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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s Clancy To Be Presented With David F. Woods Memorial Award

Eclipse-award winning writer Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 18 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Clancy will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for “Preakness-winning Desormeaux brothers fueled by early days in Maryland,” a feature on […]

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Timothy T. Capps Memorial Scholarship Established At University Of Louisville

The University of Louisville College of Business has established a memorial scholarship in memory of Timothy T. Capps, who died April 22, 2017, following a stroke. Capps, 71, a highly regarded consultant in the horse racing industry, had been director of the Equine Industry Program since 2011. “Several graduates and graduating seniors suggested creating this […]

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Alvarado Expected To Be Out Two Months Following Second Shoulder Surgery

Jockey Junior Alvarado will likely be out of the saddle for two months as he recovers from a minor surgery to repair his left shoulder, according to the Daily Racing Form. Alvarado had a more major surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in that arm at the end of last year, then re-injured the shoulder slightly during […]

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Wilson Elected To American Horse Council Board Of Trustees

Joe Wilson, current President of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) of North America has been elected to the AHC’s Board of Trustees. He replaces outgoing TRA President and AHC Board Member Scott Wells. “The AHC is grateful to Mr. Wells’  for lending his time and knowledge to the AHC . He will be missed on […]

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Dallas Stewart Set To Train, Manage Latest Churchill Downs Racing Club Runner

Churchill Downs Racetrack will give 200 people that chance this spring through the 2017 addition of the Churchill Downs Racing Club – a low-cost pathway that introduces people to the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership. For one-time membership dues of $500 for 2017, members will experience Thoroughbred racehorse ownership with a horse that will be […]

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Former Steward David Hicks Passes Away

Former steward and longtime horseman David Hicks passed away April 24 in Hollywood, Florida, after a long illness. He was 88. Hicks was born and raised in Rhode Island, and was the youngest of 11 children. Upon graduation from high school, Hicks enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, eventually attaining the rank of sergeant. He married […]

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Maragh, Bravo, Castellano, Carmouche And Velasquez Up For Mike Venezia Award

Racing fans will decide which of five outstanding jockeys will be the recipient of the 22nd Mike Venezia Memorial Award, to be presented by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in a special ceremony at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Beginning on Friday, April 28, fans can choose between Javier Castellano, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Professor, Mentor And Friend, Capps’ Inspiration Lives On

Diet Dr. Pepper in hand, Tim Capps strode to the front of the technology-laden classroom with a single manila folder in his arms. He moved efficiently, purposefully, the lines of his crisp black suit highlighting the steady cadence as he turned to face his captive audience. Without so much as a word, the straight-backed professor’s […]

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‘A Great Step Forward’: Stronach Throws His Support Behind Horseracing Integrity Act

On Tuesday, Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) announced the support of Frank Stronach for the Horseracing Integrity Act. Congressman Barr plans to reintroduce the legislation, to create uniform medication standards across the 38 different racing jurisdictions in the United States. “Today, horseracing in America took a great step forward,” said Congressman Barr. “Frank Stronach, Founder and […]

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KEMI Program Awarded Prestigious W.T. Young Humanitarian Award

The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) received the 2016 William T. Young Humanitarian Award at the annual Kentucky-Bred Champions Awards Luncheon held on Friday, April 21 at Keeneland Racecourse. Established by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) to recognize people and organizations within the equine industry for their […]

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