Horse Racing

CYPRESS, Calif. — Solomini finished first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos, but was disqualified and placed third behind stablemate McKinzie and Instilled Regard for causing interference in the final sixteenth. The stewards voted 2-1 to disqualify Solomini, who drifted in late and bumped with Instilled Regard and McKinzie, who
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. completed one of the most memorable days of his career, and one of the most memorable days in the 51-year history of the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, when he guided Mexico’s Jala Jala to a convincing nine-length victory over Fray Angelico in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe
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They will run the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet Stakes on Saturday, although participation apparently was neither encouraged nor required. Only five 2-year-olds could be mustered for each of the Grade 1 events, from an estimated 2015 U.S. foal crop of 20,850. Still, it would be a mistake to dismiss the 2017 renewals
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Javier Castellano, the Eclipse Award-winning jockey the past four years, is among five veteran riders who are finalists for the 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, it was announced on Wednesday morning by Santa Anita, which has presented the award annually since 1950. In addition to Castellano, the other finalists are Alex Birzer, Jose Ferrer,
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To afford a full four-week gap between the Breeders’ Cup and the stakes that mark New York’s last truly big racing weekend until the spring, the New York Racing Association chose this year to move Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile, Remsen, and Demoiselle out of their traditional spots on Thanksgiving weekend and run them instead on the
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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Sharp Azteca proved he could run just as well from off the pace as he has when he’s on it as he rallied from third to dominate Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Under Javier Castellano, Sharp Azteca was 2 1/2 lengths off the early pace in third, confronted
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Drefong, the Eclipse Award-winning male sprinter of 2016, the year he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, has been retired from racing and will be moving to Japan to take up stud duty at Shadai Stallion Station, it was announced late Wednesday by the Baoma Corporation of Susan and Charles Chu, who owned Drefong. Drefong, 4,
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