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Belmont Stakes (2012) - Union Rags Wins at the Wire [02:52]
Belmont Stakes (2012) - Union Rags Wins at the Wire The Belmont Stakes ran Saturday evening, but anticipation for the big race dwindled suddenly when on Friday it was announced that favorite to win and Triple Crown contender, I'll Have Another, scratched and subsequently retired due to a leg injury. However, the show must go on... and it did, with Union Rags taking the win for the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Union Rags prevailed in the field of 11 3-year-olds in the 144th running of the Belmont, but even so, there wasn't much excitement among fans entering the huge racetrack hours before the race. The Belmont win is worth $600000 out of a $1 million purse. "I don't have words to describe it," jockey John Velazquez said. "For (trainer Michael Matz) to finally rise up to the top again, I'm very, very happy. Union Rags passed by Painter at the finish line, giving Valazquez his second career win. Union Rags came in 7th at the Kentucky Derby and bypassed the Preakness Stakes altogether. As for I'll Have Another, he did make an appearance, however. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will instead be led to the winner's circle before the race for a retirement ceremony. "We felt that this would be a fitting ceremonial retirement for an incredible racehorse," I'll Have Another's trainer Doug O'Neill said. "There are many fans who traveled from near and far to see I'll Have Another today, and we wanted to give them a chance to help us send him off to retirement." With a Triple Crown ...
Tags: belmont, stake, 2012, union, rags, wins, triple, crown, winner, thoroughbred, race, racing, horse, track, park, new, york, preakness, pimlico, course, baltimore, maryland, kentucky, derby, churchhill, downs, louisville, united, states, america, american

2003 American Handicap - Candy Ride [01:49]
In the mid-1990s, trainer Ron McAnally showed Sid Craig tapes of an Argentine-bred colt who looked like the real goods. The asking price for Gentlemen, the horse in the tapes, was $1 million. That was about $700000 more than Craig had paid for his future champion, the Argentine-bred Paseana, a few years before, so he and McAnally passed on Gentlemen. The happy end to the story belonged to RD Hubbard, who eventually became the principal owner of Gentlemen as the horse carved a US career that totaled $3.3 million in purses. Early this year, McAnally went to Del Mar to show Sid and Jenny Craig more race tapes of another Argentine prospect. The asking price for Candy Ride would be high, McAnally knew, but the Craigs had been known to open their vault before. They paid $2.5 million for Dr Devious, their 1992 English Derby winner. To get the undefeated Candy Ride, who won his three races in South America by 28 lengths, the Craigs were going to have to spend $900000. "That's a lot of money," Sid Craig said Friday, "but I've never seen Ron this excited about a horse before." He was standing in the winner's circle at Hollywood Park on the Fourth of July, wearing a red-white-and-blue necktie and celebrating Candy Ride's first stakes victory in the US, a three-quarter length victory over Special Ring in the $150000 American Handicap. Candy Ride has won five in a row overall and earned $124800 for the Craigs, whose accountants will be pleased to know that bigger days might be ahead ...
Tags: 2003, American, Handicap, hollywood, park, horse, racing, candy, ride, special, ring, gary, stevens, vic, stauffer, ron, mcanally, jenny, craig, sunday, break, irish, warrior

$100K RP Challenge Championship G2 [02:52]
Run May 6, 2012 at Remington Park, the $100000 Remington Park Challenge Championship saw the return of Llano Teller to the RP winner's circle. Ridden by GR Carter, the 4-year-old millionaire is trained by Heath Reed. Llano Teller, one of the top older horses in Quarter Horse racing is owned by Wooten Racing and Reed Land & Cattle.
Tags: Remington Park, Challenge Championship, Llano Teller, GR Carter, Heath Reed, Terry Wooten, Quarter Horse, horse racing, raceview Network, horses

2012-05-05 Greyville - race 1 [01:28]
Flitter (1/2 sister to Bulsara) ends up in a race of her own when opening the 2012 KRA Guineas meeting at Greyville start-to-finish by an easy 3. She won't stop here and looks set to provide her owners Messrs B Kantor, GL Blank & LM Nestadt with lots of action in the future.
Tags: flitter, team g racing, greyville, KRA, guineas, winter season, race replay, horse racing, video, gold circle, gavin, van zyl

Royal Colors Racing Forty Winks Win LSP 120419.avi [03:45]
Royal Colors Racing's Forty Winks records second career win at Lone Star Park on April 19, 2012. Win marked Trainer Bret Calhoun's 2000th win. Forty Winks went off as the 4-5 favorite. Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett, Wide Receiver Austin Miles, and Offensive Lineman Doug Free joined a host of RCR owners in the winner's circle.
Tags: Thoroughbred Partnerships, Racing Syndicates, Horse Racing (Sport)

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