Vince Viola, named by President-elect Donald J. Trump as Secretary of the Army
Outside The Ring: Viola’s Fasig-Tipton Punch Garners National Attention

Fasig-Tipton’s premier Saratoga Yearling Sale is getting some national publicity, but not for the reasons company officials would prefer. The New York Times on Wednesday reported on an Aug. 8, 2016,  altercation during the Fasig-Tipton yearling sale that would have been more suited to a boxing ring than the sales ring. It involved an unnamed […]

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Cathy Schroeder celebrates with jockey Kent Desormeaux in the winner's circle after Blue Tone's victory in the San Gabriel Stakes
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A Kiss On Each Cheek’

When 8-year-old Blue Tone crossed the wire first in the G3 San Gabriel Stakes, there was not a single person in the grandstand cheering louder than Cathy Schroeder. She and her husband, Paul, race under the banner of Schroeder Farm, and Blue Tone had just become their first graded stakes winner. “For him to be […]

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Steve Asmussen celebrates winning his 500th race at Oaklawn Park
Asmussen Marks Milestone At Oaklawn Park: ‘Hopefully, We’ve Got Another 500 Wins In Us Here”

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen recorded his 500th career victory at Oaklawn in Monday’s seventh race, according to Equibase, racing’s official data organization. Asmussen, 51, reached the milestone when favored Hence, a 3-year-old Calumet Farm homebred colt, broke his maiden at 1 1/16 miles under Ramon Vazquez. The late Bob Holthus – nine Oaklawn […]

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Commentary: Social Media Trolling Intensifies A Jockey’s ‘Battle To Remain Mentally Stable’

Social media has become the wave of the future for racing fans, as they can follow their favorite jockeys, horses and trainers via Facebook and Twitter throughout the day’s races. Inevitably, when one of the individuals involved has a bad race, the social media backlash can turn ugly. An all-too-common example can be found in […]

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Edwin Maldonado
Maldonado’s First Start Since Injury A Winning One At Santa Anita

Edwin Maldonado is back. The 34-year-old Ohio native won his first race Sunday at Santa Anita since recovering from painful injuries suffered more than four months ago in a morning accident at Del Mar Sept. 4. Maldonado piloted first-time starter Pomp and Party to a 3 ½-length victory in Sunday’s second race for owner/breeder H […]

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Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito celebrates his 2,000th career win after jockey Nik Juarez guided Forever Plus to victory
‘It’s Been A Long Journey’: Hall Of Famer Zito Saddles 2,000th Career Winner

Nick Zito saddled the 2000th winner of his career Monday at Gulfstream Park, where Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race to help his Hall of Fame trainer reach the milestone. “The way these young trainers win 4000 and 5000, I feel like the oldest guy in Little League,” […]

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Jockey Perry Ouzts
Turfway Honors Journeyman Perry Ouzts, Supports Efforts For Hall Of Fame Nomination

It’s a rare racetrack that puts on a celebration for a single jockey. Perry Ouzts, however, is no ordinary jockey. On Friday, Turfway Park hosted a celebration for Ouzts, 62, in support of a grassroots effort to secure the journeyman a spot in the Hall of Fame. Several of his fans have put together a […]

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Brad Cox
After Record-Setting Year, Cox Hoping To Keep Momentum Going In 2017

Brad Cox didn’t just set career highs across the board in 2016, he smashed them. Cox, who finished Oaklawn’s 2016 meet fourth in the standings, ranked 15th nationally in victories (151) and purse earnings ($6,288,972), according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization. He  also ranked seventh nationally in stakes victories (27) and his robust […]

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Trainer Glenn DiSanto
‘One Of The Best Horsemen Around’: Trainer Glenn DiSanto Dies Age 62

Trainer and breeder Glenn DiSanto, a veteran of the New York Racing Association circuit for more than three decades, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 62. According to Equibase records DiSanto saddled his first winner as a trainer in 1991 when Hildaskova captured a maiden claimer at Aqueduct Racetrack. He amassed […]

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Jockey Wilmer Garcia
Garcia Wins Three Consecutive Races Saturday At Tampa Bay

When he fractured his neck in a car accident four years ago, Wilmer Garcia never considered the possibility of not returning to the saddle. “This is what I’ve wanted to do since I was little,” said the 25-year-old newcomer to the Tampa Bay Downs jockey colony. “I know if I work hard all the time […]

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