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Gleeson Named To Grayson-Jockey Club Research Position

Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and successfully executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He will be based in The Jockey Club¹s … Continue reading

Australia: Stewards Find Trainer Smith Guilty On 42 Cobalt Charges

Racing NSW stewards have found trainer Darren Smith guilty on 42 cobalt charges, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Smith, one of the top conditioners in Australia, will find out March 20 how he will be penalized. … Continue reading

Chapa Suspended Five Years For Carrying Electrical Device

Texas Racing Commission stewards suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 – the maximum penalties allowed under Texas law – for carrying an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at … Continue reading

Gallardo Earns Second Jockey Of The Week Title

Antonio Gallardo earned his second Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award by placing in the money on 23 of his 29 mounts last week at Tampa Bay Downs. Gallardo made the most out of his 29 mounts by posting … Continue reading

Jerkens Hospitalized With Serious Infection

The Daily Racing Form reported Monday that Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens has been hospitalized in south Florida with complications from a serious infection. His son, Jimmy Jerkens told the Form that his father was breathing through a respirator … Continue reading

2015 Hall Of Fame Finalists Announced; Espinoza, Leatherbury, Black Tie Affair On Ballot

Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, … Continue reading

The Cougar And The Iceman: Seabiscuit’s Two Canadian Jockeys

In December 2016, the United States will mark the 75th anniversary of its entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many years ago, as a young Canadian, I asked my father when … Continue reading

Jesse Choper Reappointed To CHRB

Jesse Choper, 79, of Orinda, has been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board, where he has served since 2006. Choper has been the Earl Warren professor of public law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law since … Continue reading

Japan: Jockey Handed 30-Day Ban For Using Twitter

French jockey Christophe Lemaire was given a 30-day ban by stewards at Hanshin Racecourse for using Twitter during quarantine at the track, according to a story by the Racing Post. “It is prohibited for riders to contact people outside during … Continue reading

Trainer Rodriguez Handed Suspension For Banamine Overages

The Daily Racing Form reported Saturday that trainer Rudy Rodriguez was suspended 25 days and fined $2,500 by the New York Gaming Commission due to two horses with overages of Flunixin, an anti-inflammatory also known as Banamine. Majestic Marquet, winner … Continue reading