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TODAY November 28, 2014
Sunday’s ninth race at Del Mar marks the bitter end of the synthetic-track era in Southern California. Will the last horse out the door please sweep up?
My focus Saturday is at Aqueduct, but the late pick three at Del Mar intrigues me enough to throw in a ticket – with the obvious highlight of the sequence being California Chrome’s debut on grass in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.
Mad About the Moon, the runner-up in the All American Futurity, will attempt to nail down a Grade 1 win Sunday in the $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. The 440-yard race for Quarter Horses is the final stakes of the ...
Trainer Henry Dominguez is serving a 60-day suspension for a TCO2, or total carbon dioxide, overage, he said Friday. Dominguez began his suspension Nov. 22, and it runs through Jan. 20. A call to both the New Mexico Racing Commission and the Zia Park ...
Belle Gallantey, the multiple Grade 1 winner who sold for $750,000 at the Fasig-Tipton November auction this month, is back with trainer Rudy Rodriguez and could run again as early as Jan. 1 in the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct.
Back a few years, when Winning Move Stable was the leading owner in wins on this circuit, few people enjoyed the operation’s success more that Adam Sigler, son of the stable’s managing partner, Steve Sigler.
An outstanding Saturday of racing from coast to coast includes an appealing Del Mar card that features the turf debut of California Chrome. He faces only one other frontrunner in the Hollywood Derby and will be tough to beat at a short price.
Peter Miller won three races Thursday, including with Finnegans Wake in the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup, to open a commanding lead in the trainer standings.
Trainer Christophe Clement won the Grade 1 Bing Crosby the first year it was run on Polytrack in 2007, he won the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks last year with Discreet Marq, and over the years, he has sent numerous other horses such as the grass runner Summer ...
After having to transfer 23 races from the turf to the dirt over the last two weeks – and 37 overall this fall at Aqueduct – New York Racing Association officials were hoping to get back on the grass this weekend, with three turf races scheduled for ...