‘Great Coup For Kentucky Downs’: Larry Collmus Joins Michael Wrona In Announcer’s Booth

Kentucky Downs’ six-date live race meet in September will feature two of the world’s most prominent announcers in Michael Wrona and new addition Larry Collmus, the voice of NBC’s Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup broadcasts. “I’m excited about calling the races at Kentucky Downs and looking forward to getting back in action,” said Collmus, who […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Finalists For Philanthropic T-Shirt Design Contest

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, announced on Monday the five finalists for the Breeders’ Cup T-Shirt Design Contest, a philanthropic art competition that tasked entrants to create original artwork to be printed and sold in support of backstretch communities and other industry stakeholders affected by COVID-19. Fans may […]

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Oaklawn: Jason Milligan Promoted To Vice President Of Racing

Oaklawn is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Milligan to Vice President of Racing. Milligan, who has been employed by Oaklawn for nearly 26 years, will assume the position immediately. “We are so happy to have Jason step into the role of Vice President of Racing,” General Manager Wayne Smith said. “Having a career […]

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Dream And Do Battles To Become Trainer Frederic Rossi’s First G1 Winner In French 1,000 Guineas

Two fillies passed the post in the same stride at the end of the Deauville straight mile, fighting for the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas, Gr1) on Monday. Finally, Dream and Do (Siyouni) won by a nose, just holding Speak of the Devil (Wootton Bassett), who pressed the winner after being held […]

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Cedillo Trying To Close Gap On Prat In Santa Anita’s Jockey Race

Capped by Saturday’s Grade 3 triumph aboard Laura’s Light for Peter Miller in the Honeymoon Stakes, Abel Cedillo has been winning races in bunches recently in an attempt to overtake double digit leader Flavien Prat for the Winter Meet riding title at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Towards that pursuit, Cedillo had mounts in all […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Instead Of Finding An Excuse, I Tried To Find A Solution’

Jockeys at Santa Anita are currently staying in trailers near the paddock during the race week, a step toward the “new normal” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. They eat meals together (provided by Santa Anita via local restaurants), have organized group activities in a common area in the evenings, and the living accommodations […]

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Romans’ Reign As Churchill’s All-Time Leader Coming To End: ‘Records Are Meant To Be Broken’

Dale Romans has spent 931 days as the all-time leading trainer at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and as Steve Asmussen quickly closes on his record, Romans is enjoying his time on top while it lasts. Romans entered Sunday’s program just two wins in front of Asmussen 737-to-735. “I always said when I was chasing […]

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‘I Want To Cry So Bad Right Now’: Anthony Lynch, 18, Saddles First Winner At Laurel Park

Frank Davino’s Queen of Cause came flying down the center of the track to catch pacesetter Stiva in deep stretch and edge clear in the second race at Laurel Park in Maryland on Saturday, giving trainer Anthony Lynch his first career victory. Queen of Cause ($31.60) completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.56 over a firm […]

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Bejarano Hitting Stride After Return To Kentucky

Rafael Bejarano, ranked No. 20 in all-time wins by a jockey at Churchill Downs with 213 victories, is finding early success in his return to Louisville after spending the last 15 years riding in California. “It’s so good to be back home in Kentucky,” Bejarano said as he galloped beneath the Twin Spires on a Phil D’Amato-trained […]

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