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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Brought Together By ‘Canada, Hockey And Horses’

Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, there were two main passions for Timothy Faubert and his friends: hockey and horse racing. Fifty years later the group of eight still relishes the passion of a good hockey game, and in the past three years they’ve also enjoyed a very successful Thoroughbred racing venture in partnership with Hill […]

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TVG To Air Behind-The-Scenes Feature With Hall Of Famers Mike Smith, Gary Stevens

TVG, America’s horse racing network, will offer fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature on a recent episode of the TVG Podcast featuring Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens in the “Broadcast of the Podcast” which will air on February 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. Hosted by Mike Joyce, the interview with […]

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New York State Of Mind: Cohen To Ride At Saratoga This Summer

David Cohen, Oaklawn’s leading jockey in 2019, said he will ride regularly this summer at Saratoga, the prestigious upstate New York meet that will run July 16-Sept. 7. Cohen was based in Kentucky after the Oaklawn meeting ended last May, but he did have six mounts at Saratoga. Cohen had three victories – all for […]

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‘Very Special’; Apprentice Romero Maragh Rides First Winners After Returning From Injury

Romero Ramsay Maragh celebrated a ‘special’ moment in the Gulfstream Park winner’s circle Wednesday, when the 19-year-old apprentice jockey rode his first winner at the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track since fracturing two vertebrae in a Jan. 31, 2019, spill. Maragh, who underwent surgery to fuse four vertebrae, made his return to riding Jan. 19 at […]

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Report: Jockey Norberto Arroyo Skips Bail, Has Bench Warrant Issued In California

According to reporting from the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman and Steve Andersen, jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. has had a bench warrant issued against him after he did not show up for a January arraignment on four charges related to domestic violence. The San Diego County Superior Court has also increased the jockey’s bail to […]

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Jennifer Sokol Promoted To Racing Operations Manager At Louisiana Downs

David Heitzmann, director of racing at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, announced that Jennifer Sokol has accepted the position of Racing Operations Manager at the Shreveport racetrack. Sokol has been employed at Louisiana Downs since 2007, joining the racing office in 2012. She most recently served as racing office manager. Her new duties will include supervision of […]

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Four-Win Saturday At Tampa Nets Daniel Centeno Jockey Of The Week Title

With back to back Stakes wins, Daniel Centeno was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 3rd – February 9th. 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 […]

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Marcus Vitali Hopeful Retirement Gig Will Include Growing Pot

Embattled Thoroughbred trainer Marcus Vitali, who was suspended 365 days by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission in summer 2019, has applied for a special permit to open a marijuana growing business in Attleboro, Mass., according to a report this week by The Sun Chronicle. Vitali told the newspaper that he plans on retiring soon and […]

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Red-Hot Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Wins Six Races Sunday At Gulfstream Park

Defending two-time Eclipse Award champion Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode three winners Friday and four winners Saturday, brought home six more winners on Sunday’s 11-race card at Gulfstream Park. “I’m having a great meet so far. I’m so happy right now. I’m enjoying the moment. My agent [Jay Rushing] is doing a great job. I’m […]

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Santa Anita’s Horn Blower Jay Cohen To Host First-Ever ‘That’s A Stretch’ Comedy Show

Spend more than a few minutes around Santa Anita’s popular Horn Blower, Jay Cohen, and you’re as likely to hear a corny joke or witness a magic trick as you are to hear a call to the post—any one of which will leave you and your family smiling. The multi-talented Cohen, who doubles and triples […]

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