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Jacobson, Ortiz Take Aqueduct Inner Track Titles

Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Jose Ortiz opened up decisive early leads and cruised to the finish line to win their respective titles as the inner-track meet came to a close on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Jacobson continued his dominance … Continue reading

Trainer McPeek Gets Long-Awaited Oaklawn Stakes Victory

Trainer Kenny McPeek said he first wintered at Oaklawn in 1990. Yet, he had to wait 25 years to record his first stakes victory. McPeek saddled Trace Creek to win Friday’s $75,000 Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes (open division) for state-breds at … Continue reading

Dr. Ben Martin, Pioneer Of Equine Sports Medicine, Dies At 68

Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., VMD, of Kennett Square, PA, died March 18, 2015, at the age of 68, after a long illness. Dr. Martin was a pioneer in equine sports medicine and specialist in equine surgery, working his entire … Continue reading

Lopez Taken To Hospital Following Spill In Gulfstream’s Fifth Race

Jockey Paco Lopez has been transported to a local hospital following a spill in Gulfstream’s fifth race on Friday afternoon. Lopez was aboard Cheers for Sidney in the $30,000 claiming event and saved ground through the turn. The 3-year-old filly … Continue reading

No Rest For the Weary: Castellano Booked For All 14 Races at Gulfstream Saturday

For a guy who wasn’t even supposed to be in South Florida on Saturday, jockey Javier Castellano is going to have a busy day. The two-time defending Eclipse Award winner will ride all 14 races on Saturday’s spectacular program at … Continue reading

Casners ‘Well Armed’ For Dubai Return

Bill and Susan Casner have won many of America’s most prestigious races, from the Kentucky Derby with Super Saver to the Belmont Stakes with Drosselmeyer, but the pinnacle of their years in horse racing was reached thousands of miles away … Continue reading

Jockey Sylvester Carmouche III Held On Attempted Murder, Arson Charges

Jockey Sylvester Carmouche III was charged on four counts of attempted murder in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Wednesday, according to the Hagerstown, Md., Herald-Mail. The 32-year-old is accused of setting fire to a house inhabited by a girl friend, three children … Continue reading

Longtime Jerkens Assistant Abreu Goes Out On His Own At Gulfstream

Fernando Abreu went to work for late Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens at Gulfstream Park in November 1996, working his way up from hot walker to longtime assistant trainer right up to the legendary trainer’s passing last week. Abreu’s … Continue reading

NY Giants’ Chris Mara Confident Itsaknockout Will Score in Florida Derby

Football runs deep in Chris Mara’s pedigree. His grandfather, Tim, founded the New York Giants in 1925 and won four National Football League championships during his lifetime. His father, Wellington, took over following Tim Mara’s death in 1959 and led … Continue reading

Timothy Snyder, Owner Of Lisa’s Booby Trap, Dies at 59

Timothy Snyder, the owner-trainer of popular New York stakes winner, Lisa’s Booby Trap, died at his home in Camillus, NY, March 24. He was 59. According to an article in the Democrat & Chronicle, Snyder was based at Finger Lakes … Continue reading