Jeffery Lynn, far right, and family (photo via GoFundMe)
Trainer Jeffery Lynn Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 53

Longtime trainer Jeffery Lynn, a stalwart on the Illinois and Arkansas circuits, lost a two-year battle with cancer on Saturday. He and his wife, Jane, had been married for 21 years, and he leaves behind two children, Dillon, 20, and Carson, 14. Lynn’s training career began in 1993, and his first winner, according to Equibase, […]

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Gary Stevens smiles as he enters the winner's circle
Stevens ‘Feeling Great,’ Plans To Stay On California Circuit

Anyone who witnessed the rail-skimming victory by Gary Stevens aboard European invader September Stars at 5-1 for trainer Paddy Gallagher in Thursday’s seventh race at a mile and an eighth on turf at Santa Anita might have thought the Hall of Fame rider was 23, not 53. Back in action on March 9 following hip […]

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Bertram Klein
Bertram Klein, Owner And Breeder of Numerous Stakes-Winning ‘Berties,’ Dead At 86

Bertram Klein, a retired Louisville, Ky., banker, philanthropist and Thoroughbred owner whose horses often carried the name “Bertie,” died Friday at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness. A native of Louisville, Mr. Klein graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He became chairman and CEO of the Bank […]

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Dana Barnes has been instrumental to Arrogate's ability to relax during his morning training, a key factor for the high-strung son of Unbridled's Song.
Dana Barnes And Her ‘Deal’ With Dubai World Cup Favorite Arrogate

There’s a reason that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has kept assistant and exercise rider Dana Barnes in his employ for so many years, according to, and it’s not just because her husband, Jimmy, is the trainer’s top traveling assistant. Barnes has a particular talent for convincing excitable young Thoroughbreds to relax in […]

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Keith Nations
Thoroughbred Business ‘Brings A Lot Of Joy’ To Trainer Keith Nations

Growing up, and as a younger man, Keith Nations fell in love with Thoroughbred racing on his many trips to Longacres Racetrack outside Seattle. Longacres was closed after being sold to the Boeing Company in 1992, and it would be almost four years before Emerald Downs opened in nearby Auburn, Wash. But Nations – by […]

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Victor Espinoza celebrates as California Chrome wins the Dubai World Cup
Espinoza: ‘Everything Is Different’ When Riding The Dubai World Cup

Victor Espinoza knows his way around Meydan Racecourse, whether the saddle is on properly or not. Last year the Hall of Fame nominee, who turns 45 on May 23, piloted California Chrome to victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup despite riding with a saddle that slipped early on in the mile and a […]

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She's Not Here and jockey Drayden Van Dyke, outside, overpower Fresh Feline (Victor Espinoza), inside, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon
Drayden Van Dyke Two Months Away From Return To The Saddle

Drayden Van Dyke, the nation’s Eclipse Award winner as outstanding apprentice of 2014, is expected to resume riding in two months after recovering from a major injury in a spill at Santa Anita in the fourth race on Jan. 26, suffering “an open break” in which the bone went through the skin on his right […]

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Florent Geroux
Geroux Jaunts Across The Globe, Scheduled To Ride At Three Tracks In Three Days

Jockey Florent Geroux is riding high on a serious season for the second consecutive year in New Orleans. Last year’s champion jockey is striking well, working hard and doing his best to keep the momentum going after a 2016 that saw him win a nation-tying 10 Grade I wins. The native of the Normandy region […]

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Sharp Azteca training in Dubai
Navarro Takes Pride In Sharp Azteca’s ‘Amazing’ Recovery From Freak Hoof Injury

Ask Jorge Navarro about the left-front foot injury Sharp Azteca (USA) sustained and you will probably be treated to a series of gruesome cell-phone images. There is no recognisable horse anatomy, just an abstract mass of hair and blood. The trainer does not show off these images for shock value; to him you need to […]

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PRISE Claudia Alvarez
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: From ‘Horseless’ To ‘Horse Everything’

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. For many people who love horse racing, their interest in the sport was sparked […]

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