Jay Privman

Report: Kentucky Derby Winner Country House Out Of Preakness Due To Cough

After all the drama in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, there will be no Triple Crown bid for the 65-1 winner put up by disqualification. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Tuesday that Country House has been taken out of consideration for the Preakness Stakes because trainer Bill Mott believes the horse is getting sick. “He […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

In what is surely an indelible highlight to an incredible 43-year career in the saddle, jockey Scott Stevens has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita’s 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. In winning this year’s Woolf Award, Stevens, 58, joins his Hall of Fame brother Gary, […]

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Another Fatality At Santa Anita Prior To Evaluation Of Track Surface

According to the┬áDaily Racing Form’s Jay Privman, the fourth horse in as many days suffered a catastrophic injury and had to be euthanized at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A 3-year-old gelding trained by Mark Glatt, Charmer John had made just one start in his young career, finishing sixth on Feb. 14, and broke […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens Retiring Permanently Due To Back Injury

This time, jockey Gary Stevens is hanging them up for good. The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Tuesday that Stevens’ C4 vertebra is pressing up against his spinal cord, following a post parade incident at Del Mar on Saturday. “There won’t be any comebacks from this one,” Stevens told Privman. Stevens also said after […]

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Reigning Champion 3-Year-Old West Coast Breezes Half-Mile At Del Mar

West Coast, last seen racing in March in Dubai, is back at work in Southern California. The 4-year-old son of Flatter breezed a half-mile Tuesday at Del Mar in :48 for trainer Bob Baffert. “When he came back from Dubai, he looked like a tired horse,” Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. “He hadn’t had […]

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Privman, McNamara Recognized For 2016 Belmont Stakes Coverage

Jay Privman of The Daily Racing Form and Ed McNamara of Newsday earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) eighth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2016 Belmont Stakes, won by Creator. Privman won for his race recap entitled “Creator beats […]

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NBC Sports Network Televising Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby

NBCSN presents live horse racing Saturday, April 9, at 5 p.m. EDT, with coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby. The winner of each race receives 100 points, enough to guarantee a spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby, May 7 on NBC. Saturday will mark NBC Sports Group’s […]

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NHC Charity Challenge: Paulick, Jagow Compete With 42 Other Celebrities

Defending champion Bob Neumeier of NBC Sports tops a field of 44 celebrities and media types competing in Saturday’s second annual $10,000 NHC Charity Challenge to benefit the Old Friends Barn Raising Project, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and a nonprofit cause of the winner’s choice. The invitation-only online tournament is held on the final day of […]

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Transparency And Twitter: A Good Partnership For Racing

On the same day that California Horse Racing Board stewards voted not to sanction Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux for a ride in which critics say he quit just before the finish line, I was made aware of a ruling by stewards at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania against jockey Angel Castillo for a similar transgression. […]

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