Justin Nixon
Brotherly Love: Nixon Lends A Helping Hand During Brother’s Cancer Treatment

Justin Nixon is sitting on a stool in the Woodbine paddock trying to figure out an issue with a friend’s iPhone. An error message pops up. “I’m a Blackberry guy,” smirked Nixon. Taking a moment to sit down hasn’t happened too often lately for Nixon. He finds himself constantly on the go in an attempt […]

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Jay Cohen at Santa Anita
Santa Anita Bugler Jay Cohen Returns After Battle With Shingles

Jay Cohen was a welcome and familiar sight at Santa Anita Saturday after being absent since Dec. 27 of last year battling a painful and persistent case of shingles. “It was the most relentless pain I ever experienced,” said the popular horn blower, a fixture at Santa Anita beckoning horses to the post for 30 […]

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Junior Alvarado
Alvarado ‘Feels Great,’ Back In The Saddle After Shoulder Surgery

Jockey Junior Alvarado was back in the saddle Saturday morning, galloping horses for trainer Bill Mott at Belmont Park. The veteran reinsman had been out of commission since Dec. 11, shortly after which he underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder, according to “Feels great. Out of shape for sure, […]

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California state assemblyman Adam Gray
Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award Presented To Assemblyman Adam Gray

California State Assemblyman Adam Gray has been honored as recipient of the prestigious Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award, presented by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at its annual awards banquet. “Adam has been a great supporter of racing and agriculture in the state and CTBA is honored to present him with such a prestigious award,” […]

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19-year-old Katie Clawson won her first race at Churchill Downs June 18
Oaklawn: Apprentice Clawson Scores First Riding Double Friday

Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson had her first career riding double Friday, winning the first race aboard Fireupthejet ($14.20) for trainer Randy Morse and the fifth race aboard Goingtogive’emhale ($36.20) for trainer James Victor Hale. “It was something I was shooting for,” Clawson said Saturday morning. Clawson, 20, worked as exercise rider for trainer Kellyn Gorder […]

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Paco Lopez rode five winners Friday at Gulfstream Park
‘Lucky Day’ For Lopez Sees Jockey Pilot Five Winners At Gulfstream

Jockey Paco Lopez’s productive Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park continued with a five-win performance Friday. The 31-year-old two-time Championship Meet titlist notched his fifth win of the day in the ninth race, a $49,000 optional claiming allowance, aboard Yourdreamsormine, who provided Lopez with his 2000th career victory at Gulfstream Park on Dec. 4. “I know […]

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The Shack Baby Productions ownership group began as a fan club of Shackleford.
Filly Bred By Shackleford Fan Club Debuts Saturday At Penn National

Dawn Newman, managing partner of Shack Baby Productions, LLC and owner of Fox Tale Thoroughbred Stallion Station in Coopersburg, Penn., announced Friday the much anticipated race debut of their 3-year-old filly, Unshackled. Unshackled is by Shackleford out of Suzy’s Mandate (Full Mandate) and is set for a start on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Penn National […]

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Frank Stronach
Stronach To Be Honored With E.P. Taylor Award Of Merit

The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards is proud to announce that Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement and commitment to Thoroughbred Racing in Canada. A Member of The Jockey Club of Canada for over 20 years, Frank Stronach, has been involved in Thoroughbred […]

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Secretariat following the 1973 Kentucky Derby
Secretariat Birthday Celebration At The Meadow Set For March 24-26

It’s been 47 years since legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born at The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia on March 30, 1970. Today his historic birthplace is the celebration destination for legions of devoted fans who wish to remember the great racehorse and meet members of the Meadow Stable team he took on the […]

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Turf Paradise
Girls Rule At Turf Paradise, Where Female Jockey Colony Is Strong

Although most jockeys’ rooms around the United States are male-dominated, a recent article at Cronkite News observes that Turf Paradise has become a comparative haven for female riders. While 10 percent of licensed American jockeys are women, about 20 percent of Turf Paradise’s riders are female. Jockey Natasha Coddington said the track has a reputation outside its […]

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