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Jockey Scott Spieth Embracing His Opportunities To Compete

Scott Spieth seems to have been born with a passion for race-riding. “I did it through high school and college, and I’m still doing it,” said the 53-year-old SenÞor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month at Tampa Bay Downs. “Any day can have its challenges, but when I get on a horse, that goes […]

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‘Not Just Upset But Mad’: Last-Minute Dubai World Cup Cancellation Frustrates Horsemen

The news of the Dubai World Cup cancellation, announced less than a week before the $12 million race scheduled for March 28, was exceptionally frustrating for the horsemen who’d traveled thousands of miles to the UAE with their ready-to-run top-level horses. Even in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the last-minute decision left the […]

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Equibase Analysis: A Surprise Could Be Coming In Pegasus World Cup

Note: Omaha Beach was withdrawn after this article was published. Previous to that, Spun to Run was withdrawn The fourth running of the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes drew a well matched field of 12, including Omaha Beach, winner of last year’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby. […]

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Not Your Typical ‘War Story’: Guarnere Shares Connection To Famed ‘Band Of Brothers’

Long before he became a part owner in the Thoroughbred horse War Story, who is scheduled to run in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy on Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park, John Guarnere had a deep and personal connection to World War II through his uncle William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, […]

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Tampa Bay’s Challenger Stakes Receives Grade 3 Status

For the first time in track history, Tampa Bay Downs will stage four graded stakes races on a single afternoon when many of the leading Thoroughbreds in training compete on the March 7 Festival Day card. The $100,000, mile-and-a-sixteenth Challenger Stakes for horses 4-years-old-and-upward was upgraded from Listed status to a Grade III event during […]

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Gulfstream Celebrates Record Single-Day, Weekend Handles For December

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet has gotten off to a flying start with consecutive record weekends in the month of December. Sunday’s 11-race program wrapped up a record December weekend in which total handle Saturday and Sunday was $26.088 million, eclipsing the previous record of $22.143 million, set Dec. 7-8. Total handle on Saturday’s card, featuring […]

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Veteran War Story Considered For Pegasus After Harlan’s Holiday Triumph

Imaginary Stables and Glenn Ellis’ War Story, a multiple-graded stakes winner with $2.9 million in earnings, turned in yet another game effort Saturday at Gulfstream Park to win the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3). “This horse fires almost every time out. He’s named correctly. He’s a warrior,” said Imaginary Stables’ John Guarnere said. The Harlan’s Holiday, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Solid Stakes Lineup At Gulfstream

This weekend’s graded stakes action is centered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, with four stakes planned on the 11-race card. The highlight will be the G3 Harlan’s Holiday, featuring fan-favorite Bodexpress taking on Todd Pletcher trainee Prince Lucky and the hard-knocking War Story over 1 1/16 miles. Earlier on the card, the G3 Sugar Swirl […]

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50-1 Outsider Adventist Upsets Greenwood Cup At Parx For Uriah St. Lewis

Parx Racing-based trainer Uriah St. Lewis has a long history of placing horses in races where most “experts” would consider they had no chance.  Last fall at Belmont Park, he shocked everyone when Discreet Lover, at 45-1, won the prestigious Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup.  His […]

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