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Seth W. Hancock Named Keeneland Trustee

Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland Board of Directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee effective Tuesday, August 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee, Louis Lee Haggin III. Haggin became a member of the board in 1971 … Continue reading

For Apprentice Eric Cancel, Life Lessons As Important As Winning Races

Apprentice jockey Eric Cancel has been doing pretty well since joining the New York Racing Association circuit earlier this year. The 19-year-old native of Puerto Rico has notched 66 victories so far this year, and has an ‘in-the-money’ average of … Continue reading

John Messara To Be Keynote Speaker At IFHA Conference

Racing Australia Chairman, John Messara, will deliver the keynote speech at the 49th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities held at the France Galop Offices in Paris, France Monday, 5 October. Mr Messara is also the Chairman of Racing New South … Continue reading

‘Star Spangled Stakes’ Offers Fans Chance To Sing National Anthem At Keeneland

Keeneland announced today that it will host a competition titled Star Spangled Stakes to select the singer to perform the National Anthem on Prelude to the Cup day, Thursday, Oct. 29. The winner of the Star Spangled Stakes will sign … Continue reading

Familiar Trio In Tight Battle For Del Mar Training Title

Three-time defending champion Rafael Bejarano has put his rivals for the jockey title in the rear view mirror, forging a nine-win lead over Tyler Baze and Joe Talamo with 11 racing days to go. But in the trainer standings, Jerry … Continue reading

Hauser, Veterinarian to Godolphin Horses, Dies

Dr. Michael Hauser, veterinarian to the stars of the Godolphin Racing Stable, died last week in Oregon, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. Hauser, who had spent his career in Dubai and the United Kingdom, treated horses such … Continue reading

Collarbone Fracture Sidelines Jockey Miguel Mena

Jockey Miguel Mena will miss about four weeks of riding after fracturing his right collarbone in a post parade accident prior to the fifth race at Ellis Park Aug. 23. According to the Daily Racing Form, Mena was warming up … Continue reading

Olly Stevens, Trainer Of G1 Winner Peace And War, To Quit Training

British trainer Olly Stevens will not be renewing his license next year despite having enjoyed significant top-level success in three brief years at the helm of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Robins Farm Racing operation. Citing family reasons above all others … Continue reading

Six-Time British Champion Fallon To Ride At Indiana Grand, Kentucky Downs

Irish native Kieren Fallon is the newest member of the Indiana Grand jockey colony. While some might not be fully aware of his accomplishments in the saddle, don’t let his lack of domestic wins fool you. His notoriety has been … Continue reading

From Riding Boots To Dancing Shoes: Espinoza Headed For Dancing With The Stars

Triple Crown winner Victor Espinoza will soon add another feather to his riding helmet: on ESPN2’s SportsNation, the jockey announced that he will be joining Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC. Espinoza joins conservationist and actress Bindi Irwin … Continue reading

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