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Migliore Leads Expanded NYRA Apprentice Jockey Program

Expanded in scope and now preparing Aqueduct’s apprentice jockeys for long and successful careers in thoroughbred racing, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) apprentice jockey program continues to develop new riders through intensive instruction and one-on-one mentoring. Led by legendary … Continue reading

Ramsey: ‘We’re Making An Assault On Royal Ascot’

Ken Ramsey has instructed four of his trainers to aim horses at Royal Ascot in 2016, according to racingpost.com. Dermot Weld in Ireland will have graded stakes winner Charming Kitten to train toward the meeting, and already has Bobby’s Kitten … Continue reading

‘I Never Dreamed I’d Be Doing This Well’: Apprentice Lopez Ranked Third In Santa Anita Standings

Apprentice jockey David C. (for Charles) Lopez is one of the best-kept secrets in Santa Anita’s riding colony. Through 24 days of the Winter Meet, the 26-year-old native of Puerto Rico who was raised in The Garden State and is … Continue reading

Jamie Ness, Midwest Thoroughbreds Part Ways

Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Jamie Ness have officially parted ways. The Daily Racing Form reports that late last week, Midwest sent 26 horses that were under Ness’ care to other trainers. The move ends a successful business relationship that began in 2009, and … Continue reading

Santa Anita Jockeys Will Tip Off For Charity Feb. 11

The 49th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played a week from tonight on Thursday, Feb. 11, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit Holy Angels athletic program, … Continue reading

Turning Back Time: Hall Of Famer Van Berg Enjoying Successful Oaklawn Meet

Jack Van Berg normally holds court during training hours at Oaklawn from his pickup truck parked on the grandstand apron. That wasn’t the case on a windy, cold Jan. 4 morning, when the Hall of Fame trainer tested the elements, … Continue reading

Laurel Park Hosting ‘Fundraiser For Fray’ Feb. 13

Laurel Park will hold a fundraiser and silent auction benefitting jockey Fray Martinez and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland on Saturday, Feb. 13 featuring dozens of items during its Winter Carnival weekend. Items include packages to this year’s … Continue reading

Former Penn National Official Seeks To Avoid Prison In Fraud Case

Craig Lytel, the former official at Penn National Race Track who pled guilty last year to wire fraud in connection with race-rigging, has asked a federal judge for probation instead of a prison sentence. In a court filing, Lytel’s attorney Frank … Continue reading

Meadowlands, Horsemen Raise Over $30,000 For Ontario Fire Victims

The Meadowlands and its horsemen raised a total of $31,368.58 to benefit the victims of the Classy Lane Training Center fire in Puslinch, Ontario that claimed the lives of 43 horses on January 4. The money was raised in January … Continue reading

Voss Story On Vet’s Lists Vagaries Nominated For Bergstein Award

A Paulick Report story about the variances from state to state in enforcement of the veterinarian’s list as a safeguard for unsound horses is the first nominee for Team Valor International’s 2016 Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Natalie Voss’s piece is … Continue reading

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