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Australian Racing Mourning Loss of Jockey Nathan Berry

The Australian racing community is mourning the sudden loss of jockey Nathan Berry, who died early Thursday from Norse Syndrome. Berry, 23, had been riding in Singapore when he suddenly collapsed at the track on the morning of March 18 … Continue reading

Grand National-Winning Trainer Aiming to Make History

The husband and wife team who won last year’s Grand National with Auroras Encore are back for more this year, and they’re hoping to go down in history. According to The Daily Telegraph, Sue Smith, who trains with her husband Harvey, … Continue reading

Veteran Broadcast Journalist Elliott Joins NBC Sports Group

Josh Elliott, news anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America for the past three years, will join NBC Sports Group to work on the NFL, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and Triple Crown horse racing, among other high-profile sporting events, it … Continue reading

Youngster Meets Her Charity’s Namesake Colt – Vinceremos

Adison Tompkins, a 4-year-old girl from Palm Beach, Florida who was the recent subject of a March 5th article on about the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, visited the horse Vinceremos along with trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano … Continue reading

Hialeah Park to Honor Racing’s ‘Triple Crown Ladies’

Hialeah Park and the Brunetti family will proudly host a horsemen’s dinner honoring racing’s Triple Crown Ladies –Patrice Wolfson (Affirmed) and Sally Hill (Seattle Slew)– on Tuesday April 15, 2014 in the Bella Notte restaurant at the new Hialeah Park … Continue reading

Trainers Plesa, Romans, Vitali Join Florida HBPA Board; Combest Re-elected President

Each year the Florida HBPA elects 5 members to its 15 person Board of Directors; two are owners and two are trainers with the fifth seat being at large.  Those elected serve three-year terms and those qualifying as alternates serve … Continue reading

No Foolin’: Man Arrested for Doing Donuts in Churchill Infield

Although it could be confused for an April Fool’s joke, the Louisville Metro Police confirmed that a 37-year-old man has been charged with criminal mischief after allegedly ‘doing donuts’ with his car in the Churchill Downs infield. Benjamin Bratcher is … Continue reading

Player Appointed As Ambassador for Great British Racing International

Mark Player has been appointed as the first Ambassador for Great British Racing International, working to promote GBRI’s core message in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. The British racing and breeding industry already enjoys excellent relations with the sport … Continue reading

BHA Clears Murtagh Regarding Alleged Buzzer Incident

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced the conclusion of its inquiries into an alleged post-race incident following the running of the 2013 Kings Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday 18 June 2013. The inquiries were instigated as … Continue reading

Apprentice Valentin Earns First Career Victory

Keen On Green led every step of the eighth and final race at Aqueduct Racetrack on Monday afternoon to carry 21-year-old apprentice jockey Francisco Valentin to his first-ever victory. Valentin, a native of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, came to the … Continue reading