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Former NYRA Chief Charles Hayward Hospitalized After Accident

Former NYRA President Charles Hayward remains hospitalized at Albany Medical Center after a bike he was riding was struck by an unknown vehicle last Saturday near Saratoga Race Course. The Daily Gazette reports that a police officer found Hayward on … Continue reading

Robert Hammond Promoted To Vice Chairman At Darby Dan

John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm has promoted Robert Hammond to Vice Chairman of the historic Lexington-based Thoroughbred operation. Hammond had been serving as Darby Dan’s Farm Manager for the last five years. “Robert is multi-talented and just fantastic to work … Continue reading

BHA Appoints Richard Wayman As Chief Operating Officer

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today announces that it has appointed Richard Wayman as Chief Operating Officer, filling a key new position – initially publicized as Director of Racing and Operations, but now with added responsibility for Finance – in … Continue reading

Saratoga Stakes Hat Trick Earns Velazquez ‘Jockey Of The Week’ Honors

Like race fans everywhere, Jockey John Velazquez couldn’t wait for the opening of Saratoga Racecourse this week. He got a running start at the leading rider title by winning seven races there this week. Three of those wins were in … Continue reading

France’s Alec And Criquette Head Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Father and daughter, Alec and Criquette Head, hailing from a dynasty of internationally successful trainers of champions and classic winners for three generations, have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of horse racing medication reform in the United … Continue reading

Durkin To Be Honored At Thoroughbred Club Of America Testimonial Dinner

Tom Durkin has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2015 Honored Guest, Club President Shannon Arvin announced today. Durkin will be honored by the Club at its 84th Testimonial Dinner at … Continue reading

Remington Park Announces Season-Long Salute To Cliff Berry

The 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season begins Aug. 14 and continues through Dec. 13, and the 67-date session will include a season-long celebration in honor of retiring jockey Cliff Berry. Berry, 52, of Jones, Okla., has determined this Remington Park … Continue reading

French Bloodstock Agent Moquet Dies At 46

French bloodstock agent Jean-Marc Moquet has died suddenly July 24 at his home in France. He was 46. Stud manager for 15 years at Andrew and Madeleine Lloyd Webber’s Kintinan Castle Stud in Ireland, he left Ireland in 2012 to … Continue reading

‘True Horseman’ Jonathan Pease To Retire At End Of Year

Jonathan Pease, who has trained such top horses as 2004 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Bago and Breeders’ Cup winners Tikkanen and Karakontie, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. The Racing Post reports … Continue reading

Back In The Saddle: New Mom Broussard Balances Riding, Being Single Parent

Apprentice jockey Ashley Broussard certainly has a busy schedule. The 22-year-old rider, who is based in Louisiana, spends plenty of time behind the wheel of a car – five mornings a week, she drives between 25 minutes to an hour … Continue reading

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