section People


about 4 hours ago
Owner/Breeder Aaron Jones Dies at 93

Prominent owner and breeder Aaron Jones died of heart failure in his home on Monday at the age of 93, according to a Daily Racing Form report. Jones and wife Marie were best known for campaigning Lemhi Gold, Tiffany Lass, Ribboletta, Forestry, … Continue reading

Garcia Named Jockey’s Guild Jockey of the Week

A track record on Bayern in the Grade II Pennsylvania Derby earned Martin Garcia the honors as the Jockeys Guild Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry … Continue reading

Bringing ‘Smiles & Gifts’: Gulfstream Jockeys Visit Children’s Hospital

Jockeys from Gulfstream Park brought gifts and smiles to children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Monday morning. The visit was coordinated by Gulfstream Park and The Jockey’s Guild during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Those visiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, recognized … Continue reading

Apprentice Van Dyke Secures Second Riding Title at Los Alamitos

Apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke made it back-to-back riding titles at Los Alamitos, wrapping up the inaugural Fall season with a Sunday double to give him the championship over runner-up Fernando Perez. The Kentucky-born and Arkansas-raised Van Dyke, who turned … Continue reading

Longines, IFHA Create ‘World’s Best Jockey’ Award

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), Longines, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today that the jockey with the best performance in the world’s highest-rated races will be honored at the inaugural Longines World’s Best Jockey award ceremony at the … Continue reading

Manhunt for Horse Industry Attorney Kelley Ends With Arrest

Cody Kelley, an attorney for numerous horsemen in the Southwest facing medication violations, was taken into custody on Thursday by police in Albuquerque, N.M., after being sought for several weeks on felony charges that he embezzled $130,000 from a client. … Continue reading

Australia: New Stirrups Get Seal of Approval From Winning Jockey

When Australian jockey Michael Cahill rode Final Crescendo to victory at Doomben on Saturday, his feet were in a pair of stirrups unique from the rest. Space Technology Safety (STS) stirrups, invented by former rider Adrian Morgante, are lighter than … Continue reading

Virginia, Kentucky Horseman Donald Snellings Dead at 81

Donald L. Snellings, an accomplished horseman who served as yearling manager at Spendthrift Farm in the 1980s, died on Thursday at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. He was 81 years old. Born Jan. 24, 1933, in Fredericksburg, Va., Mr. Snellings … Continue reading

Ron Turcotte to Be At Kentucky Downs on Wednesday

Kentucky Downs closes out its highly successful 2014 live racing season on Wednesday, and Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte will be at the track meeting fans and signing autographs. The first live race is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. (CDT), … Continue reading

Los Angeles Kings to Appear With Stanley Cup Trophy At Santa Anita

The NHL Champion Los Angeles Kings, led by their coach, Darryl Sutter, will be an integral part of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day at Santa Anita on Saturday, Sept. 27, as they will appear along with one of the most coveted … Continue reading