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Three Jockeys, Two Trainers Tie To Top Standings In Preakness At Pimlico Meet

The curtain came down on a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico with a handful of jockeys and trainers sharing top honors in their respective standings following a special Memorial Day holiday program Monday at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 12-day stand saw jockeys Horacio Karamanos, Kevin Gomez and Feargal Lynch each finish with a meet-best […]

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Velazquez, Castellano To Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitches At Tuesday’s Mets Game

The New York Racing Association Inc. announced that Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and four-time Eclipse Award-winning rider Javier Castellano will throw out the ceremonial first pitches on Tuesday at Citi Field before the Mets play the Milwaukee Brewers. The first pitch ceremony will take place at approximately 7:01 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Velazquez […]

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Valdivia Scores Riding Triple Sunday At Arlington To Increase Lead In Standings

Arlington International Racecourse’s 2016 Leading Jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr. increased his lead for the 2017 season on Sunday, May 28 by winning three races on the day’s card. Beginning with the early double, Valdivia navigated Paul Kessel’s Straight Up Smarty ($2.80) to a five-length maiden win for trainer Wayne Catalano, then sat chilly aboard Patricia’s […]

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Espinoza: ‘How I Ride Depends On How The Race Sets Up’ For Stellar Wind

Victor Espinoza has reached racing’s apex thanks to victories all over the globe, from Dubai with California Chrome to America with Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. That’s why he is one of the newest members of racing’s Hall of Fame, in which he will be inducted come Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 45-year-old […]

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TOBA: Downey Named Director Of Marketing, Kirchner Director Of Membership

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has named Meredith Downey as Director of Marketing and Education and Aly Kirchner as Director of Membership/ Owners Concierge. Downey is a University of Kentucky graduate who comes to TOBA after spending the past six  years in the hospitality and tourism industry, most recently working as the marketing manager […]

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Former Marine Works ‘Through The Ranks’ To Rise As McPeek’s Churchill Assistant

Jeff Hiles, assistant trainer to Kenny McPeek, has a different perspective on Memorial Day weekend after serving five years in the United States Marines. “I had the greatest job in the world with the Marines,” Hiles said. “I was based in Hawaii for five years and eventually promoted to Sergeant. The Marines taught me a […]

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Albarado Plans Return To The Saddle Over Next Two Weeks

Jockey Robby Albarado, who fractured his left leg during a spill at Keeneland on April 23, is expected to return to the saddle in the next two weeks, according to agent Ronnie Ebanks. “He will start getting on horses at the end of next week,” Ebanks said. “The healing is going really well and he’s […]

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Elite Club: Asmussen Becomes Just Third Trainer To Win 600 Races At Churchill Downs

Steve Asmussen became only the third trainer in Churchill Downs history to saddle 600 winners at the home of the Kentucky Derby when the Hall of Fame horseman won Friday’s second race with 2-year-old filly She’s a Julie. Asmussen, 51, only trails fellow Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott (700) and Louisville native Dale Romans […]

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Top Rider McCarthy ‘Out Indefinitely’ Following Weekend Spill

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, Maryland’s leading rider in 2014 and 2016, was replaced on all his mounts Thursday, sidelined indefinitely with a shoulder injury suffered in a spill at Monmouth Park Sunday.  McCarthy’s agent, Scott Silver, said the 23-year-old jockey dislocated his left shoulder and broke the pinkie on his right hand after being thrown when […]

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Privman, McNamara Recognized For 2016 Belmont Stakes Coverage

Jay Privman of The Daily Racing Form and Ed McNamara of Newsday earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) eighth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, won by Creator. Privman won for his race recap entitled “Creator beats […]

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