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September

22
Wildman Jack Returns to Santa Anita for Eddie D

Racing’s homebred Wildman Jack will return to a familiar course and distance Sept. 25 when he takes the rail position in the $200,000 Eddie D Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park. Run at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf, the Eddie D will have Wildman Jack back in the setting of his May 23 Daytona Stakes (G3T) victory. The 4-year-old Goldencents  gelding eked out a nose triumph that day, the same margin he lost by when running the same course and distance in an allowance optional claiming event last October. One start prior to the Daytona, Wildman Jack won the Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint (G3) over […]

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September

16
INEOS in link to Mercedes Formula 1 buy-in

Ineos could move from team sponsor to team owner with the Daily Mail reporting that the company is ‘close to signing a £700million deal’ to buy the Mercedes F1 team. Earlier this year Ineos, one of the world’s largest chemical producers, teamed up with Mercedes in a five-year contract. At the time Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe and Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff called the deal a “partnership”, not a sponsorship, and one that was worth £100m to the Formula 1 team. However, it now looks as if all that could develop ownership. According to the Daily Mail, Ineos has agreed to buy ’70 per […]

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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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August

17
Renault calls for RP to be disqualified from races

Renault’s subsequent transfer in System One’s copying controversy will name for rivals Racing Level to be disqualified from each race at which its automobile was protested. A study into the design technique of Racing Level’s brake ducts was put in movement when Renault protested their legality on the Styrian Grand Prix, asserting they have been a duplicate of the design from final 12 months’s Mercedes. Renault has protested Racing Level at each race since then, with a panel of FIA stewards lastly announcing final weekend that the rear brake ducts have been in breach of F1’s sporting laws. The choice, […]

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August

13
Kentucky Derby scratches general admission

Churchill Downs officials expect less than 23,000 fans will be able to attend next month’s rearranged Kentucky Derby under an updated health and safety plan. The plan eliminates general admission and standing room only areas, with total capacity limited to less than 14 percent of the 2015 attendance record of 170,513. The 146th runnings of the Derby and Oaks for fillies were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 due to coronavirus concerns. Spectators were not permitted for Churchill Downs’ spring meet, but the track had stated in June that general admission would be limited to the 26-acre infield for […]

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August

04
Thousand Words pulls upset to win Shared Belief at Del Mar

Thousand Words upset 1-5 favorite Honor A. P. by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar last Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert another candidate for next month’s Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Thousand Words ran 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 43.85 seconds and paid $20.40 and $3.40 at 9-1 odds. The colt earned 50 qualifying points for the Derby, which was postponed until Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. Baffert stated Thousand Words has perked up since coming from Los Angeles to the seaside track north of San Diego. “The real […]

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July

29
Maximum Security wins at Del Mar in first start for new trainer Bob Baffert

Maximum Security won the $150,000 San Diego Handicap by a nose after a photo finish at Del Mar on Saturday, his first start in five months for new trainer Bob Baffert. Under new rider Abel Cedillo, Maximum Security caught pacesetter Midcourt at the top of the stretch and outlasted him to the wire. “That was crazy,” Baffert said. “He won today when he had every reason to get beat. He showed what a great horse he is. He’s such a fighter. I’m glad we got this over with and now he’s in good shape.” Maximum Security ran 1 1/16 miles […]

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July

15
NYRA closes Saratoga to Out-of-Town Jockeys

The New York Racing Association Inc., (NYRA) today revealed updated health and safety protocols to address the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases among jockeys around the country. Until further notice, Saratoga Race Course will be closed to out-of-town jockeys. In addition, any member of the regular NYRA jockey colony who travels to ride at any other racetrack will not be permitted to return to Saratoga Race Course. “These measures prioritize the health and safety of the jockeys competing in New York, and are designed to combat the spread of COVID-19,” said NYRA President and CEO Dave O’Rourke. “Unfortunately, the restrictive […]

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July

10
Horse named after fauci wins race at keeneland

A young Thoroughbred with a celebrity namesake broke his maiden during the second day of Keeneland’s five-day Summer Meet. Fauci, a 2-year-old colt trained by Wesley Ward, notched his first career triumph during his second career start in the opening race at the Lexington track on Thursday. Tyler Gaffalione steered the heavy favorite to a hard-fought victory in the 5 1/2-furlong, $70,000 turf contest. Fauci was the 5-2 morning-line favorite but was bet down to 1-1 odds at post time, perhaps due to the cachet carried by his moniker. Co-owner Phillip Antonacci named Fauci after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National […]

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July

01
Precautionary Quarantine of Belmont Park Barn Lifted

A precautionary quarantine placed on a Belmont Park barn due to a suspected case of Equine Herpesvirus-1 has been removed by officials at the New York Racing Association and New York State Gaming Commission after test results for a horse came back negative June 28. Freudnme, a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart, exhibited fever and neurological symptoms Saturday morning, which activated a precautionary quarantine of all 37 horses stabled in Barn 37 at Belmont. In addition, heightened biosecurity measures were immediately implemented throughout the barn, and all horses were monitored for fever and other symptoms. All horses in Barn 37 were found to be afebrile and asymptomatic. As a result, […]

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