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Dale Romans Voices Support for Children With Learning Disorders

Trainer Dale Romans voiced his support for children battling learning disorders in an interview with CBS 6 in Albany on Thursday, revealing that he has been coping with dyslexia himself for most of his life. Romans recalled that he was given … Continue reading

Ricardo Tops Baze by One Point in ‘Champions Challenge’

Despite his early lead in the ‘Champions Challenge’ at Cristal Racetrack, jockey Russell Baze finished just one point behind rival Jorge Ricardo at the end of five races. Ricardo crossed the wire with 37, while Baze had 36. Race 1: Baze: First … Continue reading

Los Alamitos: Wrona to Call Final Three Days of Meet

Michael Wrona, the talented track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, will take over for Frank Mirahmadi the final three days of the Fall meet at Los Alamitos. A native of Australia, Wrona, who has also called races at Hollywood Park, … Continue reading

KY Farm Managers Club Renames Award to Honor Longtime Chairman Bates

Effective September 2014, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club Farm Manager of the Year Award has been renamed the Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year Award in honor of life member, 1968 President and 1979 Farm Manager of the … Continue reading

John Mattos Returns as Official Artist of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup today announced that multi-award winning illustrator John Mattos has been named the official artist for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Mattos collection features two brilliant art deco images celebrating the 31st running of the event … Continue reading

Plastic Surgeon Gets Castro Back in the Tack

Jockey Eddie Castro, winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice in 2003, is riding again after an injury, thanks to some help from a reconstructive surgeon. Castro was mounting a first-time starter at Monmouth in late June when the horse … Continue reading

Hovdey to Sign ‘Long Rein’ at Santa Anita Sept. 27

Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey will be on-hand to sign his most recent book “Long Rein: Tales from the World of Horse Racing,” in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens on Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 11 a.m. A four-time Eclipse … Continue reading

RIP Theresa Fitzgerald: Former Blood-Horse Librarian ‘So Helpful to All’

There was a time when Blood-Horse magazine’s extensive equine library at the company’s Lexington, Ky., offices was open to the public and its librarian, Theresa Fitzgerald, was the go-to person for researchers, writers, industry professionals and fans around the world … Continue reading

Catherine Martin, Mother of ‘Chrome’ Co-Owner Perry Martin, Dies at 84

Catherine Martin, mother of California Chrome’s co-owner, Perry Martin, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. She was 84. Ms. Martin was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain, Michigan. She attended the 2014 … Continue reading

Sherman: Coburn’s Comments Didn’t Hurt Chrome’s Fan Base

Three months after California Chrome’s loss in the Belmont Stakes, the colt’s team told Daily Racing Form‘s Dave Grening that they are more interested in looking forward than back. After the media storm that ensued from Coburn’s insinuation that Belmont winner Tonalist took … Continue reading