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Team Valor, Denali Stud form strategic partnership

Press Release Barry Irwin’s Team Valor and Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud have formed a strategic alliance this week in Kentucky that, among other things, will see the international racing stable using the bluegrass nursery and consignor as its exclusive boarding and sales agent. Team Valor will board all of its domestic broodmares at […]

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Former Smashing Pumpkins bassist arrested over 2009 wild horse incident

For not showing up in court over a charge of “animals running at large”, Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky was arrested and jailed in Michigan’s Berrien County Jail. The charge was from 2009.

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Jockeys Cedillo and Espinoza injured after horses clip heels

Press Release Apprentice jockey Abel Cedillo and journeyman Victor Espinoza were injured as a result of a spill on the Club House turn during the first race at Santa Anita on Thursday. Cedillo’s mount, Saint’s Crown, who was at the rail, in second position approaching the 6 1⁄2 furlong pole, clipped the heels of the […]

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Laffit Pincay Jr. Number 25 in ’50 Coolest Athletes in SoCal History’

While he couldn’t quite compete with a baseball great like Sandy Koufax (number one on the list) Laffit Pincay Jr. makes it to number 25 on the LA Times’ 50 Coolest Athletes in Southern California History. Accompanying his picture is the following: “Famed jockey once cut an airplane peanut in two and called one ‘lunch’ […]

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Former jockey Richard Migliore joins NYRA team

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that retired jockey Richard Migliore, who won more than 4,400 races over a career spanning three decades, will join the organization as a broadcast analyst and racing office associate, serving in a number of different roles. As a broadcast analyst, Migliore will appear on a variety of […]

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Erskine: I come to praise horse racing, not bury it

Chris Erskine, in a piece for the LA Times, writes one of the more beautiful tributes to our sport about the majesty of Santa Anita. Instead of giving a synopsis, we think the following snippet sums it up quite nicely. “Certain sports are capable of running their fingers through your soul, and this is one […]

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Remembering Isaac Murphy, the first jockey to win three Kentucky Derbies

It’s Black History Month and with it comes the story of jockey Isaac Murphy who became the first jockey to win three Kentucky Derbies despite having been born a slave. Below is a “thank you note” from Patsi Trollinger who claims that despite never having met the man Murphy has been a great teacher in […]

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Asmussen: If shorter meets are good for Texas racing, I’m absolutely for them

Trainer Steve Asmussen has horses in training at Santa Anita, Fair Grounds, Oaklawn and Belmont. But he’s a Texas boy at heart a cherishes his stable of fifty at Sam Houston Race Park. And while he admits the new shorter boutique meet at Sam Houston is more expensive for trainers, if it’s good enough for […]

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KHRC looking to revise suspension rules after Castellano incident

During last year’s Breeders’ Cup, jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano very publicly expressed their dislike for each other in the winner’s circle after the Breeders’ Cup Marathon. Castellano was suspended but received an injunction by the Franklin County Circuit Court because he had a previously scheduled mount in the Japan Cup. Jockeys’ Guild National […]

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Trainer Ziadie makes Florida return

Having not raced in south Florida since 2009, trainer Kirk Ziadie has been allowed one stall at Gulfstream Park as he tries to rebuild his business after receiving a 60-day suspension for having a horse in his care test positive for the tranquilizer acepromazine two years earlier.

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