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Durkin on Career: ‘Literally a Dream Come True’

In a recent interview with TVG, announcer Tom Durkin looked back on his 43-year career with just a few weeks remaining before his retirement. Durkin, who cites his influences as Phil Georgeff and Dave Johnson, said he found himself less … Continue reading

Cordero (the Horse) to Race at Saratoga on Saturday

During his riding career, Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero won 649 races at Saratoga Race Course, currently placing him third on the all-time victories list. On Saturday, a different Cordero will attempt to win a race at the Spa … Continue reading

Catalano Records 1,000th Arlington Victory

Eleven-time Arlington training champion Wayne Catalano recorded his 1,000th victory at Arlington International Racecourse Thursday when Arapaho LLC’s Royal Alluvial scored a five-length tally in the second race.  A short time earlier, Catalano earned Arlington win No. 999 when Susan … Continue reading

Saratoga Sighting ‘Derails’ Teen Idol Cassidy’s DWI Plea Deal

Singer-actor (and former 70′s teen heartthrob) David Cassidy is a big fan of horse racing, and often spends the afternoon at the races, especially when the racing moves to Saratoga in upstate New York. It appears, though, his recent visit … Continue reading

Top Gun: Actor Cruise Enjoys the Day at Glorious Goodwood

Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Cruise was spotted Thursday enjoying an afternoon at the races at Glorious Goodwood in England. The star of such hits at “Top Gun”, “Mission: Impossible”, and “A Few Good Men” also presented the trophy to the … Continue reading

‘It was Well Worth the Wait’: Gary Jones Set to Join Idols in Hall of Fame

It didn’t take retired trainer Gary Jones long to verbalize his response to being named to the Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. “I was flabbergasted when they told me,” said the enthusiastic Jones, who has traded his blondish hair … Continue reading

Visitors to KY Derby Museum May Now Be ‘Twinspired’

Visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs now have the opportunity to meet a new resident Thoroughbred. A horse, that as Jennie Rees of the Louisville Courier-Journal points out, is very appropriately named – Twinspired. The 6-year-old gray … Continue reading

Amoss Cracks 3,000 With Victory at Indiana Grand

Trainer Tom Amoss scored the 3,000th win of his career Wednesday when Infinity of Humor hit the wire first in the second race at Indiana Grand Race Course. Jockey Jeremy Rose was aboard the Maggi Moss-owned 3-year-old filly, who won … Continue reading

Stronach Group Names O’Neil as Equine Health and Safety Director

The Stronach Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert O’Neil, DVM, to the newly created position of Equine Health and Safety Director, Florida.  This position will play an integral part in our effort to continue our commitment … Continue reading

Former Trainer George M. Baker Dies

The Daily Racing Form reports that George M. Baker, who trained the talented filly Politely, died July 28 after a long illness. He was 83. During Baker’s long and successful career, he trained for such clients as Bohemia Stable, owner … Continue reading