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Home Sweet Home: Hollendorfer Gets Win No. 7,000 At Golden Gate Fields

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer won his 7,000th career race at Golden Gate Fields on Thursday when Ricardo Gonzalez guided odds-on favorite Kiss N Scat to a wire-to-wire victory in the first race of the Bay Area track’s Thanksgiving Day … Continue reading

Hollendorfer’s Quest for 7,000 Thwarted At Zia; 6 Thanksgiving Day Entries

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s bid to reach 7,000 career wins came up a neck short at Zia Park in New Mexico on Wednesday, and the “Dorf Watch” moves to his long-time stomping ground at Golden Gate Fields in … Continue reading

Kieren Fallon To Make Golden Gate Riding Debut Thursday

Kieren Fallon, a six-time champion jockey in Great Britain, will make his first appearance at Golden Gate Fields on Thursday when he competes in the first race. A 50-year-old native of Crusheen, Ireland, Fallon will ride Chalking It Up (6-1) … Continue reading

Tallest Jockey In Australia Dies; Mother Says He ‘Had To Starve Himself To Ride’

Stuart Brown stood the tallest jockey in Australia at 187 centimeters, or nearly 6 feet, 3 inches. His riding weight was just 62 kilograms, or about 137 pounds. He died at age 43 last week, and according to the Daily … Continue reading

Woodbine Stakes Double Nets Luis Contreras Jockey Of The Week Award

Jockey Luis Contreras booted home a pair of stakes winners at Woodbine Racecourse over the weekend and was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for November 16th – November 22nd. The award is voted on by a panel … Continue reading

Bourbon Lane Stable, Thoroughbred Incentive Program Honored By Thoroughbred Charities Of America

Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Bourbon Lane Stable with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP) with the TCA Industry Service Award at the 26th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Saturday, January … Continue reading

Barbara Keller: Journey Across The Globe Culminates In Group I Win

Barbara Keller has come a long way from her family home in Zurich where she had no experience with horses until the age of 14. Now, she owns racehorses in England, Ireland, France, Germany and Australia, and experienced the thrill … Continue reading

Former Top British Apprentice Jockey Facing Lengthy Suspension

Darren Egan, who was one of the top apprentice jockeys in England in 2012, is facing a lengthy suspension after officials with the British Horseracing Authority found him guilty of “holding horses to lose.” The Racing Post reports that Egan, along with Philip … Continue reading

Espinoza, Castellano, Bravo Among Finalists For George Woolf Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza, Gerard … Continue reading

Flay Named To National Museum Of Racing’s Board Of Trustees

Celebrity chef and prominent racehorse owner Bobby Flay has been named to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced by Gretchen Jackson, the Museum’s president. Flay is an award-winning chef and … Continue reading

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