Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif. — For more reasons than one, the people who work around World Approval would like to see him win the Breeders’ Cup Mile on a regular basis. Sure, there’s the glory and the riches, but Saturday’s BC Mile win also served to take the edge off World Approval. The 5-year-old nearly white
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DEL MAR, Calif. — The undefeated Rushing Fall has earned a wintertime vacation after her win in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar. “She’s going down to Stonestreet and [will] take the winter off,” owner Bob Edwards said after the race. “She deserves it.” Edwards keeps horses at Stonestreet Farm in Ocala,
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Talismanic, the upset winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar on Saturday, is likely to stay in training in 2018. His presence in the older horse division in Europe next year could give owner Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin Racing a powerful duo of 5-year-olds for that continent’s top races –
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Caledonia Road emerged in good shape from her upset victory Saturday in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and likely will have about 45 days of light training before trainer Ralph Nicks starts plotting out a course for the Kentucky Oaks in May. Nicks said Caledonia Road left Del Mar
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Bar of Gold left an incredible legacy on her way out. The 5-year-old New York-bred mare ran her final race when becoming the second-longest-priced winner in Breeders’ Cup history in nailing Ami’s Mesa on the wire Saturday in the Filly and Mare Sprint. Trainer John Kimmel said Sunday that Bar of
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DEL MAR, Calif. — It took jockey Florent Geroux just a little over two minutes to take his career to the next level late Saturday afternoon at Del Mar, when he guided Gun Runner to a convincing victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Geroux has shined on the Breeders’ Cup stage before, winning
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DEL MAR, Calif. — As trainer Steve Asmussen made his way through the fading light of Del Mar racetrack shortly after sundown on Saturday night, just minutes after his horse Gun Runner had outrun 10 others in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Jill Baffert saw him walking through the paddock and ran over. “Congratulations,”
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DEL MAR, Calif. — There’s a new king in horse racing and it’s Gun Runner. The 4-year-old colt won the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 2 1/4 lengths Saturday, sending rival Arrogate to a third straight career-ending defeat at Del Mar. Gun Runner ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.29 and paid $6.80, $4.40 and
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Fourteen horses whipped into the short stretch of the Del Mar turf course, a moving blur flying to the finish of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday. Several minutes later they’d trotted back home, horses and jockeys meeting grooms, trainers, and owners. Tales of woe abounded: A hard bump,
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Despite the fact Good Magic was still a maiden, trainer Chad Brown had the confidence in the colt’s ability to send him cross-country and run him in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile against one of the heaviest favorites on the card. That confidence was rewarded Saturday at Del Mar, as
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Trainer Peter Miller put an exclamation point on an unforgettable day after Roy H wore down a game Imperial Hint to all but sew up division honors with a one-length victory in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Del Mar. Earlier in the afternoon, Miller sent out both the first-
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Lady Eli was unable to write a storybook ending to her brilliant career as significant trouble early in the race resulted in her finishing seventh behind Wuheida in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Del Mar. Trainer Chad Brown reported after the race that Lady Eli had
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