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Rivelli Saddles 500th Winner Over Arlington Track Friday

Arlington International Racecourse’s four-time leading trainer Larry Rivelli hit a new milestone when Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Do Not Enter gave “Riv” his 500th win at the Chicagoland oval in Friday’s second race. Since saddling his first winner in 2000, Rivelli’s operation has grown steadily through the years, culminating in successive training titles at Arlington over […]

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Court Grants Prat Stay Of Suspension; Will Be Allowed To Ride July 1-4

Jockey Flavien Prat, who is contesting a recent suspension at Santa Anita, was granted a court stay that will allow him to ride July 1-4. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Prat had appealed the suspension to the California Horse Racing Board, but was denied. He then took the matter to court. Prat was […]

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Canterbury: Jockey Nik Goodwin Notches 1,000th Career Victory

Jockey Nik Goodwin won his 1,000th career Thoroughbred race when he rode favorite Saganaga to victory for trainer Gary Scherer in the sixth race at Canterbury Park on June 22. A Bemidji, Minn. native, Goodwin began his professional riding career in 1993 and won his first race at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Manitoba that year. […]

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Jockey Agent, Southern California Racing Fixture Puhich Dies At 89

The Southern California racing community continued to mourn Wednesday upon the news of veteran jockey agent Ivan Puhich’s passing on Monday at age 89. “Big Ivan” as he was affectionately known from his early days at Longacres Race Course near Seattle to Agua Caliente south of the border, had been retired for several years and […]

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Osborne Appointed To Permanent Role As Godolphin Chief Executive

Joe Osborne, who has been acting as the interim Chief Executive of Godolphin’s global operation, will now take the position in a permanent capacity. Joe has worked for the organization since 1994, principally leading the operation in Ireland and the Godolphin Flying Start program.  Joe has also been very involved in the establishment and development […]

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Churchill: Romans Closing Fast On Mott To Become Track’s All-Time Leading Trainer

South Louisville native Dale Romans is on the verge of achieving one of his lifelong goals: to surpass Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott as the all-time leading trainer in races won at historic Churchill Downs, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby. Following a scorching five wins from 13 starters last week, Romans began Thursday […]

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Dedomenico, Fenton Among Those Re-Elected To TOC Board

TOC’s membership re-elected incumbents Mark Dedomenico, Gary Fenton, Mike Harrington, Terry Lovingier, Jack Owens, and Bill Strauss to its Board of Directors. Dedomenico, Fenton, Harrington, Lovingier, and Strauss were elected to three-year terms, and Owens was elected to a two-year term. The new Board officially takes office on July 1st. Dedomenico has served on the […]

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Desormeaux ‘Over The Moon’ With Ohio Derby Starter Sorry Erik

The 83rd running of the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) Saturday at JACK Thistledown Racino drew nine 3-year-olds, and Sorry Erik will break right from the middle of the field. Trainer Keith Desormeaux had liked Sorry Erik since spotting him in the Del Mar paddock in his 2-year-old season. When the colt became available to claim […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Unreal’ Family Legacy Carries On In Stewart’s Barn

Forever Unbridled’s performance in Saturday night’s G2 Fleur de Lis was particularly impressive, considering trainer Dallas Stewart had the 5-year-old mare ready to fire off a seven-month layoff. Last seen in running third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, just 1 ¼ lengths behind Beholder and Songbird, Forever Unbridled earned a trip back to the World […]

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Road Hazard: Ward Filly Knocked Over By Cyclist After Ascot Gallop

Trainer Wesley Ward has already had a very successful Royal Ascot meet, highlighted by Lady Aurelia’s scintillating win in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes on opening day. Ward still has several runners left to saddle over the next few days, including the juvenile fillies Fairyland and Princess Peggy in Friday’s opener, the listed Albany […]

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