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The Stronach Group Taps Vargas To Engage The ‘Next Generation Of Fans’

Belinda Stronach, Chairman & President of The Stronach Group, has tapped entertainment and hospitality vet Jimmy Vargas to lead the company’s newly created entertainment division. As part of The Stronach Group’s mission to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing by exciting and energizing the next generation of fans, Vargas will curate unique and engaging […]

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Waller ‘Comin’ Through’ Hong Kong Mile En Route To More International Races

Chris Waller, who has garnered worldwide acclaim as the trainer of champion mare Winx, sees Comin’ Through’s Sunday mission in the G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile as a stepping stone to his stable having a greater international presence. The eight-time champion Sydney trainer, just last week nominated 15 horses for next year’s Dubai World Cup […]

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Espinoza ‘Stronger Day By Day,’ Could Return To The Saddle In January

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was back at Del Mar Saturday for the first time since incurring a fractured vertebra and spinal cord trauma in a training accident here on July 22. The official duties for Espinoza were to present the trophy to the winner of the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby – which […]

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Franco Takes Second NYRA Riding Title; Rodriguez, Pletcher Top Trainer Standings

Trainers Rudy Rodriguez and Todd Pletcher (12 wins apiece) and jockey Manny Franco (25 victories) were the leaders in their respective categories for Aqueduct Racetrack’s 22-day fall meet that concluded when Sunday’s card was canceled due to heavy fog. Chester and Mary Broman, Sr. and Godolphin tied for the most wins by an ownership group, […]

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Asmussen Achieves New Training Records At Remington Park

National Racing Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen broke his own record for money earned for horses in a single Remington Park season on Saturday night when his two runners in the third race finished first and third. That gave him $2,238,781 for purse money earned by his horses for the current meet, passing last […]

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Eurico Rosa Da Silva Sets New Win Record At Woodbine

Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva celebrated a major sports achievement as he broke the long-standing record for most wins at a Woodbine meet on Saturday at the Toronto racetrack. Da Silva earned his 222nd victory this season to break the previous record of 221 that was established by Mickey Walls at the Woodbine meet in […]

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100 Years Of Del Mar: Read, Davis Ride Off Into The Sunset

Del Mar has a reputation as the kind of place that once you come give it a try, you’re not likely to leave. Tim Read and Leon Davis will testify to that, though they might tweak the thought slightly to say you’re not likely to leave for a very – long – time. These two […]

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McPeek Preparing Trio For Early Venture To Dubai World Cup Carnival

American trainer Kenny McPeek has long made a good living by winning big races and making intelligent ventures with racehorses. Led now by the aptly named Senior Investment, he is set to invade the Dubai World Cup Carnival with a trio of intriguing prospects, marking him as the first American trainer to come to the Carnival […]

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Hall Of Famer Velazquez Scores 6,000th Win Aboard Pletcher Trainee

Jockey John Velazquez earned his 6,000th career North American victory, piloting Singapore Trader (No. 1) to victory in Race 5 on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Velazquez is just the 18th jockey to reach the milestone and one of just four active riders in the exclusive club, joining fellow Hall of Famer Edgar Prado along with […]

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Landeros Preparing For ‘Working Vacation’ With Family At Gulfstream Park

Jockey Chris Landeros will be off to a busy start at his second straight Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park, with mounts in seven of Saturday’s 11 races including five of the nine Claiming Crown stakes as he seeks to improve on his 2017-18 numbers. In his first full winter at Gulfstream, riding primarily for his […]

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