Horse Racing

Jose Ortiz, the nation's leading rider, wins 5 at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Ortiz, the nation's leading rider, won five races Friday at Aqueduct, including the $100,000 King's Swan Stakes aboard Even Thunder. (MORE)

Silent Bird wins feature at Del Mar for 4th straight victory

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Silent Bird won the $59,000 feature by a half-length at Del Mar on Thursday for his fourth consecutive victory. (MORE)

John's Island ends 0-for-12 skid by winning Big A feature

NEW YORK (AP) John's Island ended a 12-race losing streak with a three-quarter length victory over True Bet in the $59,000 allowance feature Thursday for New York breds at Aqueduct. (MORE)

California Chrome set to run at Los Alamitos in December

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) California Chrome is scheduled to make the next-to-last start of his career on Dec. 17 at Los Alamitos, the Orange County track where the world's richest thoroughbred has been based for nearly three years. (MORE)

Second City is first in muddy Aqueduct feature

NEW YORK (AP) Second City rallied to beat odds-on favorite Matt King Coal by 1 1/4 lengths in the mud Wednesday at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Midnight Storm wins $100,000 Native Diver at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Midnight Storm romped to a victory in the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes for older horses by 7 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday. (MORE)

Ortiz Jr. wins 4 at Big A, including Mighty Moses feature

NEW YORK (AP) Irad Ortiz Jr. rode four winners Sunday at Aqueduct, including Mighty Moses in the $67,000 allowance feature. (MORE)

Motion, Van Dyke team to sweep stakes races at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Ring Weekend won the $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap for older horses by a head over Vyjack on a rainy Saturday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Ring Weekend ran 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:42.29 and paid $8, $4 and $2.40. (MORE)

Connect by a head over Divining Rod in Big A's Cigar Mile

NEW YORK (AP) Connect beat Divining Rod by a head at the end of a stretch duel Saturday in the $500,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Texas Ryano wins $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Texas Ryano won the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup by 3 1/4 lengths Friday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Texas Ryano ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:27.92 and paid $6.60, $3.20 and $2.10 as the 2-1 second choice in the wagering. (MORE)

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