Keyword: John Perez

  • Calif. OKs Exchange Wagering, Takeout Hike

    California legislation that would redirect perhaps as much as $70 million from winning bets to purses and make the state the first in the nation to approve head-to-head wagering on horse races gained approval Aug. 31.

  • Oak Tree Would Welcome Breeders' Cup Move

    The Oak Tree Racing Association isn't pushing the Breeders' Cup to place the event at Santa Anita Park on a permanent or semi-permanent basis, but it will welcome the move if it comes, its executive vice president says.

  • Mine That Bird, with John Perez in the saddle, worked four furlongs at Mountaineer on Monday in preparation for Saturday's West Virginia Derby.

    Mine That Bird in West Virginia Derby Work

    Mine That Bird breezed through a four-furlong workout at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort on July 27. The track's clockers recorded a time of :49 4/5 as the Kentucky Derby winner continued his preparations for Aug. 1, $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II).