Month: November 2017

DEL MAR, Calif. — As trainer Steve Asmussen made his way through the fading light of Del Mar racetrack shortly after sundown on Saturday night, just minutes after his horse Gun Runner had outrun 10 others in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Jill Baffert saw him walking through the paddock and ran over. “Congratulations,”
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DEL MAR, Calif. — There’s a new king in horse racing and it’s Gun Runner. The 4-year-old colt won the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 2 1/4 lengths Saturday, sending rival Arrogate to a third straight career-ending defeat at Del Mar. Gun Runner ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.29 and paid $6.80, $4.40 and
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Fourteen horses whipped into the short stretch of the Del Mar turf course, a moving blur flying to the finish of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday. Several minutes later they’d trotted back home, horses and jockeys meeting grooms, trainers, and owners. Tales of woe abounded: A hard bump,
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Despite the fact Good Magic was still a maiden, trainer Chad Brown had the confidence in the colt’s ability to send him cross-country and run him in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile against one of the heaviest favorites on the card. That confidence was rewarded Saturday at Del Mar, as
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Trainer Peter Miller put an exclamation point on an unforgettable day after Roy H wore down a game Imperial Hint to all but sew up division honors with a one-length victory in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Del Mar. Earlier in the afternoon, Miller sent out both the first-
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Who is your favorite player to watch? Greg Wyshynski: The best thing about this question, as a hockey fan, is that there are so many options. As recently as a decade ago, you could name 10 teams that were must see, but perhaps only four or five players who really earned your attention. Now, it’s
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