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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Be Like Mike

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith had a tremendous 2016, scoring 22 graded stakes wins and earning more than $13 million in purses. Smith has picked up where he left off and has notched graded stakes wins on both coasts in 2017. Less than two months into the new year, Smith has already won eight […]

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Smith’s Santa Anita Sweep Earns Jockey Of The Week Recognition

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith swept the pair of Grade 2 stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday and earned Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 6-12, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Vale Dori Makes It Four Straight In Santa Maria

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum’s 1-5 favorite Vale Dori cruised to an easy victory – her fourth in a row – in Saturday’s Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita Park under Mike Smith. Show Stealer finished second, with Autumn Flower third and Lady Tapit fourth in the field of six older fillies […]

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Vale Dori Shoots For Fourth Straight Victory In G2 Santa Maria

Although Bob Baffert’s streaking Vale Dori has taken on an air of invincibility following her victory in last month’s Grade II La Canada Stakes, Art Sherman’s Show Stealer will be looking for a piece of the action as this pair heads a field of six older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa […]

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Vale Dori Never Threatened In La Canada

Sent from her inside post from the outset, heavily favored Vale Dori took no prisoners as she waltzed gate to wire to a 2 ½ length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, the newly turned 5-year-old Argentine-bred mare notched her third consecutive […]

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Vale Dori Guns For Third Straight Win In Saturday’s G2 La Canada

Third behind superstar distaffers Stellar Wind and Beholder three starts back, Bob Baffert’s Vale Dori seeks her third consecutive win on Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and a sixteenth. The La Canada, to be run for the 43rd time, has […]

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Vale Dori Skips Home Easily In Bayakoa

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum’s Vale Dori was an easy three-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap at Del Mar, sitting just off the leader and galloping away from the field in the stretch. A 4-year-old daughter of Asiatic Boy ridden by Mike Smith, Vale Dori covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast […]

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Mubtaahij Transferred To McLaughlin For U.S. Campaign

Multiple stakes winner Mubtaahij, who finished second to California Chrome in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup, will be transferred to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin for a U.S. campaign. The Sporting Post reports that the 4-year-old son of Dubawi will soon join McLaughlin’s New York-based stable. Trainer Mike de Kock told the Post that he and the colt’s owner, Sheikh […]

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