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‘Why Couldn’t We Do This In Maryland?’ Co-Founder Boniface Talks Maryland Million

J. William “Bill” Boniface, who bred and raised 1983 Preakness (G1) winner Deputed Testamony, is also co-founder of the Maryland Million Day program that will celebrate its 33rd anniversary Saturday, Oct. 20 at Laurel Park. Boniface spoke with host and analyst Acacia Courtney about the history, legacy and growth of Maryland Million, which this year includes […]

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Video Of Jockeys Room Fight At Will Rogers Downs Goes Viral

Quarter Horse jockeys James Flores and Omar Reyes, who battled it out for leading rider this year at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, elevated their rivalry to new heights in a Sept. 30 jockeys room brawl at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla. Jockeys room fights aren’t that unusual, but this one was captured on […]

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Jose Montano Nets Stakes Double, Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only two jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, Jose Montano was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 8 – 14, 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 […]

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‘Pretty Good Birthday Present’: Rushing Fall Delivers Grade 1 On Edwards’ Special Day

On Saturday, Rushing Fall delivered a bonus birthday gift to her owner, Bob Edwards, who races in the name of e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) at Keeneland. “That worked out well,” said Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. “Everybody was happy about […]

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Remington: Cabrera Wins Four For Second Straight Saturday

Remington Park leading rider by a city block, David Cabrera, was hotter than a firecracker on an Oklahoma summer sidewalk, bagging a riding quadruple Saturday night to add to his daylight lead in the jockeys’ standings. Cabrera’s four victories pushed him up to 44 wins this meet, a baker’s dozen ahead of Richard Eramia at […]

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Family Ties: Declan Carroll Enjoys First Career Mounts Under Parents’ Watchful Eyes

With mud on his face and in his teeth, apprentice Declan Carroll was all smiles after riding Christine Hites’ Rilla in the third race at Keeneland on Friday. Rilla ran evenly to finish sixth at 18-1, but Carroll felt like a winner in his Keeneland debut. “It is an unbelievable experience,” said Carroll, whose initial […]

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Penn National’s Peter Carlino Inducted Into AGA Gaming Hall Of Fame

Peter M. Carlino, Penn National Gaming Chairman of the Board, was inducted into the American Gaming Association’s  Gaming Hall of Fame on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Carlino was honored for his 30-year record as an industry visionary and for his accomplishments in driving Penn National’s consistent growth from a single racetrack to […]

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Apprentice Kimura Rides Five Winners Friday At Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura enjoyed one of the biggest days of his promising career with a five-win performance on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Kimura kicked off the nine-race program with back-to-back wins for meet-leading trainer Norm McKnight aboard Reimagined ($3) and Gwendoline H ($2.80) then gave McKnight the triple later guiding Sweet Rhapsody ($3.20) […]

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‘No Sense In Rushing’: Espinoza Plans Christmas Return To The Saddle

Victor Espinoza, who suffered a fractured vertebra in a training mishap at Del Mar July 22, continues a lengthy and arduous recovery and hopes to resume riding when Santa Anita’s Winter Meet starts on Dec. 26. “He saw the doctors this week and they’re happy with his progress,” agent Brian Beach said Friday morning. “They […]

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Caldwell Sets Owners’ Record With 300 Career Wins At Remington Park

No owner had ever won 300 races at Remington Park before. One has now – Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla. Caldwell reached that pinnacle at this Oklahoma City track Thursday night when California Breeze put him in the winner’s circle after the sixth race, winning a $36,300 allowance race, going 6-1/2 furlongs on the main […]

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