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Patrick Cummings Named Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Executive Director

Patrick Cummings has been named executive director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). A non-profit organization, TIF was established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas designed to improve the prospects of the thoroughbred industry and its stakeholders. “It is great to welcome Pat as the executive director of the Thoroughbred […]

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Maryland Horse Breeders Association Announces Board Of Directors Election Results

The Maryland Horse Breeders Association membership selected three new members and two incumbents to the Board of Directors, as announced June 12. Dictated by MHBA bylaws, the annually held election fills five open seats on the board. Those elected this year will serve for the next three years. Michael Harrison, Christy Holden and Theresa Wiseman […]

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Connections ‘Still Having Fun’ With Bargain-Buy Woody Stephens Winner

When Still Having Fun rattled off wins in a pair of 3-year-old stakes at Laurel Park over the winter, his connections began to dream big and wonder how far the bargain $12,000 yearling would be able to stretch his talent. Considering a race such as the Preakness Stakes (G1) was nothing out of the ordinary […]

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NBC Sports Group’s Jon Miller To Deliver Keynote At Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Jon Miller, the president of programming for NBC Sports Group, will deliver the keynote address at the fifth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, to be held from October 30 through November 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The conference leads into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled for November 2-3 at Churchill Downs. The goal of the Thoroughbred […]

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Triple Crown-Winning Smith Voted Jockey Of The Week

With a win in the Belmont Stakes that made Justify the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 4 – 10, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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Justify’s Breeder John Gunther Relishes ‘Amazing’ Triple Crown Victory

Breeder John Gunther, owner of the central Kentucky Glennwood Farm, was present at Belmont Park on Saturday to watch the colt he sold for $500,000 as a yearling become the 13th winner of racing’s Triple Crown. “What an amazing experience, my heart was pounding and I had to sit down,” Gunther told ctvnews.ca. “This means everything to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Peter Brant ‘Happy To Be Back’ In The Game

Peter M. Brant had quite a run in Thoroughbred racing in the 1970s and ‘80s. There were Eclipse Award winners like Waya in 1979 and Just a Game in 1980, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and G1 Belmont winner Swale – the champion 3-year-old he co-owned with Claiborne Farm – in 1984, and champion sprinter Gulch […]

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Miguel Mena On The Mend; Hoping To Return For September Meet At Churchill Downs

Jockey Miguel Mena continues to recover from multiple right ankle fractures that he suffered in a spill at Fair Grounds in March and hopes to return for the September Meet at Churchill Downs. “I’m just ready to get back to action,” said Mena, who visited the Churchill Downs Jockey’s Room on Friday for the first […]

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Emma-Jayne Wilson Presented With Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson received the 2018 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award during a special presentation held on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course following the second race on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Joined by her family and fellow jockeys, the 36-year-old Brampton, Ont. native was presented with the coveted Gomez Award, which is given to a person — […]

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Campbell Back In The Irons Saturday At Arlington Park

Life has been moving at a quick pace for jockey Jesse Campbell, perhaps a little quicker than he would like. Just over a week ago his plans for Belmont Stakes weekend would not have consisted of riding at Arlington International Racecourse, where he was notable rider for many years. Sure enough, he’s named aboard three mounts on […]

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