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  • Everyone Out to Catch Toccet in Laurel Futurity

    The 79th running of the $100,000 Laurel Futurity (gr. III), featuring Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Toccet, heads the De Francis Dash undercard Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Babae Returns in Aqueduct's Athenia Handicap

    Joseph Platt Jr.'s Babae, the likely favorite for Saturday's $100,000 Athenia Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares, is poised to capture back-to-back runnings of the 1 1/6-mile turf feature at Aqueduct.

  • Dawn of Condor Springs Knickerbocker Upset

    Rich Meadow Farm's Dawn of the Condor came up the rail under jockey Jorge Chavez on Saturday to win the 1 1/8-mile $150,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds on Aqueduct's yielding turf course before a crowd of 5,755.

  • Lido Palace Wins in Typical Style

    Woodward Stakes (gr. I) winner Lido Palace, whose connections passed on paying a supplementary nomination of fee of $800,000 to compete in the Breeders' Cup Classic, won a classified allowance at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • BC Jockey Assignments All But Firmed Up

    Although there are a few mounts still open, the jockey assignments for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are pretty much confirmed. Of the leading riders, Mike Smith, Jerry Bailey, Pat Day, and Edgar Prado are particularly deep in talent.

  • Perfect Drift, foreground, winning the Spiral Stakes.

    'Ferry' Meets Perfect Drift in Indiana Derby

    Wiseman's Ferry, the Lone Star and West Virginia Derby (both gr. III) winner, has been installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Indiana Derby (gr. III), and the son of Hennessy will face 11 rivals including Triple Crown runners Perfect Drift and Easyfromthegitgo.

  • Essence of Dubai captures Super Derby XXIII.

    Louisiana Downs Race Report: Essence of Hope

    Events often overtake intentions. When Edward J. DeBartolo created the Super Derby in 1980 for his Louisiana Downs, he intended it to be a late-season showdown for the top 3-year-olds in the nation. And although its name might have been a touch hyperbolic, even arrogant, the Super Derby indeed became a highlight on the racing calendar.

  • Babae Draws Away in Violet Handicap

    Babae and jockey Jorge Chavez wore down pacesetter Platinum Tiara before drawing off to a three-length win in the $150,000 Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Meadowlands on Friday night.

  • Stylish, Babae Favored in Violet at Meadowlands

    The Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Meadowlands Friday night has drawn an overflow field of 16 to compete in the 1 1/16-mile turf event for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and upward.

  • Dark Day Doings

    The Trackmen Golf Club blends horses and the course.

  • Booklet Ready to 'Ambush' Preakness Field

    Trainer John Ward said Tuesday he's ready to "ambush" Saturday's Preakness field after Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) winner Booklet worked a half-mile in :48 and galloped out in five furlongs "1:02 and change" at Churchill Downs under Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day.

  • Two Undefeated Fillies in Fantasy

    A pair of undefeated fillies leads the field of seven in Friday's $200,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park. The Fantasy goes 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old fillies with a 6:05 p.m. (CST) post.

  • Raging Fever, winning the First Lady Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Raging Fever and Cat Cay Renew Rivalry at Big A

    Raging Fever and Cat Cay meet in the rubber match of their freshly minted rivalry Saturday when they square off in the $150,000 Distaff Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Aqueduct.

  • Unbeaten Belterra Heads Bonnie Miss

    Robert T. Manfuso's unbeaten Belterra, a graded stakes winner as a 2-year-old last year, makes her 2002 debut against five rivals in Friday's $250,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II).

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos will make his 2002 debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Derby Winner Monarchos Makes 2002 Debut Saturday

    John C. Oxley's Monarchos, who capped a strong winter-spring campaign with victories in the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) last year, makes his 4-year-old debut here Saturday as he preps for Gulfstream Park's $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 9.

  • Leading Riders Heading to South Florida

    Racing secretary Bob Umphrey reports that leading jockeys Jerry Bailey, Pat Day, and Jorge Chavez have committed to ride at Calder Race Course on Dec. 8, Grand Slam I Day, a program that will have four stakes races worth $100,000 each.

  • Chavez 'Day-To-Day' After Friday Spill

    Jorge Chavez was tossed from Manorwood Stables' Whataboutus prior to the first race at Saratoga Friday, then rode the 2-year-old Clever Trick filly to a 2 1/4-length victory before taking off the rest of his mounts on the day. Chavez took off is Saturday mounts as well but may ride Sunday, according to his agent, Richard dePass.

  • Dollar Bill gets new jockey for Travers.

    Chavez to Ride Dollar Bill in Travers

    Trainer Dallas Stewart said Wednesday night that Jorge Chavez will replace Pat Day aboard Dollar Bill in the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes. Day, meanwhile, picked up the mount on Stonerside Stable's This Fleet is Due, who finished a fast-closing fourth, beaten 1 1/4 lengths, in the $1.5 Million Haskell Invitational Handicap.

  • Chavez Travels to Iowa for Cornhusker

    Jorge Chavez, one of the top jockeys in the country and winner of this year's Kentucky Derby aboard Monarchos, will travel to Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, Saturday to pilot Sir Bear in the $400,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap.

  • Jockey Challenge Set For Friday

    The NTRA All-Star Jockey Challenge is set for Friday as 12 of the nation's best Thoroughbred race rider's return to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, for the popular four-race competition.

  • Chavez and Pincay Head Prairie Meadows All-Star Line-Up

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning rider, Jorge Chavez, will be one of eight leading jockeys coming to Prairie Meadows May 21 to compete in Riding Cup IV, a charity fundraising event. Jockey Chavez won the May 5 Derby aboard the John Oxley-owned Monarchos, trained by John Ward.

  • Albert the Great, winning last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Albert the Great Tops Pimlico Special Saturday

    Tracy Farmer's 4-year-old Albert the Great is the favorite for Saturday's $750,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course. Jockey Jorge Chavez, who won last Saturday's Kentucky Derby aboard Monarchos, will be aboard for the 36th running of the1 3/16 miles event.

  • 'Chop Chop' Chavez Had to Wait For First Derby Win

    It is ironic Jorge Chavez had to wait through an objection to win his first classic race. When he first came to the United States from Peru to ride in South Florida in 1988, a language barrier and his riding style landed him on the carpet before the stewards almost as often as he was in the winner's circle.

  • Monarchos, an impressive winner of the Florida Derby.

    Haskin's Derby Report: Impressive Win By Monarchos

    Now, we're not one to indulge in hyperbole, but the fact is, <b>Monarchos</b> was a million lengths the best in Saturday's Florida Derby. OK, so we will indulge once in a while. After all the waiting, listening to nothing but faint rumblings, the smoldering volcano finally has erupted. Although metaphoric cataclysms on the Derby trail normally signify uplifting events, such as Monarchos' explosive display, that is not true when mentioning Sunday's Louisiana Derby. This was more like an earthquake that nearly swallowed up favorites <b>Dollar Bill</b> and <b>Hero's Tribute</b>.

  • Dollar Bill, winning the Risen Star in a performance that impressed Steve Haskin.

    Haskin's Report: Hero's Tribute, Dollar Bill Are Impressive

    Last year, the Fountain of Youth Stakes, despite being won convincingly by High Yield, was upstaged by an allowance race, won by a powerful, classy-looking colt named Fusaichi Pegasus. This year, the Fountain of Youth Stakes, despite being won convincingly by <b>Songandaprayer</b>, was upstaged by an allowance race, won by a powerful, classy-looking colt named <b>Hero's Tribute</b>. Also impressive this weekend was the professional-like performance of <b>Dollar Bill</b>, who did everything the right way in winning Sunday's Risen Star Stakes in his 3-year-old debut.

  • Travers Starters Work at Saratoga

    Likely Travers Stakes (gr. I) starters Albert the Great, Impeachment, and Milwaukee Brew were in action at Saratoga Sunday morning in workouts preparing for Saturday’s $1-million race.