Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Nine months after winning the Grade 3 Skip Away here in impressive fashion, Fear the Cowboy returned to Gulfstream Park and repeated the performance, rallying from far back under Javier Castellano to register a 2 1/4-length decision over a determined Mr. Jordan in Saturday’s Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday. The effort could
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Shakhimat registered his first stakes win in more than 20 months when pulling an 11-1 upset Saturday in the 39th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream Park in south Florida. Sent to the lead by Edgard Zayas down the backstretch of the one-mile turf race, Shakhimat turned back all challenges in
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The Stronach Group sold nine of the 12 slots to its Pegasus World Cup prior to a Friday evening deadline for the transactions and will buy the other three $1 million slots with the intent of marketing them to late comers in the six weeks until the Jan. 27 race at its Gulfstream Park in
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Of all the generous donations descending upon Del Mar in the wake of the San Luis Rey Downs fire evacuation, few rang with more of a sense of pure community than the van load of stable supplies that pulled up to the backstretch recreation room late last Tuesday afternoon. From Thoroughbred trainers … in Florida.
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The amazing Page McKenney returns to south Florida for just the second time in his long career when he takes on eight rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Harlan’s Holiday is one of five Grade 3 stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program, which is scheduled to begin
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If required, I, and a lot of other folks I’m sure, could make a compelling case in defense of the majority (NOT unanimous) stewards’ decision to disqualify Solomini from first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and place him third for coming in slightly in the stretch and bumping Instilled Regard, who was
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CYPRESS, Calif. — Solomini finished first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos, but was disqualified and placed third behind stablemate McKinzie and Instilled Regard for causing interference in the final sixteenth. The stewards voted 2-1 to disqualify Solomini, who drifted in late and bumped with Instilled Regard and McKinzie, who
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. completed one of the most memorable days of his career, and one of the most memorable days in the 51-year history of the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, when he guided Mexico’s Jala Jala to a convincing nine-length victory over Fray Angelico in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe
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They will run the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet Stakes on Saturday, although participation apparently was neither encouraged nor required. Only five 2-year-olds could be mustered for each of the Grade 1 events, from an estimated 2015 U.S. foal crop of 20,850. Still, it would be a mistake to dismiss the 2017 renewals
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Javier Castellano, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey the past four years, is among five veteran riders who are finalists for the 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, it was announced on Wednesday morning by Santa Anita, which has presented the award annually since 1950. In addition to Castellano, the other finalists are Alex Birzer, Jose Ferrer,
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To afford a full four-week gap between the Breeders’ Cup and the stakes that mark New York’s last truly big racing weekend until the spring, the New York Racing Association chose this year to move Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile, Remsen, and Demoiselle out of their traditional spots on Thanksgiving weekend and run them instead on the
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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Sharp Azteca proved he could run just as well from off the pace as he has when he’s on it as he rallied from third to dominate Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Under Javier Castellano, Sharp Azteca was 2 1/2 lengths off the early pace in third, confronted
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Drefong, the Eclipse Award-winning male sprinter of 2016, the year he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, has been retired from racing and will be moving to Japan to take up stud duty at Shadai Stallion Station, it was announced late Wednesday by the Baoma Corporation of Susan and Charles Chu, who owned Drefong. Drefong, 4,
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Canadian Horse of the Year contender Pink Lloyd capped a remarkable 8-for-8 campaign in Woodbine stakes with a decisive score in near track-record time in Saturday’s Grade 2, $197,050 Kennedy Road Stakes. Pink Lloyd comes through to win the Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine. Michael Burns Pink Lloyd ($3.20) battled up front between
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