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Trainer Ramon Preciado
Parx Agrees To Take Entries From Preciado As Trainer Fights Suspension

Two days after his lawyer filed a temporary restraining order against Parx Racing, track management told the Daily Racing Form that trainer Ramon Preciado will be permitted to enter horses once again. Entries on Preciado’s horses will be taken on cards beginning May 2. Preciado’s legal counsel filed a lawsuit against racetrack personnel after the track banned him from […]

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Joe Bravo savors his victory aboard Big Blue Kitten in the G1 Turf Classic
Bravo, Castellano, Gryder, Pino, And Velasquez Up For Mike Venezia Award

Racing fans will decide which of four outstanding jockeys will be the recipient of the 21st Mike Venezia Memorial Award, to be presented by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in a special ceremony at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 29, fans can choose among Javier Castellano, […]

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Mark Guidry
‘Old Race Tracker’ Guidry Enjoying New Career As Jockey Agent

Mark Guidry tried to get the race track out of his system. There were dalliances with golf and fishing and other activities but nothing filled the void created when he retired from riding in 2007 after 33 years in the saddle. “I’m an old race tracker and I’m going to die an old race tracker […]

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Donnie K. Von Hemel
‘I Knew How Hard It Was To Get Here’: Von Hemel Back In Derby Mix With Suddenbreakingnews

Trainer Donnie Von Hemel has been a fixture on the Midwest racing circuit for over 25 years. During that time, he’s often had horses race at Churchill Downs, but only once has he had a horse start in the Kentucky Derby. That will change next week when Von Hemel saddles Suddenbreakingnews in the Derby. The […]

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‘I just hope everything can work its way out’: Ziadie Granted Stay Of Six-Year Suspension

Embattled trainer Kirk Ziadie has been granted a stay of a six-year suspension that had been given in December by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. The Daily Racing Form reports that a Florida appellate court granted the stay on April 21. Ziadie’s attorney, Brad Beilly, told the Form that the stay would likely remain until the court rules on […]

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Jockey Joel Rosario returned to the winner's circle on his first day back to riding after being injured earlier this year
Jockey Rosario Returns A Winner At Keeneland

Jockey Joel Rosario scored his first win on his first day back since being sidelined by injury on Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park when he rode Michael B. Tabor’s 3-5 favorite No Hiding Place to a three-length victory in the $66,000 St. George Purse on Wednesday afternoon at Keeneland before 8,477 fans. Trained by Wesley […]

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Martin Garcia
On A Break: Baffert, Garcia Have Minor Falling-Out

Jockey Martin Garcia, who exercises many of trainer Bob Baffert’s top horses in the morning, did not make the trip to Louisville for Kentucky Derby week after apparently having a bit of “falling-out” with the trainer. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Garcia was scheduled to be a part of Baffert’s team in Louisville on […]

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Susan Speckert, leaving the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to become executive director of Fayette Alliance
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission General Counsel Speckert Departing

Susan Speckert, general counsel for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, has tendered her resignation from the regulatory agency to become executive director of Fayette Alliance, a Central Kentucky coalition dedicated to public policy for sustainable growth through land use advocacy, education and promotion. Speckert, a graduate of Louisiana State University and the Loyola School of Law, is […]

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Report: Preciado Files Lawsuit, Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Parx

The attorney for suspended trainer Ramon Preciado has filed a federal lawsuit in the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania seeking a temporary restraining order that would allow the embattled trainer to resume entering horses at Parx Racing. Preciado has been suspended for 270 days by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission for two clenbuterol positives at Parx last […]

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Julien Leparoux
‘It’s My Favorite Track’: Leparoux Reflects On 400 Wins At Keeneland

When Julien Leparoux first arrived at Keeneland for the 2005 Fall Meet, he often was reminded how challenging it is for even the world’s top jockeys to have success here given the depth and talent of the jockey colony. Eleven years and 400 victories later, Leparoux marvels at how far he’s come. “The first time […]

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