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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: ‘I Wouldn’t Trade This For A Doctor’s Job’

Earl Wade had just graduated from high school in Louisville in 1982. He was 18 years old, an age when many young people are carefree. Not Wade. He had already fathered two children, and he urgently needed income. His mother, Alma, who cleaned bathrooms and handled other maintenance chores at Churchill Downs, found him a […]

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Five Stakes Wins Propel Javier Castellano To Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other jockey last week, Javier Castellano was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 13-19, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Administrative Category Added To Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards; Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the fourth annual Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) will open on Tuesday, May 21, and close on Monday, July 15. The TIEAs were held in America for the first time in 2016. Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the […]

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Carmouche ‘A Different Type Of Fit’ After Recovering From Leg Injury

Kendrick Carmouche continues to rocket up the Belmont spring/summer meet leaderboard, entering Friday tied with Jose Lezcano for the most jockey wins with 15. Through the meet’s first 12 days, Carmouche already has doubled his 2018 graded stakes victory count, piloting Heavenhasmynikki in the Grade 3 Vagrancy on May 11 and the French-bred Olympico in […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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Gaffalione: War Of Will’s Preakness Win ‘Really Hasn’t Sunk In Yet’

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione returned back to his “new home” in the Churchill Downs jockey colony following his victory aboard War of Will in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (Grade I) at Pimlico Race Course. Gaffalione, a 24-year-old native of Davie, Fla., was on the Churchill Downs backstretch early Sunday morning to work horses and was named to […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Returns From Brain Injury, Scores Comeback Win At Suffolk Downs

Live racing returned to Suffolk Downs on Saturday, May 18 as the track kicked off the first of three scheduled weekend-long racing and food truck festivals. An enthusiastic crowd of 9,127 was on hand as Tammi Piermarini swept the state-bred stakes races on the card, the $50,000 Rise Jim Stakes and the $50,000 Isadorable Stakes. […]

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Trombetta Hoping Weber’s ‘Souper’ Horses Run Mmm, Mmm, Good At Pimlico

Soup for you? For Charlotte Weber, the owner of Live Oak Plantation, it’s all about soup – in business and recently in horse racing. The Campbell Soup heir will send out two of her “souper” named horses this weekend at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. – Souper Escape in the $100,000 Maker’s Mark Hilltop […]

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Rice Looking To Continue Winter Momentum Into Belmont Spring/Summer Meet

After capturing the Aqueduct Winter Meet in March, conditioner Linda Rice has kept her good momentum going since ending the two-week Aqueduct spring meet with six wins and has started the Belmont spring/summer meet with seven wins from 33 starts. Among the standouts from her barn at Belmont so far has been 4-year-old colt Nicodemus for owners […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From Father To Son, A Golden Blue Blanket

On a damp, chilly Thursday morning at Pimlico, most Preakness contenders were being walked around the shed row wearing blankets emblazoned with their name, or perhaps their trainer’s name. One was unique, however. It’s a bright blue and square wool blanket with white edges and big block letters emblazoned across the left side, and it […]

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