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Riders UP!

☛ February 18th, 2018 by ☛ admin

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Diva! You put that jockey down, right now!
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FILEP (jockey): “Really? This again?”   DIVA (horse): “You know I can’t help myself at the call for RIDERS UP!

 

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Gun Runner has left the Building

☛ February 3rd, 2018 by ☛ admin

Victorious Gun Runner Retires

Article by Ray Paulick:  “With 2017 Horse of the Year and Grade I Pegasus World Cup victor GUN RUNNER’s racing career in the rearview mirror, jockey Florent Geroux took some time to talk about what the horse meant to his riding career and how special he really was….”

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2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Post Positions

☛ January 26th, 2018 by ☛ admin

PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL POST POSITION/MORNING LINE  

The follow post position draws were selected Wednesday, Jan 24th at Gulfstream Park for the second annual PWCI Championship.

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1. Singing Bullet (Dale Romans/Robby Albarado) 30-1
2. West Coast (Bob Baffert/Javier Castellano) 8-1
3. Stellar Wind (Chad Brown/Joel Rosario) 30-1
4. Sharp Azteca (Jorge Navarro/Irad Ortiz Jr.) 6-1
5. Collected (Bob Baffert/Mike Smith) 8-1
6. Gunnevera (Antonio Sano/Luis Saez) 15-1
7. Fear The Cowboy (Efren Loza/Tyler Gaffalione) 30-1
8. War Story (Jorge Navarro/Jose Ortiz) 25-1
9. Toast of New York (Jamie Osborne/Frankie Dettori) 20-1
10. Gun Runner (Steve Asmussen/Florent Geroux) 4-5
11. Seeking the Soul (Dallas Stewart/John Velazquez) 25-1
12. Giant Expectations (Peter Eurton/Gary Stevens) 30-1

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The PEGASUS, billed as the world’s richest horse race, is set for Jan 27th at Gulfstream. Live coverage begins at 4:30 PM ET on NBC.

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Special Eclipse Award for Heroic Responders

☛ January 25th, 2018 by ☛ admin

Eclipse Awards to Honor Heroes in the Industry

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at Gulfstream Park; preceding Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fl.

The Eclipse Awards, bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements in North America in 2017 have earned them the title of champion in 17 categories. Special Eclipse Awards will honor the heroic response to both the San Luis Rey fires and Hurricane Maria’s effect on Camarero.

Read more about this year’s honorary recipients at THE PAULICK REPORT:

Paulick Report: Special Eclipse Award for Heroic Responders

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UPDATE! ECLIPSE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED—GUN RUNNER 2017 HOY

No surprise here‘ writes Ray Palick, ‘Gun Runner crown 2017 Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male.

Read the list of nominees and award recipients for the remaining 16 categories, as well as the Award of Merit, Special Award, Media Eclipse Awards. The 47th Annual Eclipse Awards were presented Thursday evening, Jan 25th at Gulfstream Park.

Paulick Report: 2017 Eclispe Award Winners Announced at Gulfstream Park

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Bleeep! : Off The Pace The Horse Racing Cartoon Comic Strip

☛ January 24th, 2018 by ☛ admin

It’s time for another bleeping installment of the OFF THE PACE The Horse Racing Cartoon comic strip!

Shakespeare once asked “What’s in a name?”
Jockey Hector Gonzalez is about to find that out, the hard way.

(And please keep spreading the good word that racing now has its own comic!)

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Pegasus World Cup Invitational 2018

☛ January 20th, 2018 by ☛ admin
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Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park

America’s Best Racing correspondent Christina Moore covers all you’ll need to know about the world’s riches horse race, as South Florida takes center stage for Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Twelve of the finest older horses face off in the second PWCI on Jan. 27, including fan favorites Collected, Gunnevera, West Coast, Breeders Cup Classic winner Gun Runner, and the powerhouse race mare Stellar Wind.

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HAY NOW 2018: Off The Pace The Horse Racing Cartoon comic strip

☛ January 4th, 2018 by ☛ admin

Hey now and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR, Race Fans!
What better way to roll into 2018 then with a new Team Diva strip—‘HAY Now’.

And please keep spreading the good word that racing has its own comic!

Many thanks from all of us at OFF THE PACE to all of you, our loyal followers.

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San Luis Rey Fire: Assistance Needed

☛ December 8th, 2017 by ☛ admin

Del Mar Racetrack taking evacuees from San Luis Rey Lilac Fires

As fires currently rage though California, taking its toll on residents and resources, equines are also in desperate need. The SAN LUIS REY facility received considerable damage. Horses are being temporarily housed at DEL MAR Racetrack. Race fans, spread the word—our racing family needs your help:

#LilacFire The @DMFairgrounds is now open for evacuees through the Stable Gate. Call 858-755-1161. Evacuees are encouraged to bring bedding, feed & horse identification.

— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) December 7, 2017

Get up-to-date on the latest info coming out of San Luis Rey at THE PAULICK REPORT:

Paulick Report: San Rey Luis Fire

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Shezalugga: Off The Pace The Horse Racing Cartoon comic strip

☛ November 24th, 2017 by ☛ admin

Race Fans! Team Diva is back (well, Filep anyways) in a new strip—‘Shezalugga’.

Meet NY jockey Louie (Luigi) Grande and top jock from Dallas, Trigger Martin. Click on the link below to read the latest! Select the ‘Strips’ tab in the top menu bar to see more.

 

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Maryland’s Finest: BEN’S CAT

☛ November 12th, 2017 by ☛ admin

A Maryland legend, BEN’S CAT

US Race fans love their equine heroes. Here is a beautiful tribute to the 5 time Jim McKay Turf Sprint winnerBEN’S CAT.  A day dedicated to his honor and burial presided at LAUREL PARK, Nov 11th. Rest in peace, champion.

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Remembering Ben's Cat

Remembering the "Beast from the East" #BensCat

Posted by Laurel Park on Saturday, November 11, 2017

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