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Dave Fawkes


David Fawkes comes from a family that owned and operated riding stables near Chicago. He was introduced to racing through friend and trainer Don Gibbons, for whom he started galloping horses at age 16.  Fawkes rode professionally in 1977 and 1978 and won with two of 26 mounts – including his first start.  After his riding career ended, he went back to galloping horses for trainer Bernie Flint and working as an assistant trainer in Chicago to Christine Janks before relocating to Florida in mid-1990s.  Fawkes opened his own training stable in Florida in 1998.  in 2010, Fawkes won a Breeders' Cup race in his first attempt with Big Drama, who went wire to wire in the 2010 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint. 

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Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.