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NYRA offering bonuses to boost field size

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets.First, NYRA will offer a 30 percent winnings bonus and provide a $1,500 shipping...

Stellar Wind still on track for Pegasus

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Trainer Chad Brown said that Stellar Wind remains on track to run in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.Stellar Wind was purchased by Coolmore at the Keeneland November...

Probe launched into jockeys’ room fight

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jockey Martin Pedroza and valet Max Corrales may face sanctions for fighting in the jockeys' room at Santa Anita last Friday.Santa Anita steward Scott Chaney said the California Horse Racing Board has launched an investigation...

Instilled Regard dominant in Lecomte

NEW ORLEANS -- Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths.Instilled Regard, in from California for Jerry...

Mopotism grabs first graded score in La Canada

ARCADIA, Calif. -- On her 11th attempt, Mopotism won a graded stakes in Saturday's Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.The victory in the $201,035 race for fillies and mares was well-earned and occurred at the expense of...

McKinzie sheds blinkers in Sham victory

ARCADIA, Calif. -- With the Kentucky Derby four months away, now is the time to experiment, but also to gain the experience needed for the demands of that race. It was in that context that McKinzie ran on...

Itsinthepost scores San Gabriel win

In 2017, Itsinthepost was second in his first two starts and later won three stakes in a nine-race campaign. Saturday, Itsinthepost won his first start of the year in the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita.The...

Collected, West Coast work for Pegasus

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Collected and West Coast, who were second and third in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar in November, worked at Santa Anita on Wednesday in advance of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at...

Purse hike offered for Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- If a Grade 1 winner starts in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial, the purse of the race will be bumped to $1 million from its current level of $750,000, the New York Racing Association announced...

Navigating Eclipse Awards’ gray waters

In order to be eligible for an Academy Award, a movie must comply with a long list of requirements laid out by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. A feature film...

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Kent are expected to announce Sam Billings as their new captain in a decision that will see Sam Northeast leave the county.There will also...

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