Sheldon Russell in the winner's circle after his 1,000th career victory.
Jockey Russell Sidelined With Minor Hand Injury

Jockey Sheldon Russell, shaken up in a fall Sept. 24 at Laurel Park, will be sidelined indefinitely with a minor hand injury said his agent, Marty Leonard. Russell, 29, was hurt when his mount, 8-year-old Dannhauser, broke down approaching the far turn of the $60,000 Bert Allen, one of five stakes for Virgina-bred/sired horses on […]

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Breaking Lucky holds off Queen's Plate winner Shaman Ghost and Field of Courage to win the Prince of Wales
Gunpowder Farm Fully Loaded For Saturday At Churchill Downs

Tom Keithley’s Gunpowder Farm LLC doesn’t often have three runners on the same day, but Saturday will be an exception as a trio of horses – Nawlins Kitty in a first-level allowance race, Barahona in the $100,000 Jefferson Cup and Breaking Lucky in the $175,000 Lukas Classic – are set for action at Churchill Downs […]

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Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron
McCarron Clarifies TCA Dinner Comments: ‘RMTC Does Not Deserve The Blame’

Statement from Chris McCarron, September 30, 2016: “In some remarks I made as the Thoroughbred Club of America’s Honor Guest this past Sunday night in Lexington, I mistakenly insinuated that the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium (RMTC) had made very little progress over the course of the past 15 years. While I continue to be […]

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Dennis Collins aboard his 2,000th career winner, Justcallheraggie, at Turf Paradise
Update: Collins ‘In Good Spirits’, Moved Out Of Intensive Care Unit

Jockey Dennis Collins, who was seriously injured in a spill at The Downs at Albuquerque Sept. 25, was moved out of intensive care Thursday. Collins, who suffered severe spinal injuries when his mount, Smiling Reuben, broke down in the third race, underwent surgery at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on Monday to stabilize his spine. The rider […]

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Steven Miyadi
Miyadi Suspension Stayed; Can’t Be Within 25 Feet of CHRB Member

The California Horse Racing Board Thursday issued a stay order allowing trainer Steven Miyadi to resume training pending the outcome of the legal process involving an altercation between Miyadi and Commissioner Alex Solis at Santa Anita Park’s clocker’s corner. The Board had issued an interim suspension order Sept. 25. The stay order issued by CHRB Chairman […]

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Dion celebrates with jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva after Noholdingback Bear's victory at Parx
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Bear-ing Down On Another Breeders’ Cup

At 21 years of age, Danny Dion didn’t speak a word of English. The French Canadian from Quebec had just left home and hitchhiked with a friend all the way across Canada to Alberta, a distance of nearly 2500 miles, only to find himself working his way through the winter on a small farm building […]

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Charles Borell, at Boyle County Detention Center, Danville, Ky.
Charles Borell Enters Alford Plea; Will Serve Two Years Probation In Animal Neglect Case

Charles Borell was back in Mercer County Circuit Court Thursday morning, where he entered a guilty plea in the Mercer County animal cruelty case. WKYT reports that Borell appeared before a judge and entered an Alford plea – which means that he doesn’t admit to committing the crime, but “concedes there was enough evidence to convict him in […]

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Pro Football Hall of Famer and Thoroughbred horseman Sam Huff
Retired Football Stars Attending Sam Huff Hall Of Fame Breakfast At Charles Town

 Super Bowl winning quarterback Doug Williams and Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen lead a lineup of sports and racing personalities expected to be present as Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics play host to the Sam Huff Hall of Fame Breakfast coming up on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the […]

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Frank Mirahmadi
Golden Gate: Mirahmadi Assumes Role As Full-Time Track Announcer Oct. 20

Veteran race caller Frank Mirahmadi will be the full-time track announcer at Golden Gate Fields when fall racing begins on October 20. The affable announcer, known for his superb race calling and witty impersonations, brings over 20 years of professional experience to the bayside oval. The 48-year-old Los Angeles native will purchase his one-way ticket […]

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Michael Wrona hard at work at Santa Anita
Newly Married, Refreshed, And Ready, Wrona Set To Man Microphone At Santa Anita

There’s a new voice in town. Australian-born Michael Wrona, who was named the Voice of Santa Anita following a rigorous audition process this past winter, is set to handle the full-time announcing duties when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet kicks off on Friday, with first race post time at 1 p.m. “I’m ready,” said the […]

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