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Travers Upset Earns Castellano Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Javier Castellano took advantage of a contested to pace to knock off the Triple Crown champ in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes. That well timed ride helped him capture the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week honors. This week’s … Continue reading

America’s Best Racing Launches Video Series Featuring Ex-SportsCenter Anchor

America’s Best Racing (ABR), a multi-media fan development and awareness-building platform created and funded by The Jockey Club, today launched the first of a seven-part series of digital video vignettes featuring former ESPN SportsCenter anchor and Thoroughbred racing aficionado Bram … Continue reading

Citing ‘Integrity And A Level Playing Field,’ Amermans Join WHOA

John Amerman, a prominent California owner-breeder and successful businessman who led the Mattel toy company as chairman and CEO for more than a decade, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation that would appoint an … Continue reading

Castellano Sets Travers Riding Record With Victory Aboard Keen Ice

With an upset victory aboard Keen Ice Saturday, jockey Javier Castellano won his fifth Travers Stakes, the most by a jockey in the race’s history, according to the Albany Times Union. Castellano broke a tie at four wins with Eddie … Continue reading

Moreira Bests International Riders In World All-Star Jockeys Competition

Hong Kong’s Joao Moreira topped 13 other riders to win the World All-Star Jockeys competition held over the weekend at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. The two-day contest, with four points races, featured leading Japanese jockeys against successful riders from around … Continue reading

Public Relations Executive Ed Lewi Dies

Ed Lewi, a longtime leader in public relations and marketing, died Saturday morning at the age of 81 at Saratoga Hospital after suffering a heart attack, according to the Albany Times Union. According to the company’s website, Lewi founded Ed … Continue reading

Legendary Australian Trainer Bart Cummings Dies At 87

Australian trainer Bart Cummings, who saddled a record 12 Melbourne Cup winners, died aged 87 early Saturday morning. Cummings’ son Andrew posted the news of his father’s passing on Twitter. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cummings began his career … Continue reading

MacAdam: The Travers Hunch Play That Almost Paid Off

In a Saturday piece for The Daily Gazette, Mike MacAdam writes: “There are a wide variety of ways to bet the ponies at Saratoga Race Course, and anyone smug enough to believe that hunch plays are for losers or those … Continue reading

Moreira Leads, Baze Trails After First Day Of Jockey Competition In Japan

After a victory and a second-place finish, Hong Kong-based rider Joao Moreira leads the standings after the first day of the World All-Star Jockeys at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan Saturday. Russell Baze, representing North America, currently trails the field of … Continue reading

Whitney, Phipps Honored At Saratoga Walk Of Fame Ceremony

Marylou Whitney and Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps, two prominent Saratoga figures, were inducted into the track’s Walk of Fame in a ceremony Friday. Horses owned by Whitney and Phipps have captured many prestigious races at Saratoga. They both have won … Continue reading

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