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Dion celebrates with jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva after Noholdingback Bear's victory at Parx
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Bear-ing Down On Another Breeders’ Cup

At 21 years of age, Danny Dion didn’t speak a word of English. The French Canadian from Quebec had just left home and hitchhiked with a friend all the way across Canada to Alberta, a distance of nearly 2500 miles, only to find himself working his way through the winter on a small farm building […]

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Charles Borell, at Boyle County Detention Center, Danville, Ky.
Charles Borell Enters Alford Plea; Will Serve Two Years Probation In Animal Neglect Case

Charles Borell was back in Mercer County Circuit Court Thursday morning, where he entered a guilty plea in the Mercer County animal cruelty case. WKYT reports that Borell appeared before a judge and entered an Alford plea – which means that he doesn’t admit to committing the crime, but “concedes there was enough evidence to convict him in […]

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Pro Football Hall of Famer and Thoroughbred horseman Sam Huff
Retired Football Stars Attending Sam Huff Hall Of Fame Breakfast At Charles Town

 Super Bowl winning quarterback Doug Williams and Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen lead a lineup of sports and racing personalities expected to be present as Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics play host to the Sam Huff Hall of Fame Breakfast coming up on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the […]

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Frank Mirahmadi
Golden Gate: Mirahmadi Assumes Role As Full-Time Track Announcer Oct. 20

Veteran race caller Frank Mirahmadi will be the full-time track announcer at Golden Gate Fields when fall racing begins on October 20. The affable announcer, known for his superb race calling and witty impersonations, brings over 20 years of professional experience to the bayside oval. The 48-year-old Los Angeles native will purchase his one-way ticket […]

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Michael Wrona hard at work at Santa Anita
Newly Married, Refreshed, And Ready, Wrona Set To Man Microphone At Santa Anita

There’s a new voice in town. Australian-born Michael Wrona, who was named the Voice of Santa Anita following a rigorous audition process this past winter, is set to handle the full-time announcing duties when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet kicks off on Friday, with first race post time at 1 p.m. “I’m ready,” said the […]

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Dennis Collins aboard his 2,000th career winner, Justcallheraggie, at Turf Paradise
Collins Suffers Extensive Spinal Injury From Albuquerque Spill

Jockey Dennis Collins underwent surgery on Monday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., to stabilize his spine, one day after suffering severe injuries during a spill on the closing day of the State Fair at the Downs Racetrack and Casino. Collins, 53, was aboard Smiling Reuben in the third race of […]

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Vitali Story Garners Voss Record Fourth Nomination For Bergstein Award

Natalie Voss of the Paulick Report has received a record fourth nomination this year for Team Valor International’s Stan Bergstein Writing Award, garnering the latest recognition for a story that triggered action from Gulfstream Park against trainer Marcus Vitali. Voss reported that Vitali had reached a deal with the state to serve a 120-day suspension […]

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Los Alamitos: Track Announcer Bobby Neuman To Return For Winter Meet

Track announcer Bobby Neuman will return to Los Alamitos to call the Winter meet in December. “Bobby did an excellent job during the Los Angeles County Fair meet,” said Brad McKinzie, vice president and general manager of the Los Alamitos Racing Association. “We’re very happy he is going to be back for our third meet […]

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Trainer Ramon Preciado
Monmouth Suspends Chloe Bradley, Former Employee Of Preciado, 45 Days

Chloe Bradley has served as an employee of trainer Ramon Preciado in the past, and last winter she took over training his horses in Florida while Preciado was serving a suspension. Monday, the board of stewards at Monmouth Park suspended Bradley 45 days for entering Lucy N Ethel in the Blue Sparkler Stakes on Aug. […]

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93-year-old trainer Richard Butts was tragically killed last Thursday in a car accident
93-Year-Old Trainer Richard Butts Killed In Car Accident

Quite possibly the oldest active racehorse trainer in the United States, 93-year-old Richard Butts had been a fixture at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races since 1980. Thursday Sept. 23, the trainer was tragically killed in a car accident on I-70 in West Virginia. According to your4state.com, Butts was driving a 2016 Ford Fusion which […]

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