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Fountain of Youth Betting Odds: Gulfstream’s Late Pick 5 - Posted on: February 24, 2021

US Racing Looks Back: 2020 Fountain of Youth Betting Odds During 2021, US Racing will look back at some of the stories from our contributors, ranging from handicapping columns, features, and race recaps. Fountain Of Youth Betting Odds: Gulfstream’s Late Pick 5 By Noel Michaels Saturday’s Fountain of Youth card at Gulfstream Park is a doozy, featuring 14 races including 10 stakes races (nine graded) and headlined by the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) for 3-year-olds on the Kentucky Derby trail going 1 1/16 miles. The all-stakes late Pick 5 sequence encompasses races 10-14, and with a 50-cent denomination,

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Brad Cox Trio Dominates Kentucky Derby Top 10 - Posted on: February 23, 2021

By Richard Rosenblatt Now appearing on the road to the Kentucky Derby: The Brad Cox Trio. The Eclipse Award-winning trainer added another 3-year-old colt to his band of Derby contenders recently when Mandaloun won the Risen Star (G2) at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 13. And he brought down the house with a 1 ¼-length victory and soared to the top of the Derby points chart over champion stablemate Essential Quality. The win was worth 50 Derby qualifying points. Essential Quality, meanwhile, is finally set for his seasonal debut in the thrice rescheduled Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park on

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Stallion Stories: Silver Charm - Posted on: February 22, 2021

It’s been 20 years since Robert and Beverly Lewis’ Silver Charm ran into the horse racing record books and the hearts of countless racing fans with his head victory in the 1997 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Florida-bred son of Silver Buck carried Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens that day, providing the veteran reinsman with his third Derby win to go along with his victories aboard Winning Colors (1988) and Thunder Gulch (1994). The 123rd Kentucky Derby also represented the initial victory for the Lewises, as well as Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has since tightened

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5 Race Calls You’ve Got to Hear: The Voice of Marshall Cassidy Remains ‘In Front’ - Posted on: February 22, 2021

By Ray Wallin The thoroughbred racing community lost one of its greatest and most distinctive voices with the recent passing of race-caller Marshall Cassidy at the age of 75. Cassidy wore many hats during his stellar career: racing official for the State of New York; sportscaster for major television stations; patrol and placing judge for NYRA; and alternate steward. Of course, he will best be remembered for this distinguishable voice and style of calling the races. Cassidy spent 18 years calling races for the New York Racing Association, serving as back-up to Dave Johnson and Chic Anderson. After Anderson passed

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The Farrell Report: Charlatan Ran Well In Defeat; Knicks Go May Be A Miler; NYRA Tinkers With Tradition - Posted on: February 21, 2021

By Mike Farrell Neither rain, nor pandemic, nor gloom of a chilly night could derail the $20 million Saudi Cup. It did rain in the desert, and Saturday evening was unseasonably cool, but the racing action was first class, even if COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented participants like John Velazquez and Umberto Rispoli from making the arduous trip. At the end of the evening, Mishriff was the deserving victor of the $10 million winner’s share of the world’s richest purse. Charlatan turned in a terrific performance to get second in only his fifth career start. His upside is limitless in a

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Saudi Surprise: Mishriff Upsets Charlatan, Knicks Go In World’s Richest Horse Race - Posted on: February 20, 2021

By Richard Rosenblatt The $20 million Saudi Cup turned into a victory for the home team after Mishriff outkicked favorite Charlatan and won the world’s richest horse race for owner Prince A. A. Faisal of Saudi Arabia at King Abdulaziz Racetrack. On Saturday night in Riyadh, in a much-anticipated duel between U.S.-based stars Charlatan and Knicks Go, it was Mishriff who stole the show with a brilliant ride from David Egan, at 21 the youngest jockey in the field. Mike Smith, the 55-year-old Hall of Fame rider who finished second aboard Midnight Bisou in last year’s inaugural Saudi Cup, settled

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Saudi Cup: Favorites, Where to Watch. Prat Hits 1,000 and Spa Summer Schedule - Posted on: February 20, 2021

Odds & Ends: U.S. Saudi Cup TV Coverage; Prat Hits 1,000 Wins; Spa Summer Schedule Released By US Racing Team How to Watch the Saudi Cup? The $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be live-streamed by US Racing and televised live by FS1 on Saturday. What Time is the Saudi Cup Post-Time? Post time for the Saudi Cup, the eighth and final race on the  $30.5 million card, is set for 12:40 p.m. ET – that’s 11:40 a.m. CT, 10:40 a.m. MT, and 9:40 a.m. PT. Live coverage begins at noon ET. The undercard will air on

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Velazquez, Rispoli Out Of Saudi Cup Due to COVID-19 Travel Issues - Posted on: February 19, 2021

By Richard Rosenblatt Not everything has gone smoothly in the final days before the $20 million Saudi Cup, particularly for top U.S.-based jockeys John Velazquez and Umberto Rispoli. A combination of COVID-19 travel protocols and poor planning by racing officials led to both riders being prevented from making the trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the world’s richest horse race on Saturday. Velazquez, a Hall of Fame rider, was scheduled to be aboard Tacitus, while Rispoli had the call on Max Player. Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen told drf.com Friday that Mickael Barzalona would ride Max Player; Rispoli also

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Saudi Cup Officials Overcome Many Obstacles To Stage World’s Richest Horse Race - Posted on: February 18, 2021

By Mike Farrell Give the folks at King Abdulaziz Racecourse and the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia credit for staging a second edition of the $20 million Saudi Cup on Saturday. Who would cast blame if they tossed in the towel after last year’s debacle? Launching an international racing spectacular is daunting under ideal conditions and circumstances. This race has already been down a rocky road in its brief existence. Yet here it comes again with a field of 14 topped by U.S. handicap division stars and Grade 1 winners Knicks Go and Charlatan. There is much to be said

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You won’t believe these $20M Saudi Payouts - Posted on: February 18, 2021

$20M Saudi Payouts Finish Payout First $10,000,000 Second $3,500,000 Third $2,000,000 Fourth $1,500,000 Fifth $1,000,000 Sixth $600,000 Seventh $500,000 Eighth $400,000 Ninth $300,000 10th $200,000

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