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‘For The Horses': Northlands Backstretch Workers Devote Lives To Racing

Each day, hundreds of people arrive early and leave late at Northlands Park. They feed, bathe, groom, and care for the horses that star during the afternoon races. A feature by the Edmonton Journal spotlights some of these workers, telling … Continue reading

PDJF Day Celebrated At Tracks Across The Country

At American tracks yesterday, there were foot races, dunk tanks, autograph signings, and more. All this for Saturday’s PDJF Across America Day, created to raise awareness for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Saratoga held their annual jockey foot race between … Continue reading

Jockey Carlos Montalvo Notches 1,000th Victory

Jockey Carlos Montalvo recorded his 1,000th career victory Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse. The 36-year-old native of Mexico City, Mexico won aboard Jere R. Smith Jr.’s Oh My Todd in the first race of the day. “You know, a … Continue reading

Jockey Franco Will Return To Saddle Wednesday

Jockey Manny Franco’s agent, Hall of Famer Angel Cordero Jr., reported Franco will return to riding on Wednesday, one week after escaping serious injury in a spill in the fifth race. Franco had two wins from 20 mounts at the … Continue reading

Hughes Enjoys ‘Absolutely Brilliant’ Sendoff At Goodwood

Jockey Richard Hughes was given a grand sendoff at Goodwood Saturday, his last day in the saddle before retirement. “I got an amazing reception, which I didn’t expect. It was wonderful,” Hughes said, as quoted by the Racing Post. “I’m … Continue reading

Hall Of Fame Jockey Romero Candidate For Liver, Kidney Transplant

Often injured jockey Randy Romero received word from his doctors at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans on Wednesday that he is officially a candidate for a liver and kidney transplant. Romero, who spent three days at the hospital last … Continue reading

Brown Reappoints Winner To California Horse Racing Board

Charles Winner, 74, of Beverly Hills, has been reappointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Horse Racing Board, where he has been chair since 2013 and has served since 2012. Winner has been founder and partner at Winner and … Continue reading

Russell Makes Riding Return From Injury At Laurel

Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle Friday afternoon at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months with multiple punctures in his lungs due to broken ribs sustained in a fall April 25 at Pimlico. Russell, who earned his 1,000th … Continue reading

Jerry Dutton, 87, Dead: Trained, Owned, Bred Top Thoroughbreds

Jerry Dutton a prominent Thoroughbred trainer in California for more than 50 years, died Thursday in his native Idaho, where he and his wife Barbara had resided since his retirement in May 2006. Dutton was 87 years old. Dutton saddled … Continue reading

CHRB Comments On Carbonation Claim By Desormeaux

The California Horse Racing Board has issued a statement in response to a public comment made on Twitter by jockey Kent Desormeaux that a failed breathalyzer test, administered to him during Wednesday’s races at Del Mar, produced a false reading because of … Continue reading

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