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Thoroughbred Breeder David Garvin Dies at 71

Thoroughbred breeder and businessman David Garvin died Aug. 30 after an accidental fall at his home, the Blood-Horse reports. He was 71. Garvin was working on the roof of his home at Ironwood Farm near Bowling Green, Ky., on Saturday … Continue reading

Bejarano Boots Home Six Winners on Del Mar Card

Jockey Rafael Bejarano has returned from injury riding possibly better than ever, and proved just as much by winning six races on Sunday at Del Mar. Bejarano was forced to the sidelines for most of the past two months after … Continue reading

Police in New Mexico Issue Arrest Warrant for Missing Horse Industry Attorney Kelley

Where is Cody Kelley? A lot of people, including the white collar crime unit of the Albuquerque, N.M., police department are looking for the attorney hired by numerous horse trainers in the Southwest to fight drug violations. The police have … Continue reading

Thanks for the Memories: Racing Salutes ‘Track Legend’ Tom Durkin

After 43 years of calling races, Tom Durkin has ‘hung up his binoculars’ and heads into retirement. During his storied career, Durkin called an estimated 80,000 races, from county fairs in Wisconsin to the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup. Durkin’s … Continue reading

Trainer Plesa Sweeps Monmouth Juvenile Stakes

And the beat went on for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. at Monmouth Park on Sunday, capturing the racetrack’s top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga. Live Oak Plantation’s Souper … Continue reading

Trainer Larry Ross Notches 1000th Victory

Larry Ross reached 1,000 career wins on Saturday when he saddled Just Like Uptown to a score in the fifth race at Emerald Downs, according to The Blood-Horse. The 4-year-old gelding skipped away from claiming competition by 6 3/4 lengths … Continue reading

Trujillo Takes Down Nakatani in ‘Battle Off the Saddle’ Match

Elvis (Heartbreak) Trujillo floored Corey (Knockout) Nakatani in the third and final round and went on to win a unanimous decision in the much-anticipated “Battle Off the Saddle” Saturday night before a raucously enthusiastic crowd at Del Mar’s Seaside Terrace. … Continue reading

Video: British Jockey Quinlan in Hot Water After Bar Brawl

Sean Quinlan, a British jockey and former Grand National competitor, could be suspended from the saddle next month after being convicted for a bar fight last February, according to the Racing Post. The brawl, which took place on February 13 … Continue reading

Saratoga Springs Bar Plays Vital Role in City’s History

In the spring of 1970, Davis Mead, Tom Malone, Dale Easter, and another friend walked into a small dark bar in Saratoga Springs. The bar, locally known as “The Bar With No Name,” was on the market, as they found … Continue reading

John Velazquez Receives Saratoga’s Mike Venezia Memorial Award

Hall of Famer John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award-winning rider who serves as Chairman of the Jockeys’ Guild Board of Directors and a board member of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award on … Continue reading