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O’Neill Sets Single-Day Del Mar Training Record With Five Winners

Doug O’Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled five winners on the eight-race … Continue reading

Trainer Gary Contessa To Hold Three Racing Education Clinics In August

Trainer Gary Contessa will lead three racing education clinics in August covering a variety of topics, including racehorse conformation, ownership and general information about the sport. The first clinic will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Contessa’s barn No. 54 … Continue reading

Native Dancer Statue To Be Unveiled At Saratoga Springs’ Centennial Park

The eagerly-anticipated statue of Native Dancer is scheduled take up permanent residence in the Saratoga Springs Centennial Park starting Aug. 1, the same day as the running of the Grade 1 Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. The Times Union … Continue reading

Former NYRA Chief Charles Hayward Hospitalized After Accident

Former NYRA President Charles Hayward remains hospitalized at Albany Medical Center after a bike he was riding was struck by an unknown vehicle last Saturday near Saratoga Race Course. The Daily Gazette reports that a police officer found Hayward on … Continue reading

Robert Hammond Promoted To Vice Chairman At Darby Dan

John Phillips’ Darby Dan Farm has promoted Robert Hammond to Vice Chairman of the historic Lexington-based Thoroughbred operation. Hammond had been serving as Darby Dan’s Farm Manager for the last five years. “Robert is multi-talented and just fantastic to work … Continue reading

BHA Appoints Richard Wayman As Chief Operating Officer

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today announces that it has appointed Richard Wayman as Chief Operating Officer, filling a key new position – initially publicized as Director of Racing and Operations, but now with added responsibility for Finance – in … Continue reading

Saratoga Stakes Hat Trick Earns Velazquez ‘Jockey Of The Week’ Honors

Like race fans everywhere, Jockey John Velazquez couldn’t wait for the opening of Saratoga Racecourse this week. He got a running start at the leading rider title by winning seven races there this week. Three of those wins were in … Continue reading

France’s Alec And Criquette Head Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Father and daughter, Alec and Criquette Head, hailing from a dynasty of internationally successful trainers of champions and classic winners for three generations, have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of horse racing medication reform in the United … Continue reading

Durkin To Be Honored At Thoroughbred Club Of America Testimonial Dinner

Tom Durkin has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2015 Honored Guest, Club President Shannon Arvin announced today. Durkin will be honored by the Club at its 84th Testimonial Dinner at … Continue reading

Remington Park Announces Season-Long Salute To Cliff Berry

The 2015 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season begins Aug. 14 and continues through Dec. 13, and the 67-date session will include a season-long celebration in honor of retiring jockey Cliff Berry. Berry, 52, of Jones, Okla., has determined this Remington Park … Continue reading

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