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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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Georganne Hale To Receive Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award

Georganne Hale has been selected to receive the 2018 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd., this award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. It recognizes honesty, hard work and humility – qualities […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 26-Year-Old Breeder Defeats 70-1 Odds

At what point does a hobby become a passion? How often does that passion become a career? According to Maryland-based breeder Sabrina Moore, the odds of turning her passion for horses into a career were almost as high as those of her three-strong broodmare band producing a Grade 1 winner: about 70-1. When Knicks Go […]

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Martine Bellocq To Receive Bill Mooney Award For Courage

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present Martine Bellocq, a lifelong horsewoman who rushed into a burning barn trying to save her horses in a wildfire that decimated much of the San Luis Rey Downs training center last December, with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity. Bellocq […]

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Lawsuit Exposes Power Struggle Over Stronach Group Assets

Frank Stronach has filed a lawsuit against his daughter, Belinda Stronach, and The Stronach Group’s  chief executive, Alon Ossip, alleging the pair are mismanaging the assets the elder Stronach compiled over a long and successful business career and which Belinda Stronach now oversees as company chairman and president. The suit, filed Oct. 1 in Ontario […]

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Pair Of Five-Win Cards Earn Pennington Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning five races in a single card twice in one week, Frankie Pennington was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 1 – 7, 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 […]

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‘Student Of The Game’: Q & A With Jockey Drayden Van Dyke

23-year-old jockey Drayden Van Dyke recently met with Santa Anita’s Zoe Cadman and Alexis Garske for observations from one of So-Cal’s brightest young stars, well on his way to becoming one of racing’s signature riders. Much has been made of the mentors who have guided you, but what have you learned on your own? “I’ve […]

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Changing Fortunes: Breeders’ Futurity Win ‘Still Sinking In’ For Colebrook

A lot can change in the racing game in 24 hours. Nobody knows that better than trainer Ben Colebrook. On Saturday morning, Colebrook was lamenting the troubled trip Katherine G. Ball’s Limousine Liberal had the day before in his third-place finish in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) at Keeneland. On Sunday morning, Colebrook was celebrating his first […]

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Leading Rider Cabrera Pilots Four Winners Saturday At Remington

Jockey David Cabrera is hotter than a marshmallow at summer camp, following his riding triple Friday night with four wins on Saturday night. He is about a city block ahead of the second-place rider after 26 days of racing here. And owner Danny Caldwell, constant as the rising sun here at this Oklahoma City track, […]

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