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Tirico Taking The Reins As Host On NBC’s Racing Coverage As Hammond Takes Reduced Role

Mike Tirico will take over the hosting duties on NBC’s horse racing coverage as Tom Hammond begins to scale back his broadcasting duties. According the Associated Press, Tirico will make his Triple Crown debut next week at the Kentucky Derby. Last fall he worked his first racing assignment when he joined Hammond and the rest of the NBC team […]

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Report: R.D Hubbard To Sell Ruidoso Downs

A group of five highly-successful businessmen who are heavily vested in the breeding and racing of American Quarter Horses and R.D. Hubbard have all signed a letter of intent that involves Hubbard selling Ruidoso Downs Race Track and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company to the group. The individuals in the group are Stan Sigman, Gary […]

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Castellano, Espinoza, Gomez, Goldikova Elected To Hall Of Fame

Three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockeys Javier Castellano and the late Garrett Gomez and Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in the contemporary category. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 […]

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Irad Ortiz Takes Home Aqueduct Spring Meet Title

Irad Ortiz, Jr. added another riding crown to his resume, securing the Aqueduct Racetrack 2017 spring meet title following Sunday’s closing day at the Big A. Linda Rice and Rudy Rodriguez both saddled 12 winners to share the training title. There was also a four-way tie for the leading owners, as Michael Dubb, Midwest Thoroughbreds, […]

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Updated: Albarado’s Broken Ankle To Keep Him Out Of Kentucky Derby

Veteran jockey Robby Albarado, who was named to ride J Boys Echo in the Kentucky Derby on May 6, suffered a fractured ankle during an incident in Sunday’s eighth race at Keeneland. Albarado’s mount, Chiltern Street, threw him over his shoulders when the Wesley Ward trainee stumbled out of the starting gates, and the replay […]

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Santa Anita: Insufficient Entries Forces Cancellation Of Thursday Racing

Santa Anita vice president of racing Rick Hammerle told drf.com that the Southern California track will cancel the racing card scheduled for Thursday, April 27, because there were not enough entries to fill those races. Originally scheduled to be drawn on Saturday, entries were postponed until Sunday, but with no improvement the races had to […]

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Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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Imperative Just Up Over Matt King Coal In Exciting Charles Town Classic

Ron Paolucci, Glenn Ellis and Imaginary Stable’s Imperative has struck again for California-based trainer Bob Hess, Jr. In January, the 7-year-old son of Bernardini surprised in the $400,000 Poseidon Stakes on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at 7-1. This Saturday, at odds of 5-1, Imperative and Javier Castellano came flying down the center of the […]

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‘We Lost A Good Horse’: Reach The World Suffers Catastrophic Injuries During Training

Don Alberto Stable homebred Reach the World suffered catastrophic injuries to his right foreleg during a workout at Santa Anita Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Tapit, most recently fourth in the Santa Anita Derby, had to be euthanized as a result of what was reported to be severe sesamoid fractures. “This […]

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California Legislators Honor Mike Smith, Arrogate, Thoroughbred Racing With Special Resolution

Jockey Mike Smith was honored by the California legislature earlier this week with a special resolution recognizing his Hall of Fame career, along with his leadership and sportsmanship as a professional athlete. ACR 63, introduced by Assemblymember Adam Gray of District 21 in California’s Central Valley, also recognizes the history and importance of Thoroughbred racing in the Golden State, […]

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