Horse Racing

8:08 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Morphettville Race 6 No.7 Sunlight (Luke Currie) – $2.60 I can fully appreciate that there’s been a long, long list of outstanding two-year-olds who, for whatever reason, didn’t reach the same heights once they turned three, especially the really early, highly precocious ones. Sunlight fits that profile to
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2:52 PM ET Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from racing, WinStar Farm announced Wednesday. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure
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2:49 AM ET Mitchell Lamb WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 3 No.2 Danawi (Hugh Bowman) – $2.40 There was strong mail for this beautifully bred son of Exceed And Excel, out of Flight Stakes and Epsom Handicap winner Secret Admirer, on debut at the ANZAC Day Randwick meeting. But unfortunately for Danawi, he ran into one
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured when the horse he was riding at Del Mar racetrack collapsed during training and died. Racetrack officials say Bobby Abu Dhabi suffered an apparent fatal heart attack during a workout Sunday morning. Espinoza was thrown off the horse, then lay motionless
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10:17 PM ET Mitchell Lamb WEDNESDAY’S BEST Warwick Farm Race 4 No.1 Island Missile (Blake Shinn) – $2.60 Island Missile has always been a good style of galloper, who’s been within a nose of being a stakes winner already. He appears ready to get back into the winner’s stall after two runs this preparation and
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12:42 PM ET Move over, Gronkowski. There’s a new horse in town, and he’s a king. Phoenix Thoroughbreds, an England-based horse company, in May acquired the 2-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, and received permission to name the colt LeBron J, just like the newly signed Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Phoenix also owns Gronkowski.
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7:17 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Sunshine Coast Race 7 No. 3 Seaway (Glen Colless) – $2.60 He’s been pretty stiff not have won his last two starts, but I’m extremely confident Chris Waller’s improving three-year-old colt Seaway will make amends for that and win the Sunshine Coast Guineas. All of this preparation the
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8:06 AM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Doomben Race 8 No.4 Prompt Response (Blake Shinn) – $6.50 After running in all the good fillies and mares races throughout the Autumn, winning the Emancipation in the process, Prompt Response returned to Brisbane for the second-straight year for a crack at the Dane Ripper and this, the
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8:36 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing’s newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs. A week after becoming the second Triple Crown champion in four years and 13th overall, the unbeaten chestnut colt
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7:15 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Rosehill Race 1 No.4 Pedicel (Kerrin McEvoy) – $4.40 After looking the part at the trials, I was super keen on Pedicel at her debut and she did a wonderful job when saluting at Canterbury, where not everything went right for her, as she was out of her
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10:08 PM ET With his Triple Crown victory Saturday, Justify became the most valuable horse in racing history. Before the Belmont Stakes, the horse’s owners, primarily WinStar Farm, China Horse Club & SF Racing, negotiated a deal with Coolmore to sell the horse’s breeding rights for $60 million. The Triple Crown was worth an additional
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