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Julien Leparoux, a two-time champion jockey in the United States, and Alan Garcia, who won the 2008 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will both be at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 18 to compete in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).
Bettors were pretty sure they didn't see this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner among the 23 individual choices in pool 1 of the 2012 Derby future wager, making the mutuel field the 3-2 choice.
Jockey Garrett Gomez, on the mend from a broken heel sustained last month, said he wants to be back in time to ride Sham Stakes (gr. III) winner Out of Bounds in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 10.
Preparing for his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), early Triple Crown contender Creative Cause drilled six furlongs in a bullet 1:11 3/5 at Hollywood Park Feb. 12.
Factum, a half brother to leading young sire War Front, will enter stud in 2012 at Gilbert and Marilyn Campbell's Stonehedge Farm South near Williston, Fla.
Trainer Dale Romans is to begin serving a seven-day suspension Feb. 13 stemming from a positive test on one of his horses for phenylbutazone after a race last November at Aqueduct, Daily Racing Form reports.
Fred Winters has been named farm manager of Vivien Malloy's Edition Farm. The farm is located near Hyde Park, N.Y.
Force Freeze worked a strong half-mile in :47 2/5 from the gate Feb. 12 at Gulfstream Park in preparation for the upcoming $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (gr. II).
Emerging national handicap division star Hymn Book will eventually return to New York, trainer Shug McGaughey said Feb. 12, but the Donn Handicap (gr. I) victor could be headed for Arkansas first.
Irish champion Refuse To Bend, who was standing at Haras du Logis in France for the first time this season, died of a heart attack Friday, Feb. 10.
Bettors continued their strong support for both the "All Others" option and Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags (#23) at the close of wagering Feb. 11.
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