘Live’ Shots For 2019 Breeders’ Cup

In a career that has skyrocketed in recent years, Brad Cox last year won his first Breeders’ Cup race in the Longines Distaff with Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl, who that spring gave the trainer his first Grade 1 victory in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes. Cox had four Breeders’ Cup horses last year, his other three […]

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Hollendorfer Denied Injunction At Santa Anita; Breeders’ Cup Won’t Take Hall Of Famer’s Entries

Los Angeles County Judge Mary Strobel has denied trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s motion for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed him to race horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Stronach Group banned Hollendorfer from all its tracks on June 22, a ban […]

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‘The Crab Is In’: Maryland-Based Trainer Smith Approaching 2,000-Win Milestone

A weathered sign hangs from twisted wire on the green-painted office door of trainer Hamilton Smith’s barn at Laurel Park, aged by years of hot sun and harsh winters. Greeting visitors is the unblinking stare of a faded crustacean, holding a message in its claws. “The Crab Is In.” Don’t be fooled by the message, […]

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Ongoing Drought Causes Australia To Prep For Another Year Of High Feed Prices

Australian livestock feed producers warn of rising costs for feed production as the drought gripping many parts of the country shows minimal signs of abating. Longtime producer Brett Caddy of Southern Cross Feeds says that the impact of the drought on feed production is “frightening” and it’s the worst he’s ever seen. Though Caddy is […]

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‘Widely Respected’ Florida Trainer Monte Thomas Dies After Battle With Cancer

The horse racing world lost a good one yesterday, when long-time Florida trainer Monte Thomas passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Thomas befriended and trained for my father over the last four years, although living on across the country we were never able to all meet face to face. It doesn’t feel that […]

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Former Police Officer Bernie Flint Saddles 3,500th Winner Saturday At Indiana Grand

Bernie Flint, longtime Thoroughbred trainer for more than five decades, scored his 3,500th career win Friday, Sept. 13 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. His horse, Code of War was a winner in the eighth race of the day for jockey Malcolm Franklin, who completed a three-win day on the card with the Flint-trained son […]

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Trainer Frank Lucarelli Saddles First Five Winners On Saturday’s Card At Emerald

Trainer Frank Lucarelli added another chapter to his record-breaking season Saturday evening at Emerald Downs. Lucarelli swept the first five races on an eight-race card while breaking the single-season record for most wins at Emerald Downs with 67. Gentle Prince and jockey Javier Matias capped the remarkable run with a narrow victory in race five, […]

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Court Denies Hollendorfer’s Appeal To Race At Golden Gate

Embattled trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is still not allowed to race at Golden Gate Fields, according to the Los Angeles Times, as a judge in Alameda County denied his request for a temporary restraining order on Friday. Attorney Drew Couto said Hollendorfer plans to continue to pursue the case in Alameda County, but it will take […]

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Hong Kong: Former Top Jockey Whyte Saddles First Winner In Season Opener

Douglas Whyte is a titan of Hong Kong racing so it is perhaps fitting that a horse named for the Greek god Adonis should go down in the record books as the former riding great’s first winner as a trainer. “It’s phenomenal. It’s fantastic!” Whyte said after the 6-year-old had chosen the most opportune moment […]

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‘Time To Take A Break’: Dan Hendricks Stepping Away From Training

Dan Hendricks, who has trained horses on the Southern California circuit since 1981, will send out his last starter this afternoon when R L Stable’s Matson goes postward in the 10th race at Del Mar, a $50,000 maiden-claimer for 2-year-olds. “Don’t really have any plans,” said the 61-year-old conditioner when asked about his decision. “Time […]

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