Trainer Larry Rivelli celebrates his 1000th career victory
Rivelli Gets 1000th Career Win At Arlington Park

Three-time Arlington International Racecourse leading trainer Larry Rivelli hit a career milestone Monday, when Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Good Bye Greg gave the trainer his 1,000th career win in Arlington’s eighth race. In a career that began in 2000, Rivelli’s operation has continued a steady upward climb throughout the seasons, with 2015 marking his most successful […]

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Danny Pish
Trainer Pish Gets 2000th Victory At Lone Star Park

Memorial Day was extra memorable for trainer Danny Pish this year, as the Monday afternoon saw him win his 2,000th career Thoroughbred race. The aptly-named U S Officer won his debut in a 2-year-old maiden special weight race at Lone Star Park to mark the milestone, drawing away by three lengths on the wire in […]

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Racing at Arapahoe Park
Jockey Hebert Making Comeback: ‘You Know When You Have The Love For Something?’

Jockey Tracy Hebert hit “rock bottom” when he went to jail for driving under the influence, according to the Denver Post. Now, determined to stay clean, he’s making a new life for himself at Arapahoe Downs. He added six wins to his career total of over 3,800 on opening weekend at the Colorado track, which […]

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‘Mane Against The Wall’: Minnesota Vikings Announcer Allen Owns A Racehorse

When Tiger D entered the starting gate at Canterbury Park Friday evening, the stands featured a few extra-noteworthy fans. Owned by the Minnesota Vikings’ announcer Paul Allen, as well as Vikings members Norv Turner (offensive coordinator), Scott Turner (quarterback coach), Brandon Fusco (guard) and Eric Sugarman (head athletic trainer), Tiger D was carrying a lofty […]

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Diva Express (inside) and I'm A Looker dead heat for the win in Churchill's Winning Colors Stakes.
‘I Always Thought She Would Get There’: Dupuy Happy With First Graded Victory

Trainer Patrick Dupuy always believed that his 4-year-old filly I’m a Looker was one that would win a graded stakes race, but he just didn’t know when. Such a victory finally came on Saturday afternoon when she dead-heated with John Oxley’s Diva Express in the Winning Colors (GIII). “Every time we lead her over there, […]

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Mario Pino
Mario Pino To Receive Mike Venezia Memorial Award

Mario Pino was announced as the 2016 recipient of the of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, earning the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. Established in 1989, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award will be presented to Pino following the conclusion of the first race, with a post time of 1:30 […]

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Otabek Umarov
Umarov Refused Out-Of-Competition Sample, Banned 10 Years

Believed to be the first out-of-competition ruling handed down by the Kentucky Racing Commission, trainer Otabek Umarov has been banned for 10 years and fined $10,000 following his ejection from Churchill Downs on May 2. On April 30, Umarov refused to allow state personnel to pull an out-of-competition sample from stakes winner Looks to Spare. […]

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UK Trainer Nicholls In Court On Sexual Harassment Charges

David “Dandy” Nicholls, a former-jockey-turned-trainer in the United Kingdom, has appeared in court this week to defend against two allegations of sexual harassment at his North Yorkshire yard, reports the Telegraph. Widely renowned as the “Sprint King” for his prowess with short-distance flat horses, Nicholls has trained the winners of such prestigious races as the […]

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Edgard Zayas
Zayas To Miss Four Weeks With Fractured Rib

Gulfstream’s leading rider Edgard Zayas will miss a month after fracturing a rib in a spill Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. Zayas, whose mount Shere Khan fell at the top of the stretch, was home Friday after being examined Wednesday evening and Thursday morning at Memorial Regional Hospital. “Everything is fine except the one fractured rib,” […]

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Sophie Doyle suffered a broken collarbone in a spill at Churchill Thursday
Sophie Doyle Suffers Broken Collarbone In Churchill Fall

Jockey Sophie Doyle, 29, was riding the first race at Churchill Downs on Thursday when her mount, Showered, got in tight near the head of the lane, clipped heels, and fell. The horse was vanned off the racetrack, and later euthanized, according to various reports. Doyle was transported to the University of Louisville hospital following […]

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