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  • Horse Racing Recap: Ireland-trained Sizing John wins Gold Cup irish horse raceCHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Ten years after winning the Grand National, jockey Robbie Power won the equally-prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup when Sizing John galloped to victory on Festival Friday. Trained in Ireland, Sizing John won by two-and-three-quarter lengths on St. Patrick’s Day. Power had Sizing John in a good position throughout the race, finishing ahead of Minella ...
  • Horse Racing: Early Kentucky Derby contender Mastery suffers condylar leg fracture in win Mastery-ti1-200Mastery, one of the leading Kentucky Derby contenders, won Saturday’s Grade 2 $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita in electrifying fashion, pulling away down the stretch to win by 6¾ lengths and remain undefeated. It was his 3-year-old debut. Unfortunately, the son of Candy Ride, trained by Bob Baffert, pulled up after the race and ...
  • Horse Racing: Unique Bella wins $100,000 Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita horse-racing-100916ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Unique Bella won the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday, keeping the 3-year-old filly on track for a possible start in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Unique Bella ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.11 and paid $2.20, $2.10 ...
  • Horse Racing: Gotham Stakes 2017: Odds and Picks ckey Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome (12) out of the starting gate in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. At left is jockey Edgar Prado riding Eragon (11) and at right jockey Luis Contreras riding Breaking Lucky (10). Arrogate won the race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Attendance at the first Breeders’ Cup to be run at Del Mar will be capped at 37,500 per day during the two-day event in November. Officials said Tuesday that they’re limiting attendance on Nov. 3-4 “to ensure a positive experience for all participants and fans” at the seaside track north of ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, jockey Chris Antley gestures aboard Charismatic after crossing the finish line to capture the 125th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Al Berhman, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The striking chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple ...
  • Horse Racing Preview: Big Derby trail races in Arkansas, California and Japan UPI-Horse-Racing-Preview-Big-Derby-trail-races-in-Arkansas-California-and-Japan (PhatzRadio Sports / UPI)   —-   The Kentucky Derby trail winds through Arkansas, California and Japan this weekend, while Thursday’s action in Dubai went into the books as a potential preview for the rapidly approaching World Cup night. The Presidents Day weekend also features the prestigious 7-furlong sprints at Laurel Park in Maryland, The grassy Buena Vista ...
  • Road to Derby: McCraken tops probables for Saturday’s Sam F. Davis Stakes McCraken winning The Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs.(Photo: Coady Photography)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)     —-    The Road to the Kentucky Derby resumes Saturday as several Triple Crown hopefuls will break from the starting gate at Tampa Bay Downs in the 37th Sam F. Davis Stakes, a Grade III race for 3-year-olds on the 1 1/16-mile main track. The $250,000 Sam F. Davis is a points race ...
  • Horse Racing: Irish War Cry upsets Classic Empire in Holy Bull Stakes horse-racing-043016HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Irish War Cry led all the way to upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire by 3 3/4 lengths in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Irish War Cry ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.52. The New Jersey-bred colt paid $10.80, $4 and $2.20 ...
  • Horse Racing: Upon review, Arrogate was even faster in Pegasus World Cup horse-racing-100916HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Arrogate was even faster in the Pegasus World Cup than initially thought. His official time from Saturday’s $12 million race has been revised to 1 minute, 46.83 seconds. That broke the Gulfstream Park record for a race of 1 1/8 miles, topping the mark of 1:46.86 set by Lea in the ...
  • Horse Racing: Arrogate tops California Chrome, rolls in Pegasus World Cup ckey Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome (12) out of the starting gate in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. At left is jockey Edgar Prado riding Eragon (11) and at right jockey Luis Contreras riding Breaking Lucky (10). Arrogate won the race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Arrogate was barely running when he crossed the finish line in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup, and the same could be said for California Chrome. In Arrogate’s case, the day’s work was done. In Chrome’s case, the career’s work was done. Leaving no doubt on who will be considered the sport’s biggest ...
  • Horse Racing: $12 million Pegasus gives racing big buzz, huge purse California Chrome nudges trainer Alan Sherman at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. California Chrome is expected to race in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race on Saturday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The idea was most unusual: Put together the richest horse race in the world, and do so by getting 12 stakeholders to invest $1 million apiece just to have a spot in the starting gate. Farfetched as that sounded in the beginning, it’s now reality. The biggest purse offered in thoroughbred racing ...
  • Horse Racing: California Chrome the favorite for $12M Pegasus World Cup FILE - In this Saturday, March 26, 2016, file photo, California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, wins the Dubai World Cup horse race at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. California Chrome was the biggest winner at the Eclipse Awards on Saturday night, Jan. 21, 2017, taking home three trophies celebrating his accomplishments in 2016--including Horse of the Year for the second time. He also won an Eclipse as the best in the older dirt male division, and his victory at the Dubai World Cup was picked as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's moment of the year. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome is a favorite to win his finale and potentially make history. The two-time Horse of the Year has been set as the 6-5 top choice to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. If California Chrome prevails over the mile-and-an-eighth distance in ...
  • Horse Unique Bella romps in Grade 2 Santa Ynez at Santa Anita In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Accelerate and jockey Tyler Baze, outside, overpower Semper Fortis, inside, with Santiago Gonzalez, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby horse race, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Unique Bella won the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 7 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, Unique Bella ran 7 furlongs in 1:22.21 and paid $4, $2.60 and $2.10 as the even-money favorite. It Tiz Well returned $5.80 and $2.60, while Shane’s Girlfriend was another 2 ...
  • Horse Racing: BC Classic winner Arrogate works out ahead of Pegasus Cup ca-arrogateARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate has completed a six-furlong workout at Santa Anita in preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. Jockey Martin Garcia was aboard Sunday as Arrogate was timed in 1:11.94 for the distance. The track was listed as good after recent rains. Trainer Bob Baffert says he was pleased ...
  • Horse Racing: California Chrome gets his 1st look at Gulfstream track ca-chrome HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome has gotten his first look at the site of his final race. The leading money winner in North American racing history went for a jog at Gulfstream Park early Sunday, two days after arriving to prepare for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28. California Chrome has never ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: California Chrome, Arrogate, Songbird up for Eclipse Awards In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Accelerate and jockey Tyler Baze, outside, overpower Semper Fortis, inside, with Santiago Gonzalez, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby horse race, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome and Arrogate will meet once more on the track. Before that, an off-track race will be settled. California Chrome and Arrogate were among the finalists announced Thursday for Horse of the Year, the top prize that will be awarded at the Eclipse Awards. Those trophies will be presented on Jan. ...
  • Horse Racing: Constellation wins La Brea on opening day at Santa Anita ca-chromeARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Constellation overhauled Finley’sluckycharm inside the sixteenth pole on his way to a half-length victory in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Monday on opening day of Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet. The card featuring four graded stakes and attracted a crowd of 46,514. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Constellation ran seven furlongs in ...
  • Horse Racing Roundup: California Chrome romps in the Dec. 17 Winter Challenge in his final prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. (Los Alamitos photo) (PhatzRadio Sports / UPI)   —   California Chrome showed he’s ready for next month’s $12 million Pegasus World Cup by brushing aside an outclassed field Saturday while Stanford and Zulu ran well enough in weekend races at Gulfstream Park to emerge as prospects for the big race. Frankel did not get his second Grade I winner as ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Motion, Van Dyke team to sweep stakes races at Del Mar In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Journey Home and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes horse race Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Ring Weekend won the $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap for older horses by a head over Vyjack on a rainy Saturday at Del Mar. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Ring Weekend ran 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:42.29 and paid $8, $4 and $2.40. Van Dyke and Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion teamed up ...
  • Horse Racing: Mastery wins Bob Hope Stakes for Bob Baffert at Del Mar horse-racing-071216DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Mastery won the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Del Mar for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Mastery ran seven furlongs in 1:23.32 and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10 as the 1-5 favorite. California Diamond returned $2.60 and ...
  • Horse Racing recap: Chao Chom wins Betty Grable by 1 3/4 lengths at Del Mar horse-racing-050616DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Chao Chom won the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes for older California-bred fillies and mares by 1 3/4 lengths on Sunday at Del Mar. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Chao Chom ran seven furlongs in 1:22.53 and paid $19.80, $3.60 and $3 as the 8-1 second choice. Enola Gray returned $2.10 and $2.10 as ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: California Chrome still favorite for Horse of the Year honor ca-chromeARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — California Chrome lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic by a half-length, but the 5-year-old remains the favorite to win Horse of the Year honors despite his lone defeat in seven races this year. Had he won, California Chrome likely would have been a unanimous choice for the same title he won in 2014, ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Arrogate upsets California Chrome to win BC Classic Arrogate with jockey Mike Smith, second from left, wins the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race over California Chrome, center, with Victor Espinoza at Santa Anita, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — California Chrome was cruising along on the lead, looking every inch the lauded veteran ready to polish his resume with another big victory. Trailing behind was Arrogate, the youngest horse in the field, brilliant but inexperienced. In a thrilling finish to Breeders’ Cup weekend, racing’s newest star emerged. Arrogate chased California Chrome through ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Beholder upsets Songbird to win BC Distaff beholder-breeders-cupARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — For the last quarter of a mile, Songbird and Beholder refused to yield. They ran neck-and-neck, with their Hall of Fame jockeys looking for the tiniest edge. Gary Stevens, aboard Beholder, called it “just a street fight.” The 6-year-old mare landed the final blow, with Beholder edging Songbird by a nose in the ...
  • Breeder’s Cup: Arrogate looks for spring upset in Breeders’ Cup Classic FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016, file photo, Jockey Mike Smith celebrates aboard Arrogate after winning the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The ride is far from over for Smith, even at age 51. The jockey known as "Big Money Mike" is poised for another lucrative weekend in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita with mounts in the $2 million Distaff on unbeaten Songbird on Friday and in the $6 million Classic aboard Travers winner Arrogate on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — California Chrome is undefeated in six starts this year. Arrogate is 4 of 5 and won the Travers with the fastest time in the race’s 147-year history. The 2014 Horse of the Year and the young challenger are set to face off in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The 1 ¼-mile Classic worth $6 ...

THE presence of short-priced favourite Douvan in the Champion Chase turned the two-mile showpiece from one of the liveliest betting heats of the Cheltenham Festival into one of the worst, based on Coral's on-the-day shop turnover. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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Altior was one of the few festival hotpots to actually win at Cheltenham but his performance in winning the Arkle has split opinion. Was he a slightly fortunate winner in light of Charbel's fall, or did he match his pre-race billing? [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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Altior was one of the few festival hotpots to actually win at Cheltenham but his performance in winning the Arkle has split opinion. Was he a slightly fortunate winner in light of Charbel's fall, or did he match his pre-race billing? [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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BARELY a day goes by without big news stories breaking, among them the seismic, controversial and downright wacky – and they were in abundance at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. Test your knowledge in our quickfire quiz. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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IF THIS season's Cheltenham Festival signalled that change could be afoot at the top table of jumps trainers in Ireland, Gordon Elliott on Sunday wasted little time in seizing the initiative with six winners across Sunday's cards at Limerick an [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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ANOTHER Cheltenham and Fakenham week over. Among the stirring, screaming finishes (mainly at Cheltenham) was an extraordinary, curious victory swamped by more prestigious events. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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THE intruder seen leading Sizing John back into the winner's enclosure at Cheltenham on Friday has revealed his decades-long campaign of gatecrashing major sporting moments - and says he understands if bosses at the course choose to punish him. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
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SIZING JOHN, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hero, receieved a rapturous reception as he was led through trainer Jessica Harrington's home village of Moone, County Kildare on Sunday evening. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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SIZING JOHN, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hero, receieved a rapturous reception as he was led through trainer Jessica Harrington's home village of Moone, County Kildare on Sunday evening. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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The 2017 Cheltenham Festival has been and gone, another totally unforgettable four days loaded with incredible highs and some crushing lows. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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THE world's top-rated racehorse Arrogate is on course to grace Meydan on Saturday after featuring among the 14 declared for the Dubai World Cup, which for the third successive year will be without a runner from Britain or Ireland. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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BOB BAFFERT admitted he is taking nothing for granted with Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate, who is set to add special lustre to proceedings at Meydan on Saturday night. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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CAUSE OF CAUSES and Tiger Roll, two of Gordon Elliott's six winners at the Cheltenham Festival, are likely to be on Grand National duty when they next appear on the racecourse. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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A MEMBER of the team behind Auroras Encore's Grand National victory in 2013 on Sunday recalled how serial racing interloper Richard Melia was out on the course helping cool down Sue Smith's star in the immediate aftermath of the race. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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JESSICA HARRINGTON has resisted the temptation to wrap her newly crowned Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John in cotton wool and will aim the seven-year-old at the Punchestown Gold Cup. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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A HORSE named after former jockey and inimitable At The Races presenter Luke Harvey was always likely to be a character, and so it proved at Taunton on Monday. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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WORDS fall out of fashion so that sometimes when you hear one it comes as a surprise. The other day I heard the word flibbertigibbet. It's a wonderful word, as is strumpet, which has also fallen out of favour. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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WORDS fall out of fashion so that sometimes when you hear one it comes as a surprise. The other day I heard the word flibbertigibbet. It's a wonderful word, as is strumpet, which has also fallen out of favour. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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JOSEPH O'BRIEN says Edwulf, who went wrong when challenging late on in the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase, is set to return to his Owning Hill base this week. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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PAUL NICHOLLS is looking forward to launching a powerful assault on Aintree's Randox Health Grand National meeting as he vowed to fight hard to overhaul Nicky Henderson and win a trainers' championship battle he described as "good for the [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
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