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THA Hires Belfiore To Oversee Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan To Reduce Equine Fatalities

Andy Belfiore, who has served as executive director for the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association for the past four years, will join the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (“THA”) as the Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. In this capacity, Belfiore will work with the Plan’s architects, NYS Equine Medical Director Dr. Scott […]

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Violette, Lukas Among National Turfwriters And Broadcasters Honorees

The late trainer Rick Violette, a fierce advocate for horsemen throughout the country, will be honored posthumously along with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, Tim Wilkin and Caton Bredar during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 60th annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 30. The awards dinner, held during Breeders Cup week, will be at […]

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Santa Anita Adds New Vet Position To Safety Team, Hires Dr. Laurie Bohannon

The Stronach Group has announced the hiring of Dr. Laurie Bohannon to the newly created position of Senior Veterinarian. Bohannon will serve at the direction of TSG Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Dionne Benson as Santa Anita Park approaches the opening of its 23-day Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 27.  Santa Anita, which has led the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carlos Martin ‘Dancing’ To Family Tradition

As the grandson of a Hall of Fame trainer, Carlos Martin has always had big shoes to fill. Watching Come Dancing waltz her way to an easy victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes Aug. 24, the 50-year-old feels like he’s doing justice to his family name. “I just want to carry on the tradition,” […]

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Third Saratoga Title In Four Years Nets Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning the riding title at Saratoga for the third time in four years, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 26 -September 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Graham Wins First Kentucky Riding Title With Last-Day Victories At Ellis Park

James Graham captured the fourth and fifth races on Ellis Park’s closing card to earn his first riding title in Kentucky with 26 wins. That was one more than Corey Lanerie, the three-time defending meet leader and five-time champ overall who rode Monday at Parx Racing, where he finished second in the $300,000 Smarty Jones on Ellis Park Derby winner […]

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Hronis Racing Earns Record $1.4 Million In Purses, Captures Del Mar Owner Title

Hronis Racing swept to their fifth Del Mar owner title during the course of Del Mar’s 36-day summer season, winning nine races and a record $1,441,077 in purses. Among those nine victories was an unprecedented seven stakes races. Hronis Racing is the nom de course for two brothers from Delano, CA – Kosta and Pete […]

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Prat, O’Neill Take Home Jockey, Trainer Titles At Del Mar Summer Meet

Flavien Prat and Doug O’Neill took their places atop the jockey and trainer leader boards midway through the meeting and stayed to the end in winning titles for the 80th Del Mar Summer Season which ended Monday. In winning his third championship, solo or shared, in the last four years, Prat notched 42 wins, 10 more […]

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Brown, Jose Ortiz, Klarman Earn Repeat Saratoga Titles

Trainer Chad Brown earned his second consecutive H. Allen Jerkens award, and third overall, for the Saratoga meet’s top trainer with 41 wins, while Jose Ortiz [60 victories] registered his third Angel Cordero, Jr. award in four years as the leading jockey for the summer meet that concluded Monday, Labor Day, at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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‘Among The Top Jockeys In The Country’: Prat Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title

Closing day of the 80th summer racing season at Del Mar is an occasion to reflect on the past seven weeks for horsemen. Without doubt the preeminent human figures of the meeting have been jockey Flavien Prat, trainer John Sadler and the Hronis Racing stable of brothers Kosta and Pete Hronis. With two wins on […]

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