Kurt Hoover

Oh, Zuzanna! Claimer Of The Meet ‘A Doll To Ride’

It’s been a storybook ride the last three months for the five-year-old mare Zuzanna. Claimed for $8,000 on Sept. 13, 2018 by a partnership group that includes TVG host and analyst Kurt Hoover, the bay daughter of Wilburn won three of four subsequent races, the most recent yesterday’s second at Santa Anita, a $46,000 starter allowance […]

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The Early Years: TVG’s Kurt Hoover Once Coached Derby-Winning Trainer In Basketball

It’s definitely a cliche, but there’s a lot of truth to the phrase “it’s a small world.” The latest relevant example comes from Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, who once played on a basketball league coached by current TVG host and analyst Kurt Hoover, according to the LA Times. When Todd Pletcher’s father, also a […]

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Coach Kurt Hoover hoping to recruit Kerwin John for charity basketball game

Arcadia, CA — Don’t tell the NCAA, but Kurt Hoover is contemplating a recruiting trip to the Bay Area before Santa Anita’s jockeys play Holy Angels School in their annual charity basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena. HRTV’s consummate analyst has coached the Santa Anita riders for more […]

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By Ray Paulick Last week I wrote that if I had a vote in the Eclipse Awards, I’d cast my Horse of the Year ballot for unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta. Well, I don’t have a vote, and I have no one to blame but myself. A little more than seven years ago, […]

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