Edgar Prado
Prado Nets Jockey Of The Week With Two Stakes Wins

Veteran rider Edgar Prado showed his versatility this weekend winning a pair of stakes on two different surfaces in two separate states on back-to-back days. That feat along with an incredible win percentage helped him be named this weeks’ Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Award for the week of April 25th to May 1st. […]

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Larry Collmus
Collmus, NBC Sports Agree To Five-Year Contract Extension

Track announcer Larry Collmus and NBC Sports have agreed to a contract extension. The Washington Post reports that NBC recently signed Collmus to a five-year extension. Collmus will remain the voice of both the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races. “Calling the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup for NBC has been the thrill of a lifetime,” […]

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Angela Hermann
Notable First: Golden Gate Hires Angela Hermann As Track Announcer

Angela Hermann has been named the Golden Gate Fields track announcer for the remainder of the 2016 Winter/Spring Meet. The announcement marks the first time a female has been named a full-time track announcer in the United States. Hermann has been the guest analyst at Golden Gate Fields on weekends throughout the recently concluded Turf […]

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Corey Nakatani
‘It Could Be Time To Call It A Day’: Nakatani Contemplating Hanging Up His Tack

Frustrated by a lack of opportunities to get mounts in top races, jockey Corey Nakatani is considering possible retirement. The Daily Racing Form reports that currently it’s only something that Nakatani is just contemplating; he hasn’t made an official decision. “It could be time to call it a day,” Nakatani said. “I’ll play it by ear.” According to the DRF, Nakatani […]

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Rayan Gazader's first win is celebrated at Gulfstream Park
Apprentice Rayan Gazader Wins First Race At Gulfstream Park

Apprentice Jockey Rayan Gazader won his first professional race Sunday afternoon, guiding Glotona Again to victory in Gulfstream Park’s seventh race. Trained by Allen Maragh, Glotona Again, a 3-year-old, stalked the pacesetter Miss Regal Light under Gazader before drawing off down the stretch to win by five lengths. It was Gazader’s 17th professional mount. The […]

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Ashley Amoss poses with her father, trainer Tom Amoss, in preparation for an interview for the #KyDerbyKids project.
Kentucky Derby Kids: ‘Bringing You Into A Moment’ From A New Perspective

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is sponsoring a brand-new way to look at this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders: through the eyes of the trainers’ children. On the one hand, says Ashley Amoss, her father Tom Amoss is just a dad. But on the other, Amoss is the trainer of Mo Tom, a horse […]

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Dawn Fonenot is presented with a new pair of Speed Silks in honor of her father's passing
‘Saying Thank You’: Daughter Of Late Larry Fontenot Honored At Indiana Grand

Prior to the start of racing Saturday, April 30 at Indiana Grand, a special presentation was made to Trainer Dawn Fontenot in honor of her father, Larry Fontenot Sr. Fontenot’s owner, Rick Plaskett, presented Dawn with a brand new set of aerodynamic silks by Speed Silks in the stable colors of her father. “In late […]

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Santa Anita
Santa Anita Stall Man, Former Trainer Luby Dies

The racing community at Santa Anita mourned the passing of former trainer and Santa Anita Stall Manager Donn Luby who died in his sleep Tuesday night due to complications from cancer at the Life Care Center in Bridgeton, Missouri, at the age of 71. An avid golfer, Luby, who frequently had a tobacco pipe in-hand, […]

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Javier Castellano
Castellano, Ramseys, Maker Capture Keeneland Spring Titles

Once again, many of North America’s top trainers and jockeys converged at Keeneland this spring. Counted among the top trainers stabled at Keeneland were Todd Pletcher, Wesley Ward, Mark Casse, Michael Maker, Graham Motion, Chad Brown, Steve Asmussen, Doug O’Neill and Brad Cox. The nation’s most prominent riders comprised Keeneland’s jockey colony, topped by Spring […]

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Trevor McCarthy
McCarthy Scores Four-Win Day Friday At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy added four wins to his meet-leading total on Friday at Laurel Park, reaching the 60-win mark with five racing days remaining. McCarthy scored consecutive wins in the third race with Take Cover ($4), the fourth race with If I Was a Boy ($8.60) and the fifth race with Lightning Electric ($9.40). He […]

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