Horse Racing

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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STICKNEY, Illinois — The trainer Brendan Walsh never has stabled horses in Chicago. He might want to think about it. Walsh sent Multiplier to win the Illinois Derby here at Hawthorne this past spring, and on Saturday evening he won the Grade 3, $150,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup with Scuba. “The Illinois stables won’t like me
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He was still wearing his Breeders’ Cup Classic morning training saddle towel on the track at 6:30 a.m. last Friday at Fair Grounds, but by now Gun Runner’s connections have earned the right to train him in a Hawaiian grass skirt if they so choose. The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner has taken up residence
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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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