Opening Day at Del Mar

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on July 19, 2012

The first day of Del Mar's 75th Anniversary season drew record crowds of spectators with record-breaking wagering taking place...

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New 2-YO Ruling for Del Mar as Season Opens

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on July 5, 2012

With the invitation to "play where the turf meets the surf", the Del Mar horseracing season starts on July 18 with the Oceanside Stakes, opening day party and the "One and Only Truly Fabulous Hats Contest"...

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Royal Ascot Heads for the Finish Line

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on June 21, 2012

The 2012 Royal Ascot got off to a great start on Tuesday, with Frankel crossing the finish line 11-lengths ahead of the rest of the contenders in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. Heralded as his career-best performance, the race marked his sixth straight one-mile win, confirming that he is back at the top of his game...

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Black Caviar Favorite for Diamond Jubilee Stakes

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on June 7, 2012

With 22 wins out of 22 starts in her racing career, Australian mare Black Caviar is widely considered to be the fastest horse in the world at this time – and she's heading to the Royal Ascot Race track in England to compete in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on June 23...

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Belmont Stakes Goes on as NYRA Restructured

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on May 24, 2012

As competitors prepare for the third and final leg of the US Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, taking place on June 7 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is being put under state control by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in an effort to reform an industry that generates significant revenue for New York State. Meanwhile the racing industry and horse racing fans...

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Triple Crown: Smarty Jones, Real Quiet

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on May 14, 2012

33 Years of Heartbreak: The 12 Most Excruciating Near-Misses in the U.S. Thoroughbred Triple Crown Since 1978 – Part Six

2. Smarty Jones (2004)

Smarty Jones is generally the first horse that springs to most minds when it comes to recent near misses at the Belmont Stakes. Perhaps no horse since 1978 has captured the public's imagination as strongly as the little colt from Pennsylvania. Smarty’s road to the Kentucky Derby was a strange one.

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