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Trainer Murray Pays Tribute To Late Breeder Howard Bender

Larry Murray, who trained for the late Howard Bender and his wife, Sondra, for nearly 30 years, said Bender’s death earlier this week (Sept. 28) was “a real shock.” “I had just seen him last Thursday,” Murray said. Bender and … Continue reading

Trial Dates Set In Murder Case Of Racetrack Vet Champion

A Kentucky man accused of plotting the murders of veterinarian Dr. Emily Champion, along with her parents in Kentucky last year will be tried for the crimes next summer. Ryan Champion, 36, is accused of hiring Vito Riservato to commit … Continue reading

Blood-Horse Story On Lab Quality Assurance Nominated for Bergstein Award

A state racing commission’s unique layer of scrutiny uncovered a laboratory’s surprising rate of failure in detecting prohibited drugs. What about testing elsewhere in the U.S where such a quality assurance program is not in place? Frank Angst of the … Continue reading

NYRA: New Board Member Lussier Focusing On Priorities

Georgeanna Lussier will be attending her first New York Racing Association board meeting Oct. 21. As the newest member of the NYRA board of directors, Lussier is the only woman on the board. In a recent interview with The Saratogian, Lussier pointed out that … Continue reading

Laurel To Host ‘Marylandia’ On Maryland Million Day

The Maryland Jockey Club and Laurel Park will play host to Marylandia, a day-long celebration on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day, Saturday, Oct. 17, featuring craft beers and ciders, live music, free gifts, food trucks and a racing program featuring … Continue reading

Goodman, Sikura Named To Keeneland Advisory Board

H. Greg Goodman, owner of Mt. Brilliant Farm, and John G. Sikura, owner and president of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, have been named as the newest members of Keeneland’s Advisory Board of Directors. Goodman and Sikura will begin their service … Continue reading

Filly Success Brings Van Dyke Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Drayden Van Dyke had a good weekend with the ladies as he helped secure the first Grade 1 win for four-year-old filly Photo Call (IRE) on Saturday at Santa Anita and then headed off to Oklahoma to guide the three-year-old Include Betty to … Continue reading

Frivolous, She’s Not Here Give Oliver Two Strong Grade 1 Shots For Keeneland’s Opening Weekend

G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing of Ian Banwell’s She’s Not Here tuned up for an expected start in Saturday’s $400,000 First Lady (G1) by working a half-mile on the all-weather training track in :49.40 Monday morning … Continue reading

Romans, Asmussen Share Training Title At Churchill’s September Meet

Trainers Steve Asmussen and Dale Romans each sent out six winners to earn a share of the training title at the recently concluded September meet at Churchill Downs. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that jockey Corey Lanerie won the riding title with 16 wins, … Continue reading

Rivelli, Valdivia, Patricia’s Hope Capture Arlington Meet Titles

Trainer Larry Rivelli, jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr. and Vince Foglia’s Patricia’s Hope LLC claimed meet titles at the conclusion of Arlington International Racecourse’s 77-day live meet on Saturday. Leading the trainer standings from the outset, Rivelli captured his third leading … Continue reading

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