Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif. — The historic colors of Darby Dan Farm never had graced Del Mar until Friday, but they sure looked right at home in a familiar spot, a winner’s circle, after Manitoulin held off favored Chicago Style to capture the Grade 2, $200,690 Hollywood Turf Cup. Those brown-colored silks, adorned over the years
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three weeks after clinching a divisional championship at Del Mar with Forever Unbridled, the same connections were back in the spotlight Friday at Churchill Downs when John Velazquez guided Seeking the Soul to victory in the annual fall-meet showcase, the Grade 1 Clark Handicap. “It’s been a good month,” said Dallas Stewart,
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A Pennsylvania state judge has granted stays to three trainers based at Parx racetrack near Philadelphia who had been suspended for failing to comply with subpoenas issued by the state’s racing commission early this month, according to court filings. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey issued the stays on Wednesday following hearings that morning. The rulings
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Big Score has some issues with Sharp Samurai his people hope to resolve on Saturday in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar. It’s not personal, Sonny. Strictly business. Both 3-year-olds are as honest as the day is long. But after two encounters that went perfect for Sharp Samurai and less than ideal for
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Every trainer wants a Juddmonte horse. Juddmonte horses have names like Arrogate, Enable, and Frankel. Most trainers would settle for a second-, third-, or fourth-string Juddmonte horse, just to see what it feels like to wade around for a while in the world’s most successful stable. Out West, Jack Carava’s got himself a Juddmonte horse
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Jose Ortiz, a leading contender for the Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding jockey, will undergo minor knee surgery on Dec. 5 and miss at least six weeks of action, his agent, Jim Riccio Jr., said Wednesday. Ortiz injured his left knee in a spill at Belmont Park on Sept. 20, which forced him to
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Here are a few lingering thoughts from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships: * Allow me to echo the widespread praise for the job Del Mar did hosting the Breeders’ Cup. Logistically, everything came off without an obvious hitch. Moreover, the setting is simply gorgeous, so much so that I can’t imagine any racing person
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Battle of Midway, winner of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, has been retired from racing, and will stand the 2018 breeding season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. for an advertised fee of $20,000. The 3-year-old son of Smart Strike finished his on-track career with 5 wins in 10 starts and earnings of $1,249,949.
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The stud fee for champion Arrogate has been set at $75,000 for his debut season in 2018 at Juddmonte Farms in Lexington, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song’s initial book will be restricted to 142 mares. He will be available for inspection during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. “Our goal is always to
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