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Boyce Moves Tack to Fair Grounds

Maryland-based jockey Forest Boyce – a winner of multiple graded stakes, nearly $14 million in purses and 480 wins over the last six seasons – will shift her tack from the Mid-Atlantic to the Fair Grounds next week and be … Continue reading

Dan Johnson, Iowa Horseracing Writer, Dead at 58

Dan Johnson’s decade-long battle with cancer ended earlier this week in Des Moines, Iowa, where he served as the first and only horse racing writer in the history of the Des Moines Register. Mr. Johnson, 58, was known to horsemen and … Continue reading

Jeannine Edwards To Host Eclipse Awards for Fourth Time

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that sports broadcaster Jeannine Edwards of ESPN and ABC will host the 44th Annual Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group. The Eclipse Awards, which honors … Continue reading

Irad Ortiz Jr. Set To Compete in International Jockeys’ Championship

The 2014 International Jockeys’ Championship takes place at Happy Valley racecourse on December 10, when 12 of the world’s elite riders will compete for a share of the HK$800,000 purse. A first-prize of HK$500,000 makes Hong Kong’s IJC among the … Continue reading

Former Calder Racing Secretary Anifantis Headed to Hialeah

Mike Anifantis, former racing secretary at Calder Race Course & Slots, will soon begin at Hialeah Park as the facility’s new assistant racing secretary. According to the Blood-Horse, Anifantis will join Hialeah’s team in time for the track’s upcoming Quarter … Continue reading

Leparouxs Don Hats for Old Friends Resident Clever Allemont

Jockey Julien Leparoux and his wife, Shea Leparoux, recently participated in a photo shoot with Shea modeling a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Derby hat honoring the life of Old Friends’ retiree Clever Allemont.“Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” … Continue reading

Napravnik, Nakatani Among Finalists for George Woolf Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced on HRTV in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys James Graham, Mike Luzzi, Leslie … Continue reading

Snowstorm Strands Fort Erie Trainer on Interstate for 30 Hours

Dave O’Connor is a Thoroughbred trainer with horses stabled at Fort Erie and Woodbine. On Monday night, he had a horse entered to run at Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack. After the West Virginia-based track canceled races early due to the … Continue reading

Spencer: Retirement Prompted by Loss of Riding Contract

Jockey Jamie Spencer’s announcement in August that he would be retiring from the saddle at the end of the year surprised many in the racing industry. The 34-year-old rider, who had had Group 1 success around the world, had been … Continue reading

Probation, $2,500 fine for Penn National Clocker Robertson

Danny Robertson, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge of wire fraud for his role in falsifying workouts for cash, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William Caldwell to one year’s probation and fined $2,500 … Continue reading