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Jockey Selman’s Recovery From Serious Injury ‘Day By Day’

Injured in a spill at Assiniboia Downs last Saturday, jockey Alyssa Selman continues down the road to recovery at a local hospital. “Her voice is a lot stronger than it was,” her mother Carla told the Winnipeg Free Press. “But … Continue reading

Disappearance Of Baby Flamingos From Hialeah ‘A Mystery’

Hialeah Park is missing 50 young members of its nearly 300-strong flock of flamingos – a distinctive feature at the Florida track – and authorities are now trying to figure out where they’ve gone. According to local news channel WSVN, … Continue reading

Olympic Cyclist Turns Amateur Steeplechase Rider

Although she finished eighth aboard Mighty Mambo in the Foxhunter Chase for amateur riders at Newbury Thursday, 34-year-old Victoria Pendleton counted the race as a sort of victory. Pendleton is a two-time Olympic gold medallist in track cycling and has … Continue reading

Change Of Scenery: Velazquez To Ride At Finger Lakes Friday

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will have a change of scenery – if only for one day – from Belmont Park as he is scheduled to ride at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. The Democrat & Chronicle reports that … Continue reading

Home Sweet Home: Albarado One Of Several Jockeys To Be Based At Ellis Park This Summer

Ellis Park looks to have one of its strongest riding colonies in years as several Churchill Downs-based jockeys are planning to stay in the area this summer rather than heading to Saratoga. According to an article in the Louisville Courier-Journal, … Continue reading

Writer, Owner, Racing Publicist Jack Disney Dies At 80

Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who went on to serve as Director of Publicity at Hollywood Park and who was an integral part of Santa Anita’s publicity efforts for many years, passed … Continue reading

After Riding Retirement, Migliore ‘Thrilled’ To Still Be Involved With Racing

A spill in 2010 in which he suffered severe neck and spinal injuries led successful jockey Richard Migliore to announce his retirement from the saddle later that year. But more than five years later, Migliore is still involved with the … Continue reading

Rome To Be Keynote Speaker At Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio and “Jim Rome On Showtime,” will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, The Jockey Club, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association … Continue reading

Gaffalione, Calabrese, Ziadie Recipients Of Gulfstream Meet Titles

After 12 weeks of competition, Gulfstream Park concluded its spring race meet Tuesday, awarding meet titles for leading rider, owner and trainer. Apprentice Tyler Gaffalione, who assumed command of the rider standings in early May and never looked back, was … Continue reading

Saint Martin Joins International Thoroughbred Consultants

Jean-Pierre de Gasté, Izeta Selimanjin and all of the staff are pleased to announce that as of 1st of June, Alexandra Saint Martin joined the team at International Thoroughbred Consultants in her role as bloodstock consultant. A Political Science graduate … Continue reading

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