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Trainer Cassidy Celebrates Delta Downs Success

With what does a Southern California-based trainer do to celebrate two big victories in Louisiana? Cajun food or something stronger? “A combination of both,” Jim Cassidy said. “The Scotch was flowing.” Cassidy has had major victories to celebrate in the … Continue reading

Stevens Gets First Victory Since Knee Surgery

Saturday was a big day for three of Del Mar’s quartet of resident Hall of Fame riders. Gary Stevens notched his first victory since undergoing knee replacement surgery when he got Grand Yodeler home for trainer Mike Puype in the … Continue reading

Head Starter Jay Slender Working First Del Mar Meet

There are many heroes in racing’s stories. The winning horse gets a pat on the neck and a garland of flowers. The winning jockey gets applause and fans clamoring for their goggles and an autograph. Everyone usually wants to interview … Continue reading

Director of Racing Sinatra Leaving Parx To Take Maryland Position

According to The Blood-Horse, Sal Sinatra, Parx Racing’s director of racing, will leave his Pennsylvania position to take up the position of vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, effective Dec. 8. Sinatra began working at Parx … Continue reading

Del Mar Employee Honored With EMS Civilian Award

Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority as the winner of its Civilian Award at the group’s annual awards banquet on December 3rd in San Francisco. The award, given by the … Continue reading

Boyce Moves Tack to Fair Grounds

Maryland-based jockey Forest Boyce – a winner of multiple graded stakes, nearly $14 million in purses and 480 wins over the last six seasons – will shift her tack from the Mid-Atlantic to the Fair Grounds next week and be … Continue reading

Dan Johnson, Iowa Horseracing Writer, Dead at 58

Dan Johnson’s decade-long battle with cancer ended earlier this week in Des Moines, Iowa, where he served as the first and only horse racing writer in the history of the Des Moines Register. Mr. Johnson, 58, was known to horsemen and … Continue reading

Jeannine Edwards To Host Eclipse Awards for Fourth Time

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that sports broadcaster Jeannine Edwards of ESPN and ABC will host the 44th Annual Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group. The Eclipse Awards, which honors … Continue reading

Irad Ortiz Jr. Set To Compete in International Jockeys’ Championship

The 2014 International Jockeys’ Championship takes place at Happy Valley racecourse on December 10, when 12 of the world’s elite riders will compete for a share of the HK$800,000 purse. A first-prize of HK$500,000 makes Hong Kong’s IJC among the … Continue reading

Former Calder Racing Secretary Anifantis Headed to Hialeah

Mike Anifantis, former racing secretary at Calder Race Course & Slots, will soon begin at Hialeah Park as the facility’s new assistant racing secretary. According to the Blood-Horse, Anifantis will join Hialeah’s team in time for the track’s upcoming Quarter … Continue reading

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