Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey David Flores is retiring this weekend. Flores said Wednesday that he plans to ride at least through Friday at Del Mar, and possibly through the weekend, before relocating to Ocala, Fla., to begin a training operation focused on pinhooking yearlings. Flores has spent time working in a similar capacity in
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Girvin lost a heart-breaking head bob to Irap in the June 24 Ohio Derby, but he has flourished since that race, according to trainer Joe Sharp, and settled in nicely at Saratoga. He’s one of a handful of contenders Sunday in a salty renewal of the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth Park. The Ohio Derby
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In the wake of Gun Runner’s seven-length victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap last month at Churchill Downs, among the comments that bubbled forth was an enthusiastic, “Wow! That makes Arrogate look even better.” Fortunately, the reverse has not been heard after Arrogate’s baffling fourth in the San Diego Handicap last weekend. Gun Runner woke
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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome have arrived in the Southern Hemisphere for the upcoming breeding seasons in Australia and Chile, respectively. American Pharoah, who has stood the past two Northern Hemisphere seasons at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky, will debut at Coolmore Australia for the breeding season
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Sircat Sally was resting comfortably in trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s barn Monday, one day after she suffered a career-ending injury in the San Clemente Handicap when losing for the first time after seven victories. Sircat Sally has a sesamoid fracture. According to assistant trainer Dan Ward, the injury likely will not require
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Ami’s Mesa ($9.80) found the mark in her first two-turn try on the Tapeta surface in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine. Ami’s Mesa runs to victory in the Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine. Michael Burns Ami’s Mesa raced about four lengths back in fourth on the backstretch, as Ice Festival
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Trainer Chad Brown watched in dismay as his two fillies, Antonoe and Lady Eli, both broke through the starting gate prior to the official start of Saturday’s Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga. “Wasn’t feeling well,” Brown said. “It’s never a good sign. You walk through the grandstand and talk to
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