‘It’s All About The Horses’: Mott Nearing 5,000 Win Milestone

Trainer Bill Mott is nearing another milestone in his Hall of Fame career. According to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization, Mott entered Thursday with 4,987 career victories. Only six trainers in North American history have reached 5,000 career victories, one being perennial Oaklawn champion Steve Asmussen. Mott, based in south Florida in the winter […]

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Max Player In A Holding Pattern; Rice ‘Anxious To Hear Of Adjustments’ To 3-Year-Old Races

Trainer Linda Rice said she is continuing to play the waiting game with promising sophomores Max Player and Montauk Traffic amid the uncertainty around the upcoming national stakes schedule due to circumstances regarding the coronavirus. Owned by George E. Hall, Rice said the Grade 3 Withers winner Max Player was pointing to the Grade 2, […]

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Christophe Clement Celebrates 2,000th Victory Friday At Gulfstream

Trainer Christophe Clement notched his 2000th career victory with Gufo ($6.20) in Friday’s last race at Gulfstream Park. Gufo scored by a half-length under Joel Rosario in the optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds an 1 1/8 miles on turf to give his trainer the milestone victory. Clement, a son of a successful French trainer Miguel […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Responds To New Government Restrictions By Banning Owners

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is in steadfast support of Hong Kong to address the unprecedented challenges brought by COVID-19 outbreak. Not only has the Club implemented various precautionary measures for the protection of its employees and customers in the racecourses and other facilities, but also relentlessly collaborated with the Hong Kong Government on its […]

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Trainer Matt Shirer Continues ‘To Make A Positive Impression’ At Fair Grounds

Trainer Matt Shirer won with seven of his first ten starters at the current Fair Grounds meet, and his barn hasn’t slowed down much since. Entering Wednesday’s racing action, he’s won three in a row, four of his last five and with seven of his last 19 starters. Coming off a career-year in which he […]

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Big ‘Cap Day ‘An Emotional Roller Coaster’ For Sadler, Hronis; Gift Box’s Injury Appears Minor

Trainer John Sadler weathered the unexpected storm unleashed by Gift Box in relatively good order, looking at the glass as half full on Sunday morning. Gift Box, the morning-line favorite for the Santa Anita Handicap, was scratched on Saturday morning due to pressure in an ankle. Later on Saturday afternoon, the Sadler-trained longshot Combatant gave […]

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‘I Don’t Even Think About Retiring’: Ron McAnally Marks Another Milestone At Santa Anita

Ron McAnally, whose victories are as scarce as hen’s teeth in his 87th year, captured No. 706 at The Great Race Place on Saturday afternoon, good for fourth on the all-time list. Only Bobby Frankel, Charlie Whittingham and Baffert stand ahead of him. McAnally scored a front-running victory in the ninth race with his homebred […]

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‘Put The Horses In The Right Place’: Rodriguez’ Hands-On Approach Paying Off At Tampa

Before beginning his training career in 2010, Tampa Bay Downs’ Trainer of the Month Darien Rodriguez worked as an exercise rider for successful trainers Leigh Delacour, Miguel Feliciano and Mike Zwiesler. Riding five or six horses a morning is a routine the 40-year-old conditioner still follows, whether it’s a gallop or a timed workout. It’s […]

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Churchill: Trio Of Joe Sharp-Trained Winners Disqualified For Levamisole

Eight of trainer Joe Sharp’s runners have already been disqualified in the state of Louisiana for Levamisole, a de-worming agent, and now an additional three winners from the last week of November at Churchill Downs have been disqualified. According to the Daily Racing Form, each of the three horses’ owners waived their right to split sample […]

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