Jockeys at Galway Races pay tribute to JT McNamara before the start of Tuesday's races. Photo via Horse Racing Ireland's Twitter Page.
Death Of ‘Brilliant Rider’ JT McNamara Mourned Across Racing World

John Thomas McNamara was one of the top amateur jumps jockeys in Ireland, who won over 600 races in his career including four at the world-renowned Cheltenham Festival. It was there in 2013 that JT, as he was known to friends, family and fans, suffered a fall that would leave him paralyzed from the neck […]

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Blatz-Murff Joins Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Board Of Directors

Pamela Blatz-Murff, whose dedication and expertise helped develop the Breeders’ Cup into one of racing’s more prestigious and successful events, has joined the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. As senior vice-president of operations for the Breeders’ Cup, Blatz-Murff’s primary responsibility was to coordinate nominations, entries and horsemen’ services. She began working for […]

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Bob Elliston
Keeneland Names Elliston Vice President Of Racing And Sales

Keeneland today announced that Robert N. Elliston, executive vice president & COO of Breeders’ Cup Limited since 2012, will join the historic Thoroughbred race track and sales company in the new position of Vice President of Racing and Sales, effective Aug. 29. Keeneland’s globally significant racing and sales business lines will be consolidated under Elliston […]

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Australia: Police Make Public Appeal For Information Regarding Missing Trainer

Police in New South Wales, Australia, have asked the public for information regarding the disappearance of a popular horse trainer. The Daily Telegraph reports that trainer Bindi Cheers was last seen July 24, after leaving Hawkesbury Race Course. According to the article, Cheers apparently was involved in an altercation with the stewards after they scratched her horse, Dolphin Tale, from […]

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Trainer Peter Moody
Trainer Moody New Racing Manager For Rosemont Stud

Australian trainer Peter Moody, who is serving a six-month suspension for a cobalt infraction, has accepted an offer from Rosemont Stud to be its racing manager. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Moody will begin the new job Sept. 1. Moody also serves as an ambassador for Ladbrokes. Anthony Mithen, one of the principal partners with Rosemont Stud, […]

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Engelbrecht-Bresges To Deliver Keynote Address At 2016 Round Table Conference

Featuring a keynote address entitled, “The Journey to World Class Racing and Success via Customer Centricity,” from Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Jockey Club will hold its 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at the Gideon Putnam Resort […]

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Del Mar: Baze, Geroux Among Jockeys Receiving Fines, Suspensions

Del Mar stewards suspended jockey Florent Geroux for three days and fined Tyler Baze and Alex Jimenez for recent riding infractions during the past week. According to the Daily Racing Form, Geroux was suspended for causing interference in the fifth race July 23. Geroux finished third aboard Calculator in an optional claiming race. Stewards cited the rider for “failing […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. was leading jockey at the 2015 Saratoga meet
Hot Start At The Spa Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won four races on opening day at Saratoga Racecourse on Friday and captured two graded stakes in the first three days of the meet on his way to this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award for July 18- July 24.  The award is voted on by a panel of […]

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Steve Asmussen's assistant Christy Hamilton
Assistant Hamilton ‘Stoked’ To Be Leading Ellis Meet For Trainer Asmussen

Christy Hamilton wasn’t sure what to expect when her boss called to say her Indiana Grand stable was relocating to Ellis Park. Hamilton, after being an exercise rider and barn foreman, this year became an assistant trainer to new Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen’s far-flung operation. She moved 18 horses in Indiana to Ellis shortly […]

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Corey Lanerie wins the camel race at Ellis Park
Lanerie Nets Ostrich, Camel Double At Ellis Park

Too bad for Corey Lanerie that Ellis’ annual exotic animal races – this time an ostrich and camel heat – didn’t count toward his career win total, which stands at 3,966. Lanerie won the ostrich race for the second time, but was breaking his maiden in the camel division. He was jokingly asked which was […]

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