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Garcia Named JockeyTalk360 Jockey of the Week

Martin Garcia won graded stakes from coast to coast to be named the Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry experts. They looked at races run … Continue reading

Calumet Farm Names Wilkins New Director of Stallion Division

Calumet Farm has appointed Ken Wilkins as the new director of the farm’s stallion division, effective immediately. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring in such an accomplished stallion expert as Ken to help lead Calumet back as a leading … Continue reading

Catalano Showing Signs of Improvement

Trainer Wayne Catalano continues to make progress in his recovery from an acute bout of pneumonia. Catalano’s daughter, Shelbi Hill, posted the following update on her Facebook page July 28: “All our family and especially my dad, want to thank … Continue reading

‘Sylmar’ Team to Sign Autographs in Support of St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Reigning Saratoga Race Course champion trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano will sign autographs to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Sunday, August 3 as part of Fasig-Tipton’s Festival of Racing. Pletcher and Castellano will be available from 11 … Continue reading

Veteran Jockey, Trainer, Billy J. Phelps Dies at 76

Longtime jockey Billy J. Phelps, who notched over 2,000 victories during his career, died Friday, July 25. He was 76. Phelps began riding at age 15. After he retired from the saddle, he was an assistant trainer for many years … Continue reading

Apprentice Maria Thornton Gets First Victory

Jockey Maria Thornton won the first race of her career in the second race Sunday at Arlington International Racecourse when she guided the Larry Bingham and John Conforti’s Stephensclassygal to a 6½-length victory for trainer Scott Mullins in the 1 … Continue reading

Tapit Offspring Providing Banner Year for Winchell Thoroughbreds

23 years ago, Winchell Thoroughbreds enjoyed success at racing’s highest level with Grade 1 runners such as Tight Spot, Sea Cadet, and Olympio. This year, they are doing similarly well, as homebred sire Tapit has sired some of the leading … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Horsepower: Pantomime Horses Race to the Finish Line at Sandown

Racing as it was meant to be? Well, that could certainly be argued on Thursday at Sandown Park in England. The race course held its annual ‘The Mayor’s Pantomime Horse Race’, which brought together several area contestants – some actual … Continue reading

Paul Messara New Manager at Arrowfield Stud

Arrowfield is pleased to announce that Paul Messara will take up the position of Manager at Arrowfield Stud from Friday 1 August. Paul, who lives at the Stud with his wife Alice and their young sons Frank and John, will … Continue reading

Fleet of Foot: Jockeys to Race on Foot to Benefit PDJF

The riding stars of Saratoga Race Course will line up in the starting gate Saturday for a special “Jockey Foot Race” to raise money as the Spa participates with other racetracks around the country in the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys … Continue reading