Paco Lopez
Paco Lopez Rides Six Winners Sunday At Monmouth Park

Jockey Paco Lopez piloted six mounts into the winner’s enclosure at Monmouth Park on Sunday, vaulting him even higher atop the rider standings at the New Jersey oval. Lopez rode in 10 races on the card, finishing third three times and fourth once with his other mounts on the day. Lopez’s success began in the […]

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Trevor McCarthy
McCarthy Rides Three Winners Sunday To Clinch Pimlico Riding Title

Trevor McCarthy made short work of a race that went down to the wire, riding three winners Sunday on closing day of the Preakness Meet at Pimlico to earn his second consecutive meet title in Maryland this year. Live racing moves from historic Pimlico Race Course to Laurel Park beginning Friday, July 1. It was […]

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AP McCoy
‘Being AP’ Producer Ryle Says Film Captures McCoy’s ‘All-Consuming’ Mentality

A.P. McCoy’s commercial agent Johnny Whitmore was talking to movie producer Nick Ryle over two years ago when the jockey’s remarkable life story came up. Ryle wanted to film the story, and the result became “Being AP,” a documentary of the champion jump jockey’s final season in the saddle, though Ryle didn’t know he’d be […]

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Michael Wrona
Wrona Reflects On 1990 Gold Cup After Melatonin’s ‘Classy’ Victory

It was 26 years ago, June 24, 1990, when a newly arrived 24-year-old Australian race caller named Michael Wrona called the action as reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion, Horse of the Year and past Kentucky Derby winner Sunday Silence went toe to toe with eventual Horse of the Year Criminal Type in the 50th Grade […]

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Trainer Bryan Lynch
Lynch: Possible Starter In Queen’s Plate, New York License Reinstated

A Sunday work over the Toronto oval’s Tapeta will play a big factor in the decision on whether to run Hammers Vision in the Queen’s Plate or the turf Charlie Barley Stakes, both slated for July 3 at Woodbine. Owned by Terry Hamilton and trained by Brian Lynch, who campaigned Shaman Ghost to Plate glory […]

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Channing Hill and family
Channing Hill Rides 1000th Winner Friday At Churchill

Jockey Channing Hill was all smiles Saturday morning for a good reason. The 28-year-old native of Grand Island, Neb. scored his 1,000th career win aboard Shut the Gate in Friday’s eighth race at Churchill Downs. “When you’re younger, you don’t realize how much a thousand really is and all the work that has to go […]

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Jockey Trevor McCarthy & trainer Kieron Magee
Trainer Magee Clinches Second Consecutive Maryland Title At Pimlico Preakness Meet

With two days remaining in the Preakness Meet at Pimlico, trainer Kieron Magee clinched his second consecutive Maryland meet title when Mothernaturespell won Friday’s fourth race at historic Pimlico Race Course. Winner of the preceding winter-spring meet at Laurel Park, Magee is first with 14 wins at the current stand which wraps up Sunday, June […]

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Jonathan Sheppard
Sheppard To Be Honored For Humane Work By Equine Advocates

A celebrated Hall of Fame Trainer and a beloved local celebrity weatherman and his wife who have placed thousands of companion animals will be honored for their humane work by Equine Advocates on Friday, July 29th at the historic Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs.  The organization will also be celebrating its 20th birthday as well […]

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Michael Tomlinson
Tomlinson Celebrates First Hat Trick Of Career At Churchill Downs

Good things come in threes. At least that was the case for trainer Mike Tomlinson on Thursday evening when he made three trips to the winner’s circle. Tomlinson saddled Jersey Street (Race 2, $13.40), Scatnap (Race 4, $10.40) and For Goodness Sake (Race 6, $16) – his only three starters on the program – to […]

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Judge Issues Restraining Order In Umarov Case

Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Philip Shepherd has issued a temporary restraining order that will prevent the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission from enforcing its recent 10-year ban issued against trainer Otabek Umarov. The Daily Racing Form reports that the restraining order will remain in effect until Umarov’s appeal is heard by the KHRC, or until Judge Shepherd makes […]

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