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Funeral Services Scheduled For Equine Insurance Executive Jerry Parks; Celebration Of His Life At OBS

Funeral services for Ocala Equine Insurance executive Jerry Parks will be held Sunday, February, 17th at Grace Episcopal Church, 502 S.E. Broadway Street, Ocala, Florida, at 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the services from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, 1701 S.W. 60th Avenue, Ocala Florida. For more […]

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Calhoun Celebrates ‘Mind Boggling’ 3,000th Training Victory

Trainer Bret Calhoun scored his 3,000th career victory on Sunday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when Douglas Scharbauer’s Most Mischief got the best of a blanket photo finish in the eighth race. Calhoun, 54, became only the 30th Thoroughbred conditioner to win 3,000 races. “It’s mind boggling,” Calhoun said. “When you compare […]

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‘It Felt So Good To Win Here’: Firsts All Around On Saturday At Santa Anita

Multi-cultural firsts were the order of the day Saturday at Santa Anita. Posting their first victories at The Great Race Place were jockeys Andrea Atzeni, Jean Diaz Jr. and Shane Foley. The 27-year-old Atzeni, a native of the Mediterranean island Sardinia, won the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes for trainer Simon Callaghan on True Valour […]

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Fair Grounds: Saturday Features Fundraiser For Shantel Lanerie Breast Cancer Foundation

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will host the Shantel Lanerie Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday, February 9. The event will be held from 12 p.m. – 6p.m. CT in the Fair Grounds tent near the apron and will have food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for purchase as well as an auction. Live music […]

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Tweets Indicate Rick Dutrow Will Be Racing Consultant For New Saudi Owner

Just under six years into his ten-year suspension in New York, longtime trainer Rick Dutrow is reportedly embarking on a new career in Saudi Arabia. According to numerous tweets from Saudi owners and racing affiliates this week, Dutrow will serve as racing consultant to new owner Abdulrahman Fahad M Albawardi. According to reports from The […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Three Promotions In Leadership Team

Following approval from its Board of Directors, the Breeders’ Cup announced today three senior staff management promotions. Dora Delgado has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Racing and Nominations, Drew Fleming has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Justin McDonald has been promoted to Senior Vice President […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: No ‘Genie In A Bottle’ Needed For Derby Prospect Tax

If you’re going to do something, do it well. Danny Gargan has worked every day of his life on the racetrack, but he didn’t start out wanting to be a horse trainer. It’s a curious beginning for the conditioner and part-owner of G3 Withers winner Tax, a strong prospect on the Road to the Kentucky […]

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Retired Jockey Gary Stevens To Join Fox Sports/NYRA TV Broadcasts

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports today announced that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will join the FOX Sports/NYRA Live shows as a racing analyst, making his debut on FOX Sports Saturday At The Races this spring.  Inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1997, Stevens registered 5,187 wins and […]

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Positive Spirit Has Brisset Thinking Big For 2019

When your older half-brother is a Kentucky Derby winner, it’s natural for high expectations to carry over. Positive Spirit ended her 2-year-old campaign on a very promising note, and the first chapter of her sophomore season is about to be written in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, to be run on Saturday, Feb. […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Brothers Still Uses Eye For Horses Behind The Scenes

A decade after a seamless transition from Classic-winning trainer to semi-retired bloodstock advisor, Frank Brothers continues to enjoy the Thoroughbred industry. Called “Frankie” by all who know him, his name is forever linked with a long list of high-profile runners topped by Preakness and Belmont winner and 1991 champion Hansel and 1997 Blue Grass Stakes […]

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