Gary Jones

The Quiet Man: Mandella And His Horses Find Their Comfort Zone (Last Of Four Parts)

In this last installment of a four-part series we’ll find out what Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella has to say about racetrack surfaces, his philosophy of choosing jockeys and exercise riders, what he thinks of the stewards currently officiating the sport, and how racing has changed over the last 40 years. If you missed […]

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Zenyatta, Lava Man Among New Honorees To Arcadia Walk Of Champions

The Arcadia Historical Society’s Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions will celebrate the induction of honorees for 2015 and 2016 at a gala on Tuesday evening, May 24. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic core of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, site of Lucky Baldwin’s landmark […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Such Sweet Dedication

The Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland was full of exciting moments and unique stories, but some of the best were the ones that never made the headlines. I was in Lexington for Breeders’ Cup week and spent the majority of my waking hours at Keeneland. On Sunday morning after the two-day championships had concluded, an endless […]

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Watch the 2014 Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame will hold the induction ceremony for the Class of 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast live at HRTV.com Set to be inducted are trainer Gary Jones, jockey Alex Solis and champions Ashado and Curlin. To watch the ceremony live, click here

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HRTV, HRRN to Provide Coverage of Hall of Fame Inductions

The Horse Racing Television Network (HRTV) and the Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) will provide coverage of the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which takes place Friday at Fasig-Tipton. HRTV will broadcast the program on tape delay Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. HRRN will broadcast […]

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‘It was Well Worth the Wait’: Gary Jones Set to Join Idols in Hall of Fame

It didn’t take retired trainer Gary Jones long to verbalize his response to being named to the Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. “I was flabbergasted when they told me,” said the enthusiastic Jones, who has traded his blondish hair for a thinner, whiter mane. “I had been passed over a few times already, and […]

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2014 Hall of Fame Finalists Announced; Antley, Asmussen, Curlin on Ballot

Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2014 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The candidates are: jockeys Chris Antley, Garrett Gomez, Craig Perret and Alex Solis; Thoroughbreds Ashado, Curlin, Kona Gold and Xtra Heat; and trainers Steve […]

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Proctor, Mitchell Reminisce About Hollywood Park

When perusing the top 100 trainers in Betfair Hollywood Park history, family legacies quickly become apparent, but the best example of friendship and family are exemplified by the intertwining lives of trainers Tom Proctor, Mike Mitchell and Marty Jones. Tom Proctor, 57, whose father Willard ranks 61st on the all-time list with 173 victories, won […]

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Finalists named to Hall of Fame ballot

Four jockeys, three trainers, and three fillies and mares — but no male horses — will be on the ballot for possible induction into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame later this year. Three of the four jockeys — Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez — have been named to the ballot […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: WHY NO HALL FOR HOLLENDORFER?

By Ray Paulick No Thoroughbred trainer will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., when ceremonies are held at the Fasig-Tipton sale pavilion on the morning of Aug. 13. Under new voting procedures this year, the top four vote getters among nominees in four categories—contemporary male horse, […]

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