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‘Shoeless’ Seb Sanders Defends Bootless Ride At Goodwood

Many jockeys struggle to ‘make the weight’, even in Europe, where the scale of weights is higher than what it is in the U.S. Making the weight took on an entirely new meaning, or at least new ‘look’, on Tuesday … Continue reading

American Pharoah Team, Hammond Among Those To Be Honored By NTWAB

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner on Oct. 28 at the Griffin Gate Marriott … Continue reading

Trainer Headley In Doo-Doo Over Throwing Dog Feces At Del Mar

Trainer Gus Headley was fined $400 by the stewards at Del Mar this past weekend for harassing a groom. Specifically, the trainer was ruled to have thrown “straw which contained dog feces” into the tack room of groom Alejandro Alvarez … Continue reading

Broberg, Hernandez Double Up On Competition As Evangeline Meet Ends

Evangeline Downs concluded its 84-day Thoroughbred racing season this weekend and there were two men that dominated the proceedings from the season’s start: trainer Karl Broberg and jockey Colby Hernandez. Broberg was able to win more than twice as many … Continue reading

Gural: ‘National Oversight Only Way’ To Level Playing Field On Medication

The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity announced today that three of the leading horse racing tracks owned and operated by Jeff Gural – the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. and Vernon Downs in Vernon, … Continue reading

Hayley Turner, Britain’s Leading Female Jockey, Announces Retirement

Hayley Turner, the most successful female jockey in British racing history, has announced that she will retire in November. According to the Racing Post, Turner, 32, attributed at least part of the decision on the difficult time she’s had regaining … Continue reading

Travers Upset Earns Castellano Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Javier Castellano took advantage of a contested to pace to knock off the Triple Crown champ in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes. That well timed ride helped him capture the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week honors. This week’s … Continue reading

America’s Best Racing Launches Video Series Featuring Ex-SportsCenter Anchor

America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multi-media fan development and awareness-building platform created and funded by The Jockey Club, today launched the first of a seven-part series of digital video vignettes featuring former ESPN SportsCenter anchor and Thoroughbred racing aficionado Bram … Continue reading

Citing ‘Integrity And A Level Playing Field,’ Amermans Join WHOA

John Amerman, a prominent California owner-breeder and successful businessman who led the Mattel toy company as chairman and CEO for more than a decade, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation that would appoint an … Continue reading

Castellano Sets Travers Riding Record With Victory Aboard Keen Ice

With an upset victory aboard Keen Ice Saturday, jockey Javier Castellano won his fifth Travers Stakes, the most by a jockey in the race’s history, according to the Albany Times Union. Castellano broke a tie at four wins with Eddie … Continue reading

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