Lost And Found

Lost And Found Presented By LubriSYN: At 22, Xtra Heat Continues To Inspire Woodford Staff

Twenty years ago this month, Xtra Heat was an unassuming prospect at Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic 2-year-olds-in-training sale in Timonium, Maryland. These days she lives a life of leisure at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Reddick, Fla. In between, she crafted a career that earned induction into the Hall of Fame in 2015. She continues to serve as proof […]

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Lost And Found Presented By LubriSYN: Fifteen Years After Famous Jostle, Scrappy T Is Thriving

Many Thoroughbreds are remembered more for their dramatic defeats than for their exceptional achievements. Arguably the most well-known is Thunder Snow (IRE) who bucked his way to notoriety shortly after the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby (Grade 1). Unlike Thunder Snow who incredibly remained paired with his jockey and came to a halt, Bodexpress […]

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Lost And Found Presented By LubriSYN: ‘The Guy Who Ran Cigar On Turf’ Looks Back At A Dream Career

On March 27, 1996, Cigar added to his growing credentials by winning the inaugural Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. The victory was the 14th in his famous 16-race win streak, and part of a career that included two Horse of the Year titles and a 2002 induction […]

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Lost And Found Presented By LubriSYN: Former Jockeys Still Riding Together, But Not On Racehorses

In their careers as jockeys, Vicki Warhol-Essman and her husband David Essman won more than 1,500 races each – sometimes competing against each other. They have not been in jockey silks lately, but they still spend plenty of time riding at Turf Paradise and in different tack during their summer gigs as mule-mounted trail guides […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Thorwarth Has Traveled The Track And The Red Carpet; Now He Serves A Higher Power

In 2005, jockey Otto Thorwarth had become disenchanted with race riding, particularly the battle against his weight. He returned to his hometown of Hot Springs, Ark., but struggled to close out his jockey career because he believed he eventually would pair with a champion mount. Then, he says he received a directive from above. “I […]

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Lost and Found Presented By Horseware: Former Jockey Sellers Still ‘In The Game’ With New Farm Role

Former jockey Shane Sellers’ daily routine is far different than his previous lifestyle, yet he’s only 15 miles from Keeneland where he had some of his most successful moments on the track. In a career that closed in 2013 after 30 years, counting a five-year premature retirement, Sellers won 4,393 races. His mounts, including Hall […]

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Lost And Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Wiggins Reflects On Life After Rachel Alexandra

Despite retiring, longtime trainer Hal Wiggins could not stay away from the racetrack so he returned to the traveling lifestyle with sojourns all the way back to his roots. In his 33 years as a trainer, Wiggins won nearly 900 races, highlighted by the 2009 Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks with Rachel Alexandra for Dolphus Morrison, […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: For Retired Jockey Bourque, Home Is Where The Heart Is

Family has always come first with Kenny “Chopper” Bourque. During much of his race-riding career, he opted to stay close to his family rather than competing on out-of-state circuits. In his semi-retirement, he savors time with them at and near the home he and Mary, his wife of nearly 50 years, have between Louisville and […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jockey, Trainer, And Steward Boland Has Left The Track Behind

After reinventing himself many times, Bill Boland now lives as a typical retiree with golf always on his schedule. Seven decades before his current incarnation, Boland won the 1950 Kentucky Derby aboard Middleground as a 16-year-old apprentice. That triumph and so many others earned him induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Other segments […]

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