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NHC Day 2 Leader O’Neil Feeling ‘Fortunate’

NHC 16 two-day leader John O’Neil could not have been more relaxed entering the Final 50. While most of his competition was cramming over their past performances Saturday night, the Huntington Station, N.Y., resident and contest regular was casually testing … Continue reading

Neumeier Wins Inaugural Charity Challenge

Bob Neumeier, the longtime NBC Sports handicapper and Boston sportscaster, won the inaugural NTRA NHC Charity Challenge with a final mythical bankroll of $65, besting runner-up Mike Watchmaker of Daily Racing Form, who checked in second with $62.40. Neumeier never … Continue reading

Al Michaels: ‘Dentist Appointments’ Were Racetrack Trips During School

In an interview with NPR, broadcaster Al Michaels, who’s set to announce the Super Bowl for a ninth time Feb. 1, provided a humorous story of trips to the racetrack during high school. “My mother also loved gambling and she … Continue reading

Video: Photographer Captures Racing’s ‘Emotion and Heart’

In a video of the sights and sounds of Northlands Park, photographer Cody Gregory captures the thrill of competition and the essence of horse racing. “In a few split seconds, so much emotion and heart is portrayed,” Gregory narrates. “I … Continue reading

Oaklawn Foundation Recognized by Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Oaklawn Foundation has been recognized for their philanthropy and advocacy of education and senior citizen issues in Garland County by being named the Outstanding Non-Profit organization of the year for 2014 by the Greater Hot Springs Chamber Of Commerce. … Continue reading

‘Role Model and Sportsman’ Castellano To Get Key to City of Hallandale Beach

Jockey Javier Castellano, who has won Gulfstream Park’s riding title the past three years and has earned the Eclipse Award the past two years as the country’s leading rider, will receive the Key to the City of Hallandale Beach Wednesday … Continue reading

Gathagan Leaving Communications Position at Maryland Jockey Club

Mike Gathagan, vice president of communications for the Maryland Jockey Club, will be leaving the position after a 14-year career. Rich Paul will take over for Gathagan in an interim capacity until Gathagan’s replacement is selected. Gathagan released the following … Continue reading

Jon Court Picks Up Mount on ‘Brandi’ for Martha Washington Stakes

Jon Court will ride Take Charge Brandi in the Martha Washington, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Thursday morning, because of commitments Victor Espinoza has in Southern California. Lukas said Espinoza, who rode Take Charge Brandi to victories … Continue reading

Splish, Splash: Emergency Crews Rescue Horse From Swimming Pool

Emergency crews from Woodford and Anderson Counties in Kentucky were called Thursday to a home in rural Woodford County to help rescue a horse that had fallen into a swimming pool. LEX18 News reported that emergency management personnel, firefighters, and … Continue reading

Napravnik Content in New Role; Can’t Rule Out Return to Saddle

Renowned former jockey Rosie Napravnik said this week that she’s enjoying her new role in husband Joe Sharp’s Fair Grounds barn as she awaits the arrival of the couple’s first child. In an interview with The Advocate, Napravnik insisted that she … Continue reading