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Apprentice Roman Back On Track With Three-Win Friday

After going 0-for-14 over the first two days and two mounts into the third, apprentice Evin Roman notched his first Del Mar victory in Friday’s fourth race aboard Texas Wedge for trainer Peter Miller. The 19-year-old native of Puerto Rico, who shared the Santa Anita riding title with Flavien Prat and won the championship at Los Alamitos […]

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Former Pletcher Assistant, Steeplechase Jockey 4-For-4 At Gulfstream Summer Meet

Trainer Jonathan Thomas continued his impressive winning ways at Gulfstream Park Friday, saddling first-time starter Tillie’s Lily ($3.60) for a thoroughly dominating 8 1/2-length victory in the fifth race. The 37-year-old former assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher ran his record to 4-for-4 during the Summer Meet after saddling three winners and two runners-up from five […]

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Report: Solis To Make Decision On Riding Career After August Surgery

Jockey Alex Solis, who has been out of the tack since April, told The Blood-Horse Thursday that he will make a determination about his career status following a hip surgery scheduled for Aug. 1. Solis, who began riding in 1981, has been a commissioner on the California Horse Racing Board for the past two years. He […]

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‘A Unique Culinary Experience’ Taste Of Breeders’ Cup: San Diego Set For Del Mar Nov. 3-4

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced Taste of Breeders’ Cup: San Diego, a unique culinary experience which will take place in the Del Mar racetrack infield during the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and will celebrate the signature fare that has solidified San Diego as one of the […]

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Biancone Granted Conditional License By KY Horse Racing Commission

Patrick Biancone, who has not held a trainer’s license in Kentucky since 2007, has been granted a conditional license by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. The BloodHorse reports that the KHRC’s License Review Committee approved the conditional license during its meeting Wednesday. However, the full racing commission will make the final decision as to whether or not to fully […]

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Migliore Joins XBTV As Racing Analyst, Expanding Digital Media Team’s East Coast Coverage

The Stronach Group is excited to announce that champion jockey and racing analyst Richard “The Mig” Migliore has joined XBTV’s Digital Media Team. XBTV.com is horse racing’s premier digital network and provides horse players a competitive edge through on-demand content that includes morning works, expert insight and analysis, and exclusive interviews. Migliore brings decades of […]

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Nick Luck Named ‘Racing Keynote’ At Equestricon

Less than a month away from the historic inaugural Equestricon in Saratoga Springs, organizers of the international horse racing convention announced today that the event’s “Racing Keynote” will be delivered by renowned broadcaster Nick Luck. Luck, 39, most recently headlined NBC Sports Network’s coverage of Royal Ascot. He has been the lead host on Racing […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Putting ‘A Face To The Hero’

The name “Victor Espinoza” has most of the racing community thinking of a certain Triple Crown-winning jockey. To anyone familiar with Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky., however, the name brings to mind a different individual. Brookdale’s Victor Espinoza epitomizes the spirit of Godolphin’s newest initiative, the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards. Intended to “to identify and […]

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Ireland: Jockey Ana O’Brien Suffers Multiple Injuries In Spill At Killarney

Ana O’Brien, Ireland’s leading apprentice jockey and youngest daughter of trainer Aidan O’Brien, will be sidelined at least until November after suffering multiple injuries in a spill at Killarney July 18. According to reports in both the Racing Post and Irish Mirror, O’Brien, 21, fractured the C1 vertabra in her neck, the T6 in her back, fractures to her […]

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Denman’s Long Vacation: A Broken Leg And An Exotic Reading List

Renowned track announcer Trevor Denman, who held the microphone at Santa Anita from 1983 through the end of 2015, is nearly set to return to the booth for opening day at Del Mar. These days, the semi-retired South African expatriate works just the summer and fall meets where the “Turf Meets the Surf,” and spends the […]

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