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Trainer Romans Sued By Brother Over Alleged Mismanagement Of Horses

Trainer Dale Romans is being sued by brother Jerry L. Romans for failing to abide by agreements to train, sell, and buy racehorses, according to WDRB. In a report by the Louisville-based television station, Jerry Romans claimed Dale “began to … Continue reading

Winter Carnival Anchors Busy Weekend Of Racing At Laurel Park

Laurel Park’s popular Winter Carnival will highlight an exciting holiday weekend of racing Feb. 13-15 featuring the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2), $250,000 General George (G3), and a weekend of ice carvings, giveaways and on-track entertainment. The Winter Carnival kicks off … Continue reading

Dominguez Ruled Eligible For Hall Of Fame Consideration

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Executive Committee has unanimously approved a measure to designate retired jockey Ramon Dominguez as eligible for Hall of Fame consideration beginning in 2016. Dominguez, who announced his retirement in June 2013, … Continue reading

Xpressbet Donating Proceeds From Laurel Park Bets To ‘Fundraiser For Fray’

Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is joining the ‘Fundraiser for Fray,’ an initiative spearheaded by the Maryland Jockey Club to support jockey, Fray Martinez, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  The Fundraiser for Fray takes place this Saturday, … Continue reading

Gary Contessa Begins Serving Seven-Day Suspension

Trainer Gary Contessa began serving a seven-day suspension Monday for a drug violation incurred at Tampa Bay Downs – close to two years ago. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, one of Contessa’s horses, Jeremy’s Song, tested positive for … Continue reading

Pettigrew Takes Over As Board Chairman For The Race For Education

Breeders’ Cup Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorships, Bryan Pettigrew, will replace outgoing Chris Young as board chairman of The Race For Education. Young, general manager of the groundbreaking Overbrook Farm established in Lexington by his late grandfather W. … Continue reading

Camacho Suspended By Maryland Jockey Club For Marijuana Positive

Jockey Eric Camacho was suspended by the Maryland Racing Commission after a urine sample he provided on Feb. 5 tested positive for marijuana, according to All jockeys in Laurel Park’s second race on that date were required to provide … Continue reading

Prat Guides Hoppertunity To Head-Bobbing Finish En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Flavien Prat made the most of a golden “Hoppertunity” Saturday at Santa Anita when winning the Gr. 2 San Antonio Stakes in a thrilling finish. That head-bobbing victory helped him on his way to being named this week’s Jockeys’ … Continue reading

Britain: Former Jockey Darren Egan Receives 12-Year Ban

The British Horseracing Authority released the following statement regarding the suspension of former rider Darren Egan, who was found guilty of fixing races: Former jockey Darren Egan has been suspended from racing for 12 years. Egan was found guilty of … Continue reading

Saez Rides Four Consecutive Winners At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Luis Saez, second in the Championship Meet standings behind four-time defending champion Javier Castellano, rode four consecutive winners during the early portion of Sunday’s 13-race card. Saez reeled off wins aboard Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-olds Texas Tea ($4.60) in the … Continue reading

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