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Fair Grounds To Honor Napravnik With ‘Rosie Day’ Feb. 21

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will hold a special celebration for four-time leading rider Rosie Napravnik on February 21. “Rosie Day” will coincide, fittingly, with Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford, a day on which Napravnik captured … Continue reading

Trainer McPeek Settling in at New Oaklawn Base

Trainer Kenny McPeek is returning to his Arkansas roots – sort of. McPeek, who was born in Fort Chaffee, an Army National Guard installation in far western Arkansas, said he has purchased a home in the historic Trivista neighborhood just … Continue reading

Tip Off Time: Santa Anita Jocks to Face Holy Angels Boys B-Ball Team in Charity Game

The 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels School Charity Basketball Game will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, at La Salle High School in Pasadena with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys … Continue reading

Horse Owner/Trainer Pish Shocked Over Chapa Buzzer Allegations

Danny Pish, owner and trainer of the horse at the center of the recent media storm said he is “shaken and upset” by allegations that jockey Roman Chapa used an electric ‘buzzer’ when riding the horse last weekend at Sam … Continue reading

Family, Friends Mourn Passing of Owner-Raconteur Gary Dimkich

Funeral services for owner/raconteur Gary Dimkich have been set for Saturday,10 a.m. at St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra. A frequent visitor to Clockers’ Corner, Dimkich enjoyed the everyday camaraderie of friends and was well-steeped in the lore and … Continue reading

Taylor Made: The Next Generation

Taylor Made Farm announced a set of organizational changes in the farm’s staff that will make way for the next generation of horsemen to begin work in the family business. Marshall Taylor, son of president and CEO Duncan Taylor, and … Continue reading

Paulick Report Story on Jockey Roman Chapa Nominated for Stan Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has issued a Stan Bergstein Writing Award nomination for a Paulick Report story on jockey Roman Chapa’s alleged use of an electrical device in a race at Sam Houston Race Park. On January 18, Ray Paulick broke … Continue reading

Report: Blasi Approved for Kentucky Racing License

In a meeting held Jan. 28, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the request of Scott Blasi to be licensed as an assistant trainer in the state. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the KHRC License Review Committee unanimously … Continue reading

Gosden: Race-Day Meds Have ‘Contaminated’ and ‘Degraded’ American Thoroughbred

In a recent Q&A with Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, trainer John Gosden gave a candid account of his opinions on the contrast between American racing and British racing. The biggest problem according to the multiple G1-winning trainer who has trained both in Britain and … Continue reading

Saez Making Strong Impression at Gulfstream Meet

Luis Saez has made a strong impression thus far during Gulfstream’s Championship Meet, especially on Jan. 4, when he enjoyed a five-win day. The 22-year-old native of Panama has achieved his early season success all while riding with a still-heavy … Continue reading