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Racehorse Named for Cartoon Captures Imaginations in Hong Kong

In a deviation from what seems to be an abundance of racehorse names referencing luck or dragons, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday that a Thoroughbred named after a cartoon character is capturing imaginations at the racetrack. Pikachu, named for … Continue reading

Harty, Fallon Hoping for a Little Irish Luck in Twilight Derby

Trainer Eoin Harty and jockey Kieren Fallon, both natives of Ireland, hope they have the luck of the Irish when they join forces with Yard Line in Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at 1 1/8 miles on turf. It … Continue reading

Apprentice Van Dyke Forges Close Bond With Hall of Famer Smith

Jockey Drayden Van Dyke is one of the rising stars in horse racing, and is a leading candidate to capture the Eclipse Award as the top apprentice in the country. The talented Van Dyke, 19, won two riding titles at … Continue reading

Leparoux Wins 2,000th Career Race

Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in Wednesday’s ninth race at Churchill Downs to secure his 2,000th career win. It took Leparoux, a 31-year-old native of Senlis, France, 18 attempts to land the milestone since … Continue reading

Molly Morgan Eyeing Fourth Season Stakes Win in Chilukki

Coming off a third-place effort in the Spinster (Grade I) at Keeneland in her last outing, Bill Cubbedge’s Molly Morgan will look to return to her winning ways in Saturday’s $200,000-added Chilukki (GII) at Churchill Downs for trainer Dale Romans. … Continue reading

‘Race to Whip Cancer’, New Mexico Cup Highlight Big Weekend at Zia Park

A successful fundraising event, the crowning of state-bred champions, and big business numbers posted on and off-track highlighted a busy weekend at Zia Park in Hobbs, New Mexico. “Race to Whip Cancer Day” on Saturday, October 25, featured all jockeys … Continue reading

TVG’s The Works: Amoss Talks Drugs in Horse Racing

On the final TVG Breeders’ Cup Works Show presented by Remington Park, trainer Tom Amoss takes time to address the serious subject of medication violations in Thoroughbred Racing. Tom makes an impassioned and thoughtful case for fairness when it comes … Continue reading

Moore Ascends to Top the Longines World’s Best Jockey Standings

Following the historic win by Adelaide (IRE) in the G1 Sportingbet Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Australia, Ryan Moore has climbed to the top of the Longines World’s Best Jockey Standings with 82 total points. Mr Moore is followed … Continue reading

JockeyTalk 360 to Host Live Chat With John Velazquez

Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez will answer questions from racing fans live this Wednesday, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on You can follow the live chat at This unique live chat comes on the eve of the Breeders’ Cup … Continue reading

Juarez Jr. Named Jockeys Guild Jockey of the Week

Alfredo Juarez Jr. won four stakes at Zia Park on Sunday to be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week. The title goes to the week’s outstanding jockey in the opinion of a panel of industry experts. They looked … Continue reading