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John R. Velazquez

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  • Wins keep coming for Pletcher

    Wins keep coming for Pletcher
    Saturday was another day at the office for Todd Pletcher. The 11-time leading trainer at Gulfstream started four horses. All won, including Mshawish in the El Prado Stakes and Liam's Map in the Harlan's Holiday, both $100,000 stakes. Pletcher also won the Queens County in New York with Micromanage.
  • Breeders' Cup Day 2: Bayern wins Classic in close, controversial race

    Breeders' Cup Day 2: Bayern wins Classic in close, controversial race
    At the start of Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, 3-year-old Bayern broke from the No. 7 hole and headed left instead of straight, slamming into favored Shared Belief but never stopped running and held on for a nose victory over Toast Of New...

    Breeders' Cup notes: Trouble in the winner's circle

    The Doug O'Neill suspension will not just quietly drift away, as much as horse racing would like it to. O'Neill, who is sitting out the Breeders' Cup under the organization's "convicted trainers rule," was nowhere around, as per his suspension, when his...

    Don't forget about California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic

     Don't forget about California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic
    The scenarios for success in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, a $5-million race at Santa Anita that will create legacies and define history, are as complicated as a Rubik's Cube. Fourteen horses will start. Thirteen will lose. Millions will be wagered....

    Velazquez's rides

    Jockey John Velazquez's mounts for this weekend's Breeders' Cup: Friday • $1-million Juvenile Turf, International Star, 15-1 morning line odds • $1-million Dirt Mile, Vicar's In Trouble, 12-1 • $1-million Juvenile Fillies Turf,...