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Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Finishing Strong

Josh Rubinstein, president and chief operating officer for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, admits the autumn Bing Crosby Season is a “different dynamic” from the summer meet that runs from mid-July until early September. “It’s more of a challenge than summer,” said Rubinstein, 53, who has been at Del Mar since 1997. “People are back […]

Zia Park Reschedules Two Programs Cancelled Due To Track Conditions

Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., is rescheduling the Monday and Tuesday cards lost due to unsafe track conditions after snow hit the area last Friday, Nov. 25. The two cancelled programs will be run Wednesday and Thursday. The first cancellation occurred on Saturday, Nov. 26, when a card of Quarter Horse races was cancelled. On […]

Paulick: Luis Saez Has Put Reputation For Careless Riding In His Past

Kiaran McLaughlin doesn’t believe Luis Saez deserved to be tagged with the reputation of a reckless rider, but he admits it was there. When McLaughlin shocked the racing world in March 2020 with an announcement that he was disbanding his successful stable to become agent for Saez, he sat down with the Panamanian rider and […]

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Tip Of The Hat To Fall Turf Festival

Tezzaray winning last year’s Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes by a nose was a headline writer’s dream – but somehow we all missed it. Durante may be best known to racing fans as the namesake for this race and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s grass course (the street that fronts the racetrack is also named […]

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Team Approach To Doing The Right Thing For The Horse

Bo Champlin was watching on television at his home in Visalia, Calif., when Rick’s Dream and 11 other horses left the starting gate in the fourth race on the closing-day card at Del Mar on Sept. 7, 2020. A California-bred gelding by Coil, Rick’s Dream had given Champlin’s Big Iron Racing its first winner nearly […]

Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season: Motion Goes From Coast To Coast

Trainer H. Graham Motion sent two horses west to Del Mar over the summer from his base at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland and came away with two stakes victories on consecutive days. Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sister Otoole won the CTT and TOC Stakes by a half length going 1 3/8 miles on […]

Rebel’s Romance Gives Appleby, Godolphin Another Turf Triumph

Putting an exclamation mark on a near sweep by Irish-breds in the seven Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup world championship races over the Keeneland grass course, Godolphin homebred Rebel’s Romance swung wide into the stretch and unleashed a powerful stretch kick under James Doyle to win Saturday’s $4-million Longines Turf in Lexington, Ky. It was the […]

Victoria Road Gives O’Brien, Moore Fifth Juvenile Turf Victory, Nosing Out Appleby-Trained Silver Knott

Coming into Friday’s 16th running of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, trainers Aidan O’Brien and Charles Appleby had dominated the $1-million event, with O’Brien recording four wins for Ireland’s Coolmore operation and Appleby scoring three times for Godolphin Racing of Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed. When the field of 14 charged toward the finish under […]

Breeders’ Cup Buzz: Preparing For The Handicapping Challenge

Preparing for the Breeders’ Cup world championships can be an exciting but also intimidating, almost overwhelming process for horseplayers. There are 14 races, most of them with full fields, with horses coming from all over the world to compete on a racetrack that many of the competitors have never raced over previously. On top of […]