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Octavio Vergara Jr. Wins Inaugural Canadian Apprentice Invitational

Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural Canadian Apprentice Invitational at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on Wednesday evening’s card. The event featured 10 apprentice jockeys from across North … Continue reading

British Champion Jockey Jamie Spencer to Retire From Saddle

Jamie Spencer, one of the top jockeys in England, has announced he will retire from the saddle at the end of the year. According to a report in the Racing Post, Spencer will take up a management role with Sheikh … Continue reading

Maryland Horsemen Elect Seven New Directors

Following a record number of ballots returned, members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have elected seven new directors as well as eight incumbents from a slate of 29 hopefuls in the recently concluded Board of Directors election. Ballots were … Continue reading

Groves, Jackson, Stronach Among Six Elected to Jockey Club

The Jockey Club today announced the election of six new members: Ian G. Banwell, Everett R. Dobson, Helen Groves, Roy Jackson, William Shively, and Frank Stronach. Banwell and his wife, Caroline, own St. George Farm in Lexington and race their … Continue reading

Youth Over Experience: Smith Sticks With Shared Belief for Pacific Classic

The Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar this weekend is set to be an exciting renewal, with top contenders such as Majestic Harbor and Imperative taking on the race’s defending champ, Game On Dude, and the Eclipse Award champion, … Continue reading

Woman Killed in Trailer Accident Identified as Trainer’s Wife

On Tuesday afternoon, Shelbyville Police identified the woman killed in a trailer accident at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino last week. Kathleen Paulus, 81, and her husband, trainer Richard Paulus, were attempting to hook their truck to their horse trailer. Kathleen became trapped … Continue reading

New Mexico: Memorial Service Set for Rita Danley

A memorial service for longtime New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association trustee Rita J. Danley of Anthony will be held on Thursday, August 21, in the winner’s circle at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. The service will begin at 11 a.m. (MDT) and … Continue reading

‘Thanks to That $600 With Zim’: How Joe Torre Got Hooked on Horse Racing

Baseball great Joe Torre not only has been a fan of horse racing for many years, he also has been actively involved as an owner, most notably of the multiple Grade 1 winner, Game On Dude. In a recent article … Continue reading

Racing Officials Accreditation Program Establishes Pete Pedersen Award

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) announced today the establishment of the Pete Pedersen Award to be presented annually to stewards who have made important contributions to the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing industries. Named in honor of the long-time … Continue reading

Irad Ortiz Jr. JockeyTalk360′s Jockey of the Week

Irad Ortiz Jr. won 12 races this week, including the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga to earn $631,017. The run of success made him the first repeat winner as the Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s … Continue reading