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Bendable Returns From Eight-Month Layoff To Win Desert Stormer Under Mike Smith

Under the patient handling of Mike Smith, Claiborne Farm’s homebred Bendable overcame an eight-month layoff to take Sunday’s Grade III, $ 100,000 Desert Stormer by 1 ½ lengths.Trained by Richard Mandella, she got six furlongs in 1:09.04. With Northwestern invader Invested Prospect and favored Pretty N Cool winging up front, Smith sat a measured third heading to the far turn, ...

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Smith Skims Rail To Steal Acorn With Abel Tasman

Pundits weren’t convinced that Clearsky Farm and China Horse Club’s Kentucky Oaks winner Abel Tasman was versatile enough to be competitive at a mile, due to her late-running style, but Bob Baffert proved them wrong on Saturday. In the G1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park, the sophomore daughter of Quality Road was nearly 12 lengths off the speed in the ...

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Baffert, Smith Unstoppable As Mor Spirit Dominates Met Mile

Mor Spirit (Eskendereya) and jockey Mike Smith win the Metropolitan Mile (Gr I) at Belmont Park 6/10/17. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Michael Lund Petersen A history-making day for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith continues on Saturday’s blockbuster card at Belmont Park, as the two Hall of Famers teamed up on Michael Lund Peterson’s Mor Spirit to bring home ...

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O'Learys hit back at Smith over Grand National weights | Horse Racing |

Don Poli: Grand National entry will not run say connections  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By Tony O’Hehir 2:03PM 20 FEB 2017  MICHAEL and Eddie O’Leary of Gigginstown House Stud both hit back at BHA senior handicapper Phil Smith on Sunday as the debate over Smith’s handicapping of the Randox Health Grand National – and that of Irish-trained horses generally – raged on. RELATED LINKS ...

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Smith sticks to his guns after O'Leary weights outburst

Phil Smith: has defended his Grand National weights  PICTURE:John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)   By Graham Dench 12:01pM 18 FEB 2017  PHIL SMITH has come out fighting in response to stinging criticism from Michael O’Leary, who owns three of the four highest-weighted horses in the Randox Health Grand National. O’Leary, whose horses race under the Gigginstown House Stud banner, is outraged by Smith’s treatment ...

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Gigginstown boss blasts handicapper Phil Smith

Don Poli: ruled out of the Grand National by Michael O’Leary  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By Jon Lees 8:30PM 16 FEB 2017  GIGGINSTOWN House Stud owner Michael O’Leary has accused BHA head of handicapping Phil Smith of making up the rules as he goes along as he ruled favourite Don Poli out of the Randox Health Grand National because of his allotted weight. In ...

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Haslett: Which Horses, Jockeys Rivaled Mike Smith, Arrogate At Australian Carnival?

Hugh Bowman celebrates aboard Winx after her 2nd consecutive Cox Plate victory. Arrogate and jockey Mike Smith’s final surge in the Breeders’ Cup Classic to defeat favorite California Chrome by half a length was arguably the best ride of the 2016 Championships. Santa Anita hasn’t been the only track hosting top-quality racing action recently, with Sydney’s and Melbourne’s Spring Racing ...

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Grand National-winning trainer Denys Smith dies

Denys Smith: was champion jumps trainer in the 1967-68 season  By Peter Scargill 4:07PM 14 NOV 2016  DENYS SMITH, trainer of the 1968 Grand National winner Red Alligator, died on Sunday at the age of 92. From his base in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, Smith sent out over 1,600 winners which included Group 1 wins on the Flat with Tudenham and ...

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