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Gulfstream Offers Kids Chance To Design Silks For Championship Meet

Imagine seeing the silks your child designed on one of the world’s leading jockeys during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet? It could very well happen. As part of its month-long exhibit at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Gulfstream is asking anyone 18 and under to design a set […]

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Baffert To Be Inducted Into Saratoga Walk Of Fame, Receive Red Jacket

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the 2018 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert, who is one of only two trainers in history to win multiple Triple Crowns. The Saratoga Walk of Fame, which opened in 2015, honors and showcases the achievements of those who […]

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Reyes Rides Five Winners On BC Cup Day At Hastings Racecourse

When Antonio Reyes was a young teenager growing up in Mexico City he was introduced to horse racing by jockey Enrique Gonzalez at the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race track Hipodromo de las Americas. Gonzalez helped him land work galloping horses and by the time Reyes turned 19 he was riding professionally as an apprentice. […]

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Bridgmohan Takes Jockey Of The Week For Ellis Park Performances

Shaun Bridgmohan was named Jockeys’ Guild FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week for July 30 – August 5, 2018. 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 North America. Jockey of the Week is sponsored by FoundationDetox.com, America’s #1 […]

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Bridgmohan Rides Six Winners, Including Two Stakes, On Kentucky Downs Preview Day At Ellis

Shaun Bridgmohan owned the inaugural Kentucky Downs Preview Day at Ellis Park from the start, winning six races on the program, including four for the meet’s leading trainer, Brad Cox. Two of the wins Bridgmohan and Cox teamed up for came in co-featured stakes with Arklow in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Calumet Farm Turf […]

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Franco Bruised But ‘Fortunate,’ Nakatani Released From Hospital After Del Mar Spill

Jockey Geovanni Franco incurred what his agent, James Giannone, described as a bruise high on his left foot in the last-race spill on Saturday at Del Mar. Franco, 21, a native of Mexico, was back at work Sunday morning exercising horses and was scheduled to ride four races on the afternoon program. “He’s very fortunate, and blessed, to be […]

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Updated: Nakatani Stays In Hospital Overnight After Del Mar Spill

A scary incident in the tenth and final race of the evening at Del Mar on Saturday ended with jockeys Corey Nakatani and Geovanni Franco being transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. According to drf.com, both riders were moving their arms and legs, but were placed on backboards as a precaution. On Sunday morning, drf.com reported that […]

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Paulita Honors Late Breeder By Winning Stakes Race Named In His Honor

More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor. Hat Creek Racing’s Paulita ($3.40) stalked pacesetter Secret Or Not for a half-mile before putting […]

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Jockeying Through Med School, Peterson To Ride First Mount At Del Mar

Farrin Peterson, 26, from Roseville in Northern California, is an honors student in her fourth year of studies at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She’s also named to ride Chocolate Goddess for trainer Aggie Ordonez in Friday’s second race at Del Mar. And you thought you had a busy and complicated […]

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Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Focuses On Great Names Of Racing History

In a year with only one modern entrant into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, much of the induction ceremony focused on some of the sport’s oldest and greatest names. At the program held Aug. 3 at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., racing’s most familiar historical names dominated the card […]

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