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David Flores
David Flores Returns To Race-Riding Thursday At Belmont Park

Jockey David Flores will ride his first race since September of 2015 on Thursday at Belmont Park. He is named aboard Wesley Ward’s Tree Top Lover in a maiden claiming event; the pair has been listed as the 7-5 morning line favorite. On Friday, he has another mount for Ward at Belmont, and Flores is […]

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Actor/former jockey Otto Thorwarth was a hit attraction for kids at a showing of "Secretariat" sponsored by Indiana Grand
Thorwarth A Hit Attraction For Younger Generation At ‘Secretariat’ Showing

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino was the sponsor of “Movie in the Park” Friday, June 24 at Morrison Park in Shelbyville. The featured movie was “Secretariat,” the Disney movie on the career of the famous racehorse from the 1970s. Local retired jockey Otto Thorwarth, who played Ron Turcotte in the movie, made a guest appearance […]

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Tom Amoss and Gabby Gaudet will join the Saratoga Live broadcast team for the 2016 meeting
Amoss, Gaudet Join Saratoga Live Broadcast Team

Gabby Gaudet, the on-air host of Gulfstream Park’s simulcast show during its championship meet and racing analyst for the Maryland Jockey Club, and trainer Tom Amoss, who has served as a racing analyst for TVG and ESPN, will join the New York Racing Association’s celebrated broadcast team for the launch of Saratoga Live on July […]

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Race for Education
‘Swing For Education’ Golf Tournament Set For Aug. 29

The Race for Education is proud to announce its’ first ever golf tournament, “Swing for Education” and luncheon honoring Chris Young. “Dust off those clubs and enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon in the Bluegrass when the Race For Education introduces its inaugural “Swing For Education” golf tournament.” says the organizations President, Elisabeth Jensen. The August […]

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Amis Gizmo wins the Plate Trial with jockey Luis Contreras
Contreras To Decide Between Amis Gizmo, Gamble’s Ghost For Queen’s Plate

Jockey Luis Contreras has not yet decided which of the two Josie Carroll trainees he will pilot in this Sunday’s Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Racecourse, according to the Toronto Sun. He won the Plate Trial aboard 3-year-old colt Amis Gizmo, but was also aboard the filly Gamble’s Ghost for her win in the Grade 3 […]

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Paco Lopez
Lopez Pilots 11 Winners At Monmouth To Be Voted Jockey Of The Week

Jockey Paco Lopez was on fire this weekend as he won 11 races at Monmouth Park highlighted by a victory in the Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes. That weekend performance helped him claim the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 20th to June 26th.  The award is voted on by a panel of experts […]

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Tom Durkin will lead special guided tours at the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame during the Saratoga meet
Durkin To Lead Tours At National Museum Of Racing During Saratoga Meet

Retired racecaller Tom Durkin, one of the most beloved and vibrant personalities in the history of American thoroughbred racing, will lead personalized tours of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame throughout the Saratoga Race Course meeting this summer from July 22 through Sept. 5. Tours will be from 11 a.m. to noon […]

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Eric Wing
Eric Wing Joins HorseTourneys As Director Of Communications

HorseTourneys.com announced today that Eric Wing has joined the company as its new Director of Communications. Wing will be responsible for editorial content on the popular HorseTourneys.com Website and will serve in several other capacities, including company spokesperson and on-site representative at selected brick-and-mortar handicapping tournaments around the country. Wing, 53, has headed up public […]

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Karl Broberg
Broberg Fined $1,000, Calls Profanity-Laced Tirade ‘Inexcusable’

Karl Broberg, North America’s leading trainer by wins in 2014, 2015 and thus far in 2016, has been fined $1,000 by stewards at Prairie Meadows racetrack and casino in Iowa after a profanity-laced tirade in public areas of the racetrack on the afternoon of June 5. The incident occurred shortly after the seventh race, when […]

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Paco Lopez
Paco Lopez Rides Six Winners Sunday At Monmouth Park

Jockey Paco Lopez piloted six mounts into the winner’s enclosure at Monmouth Park on Sunday, vaulting him even higher atop the rider standings at the New Jersey oval. Lopez rode in 10 races on the card, finishing third three times and fourth once with his other mounts on the day. Lopez’s success began in the […]

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