Horse Racing

6:32 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Rosehill Race 5 No.7 Just Dreaming (Rachel King) – $3.50 She’s been a beaten favourite at both her starts this time in, but I think Saturday is the day Just Dreaming pays dividends for her followers. The Newcastle mare has always been one of mine, but I personally
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5:56 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Exercise rider Odanis “Cuba” Acuna died in a training accident at Churchill Downs when his horse broke down with catastrophic injuries, the track announced Saturday. The 42-year-old rider for trainer Kenny McPeek was breezing unraced 2-year-old New York Harbor when the horse fell about a sixteenth of
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7:04 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Flemington Race 3 No.6 Ringerdingding (John Allen) – $4 Pretty certain no one missed the run of Ringerdingding at Moonee Valley on the biased track that was dished up on Cox Plate Day. He was one of the few runners to make up significant ground during the entire
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5:33 PM ET ESPN staff Hugh Bowman has been hit with a month-long suspension following his ride on second-placed Marmelo in the Melbourne Cup. Bowman pleaded guilty to a careless riding charge, a charge of using the whip too many times before the last 100 metres and to weighing in one kilogram over his allotted
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11:36 PM ET ESPN staff Kerrin McEvoy claimed a third Melbourne Cup on Tuesday afternoon as Cross Counter charged down the Flemington straight to win Australia’s great race. Cross Counter ran down Marmelo over the final 200 metres to claim victory with Prince of Arran third. Finche completed the first four. McEvoy timed Cross Counter’s
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4:30 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Richard Violette Jr., a thoroughbred trainer who advocated tirelessly on behalf of racetrack backstretch workers and improved care for retired racehorses, has died. He was 65. Violette died Sunday at his home in Delray Beach, Florida, after a long struggle with lung cancer, according to the New
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7:01 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Javier Castellano won consecutive races to give the Hall of Fame jockey his 5,000th career victory in North America. The 41-year-old rider won the $200,000 Mohawk aboard Offering Plan in the third race at Belmont Park on Saturday and followed up in the next race aboard Runaway
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8:15 PM ET Associated Press VISTA, Calif. — Famed former jockey Patrick Valenzuela has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence for slapping his girlfriend at a Southern California restaurant. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the seven-time Breeders Cup winner entered the plea earlier this week, was fined nearly $900 and ordered to take domestic
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11:01 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Caulfield Race 6 No.1 Thinkin’ Big (Tim Clark) – $4.20 For the most part, we’ve already seen that the Sydney three-year-old form, especially amongst the males, is superior to their Melbourne counterparts. I expect that to continue for the remainder of the Spring, including those heading towards the
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8:30 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback in late December after suffering a fractured vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. That’s according to his agent Brian Beach, who said Friday that Espinoza saw his doctors this week and they are
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