section People


about 6 hours ago
Jockeys to Support Childhood Cancer Awareness

Jockey colonies across the country, in conjunction with racetrack management, are planning to make visits to their local children’s hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A number of racetracks including CDI properties (Arlington Park, Churchill … Continue reading

A Sure Bet: ’50 to 1′ Continues Nationwide Expansion

Oscar winner Jim Wilson’s latest film, 50 to 1, the inspiring true story of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and his misfit New Mexico cowboy trainer and owners, is opening in dozens of new states in response to growing … Continue reading

Carl Domino Joins TRF Board of Directors

Carl J. Domino, a longtime fixture on the New York racing circuit and a staunch supporter of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, has been elected to the TRF Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have Carl join the TRF board,” … Continue reading

Castellano, Pletcher on top of Saratoga Standings Going Into Final Week

Going into the final week of racing at Saratoga, Javier Castellano and Todd Pletcher are at the top of the jockey and trainer standings – although both are by a narrow margin. According to the Daily Racing Form, Castellano has … Continue reading

Backstretch Workers Get Saratoga’s B.E.S.T.

When Saratoga Race Course opens its barns in April, the horses show up with shipments of hay and feed, and trunks full of equipment and blankets. The people who take care of them are not always so fortunate. Nancy Underwood, … Continue reading

Mike Smith Named Jockey of the Week by JockeyTalk360

Mike Smith won five races from just 15 starts, including the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar, to be named the Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion … Continue reading

Alvarado Notches 1,000th North American Victory

Jockey Junior Alvarado won his 1,000th race in North America on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, guiding Skerkis to an easy victory in the fourth race. Backed at 9-2 in the $50,000 maiden claiming race for 2-year-olds, Skerkis settled behind … Continue reading

Mike Smith Named to Ride Champion Beholder

Mike Smith has been named to replace fellow Hall of Famer Gary Stevens aboard two-time champion Beholder, the Daily Racing Form reports. Beholder, who has been sidelined since suffering an injury in the G1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park. … Continue reading

Alex Solis Returning to Southern California Circuit

Newly-minted Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis has moved his tack back to Southern California and will resume riding in the next few weeks, the Daily Racing Form reports. Solis will begin working horses this week at Del Mar, and … Continue reading

Keeneland Welcomes Fayette County Students for ‘Up Close View’ of Thoroughbred Industry

Keeneland will welcome 2,500 fifth-grade students on field trips this week as part of a partnership between Keeneland and Fayette County Public Schools that teaches the history of the race track and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky’s … Continue reading