Owner Nick Alexander, right, celebrates with jockey Tyler Baze after Enola Gray's victory in the $200,000 Melair Stakes
Nick Alexander Unanimously Elected Chairman Of Thoroughbred Owners of California

At its meeting today, the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) unanimously elected Nick Alexander chairman. Alexander joined the board in 2013 and has served as Secretary/Treasurer since that time. Alexander replaces Mike Pegram, who will remain on the board and executive committee but is stepping down after serving as chairman […]

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Jockey Norberto Arroyo was honored with JockeyTalk360's "Comeback Jockey" Award in 2016.
Arroyo, Geroux, Prat Announced As Winners Of JockeyTalk360 Awards

Norberto Arroyo Jr., Florent Geroux and Flavien Prat are the recipients of the second annual JockeyTalk360 Awards. The talented trio will be honored Tuesday at the awards luncheon during the Jockeys’ Guild Assembly Dec. 12-13 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. inaugurated the awards last year with its Comeback Jockey and Breakthrough Jockey, the latter […]

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Ryan Moore was honored as Longines World's Best Jockey competition.
Moore Crowned ‘Longines World’s Best Jockey’ For The Second Time

Ryan Moore’s career is one where all superlatives apply. He has won many of the major races around the world, ridden the best Thoroughbred racehorses and broken several impressive records. For the second time in his exceptional career, the British jockey was crowned “Longines World’s Best Jockey” tonight at the annual gala dinner of the […]

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Trainer Chris Waller
Australia: Trainer Chris Waller Fined $30,000 For ‘Ice’ Positive

Trainer Chris Waller must pay a $30,000 fine as a result of one of his horses, Betcha Thinking, tested positive for low levels of methamphetamine, or ‘ice’ on Oct. 5. The Herald Sun reports that Betcha Thinking was also disqualified from its second-place finish at Canterbury. Waller has introduced random drug testing at his stables, after five employees […]

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Courtroom gavel
Britain: Officials Launch Investigation After Jockey Accused Of Swapping Urine Samples

The British Horseracing Authority has launched an investigation after the Kempton stewards reported Graham Gibbons to have swapped a urine sample with that of another jockey on Wednesday evening. Gibbons had one ride on the card and was asked to provide the sample after finishing sixth on Button Up in the second division of a […]

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Promising juvenile Mastery and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook have given Dobson plenty to cheer about lately
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Sports Junkie’ Dobson Enjoys Ride With Mastery, Thunder

When asked how he got into the Thoroughbred industry two decades ago, Everett Dobson gives the simplest of answers. “I bought a racehorse.” Things have gotten considerably more complex since then. The Oklahoma native purchased quite a few more racehorses, then a farm, then started a breeding operation. He also bought a top-class golf course […]

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Dr. Emily Champion
Report: Ryan Champion Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Family, Accomplice

Ryan Champion, who was charged with four counts of murder and one count of kidnapping in the 2014 murders of his family and an accomplice, entered guilty pleas on all charges in a court appearance Dec. 8. WKDZ Radio reports that Champion, 38, appeared before Judge C.A. Woodall in Trigg County Circuit Court Thursday morning. Champion was charged […]

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John Ortiz saddled first career winner at Turfway Park
Red Charm Gives Trainer Ortiz First Career Victory

John A. Ortiz earned his first career training win Wednesday when Julie Burke guided Red Charm to victory in the fifth race at Turfway Park. Born Feb. 24, 1986, in Colombia, Ortiz was toddling around the racetrack at the age of two, cheering on his father, jockey Carlos Ortiz. The top apprentice rider in Colombia, […]

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Dr. Maryjean Wall and Jim McKay, elected to the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Wall, McKay Elected To Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor At National Museum Of Racing

Esteemed media members Dr. Maryjean Wall and the late Jim McKay have been elected to the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Wall, a three-time Eclipse Award winner and the first woman to be accepted to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, grew up in […]

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Corey Johnsen
KY Downs’ Johnsen To Be Keynote Speaker At National HBPA Convention

Corey Johnsen, president and part-owner of Kentucky Downs, will give the keynote address at the National HBPA’s 2017 convention March 8-11 at Las Vegas’ South Point Hotel and Casino. Johnsen heads the management team that has taken Kentucky Downs from novelty to industry leader, offering some of the most lucrative purses in America during its […]

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