Craig Bernick

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nexus Provides ‘A Newer Concept In Racing’

Horse racing executives have long been sitting in dusty board rooms trying to envision new ways to broaden the sport’s reach to include a younger generation of fans, but 20-somethings Dare Sutton and Sam Bussanich were a step ahead with an idea birthed in 2016. Neither grew up in racing, however, and the prohibitive costs […]

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HBPA Panel: Paying For Basic Data Puts Racing At Disadvantage

To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of panels and presentations at the National HBPA Convention at the Sheraton Sand Key. The […]

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Favored Chicago Style Captures Hollywood Turf Cup With Strong Late Run

Glen Hill Farm’s 9-5 favored Chicago Style, under a well-timed ride by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, rallied powerfully in the stretch to forge ahead in the final strides and win the featured Grade II $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Friday at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif. Outrun in the early stages of the mile and […]

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Patrick Cummings Named Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Executive Director

Patrick Cummings has been named executive director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). A non-profit organization, TIF was established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas designed to improve the prospects of the thoroughbred industry and its stakeholders. “It is great to welcome Pat as the executive director of the Thoroughbred […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation Created; To Tackle Major Industry Challenges

The Thoroughbred industry is facing serious problems, bordering on a crisis. According to the Jockey Club, the North American foal crop is projected to be 21,500 in 2018 compared to 35,274 (-39 percent) in 2008. North American handle was $11.5 billion last year compared to $14.3 billion (-19 percent) in 2008. A 2011 McKinsey study […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With Craig Bernick

Craig Bernick is the president and CEO of Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., where he took over for his grandfather, the late Leonard Lavin, at the young age of 28 in 2008. Craig grew up in Chicago, is a graduate of Tulane University and is currently on the boards of Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ […]

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Former Proctor Assistant Lindsay Schultz Named Manager of Glen Hill Farm

Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., has named Lindsay Schultz as its new farm manager. Established in 1966 by the late Leonard Lavin, Glen Hill Farm is a breeding and racing operation that has campaigned more than 80 stakes winners, including Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner One Dreamer, graded stakes winner and successful sire Relaunch, Marketing […]

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The Master Of Glen Hill Loved His Time At Del Mar Best Of All

They’re running the 73rd edition of the Del Mar Derby Sunday. Leonard Lavin would have enjoyed that. In fact, the only thing the late business titan and master of one of the sport’s most successful and enduring single owner/operator racing and breeding outfits would have enjoyed more was if he had a horse in action […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Pontchatrain Dies Due To Foaling Complications

The Glen Hill Farm-owned Pontchatrain died during foaling on Saturday, according to bloodhorse.com. The 7-year-old mare was bred to Curlin, but hemorrhaged after her water broke. The foal could not be saved. A daughter of War Front, Pontchatrain earned $446,392 on the track under the care of trainer Tom Proctor. Her major victories included a […]

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Family Matters Guts Out Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Win

Family Matters, a sixth generation homebred for Glen Hill Farm, edged away near the wire following a thrilling stretch duel with Frosty Friday to win the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf by a neck Saturday at Gulfstream Park for trainer Tom Proctor. The Filly & Mare Turf for females 4 and up at 1 […]

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