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December 02, 2014
Pepper Crown’s victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Berkeley at Golden Gate Fields earned him the nominal title of Northern California’s top handicap runner. Earlier in the year, he won the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile and the Rolling Green.
It looks like trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. will have a very pleasant problem on his hands this winter, trying to separate his two potential Kentucky Derby prospects, Mr. Jordan and Souper Colossal, over the next several months.
Art Sherman, who based his operation in Northern California for many years, will be honored by Golden Gate Fields and feted by his many friends and fans here Saturday.
The revamped schedule for a Southern California Thoroughbred racing circuit without Hollywood Park or Fairplex Park reaches the end of its first year this month, when Los Alamitos hosts a three-week meeting beginning Thursday.
It’s the time of year when budding 3-year-olds begin to ease their way into the racing spotlight.
At least the fields are huge. Turfway Park, having sunk about as low as it can go without being shuttered, opens Thursday evening with the maximum fields of 12 in all but one of nine races. There are no superstars, but horseplayers will have what they ...
How many soon-to-be 9-year-old horses, after winning 28 races, including 22 stakes, in 44 career starts, could earn his highest Beyer Speed Figure in start No. 45?
All-sources handle at the Churchill Downs fall meet that ended Sunday was down significantly again, continuing a downward trend at this historic track.
December 01, 2014
Top trainers are top trainers because they win races. They win a lot of them, and they win the richest races, racking up victories and total earnings at a high rate. On average, the best trainers can be expected to win about 20 percent to 25 percent of ...
Ken Walters' analysis of the Wednesday 12/3 card at Northfield Park.