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‘In The Gate': Long Live The King

Trainer King Leatherbury was the focus of the latest edition of ESPN’s “In the Gate” podcast. Leatherbury is set to be inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame this year. On the podcast, Leatherbury discusses his 60-year training career, … Continue reading

‘Mad Genius’ Dickinson To Return To Training

He’s back. Michael Dickinson, who retired from training in 2007 at the request of his wife, Joan Wakefield, to develop Tapeta Footings synthetic surfaces, has announced he will return to that profession in the fall of 2015 with between 20 and … Continue reading

Maragh Fitted With Brace, Homebound For Three Months Following Injuries

Recovery has been slow for jockey Rajiv Maragh, who suffered six spinal fractures in a spill July 10 at Belmont Park, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Maragh reported that he hasn’t had much improvement in his condition so … Continue reading

Castellano’s Stakes Triple Earns Him Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Javier Castellano pulled off a stakes winning triple this weekend at “The Spa” that included a Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3 race. That effort helped him win the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 26th … Continue reading

Mike Luzzi Cleared To Resume Riding

Longtime New York-based jockey Mike Luzzi has been given the OK by doctors to return to riding, although the journeyman said he has not set a specific date to get back into the starting gate. The Eclipse Award winner for … Continue reading

Prominent Arkansas Owner-Breeder Ronnie Udouj Dies At 74

Prominent Arkansas owner and breeder Ronnie Udouj died July 27 in Ft. Smith, Ark. He was 74. According to the Daily Racing Form, Udouj was a past president of the Arkansas Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, and was also the … Continue reading

Chamblin: Uniform Rules, Drug-Free Racing Sport’s ‘Only Hope’

In July, congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko introduced the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, which would establish an “independent, non-governmental anti-doping authority responsible for implementing a national uniform medication program with input from the Thoroughbred industry.” In a … Continue reading

California Trainer Chay Knight, 80, Dead: Trained Santa Anita Derby Winner

C.R. “Chay” Knight, a native of Ventura and a longtime trainer on California Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred circuits, died Friday at his home in Clovis after a long illness. He was 80, and only four days short of his 81st … Continue reading

‘In The Gate': Remembering Hall Of Fame Inductee Chris Antley

The late Chris Antley was the focus of the latest edition of ESPN’s “In the Gate” podcast. Antley is set to be inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame this year. In a career that lasted from the early … Continue reading

‘For The Horses': Northlands Backstretch Workers Devote Lives To Racing

Each day, hundreds of people arrive early and leave late at Northlands Park. They feed, bathe, groom, and care for the horses that star during the afternoon races. A feature by the Edmonton Journal spotlights some of these workers, telling … Continue reading

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