1. Racing at Hollywood Park with Marc Doche: Pace Key for Need You Now in Le Cle

    Three-year-old fillies are prominent through the first three races at Hollywood Park on Sunday, culminating with the $70,000 Le Cle Stakes over a mile on turf...

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  2. Racing at Hollywood Park: Hail to Chief Havoc on the 4th of July

    His three rivals enter with six-figure earnings and are all graded stakes winners, but making his local stakes debut with just a pair of allowance wins to his credit, 7-to-5 favorite ...

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  3. 2013 Breeders' Cup Contender: Paynter Blitzes Hollywood Allowance in Return

    The nervous excitement ahead of Paynter ’s miraculous return to the races turned into jubilant euphoria after the horse that was on the verge of death due to bouts with colitis ...

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  4. 2013 Kentucky Derby: Post Positions, Odds and Preview

    One silver-haired trainer could replace another as the most recognized man in horse racing after the 139th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) for three-year-olds over 1 1/4-miles on dirt at Churchill Downs...

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  5. 2013 Kentucky Derby Contender: Goldencents Bounces Back in Santa Anita Derby

    If it wasn ’t the performance on the track that upstaged last year’s magic, another Team Doug O'Neill post-race celebration that spilled out of the winner’s circle ...

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  6. 2013 Kentucky Derby Contender: Hear the Ghost Loud and Clear in San Felipe Upset

    Hooked through blazing early fractions, even-money favorite Flashback won the battle on the lead with 2-to-1 second choice Goldencents , but lost the war when 5-to-1 third choice ...

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  7. 2013 Breeders' Cup Contender: Game on Dude Romps to 2nd Big 'Cap

    In becoming just the fourth horse in the 76-year history of the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (Grade 1) to win twice, Game On Dude set himself apart from both the field and history's winners with the largest margin of victory ever at 7 ¾ lengths...

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  8. Horse Racing Promotes Major Events with National Bus Tour

    Six wide-eyed horse-racing enthusiasts, selected after a nationwide search by the Jockey Club and its fan platform, America’s Best Racing, will travel the nation in a 45-foot-long, visually stunning Streamliner tour bus nicknamed the ABRV ...

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  9. Eblouissante Could Be Stakes Bound After Second Win (Video)

    Eblouissante took care of business in her first race against winners, cruising to an easy 1 3/4-length win as the prohibitive 2-to-5 favorite in a short field of five allowance optional claimers over Santa Anita’s main track...

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  10. 2013 Kentucky Derby: Goldencents' Sham Score Gives O'Neill Another (Video)

    After winning his first Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) last year with a modest priced horse ridden by a low-profile jockey, trainer Doug O'Neill is back under similar circumstances with ...

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  11. 2013 Kentucky Derby: Pletcher Adds Violence to Juvenile Perfection (Video)

    Violence shipped in from New York to run his record to a perfect 3-for-3, defeating ten juveniles in the $750,000 Cash Call Futurity (Grade I) at Hollywood Park as the 6-to-5 favorite...

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  12. Zenyatta's Little Sis, Eblouissante, Shines Bright in Debut (Video)

    It wasn't just another Friday afternoon at Hollywood Park, as Zenyatta's sister, Eblouissante, lived up to the hype to win in brilliant fashion by 4 1/4-lengths in her debut against ...

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  13. Racing at Hollywood Park with Marc Doche: Tilde Vulnerable in Sharp Cat

    Due to server problems with Pick 4 Blog , we’re back to where it all started for at least today...

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  14. 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile: Wise Dan Makes Case for Horse of the Year (Video)

    Already in the proverbial clubhouse after winning the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (Grade 1) by one-and-a-half lengths as the 9-to-5 favorite, Wise Dan had done his part in the race ...

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  15. 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic: Fort Larned Caps Big Day for Shippers (Video)

    The main track merry-go-round at Santa Anita Park continued all the way to the final race of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, as Fort Larned lead every ...

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  16. 2012 Breeders' Cup: Jim Rome's Mizdirection Earns Bullet in Final Turf Work

    With Jim Rome and the rest of her owners on hand, Mizdirection worked an aggressive :59 seconds flat to earn the bullet work on turf on a glorious Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park...

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  17. I'll Have Another's Triple Crown Bid: Uno Mas Mario!

    From relative obscurity to capturing the first two legs of horse racing’s Triple Crown aboard I’ll Have Another , jockey Mario Gutierrez has become the toast of the sports ...

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  18. 2012 Kentucky Derby Recap: A Ratings Success for NBC

    The 14.8 million recorded viewers of the 2012 Kentucky Derby generated a national rating of 9 with a 20 share, per Nielsen’s figures released to Bleacher Report by the NBC Sports Group...

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  19. 2012 Kentucky Derby Post Positions: Odds, Preview and More

    Equine stars collide on horse racing’s biggest stage over 1 1/4-miles in the 138 th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (Grade I) presented by Yum! Brands with 12 of the ...

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  20. 2012 Santa Anita Derby: Post Positions, Odds, and Preview

    Well-known radio personality Tim Conway Jr. was host for a festive post-position draw held at Santa Anita’s Front Runner restaurant ahead of Saturday’s 75 th running ...

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  21. Road to the Kentucky Derby and More with America's Best Racing

    Contrary to what the attention of many sports fans focuses on, horse racing is much more than just the Kentucky Derby...

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  22. Sport of Kings Now Driven by Partnerships: Get in the Game!

    The most important honor given at thoroughbred racing’s Eclipse Awards on Monday night was the Award of Merit for outstanding lifetime achievement given to Cot Campbell, the ...

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  23. Successful Lawyer Takes Down Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge

    Patrick McGoey is your average horse player, which makes his achievement of winning the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge last weekend at Churchill Downs all the more remarkable...

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  24. 2011 Breeders' Cup: Beauty and Baffert Look To Steal Classic

    An unlikely combination seeks their first taste of Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) success on Saturday when trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Chantal Sutherland team up with Game ...

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  25. 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic Post Positions: Odds, Preview and More

    A year after Zenyatta’s attempt for perfection came up a head short to Blame under the fabled Twin Spires in North America’s richest race, Churchill Downs is again the ...

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