Douglas Shipley
Shipley Named President, General Manager Of Fair Grounds

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) today named veteran gaming executive Douglas Shipley as President and General Manager of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (Fair Grounds) in New Orleans, LA. Shipley will oversee the management team and all Fair Grounds operations including their gaming, racing, and video poker/OTB operations. Shipley is a veteran gaming […]

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Racing at Lingfield Park
Worth The Wait: After 27-Year Drought, 87-Year-Old Racehorse Owner Gets First Win

Bill Davis, 87, has been actively involved in Britain’s horse racing industry as both an owner and breeder for nearly three decades – 27 years, to be exact. Over the years, Davis has bred 16 horses, and seven of them made it to the racetrack. During that time, though, Davis never had one cross the finish […]

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Robby Albarado
Albarado Voted Jockey Of The Week After Milestone Victory

After reaching a milestone victory on Sunday and celebrating his 5,000th win, Robby Albarado was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 16-22, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Eragon breezes at Gulfstream Park
‘Like A Miracle’: McIngvale Arranges For Eragon’s Argentinian Breeder To Attend Pegasus

When Hortensia Kraupa-Tuskany punched in the numbers to dial James McIngvale’s phone number, she was a bit nervous, but gathered up her courage to speak to the new owners of the horse born on her farm six years ago. According to, when McIngvale’s sister found out that the woman she was speaking to was […]

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Secretariat, Eddie Sweat, and Ron Turcotte in the KY Derby winner's circle.
Unsung Heroes: Museum Director Hopes To Spotlight, Celebrate African-American Horsemen

It began as an offshoot of a current project, but it quickly has become a major endeavor of its own. While conducting research for the future exhibit “Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf”, which will open at the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2018, museum director Bill Cooke realized that there was […]

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Robby Albarado celebrates his 5000th career win at the Fair Grounds
‘I Didn’t Do It Alone’: Albarado Rides 5,000th Winner Sunday

Jockey Robby Albarado joined an elite group on Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when earning his 5,000th career victory. The 43-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana, native became only the 33rd rider to reach the milestone when guiding Oak Tree Stables’ Scott Gelner-trained Vivacious V. V. to victory in the day’s first race. Albarado began […]

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Gary Stevens
Stevens ‘Doing Well’ After Hip Surgery, Back In The Saddle Mid-February

Looking fresh and fit as he recuperates from surgery last Dec. 21 for replacement of his left hip, Gary Stevens was on hand at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, counting down the time until he can resume his Hall of Fame career. “I’m doing well,” Stevens said. “I’m rehabbing every day, back on my Equicizer which […]

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Rafael Hernandez
Rafael Hernandez To Miss Five Weeks After Spill At Turfway

Veteran jockey Rafael Hernandez was unseated during the second race at Turfway Park on Friday evening, when his mount clipped heels and stumbled down the backstretch. According to the Daily Racing Form, Hernandez suffered a laceration to his right knee which will force him to miss five weeks of racing. Following the race, a stewards […]

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Houlihan Joins Darby Dan As New Director Of Client Development

Darby Dan Farm has hired Hunter Houlihan as its new Director of Client Development to work in all aspects of the farm’s client services and relations. “Hunter has been able to learn many different aspects of the horse business prior to joining us here at Darby Dan,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan. “We […]

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Veteran Dennis Moore to add Del Mar track maintenance to his responsibilities
Dennis Moore To Oversee Del Mar Track Maintenance

Veteran trackman Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, has agreed to accept the additional role of director of track maintenance at Del Mar, it has been announced. Moore, 67, with more than 44 years of experience working racetracks around the world, will continue his full-time role at Santa Anita while also assuming […]

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