Horse Racing

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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9:09 PM ET Mitchell Lamb Brenton Avdulla on The Autumn Sun wins Race 1 at Royal Randwick Racecourse on May 26, 2018. Mark Evans/Getty Images SATURDAY’S BEST Caulfield Race 9 No.1 The Autumn Sun (James McDonald) – $1.90 Zousain was home in the Golden Rose, absolutely home, and he wasn’t stopping, but his nemesis and stablemate
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7:53 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Randwick Race 7 No.1 Thinkin’ Big (Tim Clark) – $3.50 It was arguably a strange preparation throwing Thinkin’ Big into the Gloaming after eight weeks off, but obviously the Tulloch Lodge team knew he’d done the work at home to be right. That, combined with his natural staying
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8:30 PM ET Mitchell Lamb WEEKEND’S BEST Randwick Race 4 No.10 Egg Tart (Kerrin McEvoy) – $2.30 Make no mistake about it, Egg Tart is absolutely flying this prep and Saturday’s Hill Stakes couldn’t provide a better opportunity for her to win again and really get her in the forefront of everyone’s minds ahead of
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1:14 AM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. He might have plenty still to learn, but Lucky For All could be lucky for you this Saturday at Caulfield, says TAB.com.au’s Mitchell Lamb.
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9:46 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Caulfield Race 2 No. 8 Lucky For All (John Allen) – $2.70 He’s still got plenty to learn, but once Lucky For All puts it all together and understands his job on the racetrack, he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. The Premier League is
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