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Romans Poised To Overtake Mott’s Record For Wins At Churchill Downs

It has been 10,899 days since trainer Dale Romans recorded his first victory at Churchill Downs with a horse named Final Destroyerand, now, the 50-year-old South Louisville native is 24 hours away from possibly becoming the track’s all-time leading trainer. “As you get older, you reflect a lot more on the past,” Romans said. “I […]

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Former U.S. Congressman Edward Whitfield Joins WHOA

Former U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) who served in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2016, has joined the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of federal legislation which would appoint The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to create and oversee a national anti-doping program for horse racing in the United […]

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‘We Do A Little Bit Of Everything’: Small Tasks Play Big Part In Keeping September Sale On Schedule

Well before the start of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Dewey Harper, Alan Gooden and others on the Keeneland team are busy preparing barns for incoming four-legged residents. The individual chores might seem small, but collectively the tasks keep the world’s premier Thoroughbred auction moving at a steady pace. Dewey and Alan are stationed in […]

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Going To The Dogs: Uninvited ‘Guest’ Escorts Field To The Post At Epsom

The field for the fifth race on the card at Epsom Thursday had unexpected – and uninvited – company join them while they cantered down to the start. Racing UK captured the moments as a playful husky sauntered out onto the course prior to the Kovara Klassic Handicap at Epsom. The horses and their jockeys appeared […]

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Colorado: Jockey Dies As Result Of Injuries Suffered In Spill

Jockey Jesus Munoz died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a spill during the races Sept. 9 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in Kiowa County, Colorado. KDVR FOX-31 reports that Munoz, 22, was thrown from his horse and suffered traumatic brain injuries. He was airlifted to Swedish Medical Center where he remained in a coma until his […]

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‘Anytime You Win Down There, It’s Good’: Wilkes Can Cap Big Meet At KY Downs With Sonic Boom

Ian Wilkes probably can’t catch Mike Maker for the Kentucky Downs training title. But he can certainly end America’s most unique race meet in style. Wilkes runs five horses on Thursday’s closing card, including the intriguing 3-1 favorite Sonic Boom in the $250,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes for 3-year-olds and Sweet Tapper in the $350,000 Ramsey Farm […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Aaron Gryder A Racing Renaissance Man

If veteran jockey Aaron Gryder were to write out his bucket list, most everything on it would have a big check mark scrawled alongside. At age 47, Gryder has ridden all over the world, found success on some of its biggest stages, explored a career as an actor, been a motivational speaker, and even worked […]

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Jockey Saenz Reflects On Highly Successful Super Derby Saturday

While jockey Diego Saenz did not win the richest race of the Super Derby Day card Saturday at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, he certainly had a highly rewarding afternoon. The 38-year-old rider won three of the seven stakes on the program, with a close second-place finish in the $60,000 Unbridled. Saenz won the first turf feature […]

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Ramsey Hoping For Fifth Consecutive Kentucky Downs Owners Title

Ken Ramsey has two goals this Thursday for Kentucky Downs’ closing-day turf card: Win his fifth consecutive owners title at America’s most unique race meet, and present the trophy to himself for the $350,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, the race formerly known as the Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon in which Ramsey is running 2-1 favorite Kitten’s […]

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Chasing Her Dream: Retired INS Agent Pursues Lifelong Dream Of Becoming A Jockey

Stefanie Vetter has loved horses since she was a child, and she had always dreamed of becoming a jockey. Her career path did not take her anywhere near a racing oval, however. Instead, Vetter went to work for the federal government, retiring two years ago from her job as a special agent for the Immigration […]

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