Desormeaux Returns to Action After Rehab Stint

When racing returns to Santa Anita Dec. 26, it does so in a blitzkrieg of high-octane firepower, with races like the GI Malibu S., GI La Brea S. and GI American Oaks luring headline grabbers from across the country. As things go, race three on the card--a $16,000 claimer--is a far less exulted companion to its starrier cousins. But the race contains its own prodigal return...that of Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux after a hiatus from the saddle. Still, it's just the sort of low-key call to arms the...

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Walder Seeks to Parlay Personal Victory to Keeneland Korea Sprint

Trainer Peter Walder is grateful for the invitation to run a horse in the $823,000 Keeneland Korea Sprint, less than a year and a half after he entered a rehab center to combat a substance abuse issue. Walder, annually one of the top trainers at Gulfstream Park, will saddle Fast Pass (Successful Appeal) in the 1,200-metre sprint Sept. 8 at Seoul Racecourse. Walder owns a quarter interest in the 6-year-old gelding, the other three-quarters owned by Peter Proscia, a 59-year-old oil executive who lives in New York and runs under...

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