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Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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Trainer Brad Cox Tops 148th Racing Season At Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots returned to the traditional Thanksgiving Day opening for the start of the 148th racing season, but the meet concluded six racing days prior to the scheduled March 29 closing date due to a “stay-home” order issued by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, following public health concerns in relation to […]

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Tenfold ‘In A Great Rhythm’ Ahead Of Pegasus; Javier Castellano Will Ride Asmussen Trainee

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold worked a leisurely half-mile in 51 seconds flat at the Fair Grounds on a frigid Monday morning, his last training session before flying from New Orleans to South Florida Tuesday for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy. The workout time ranked 43 out of 52 works at the […]

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‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present ’35 Years Of Second Chances’ At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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Kennedy, Agent O’Connor ‘Walking The Miles’ To Success At Fair Grounds

Spending a season at a whole new racetrack can be tough for a young rider like Ty Kennedy, but this Fair Grounds meet, he has proven that he’s capable of handling a challenge. Kennedy, 24, is making his first winter in New Orleans a successful one so far with a dozen victories finishing in the […]

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‘Two Different Aspects’: Desormeaux Brothers In Search Of First Louisiana Derby Victory

Brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux were the first jockey and trainer to team up for a win in the 2016 Preakness, when Exaggerator crossed the line in front. Though both are originally from Louisiana, neither has been able to win the state’s premier race for 3-year-olds, the Louisiana Derby. This Saturday, the pair will try […]

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Amoss Taking A Shot At ‘Legacy’ Louisiana Derby Win With Lone Sailor

In trainer Tom Amoss’s 30 plus years of training Thoroughbreds, the New Orleans native has found a great deal of success at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which includes 11 training titles at the track. Winning the Louisiana Derby, however, is still something on the list awaiting a check mark. On Saturday, March 24, […]

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National HBPA Convention Topics Include Sports Betting, Aftercare

Sports betting and its possible effects on horse racing. Stemming the dearth of backside employees. Horses’ inadvertent exposure to recreational and prescription medications. Needing solutions, not just funding, for Thoroughbred aftercare. Where the trainer absolute-insurer rule stands. Horsemen as citizen marketers. Those are among the discussions taking center stage at the National HBPA Convention, March 13-17 at […]

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