Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Shining Copper reasserted himself after being headed in late stretch by One Go All Go to register a well-deserved head victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale, main event on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. Heart to Heart finished a disappointing seventh as the 3-5 favorite. Shining Copper brought a two-race
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NEW ORLEANS — Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths. Instilled Regard, in from California for Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden for the first time by Javier Castellano, broke sharply from post 9,
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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets. First, NYRA will offer a 30 percent winnings bonus and provide a $1,500 shipping stipend to the connections of a horse who starts at Aqueduct or Belmont after making
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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — If a Grade 1 winner starts in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial, the purse of the race will be bumped to $1 million from its current level of $750,000, the New York Racing Association announced Friday. All horses who run in the race would run for the winner’s share of $1
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The three slots held by The Stronach Group granting berths in the company’s own Pegasus World Cup later this month at Gulfstream Park have been marketed to potential entrants without any costs attached and with provisions that may allow the other nine slot holders to share in purse earnings, according to slot holders and company
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In 2017, Itsinthepost was second in his first two starts and later won three stakes in a nine-race campaign. Saturday, Itsinthepost won his first start of the year in the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita. The quick success so early in the calendar is an indication of the high hopes for Itsinthepost
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Trainer Ian Wilkes said he is expecting McCraken to arrive this week at Palm Meadows to begin preparing for a 4-year-old campaign that will focus primarily “on races of about a mile.” McCraken has been on hiatus at Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla., since shortly after Wilkes decided not to run
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Ax Man, the dazzling winner of a maiden race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita last Monday, is likely to have his stakes debut in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 10. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners and breeders Hal and Patti Earnhardt, Ax Man led throughout
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The way the New Orleans road to the Kentucky Derby is starting, Fair Grounds needs to widen the path. Fifteen were entered Friday for the 74th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, the featured event among six stakes on the Jan. 13 Road to the Derby Kickoff card. There are nearly as many
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Collected and West Coast, who were second and third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar in November, worked at Santa Anita on Wednesday in advance of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27. Collected, who finished third in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Jockey Martin Pedroza and valet Max Corrales may face sanctions for fighting in the jockeys’ room at Santa Anita last Friday. Santa Anita steward Scott Chaney said the California Horse Racing Board has launched an investigation into the incident, which could lead to a formal complaint and a hearing. A fine or
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Trainer Chad Brown said that Stellar Wind remains on track to run in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Stellar Wind was purchased by Coolmore at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale with the intention of being retired and bred to American Pharoah this season.
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