Standing inside the paddock walking ring at Gulfstream Park, few recognized the middle-aged guy who has become a can’t-miss fixture at Major League Baseball games, a neon sign of a figure who wears a blood-orange Marlins jersey and visor while seated in a front-row seat directly behind home plate. “Whenever I wear orange and I go out, I get mobbed everywhere I go,” Leavy said. Leavy wasn’t on hand for Gulfstream’s opening day to be noticed but to cheer on one of his horses, Starship Tribbles, in the first race on the first card of the meet. While most associate the South Florida lawyer with baseball and other professional team sports — as the ubiquitous Marlins Man — thoroughbred racing is his first love.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Highway Star edged High Ridge Road by a nose Saturday in the $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap for fillies and mares at Aqueduct. It was the third straight win for the lone 3-year-old in the field. The 7-1 shot trained by Rodrigo Ubillo improved
DEL MAR, Calif. — Miss Temple City held off the late challenge of Roco Rojo to win the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes for older fillies and mares by a nose on closing day of the fall meet Sunday at Del Mar. Ridden by Edgar Prado, Miss Temple City ran a mile on turf in 1:35.16 and paid $5.20, $3.60 and $3 as the 8-5 favorite. Roco Rojo returned $5.20 and $3.60, while Stays in Vegas was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $5.60 to show. It was Miss Temple City’s third victory in a Grade 1 stakes for Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion. She finished fifth to male horses in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita last month. The victory, worth $180,000, increased Miss Temple City’s career earnings