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January

19
Pegasus Turf Is Another Twist In The Story For Anothertwistafate

Both the blinkers and the man who recommended them – jockey Joel Rosario – will be on Anothertwistafate Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Turf (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Following Anothertwistafate’s fourth-place finish in the Seabiscuit Handicap (G2) on Nov. 28 at Del Mar, Rosario recommended adding blinkers to the horse’s new trainer, Peter Miller. Five weeks later, with blinkers in place, Anothertwistafate and Rosario rolled to a 2 ¼-length triumph in the San Gabriel (G2) at Santa Anita. Miller chuckled as he told the story about his conversation with Rosario after the Seabiscuit. “When he tells you something […]

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January

06
Frost confident as Yala Enki tries again at Chepstow

Bryony Frost reports Yala Enki in excellent shape as he bids to make it third time lucky in the rearranged Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Frost will bid for more big-race glory in Saturday’s extended three-mile-five furlong showpiece – originally planned for December 27, the day after she steered Yala Enki’s stablemate Frodon to Grade One glory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton. After finishing third in the 2018 renewal when trained by Venetia Williams, Yala Enki filled the same spot under Frost in the Grade Three marathon 12 months ago, on his second start for Paul […]

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December

29
Charlatan ends bumpy year with Grade 1 win in Malibu Stakes

Charlatan tracked favorite Nashville to the quarter pole and then drew off to a 4½-length triumph in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita’s opening day. Ridden for the first time by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Charlatan ran seven furlongs in 1 minute, 21.50 seconds. Trained by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the chestnut colt had been idle since May 2. Charlatan paid $5.20, $3.60 and $2.60 as the 8-5 second choice. It was the first loss for Nashville, who had won his first three starts by a combined 24¾ lengths for Hall of Fame trainer […]

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December

15
Pletcher 2-year-old poised for Derby trail

A 2-year-old son of Quality Road, Prime Factor always has been a highly regarded prospect, selling for $900,000 as a yearling. Owned by the partnership of CHC and WinStar Farm, Prime Factor is a long way from earning back his purchase price, but he took a solid first step toward that goal when dominating his debut on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Flashing speed right from the start, Prime Factor vied for the lead through a quarter in 22.27 seconds, then took command through a half in 45.33 and pulled away to complete the six-furlong sprint in 1:10.38. Despite never being […]

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October

14
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 2020: Preview & Odds

Vekoma and Complexity rightfully have been grabbing most of the headlines as the Grade 1 winners choose between the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and Dirt Mile. But as their connections make up their minds, the Dirt Mile field surrounding the stars has been filling in very nicely. The deep field could include Art Collector, Rushie and Jesus’ Team, three horses on this year’s Kentucky Derby Trail. It also features a slew of runners who have regained their top condition recently after long losing streaks. Knicks Go had not won since his upset triumph in the 2018 Breeders’ Futurity (G1). He was moved over to trainer Brad […]

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October

06
Jockey Jessica Marcialis makes history in France

Jessica Marcialis has made history by becoming the first female jockey to gain a Group One race in France, after riding Tiger Tanaka to victory at Paris’ Longchamps on Sunday. The Italian, who resumed her racing career after becoming a mom, was seen beaming after crossing the finish line and was met by rapturous applause after winning the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac. The 30-year-old celebrated with her family as she returned to the winner’s circle and shared an inspirational message to moms across the world. “It’s incredible. I don’t have the words. Yesterday we said it was amazing to be here today,” […]

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September

14
Mighty Heart, 1-eyed longshot, takes $1-million Queen’s Plate

Daisuke Fukumoto and Mighty Heart ran away with the $1-million Queen’s Plate on Saturday. Fukumoto took his one-eyed mount to the lead from the start, then surged to a stunning 7 1/2-length triumph in the opening leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Racetrack. Mighty Heart, a 13/1 longshot, lost an eye in a paddock accident with his mother as a foal. His winning time of 2:01.98 was the second-fastest since 1957 when the Plate was first run at the new Woodbine at its current distance. That effort was second only to Izvestia (2:01 4/5 in 1990). But […]

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September

08
Authentic outduels Tiz the Law in Derby upset

Authentic dueled with Tiz the Law in the final turn and upset the heavy favorite to conquest the 146th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Ridden by John Velazquez, Authentic led from start to finish and won by 1¼ lengths, giving trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying sixth Derby champion. Authentic covered 1¼ mile in 2:00.61, the seventh-fastest time ever in the Derby, and paid $18.80 to win. He is the first wire-to-wire Derby winner since 2002, when War Emblem won for Baffert. Baffert tied Ben Jones for the most wins by a trainer. Along with Authentic and War Emblem, […]

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September

02
Kentucky Derby: Art Collector out with minor foot ailment

Art Collector, the likely second wagering option Saturday in the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, is out after suffering a minor foot ailment. The bombshell of bad news spread quickly Tuesday morning at Churchill and beyond, shortly after Art Collector did not appear on the track. A subsequent Churchill release stated trainer Tommy Drury reported “the colt nicked the bulb of his left front heel with a hind hoof while galloping Monday at Churchill” and that because of strict medication rules, the horse could not be treated with an anti-inflammatory so close to the race. Art Collector, bred and […]

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August

25
Texas Breeder Hangs His Dreams on Whiskey Echo

Whether due to luck or divine intervention, graded-placed winner Whiskey Echo seemed destined to become the first stallion Glynn Parent Jr. would stand at his 40-acre farm southwest of Houston. Parent had just started building a modest broodmare band and, after going through a breeding season of boarding bills and stud fees, decided owning a stallion might make sense for a homespun operation. He began his stallion prospect search in the $7,500-$10,000 claiming ranks at Lone Star Park but got the notion during his research to look in the $20,000-$30,000 price range, figuring the limited amount of racing offered because of the ongoing COVID-19 […]

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