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YESTERDAY October 01, 2014
In a normal year, Vicar’s in Trouble would be the star of the show in the Indiana Derby, and indeed, the winner of the Lecomte Stakes, Louisiana Derby, and Super Derby is a major attraction Saturday night at Indiana Grand in the Grade 2, $500,000 race.
The New York stewards suspended jockey Junior Alvarado for 15 days for careless riding following the incident in last Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park that left fellow rider Rajiv Maragh with a broken arm.
Twice in his career, Cigar Street has been sidelined by serious injuries, but he has come back as good as ever this fall, and his victory Saturday in the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs has left his connections contemplating a run in the $5 ...
It appears as if youth will be served in Friday’s $65,000 allowance feature for New York-bred fillies and mares, with the 3-year-olds Lucky Nancy E. and Chrysolite looking like the main protagonists in the one-mile turf race.
Saturday’s $200,000 City of Hope Mile on turf at Santa Anita will have a large field but will not include three graded stakes winners in the last year on this circuit – Obviously, Silentio, and Tom’s Tribute. They are being held out for the Breeders’ ...
Kent Desormeaux was released from nearby Arcadia Methodist hospital on Tuesday evening, according to his wife, Rosie Higgins, an exercise rider for trainer Bob Hess Jr.
In terms of producing potential Dirt Mile starters, Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Indiana Derby and the six-furlong Santa Anita Sprint Championship are the long and short of it.
It’s fall. Literally. And last weekend high-profile jockeys were hitting the ground like hundred-pound leaves – hard, harder, and hardest of all.
When the field reaches deep stretch in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris, racing fans seeking clues for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 may be best served by watching the also-rans.
Mischief Clem beat maidens over 5 1/2 furlongs and makes his first start over six furlongs in a first-level optional $50,000 claimer for California-breds at Santa Anita on Friday.