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Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Dies After Brief Battle With Lung Cancer

The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the charismatic exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, died early this morning from complications of lung cancer. He was 78. Davis, who was born on Feb. 2, 1940, in Orangeburg, S.C., started his vocation by cutting elementary school to watch the Thoroughbreds train on the […]

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Giving Back: Gulfstream Park Partners With Broward College On American Dream Scholarship

Gulfstream Park has partnered with Broward College to award two South Florida students with the Gulfstream Park American Dream Scholarship. The American Dream Scholarship helps students who are 75 percent toward degree completion, have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater, live in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach County, work full or part time […]

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Equine Artist Fred Stone Dies At Age 87

Accomplished equine artist Fred Stone, whose works are located in homes and businesses around the world, died Feb. 4 due to complications from cancer. He was 87. Stone was born April 13, 1930, in St. Louis. When he was three, Stone and his family moved to Los Angeles. According to the BloodHorse, Stone attended the Art Center […]

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Brazilian Riding Legend Jorge Ricardo Equals World Record With 12,844th Win

Brazilian riding legend Jorge Ricardo pulled even with retired rival Russell Baze when he tied the world record for all-time victories when he rode his 12,844th winner at Hipodromo da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro. Ricardo will now go for the record at his home base in Buenos Aires. As the Racing Post reports, Ricardo, 56, began riding […]

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Saez Voted Jockey Of The Week With Nine Total Victories

A week after he scored an impressive seven wins in one day at Gulfstream, Luis Saez returned as the leading rider by number of wins and earnings to be named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 29 – February 4, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by […]

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Winx’s 2018 Debut Could Be Delayed After Bowman Loses Appeal

Superstar Winx may not make her seasonal debut in the G2 Apollo Stakes as originally planned, after jockey Hugh Bowman lost his appeal to have his suspension for careless riding reduced. According to a report in the News, Bowman met with Racing NSW stewards Monday regarding his suspension, which was issued at Warwick Farm and will force […]

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Super Sunday: Five-Win Day For Davis At Aqueduct

It was a super Sunday for jockey Dylan Davis, who rode five winners from eight mounts on the day’s program at Aqueduct Racetrack. Davis notched his first career five-win day on the New York Racing Association circuit, starting off the day by piloting Sara Street ($8.60) to victory in Race 1. In Race 3, Davis […]

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Wilmer Garcia Suffers Broken Collarbone, Wrist In Tampa Spill

In Saturday’s action at Tampa Bay Downs, jockey Wilmer Garcia was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa after being unseated in the fourth race on the turf when his mount, 3-year-old gelding Power Hitter, clipped heels with Seminole Charlie in the stretch. Both horses completed the course and were reported in good condition afterward. […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Bruce Johnstone

Bruce Johnstone, Manager of Racing Operations for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Johnstone joined Serling Friday morning, February 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack to discuss his career in the industry, spanning both the front and backside of the racetrack. Born […]

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Geroux Reflects On Gun Runner’s ‘Desire Of Winning Races’

With 2017 Horse of the Year and Grade I Pegasus World Cup victor Gun Runner’s racing career in the rearview mirror, jockey Florent Geroux took some time to talk about what the horse meant to his riding career and how special he really was. Geroux began riding Gun Runner at the beginning of his 3-year-old campaign, which began […]

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