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Champion British Jockey Richard Hughes To Retire At End Of Year

Three-time champion British jockey Richard Hughes has announced that he will retire from the saddle at the end of 2015. The Racing Post reports that the talented Hughes, who is the stable jockey for Richard Hannon Jr., plans to begin … Continue reading

Tampa Bay: Banner February Earns Bennett ‘Trainer Of The Month’ Honors

Like any trainer, Dale Bennett would love to have a Triple Crown candidate in his barn. But it wouldn’t lessen his affection for horses such as Gimmeadrink, an 8-year-old gelding whose clever name is only a small part of his … Continue reading

‘It’s My Derby’: Pincay, Cordero Among Special Guests for April Fundraiser

At the historic Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, future Kentucky Derby winners have been sold to the highest bidder and gone on to greatness in winning the World’s Greatest Race. Names such as I’ll Have Another, Animal Kingdom, Big Brown … Continue reading

Gleeson Named To Grayson-Jockey Club Research Position

Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and successfully executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He will be based in The Jockey Club¹s … Continue reading

Australia: Stewards Find Trainer Smith Guilty On 42 Cobalt Charges

Racing NSW stewards have found trainer Darren Smith guilty on 42 cobalt charges, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Smith, one of the top conditioners in Australia, will find out March 20 how he will be penalized. … Continue reading

Chapa Suspended Five Years For Carrying Electrical Device

Texas Racing Commission stewards suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 – the maximum penalties allowed under Texas law – for carrying an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at … Continue reading

Gallardo Earns Second Jockey Of The Week Title

Antonio Gallardo earned his second Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award by placing in the money on 23 of his 29 mounts last week at Tampa Bay Downs. Gallardo made the most out of his 29 mounts by posting … Continue reading

Jerkens Hospitalized With Serious Infection

The Daily Racing Form reported Monday that Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens has been hospitalized in south Florida with complications from a serious infection. His son, Jimmy Jerkens told the Form that his father was breathing through a respirator … Continue reading

2015 Hall Of Fame Finalists Announced; Espinoza, Leatherbury, Black Tie Affair On Ballot

Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, … Continue reading

The Cougar And The Iceman: Seabiscuit’s Two Canadian Jockeys

In December 2016, the United States will mark the 75th anniversary of its entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many years ago, as a young Canadian, I asked my father when … Continue reading

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