Jimmy Toner

Former Educator Kelly Rubley’s Unique Career Path To The Preakness

When the 2000s began, Kelly Rubley seemed destined for a life of academia. But, even as she climbed the ladder from middle school science teacher to administrator, the horses kept calling. Before the decade was over, Rubley answered the call. She left behind the security of a career in education for the unpredictability of Thoroughbred […]

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Hawkish Kicks Clear In Penn Mile

Robert LaPenta, AJ Suited Racing, and Madaket Stable’s Hawkish lugged in at the eighth pole, but was three lengths clear of his rivals crossing the wire to win Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 2 Penn Mile. The 3-year-old son of Artie Schiller, ridden by Manny Franco for Jimmy Toner, was sent to the post as favorite at […]

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Grade 1 Winner Time And Motion Retired From Racing

Time and Motion, winner of the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in 2016, has been retired from racing, according to a report in the BloodHorse. Time and Motion raced as a homebred for Phillips Racing Partnership. During her racing career, the 4-year-old daughter of Tapit won five of 15 starts and earned $967,519. In addition to […]

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Hunter O’Riley Last-To-First For Bowling Green Upset

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley surprised the G2 Bowling Green field at 16-1, rolling from last-to-first under Florent Geroux to win by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Jimmy Toner, out-legged Bigger Picture in the final sixteenth for the victory, covering 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm […]

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Lake George, Schuylerville Draw Solid Fields To Highlight Opening Day At Saratoga

Trainer Jimmy Toner will try for his third victory in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George for sophomore fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf with the Grade 3-placed Defiant Honor. The Lake George joins the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, a six-furlong contest for 2-year-old fillies, to kick off the Opening Day racing action at […]

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‘Bigger And Stronger’ Time And Motion Headlines Modesty Handicap At Arlington

Trainer Jimmy Toner will saddle two starters Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse for the Ride to the Million presented by Miller Lite. Phillips Racing Partnership’s homebred Grade I-winner Time and Motion will contest the Grade III $100,000 Modesty Handicap, while Darby Dan Farm Racing’s Manitoulin will make his graded-stakes debut in the Grade III $100,000 […]

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Recepta ‘Doing Well’ Day After Career-Ending Fracture

A day after graded stakes winner Recepta suffered a fractured pelvis while galloping at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Jimmy Toner reported that his 5-year-old is in comfortable and stable condition at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs. “I just spoke to the hospital and she is doing well,” Toner said shortly after 9 […]

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Saratoga: Graded Stakes Winner Recepta Fractures Pelvis During Routine Gallop

Talented turf mare Recepta, winner of the 2015 G3 Noble Damsel Stakes, suffered a fractured pelvis while galloping over Saratoga’s main track Friday morning. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old daughter of Speightstown is currently resting comfortably at Rood and Riddle in Saratoga. Trainer Jimmy Toner told the Form that Recepta will not undergo surgery. “The next […]

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Paddock Accident Claims Life Of Champion Soaring Softly

Soaring Softly, winner of the inaugural G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, died Sept. 29 following a paddock accident at Darby Dan Farm. She was 20. “We’re not sure how it happened, but she cracked her elbow,” John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm told the Blood-Horse. “We sent her to Hagyard (Equine Medical […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Rubley Rewarded For Following Training Dream

Kelly Rubley marked a career milestone Sept. 19, less than two years after she began her own training operation — her first stakes win. And she wasn’t even in the winner’s circle for it. When Modernstone (GB) upset the Fasig-Tipton Ladies’ Marathon Stakes at Kentucky Downs, drawing away by three-quarters of a length at odds […]

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