Jay Privman

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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Privman Takes Home Awards For Pair Of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Stories

Jay Privman, national correspondent for Daily Racing Form, won two Breeders’ Cup Writing Awards based on articles from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The awards were presented at the 59th Annual National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner during the week of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Privman, of Carlsbad, […]

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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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Bayern Commits to Derby Trial, Unlikely for Derby

According to Daily Racing Form correspondent Jay Privman, Bob Baffert’s Bayern is set to go in Saturday night’s Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs. Bayern, who has made just three lifetime starts, finished third in the Arkansas Derby two weeks ago. Bayern is currently outside the top 20 for Kentucky Derby points, but he could […]

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Livingston, Privman Among Preakness Media Award Winners

Pimlico Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 16 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., two days prior to the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1 million PreaknessĀ® Stakes (G1). […]

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Privman: West Coast is clear for late Derby developers

With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby and CashCall Futurity victor Violence claiming their path to the First Saturday in May through The Sunshine State, the field eyeing a late Kentucky spring is wide open in Southern California. Add to that the new backloaded points system introduced by Churchill Downs and this year sets up […]

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