Horse race dates confirmed

sportHorse race dates confirmed
Jockey Ruben Cervantes was up on La Polbadera (center) for a photo-finish win in the inaugural Dale Parker/Emmett Overnight Futurity during the 29th Annual Pari-mutuel Horse Racing Spring Meet at the Gem County Fairgrounds April 26. Cervantes rode …
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Baffert strongly considering Travers for American Pharoah
American Pharoah would be the sixth horse Baffert has brought in for the Travers, a race he won with eventual Horse of the Year Point Given in 2001. He was third with Roman Ruler in 2005 and off the board with Coil in 2011, Liaison in 2012 and Bayern …
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Horse Racing: Discovery the only horse to win 3 straight Whitney Handicaps
Horse Racing: Discovery the only horse to win 3 straight Whitney Handicaps. Courtesy of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Discovery is the only horse to win the Whitney Handicap three straight times, which he did from 1934 to 1936.
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Mountain bike race series continues Wednesday in Eagle

sportMountain bike race series continues Wednesday in Eagle
The races will begin at 4:45 p.m. with the Youth Series for riders ages 8 to 17, followed by the Men’s and Women’s Pro, Expert, Vet Expert, Single Speed and Men’s Master Expert beginning their races between 5:45 to 5:48 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Sport …
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TWMX Race Series Profile: Austin Meyers
Austin Meyers was piloting his YZ450F around the Cahuilla Creek MX track at our recent West Coast Open round there, blowing up the soft berms while throwing down fast laps in a tough field in the 450 Pro Class. Meyers rode with a smooth … I’ve been …
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Battle of the bike shops
Pro cyclist Allan Laframboise of Big Bear leads the way through the manzanita on the first lap of the July 12 Rim Nordic cross-country race. Laframboise rides for Bike for Bender/Don’s Bicycles. Close behind is Romolo Forcino, who rides for Chains …
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Power-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy

sportPower-packed race gives Penske 1st Grand Prix win at Indy
Rahal took advantage of a five-car crash in the first turn of the 82-lap race to jump from 17th to sixth, steadily moved through the field into second and continually pressured Power. It’s the second straight runner-up finish for Rahal, whose father …
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Will Power Gains First IndyCar Win of Season
Will Power won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis for his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading 65 of 82 laps on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Power held off a strong run from Graham Rahal, who finished second, 1.5023 seconds behind.
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IndyCar shakes up tradition with built-in LEDs that show race position
“The greatest spectacle in racing” is getting a futuristic face lift this year. In addition to a brand new aero package, the high-speed machines of IndyCar will feature LED panels that display each driver’s positioning at this year’s Indy 500. Even …
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Maryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future

sportMaryland’s Hunt Cup, the country’s most challenging horse race, bets on its future
He’s leading about 10 horses uphill at a divot-churning pace toward a stout, 4-foot-10-inch post-and-rail fence — a structure that has stood here for close to a century, ever since the most challenging horse race in America was first run across these …
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Ready for horse racing? Emerald Downs begins its season on Saturday
The meeting, which features 29 stakes races highlighted by the 80th running of the Longacres Mile, will run through Sept. 27 with Friday, Saturday and Sunday racing. It marks the 20th season for the Auburn racetrack, but the first under new owners.


Hootenanny to Make 2015 Debut at Keeneland
“I really wanted to run at Keeneland,” trainer Wesley Ward said about his decision to start Hootenanny in the race. “This was one of the spots to go unless we went over to Churchill and run him against horses that have already been running. I think it …
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IndyCar opening race in Brazil canceled

sportIndyCar opening race in Brazil canceled
If there’s a positive, IndyCar Series teams no longer must prepare two types of cars. The Brazil race was to use chassis configurations similar to the past three seasons. The St. Petersburg race is scheduled to be the first with the series’ new …
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Pit Pass: Field coming together for full-season, Indy 500 rides
It’s car-counting season for the Verizon IndyCar Series and its signature event, the Indianapolis 500. The former is down to four available seats for next month’s season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla. The latter has some work to do before it …
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Cavin: Walt Disney’s ‘Mickyard’ closing in June
Two businesses currently using Walt Disney World Speedway, site of the inaugural Indy Racing League race in 1996, confirmed this week they must cease operations at the 1-mile oval by June 30. What happens from … The Petty stock car rides began in ’97.
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