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What Did You Read? Top Horse Racing Stories Of 2019

As we prepare to close the book on 2019, it’s time for our traditional look back on the most popular stories of the year by traffic. We’ve done this for four years now (see previous editions of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). It’s no secret that 2019 was a tough year for horse racing, and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Arlington’s Future, Sophomore Class?

The announcement this week from Churchill Downs Incorporated, owner of Arlington Park, that it would not seek a casino license for the racetrack under a new gaming law, rocked the Illinois horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the decision and the potential ramifications going forward. […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero, Rider For Personal Ensign, Dies At 61

After a decades-long battle with health issues, Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, known for riding Go for Wand and the unbeaten Personal Ensign among others, has passed away at the age of 61 in his native Louisiana. He was surrounded by family members while under hospice care in Lafayette, La. “He is the toughest […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero In Hospice Care

Jockey Randy Romero, elected to racing’s Hall of Fame in 2010, said last weekend he is hospice care but is at home in Lafayette, La., where a brother is staying with him and helping with his care. “I’m very sick but I haven’t given up,” he said by phone. Romero, 62, said doctors told him […]

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Setback Jeopardizes Hall Of Fame Jockey Romero’s Chances For Organ Transplants

A new health condition has caused Hall of Fame Jockey Randy Romero to be removed from the list of recipients for a transplanted kidney and liver, something he likely needs to sustain his life for a long period of time. The new health condition started during his trip to the June 10 Belmont Stakes as […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Photo Finishes: ‘110 Courageous Yards’

Before the horses entered the gate for the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, her connections already knew the race would be Personal Ensign’s swan song. The Shug McGaughey-trained filly came into the race with a perfect 12-for-12 record, including seven Grade 1 wins, one of which was the Whitney Handicap against the boys earlier […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Romero Candidate For Liver, Kidney Transplant

Often injured jockey Randy Romero received word from his doctors at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans on Wednesday that he is officially a candidate for a liver and kidney transplant. Romero, who spent three days at the hospital last week undergoing tests, said the transplant will require an 11-hour surgery and will now include […]

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‘I’m Gonna Beat This’: Romero Confident Despite Health Issues

Despite several health setbacks lately, including the discovery of a stomach tumor while undergoing medical tests for an organ transplant, Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero remains positive. “I’m gonna beat this,” Romero told the Times-Picayune. “The doctors are very confident.” Romero is scheduled for outpatient surgery Tuesday, where doctors will try to remove the […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero Diagnosed With Stomach Tumor

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, who has dealt with numerous physical ailments throughout his life, has another hurdle to overcome. The Daily Racing Form reports that while undergoing medical tests recently in order to be placed on a waiting list for a liver and kidney transplant, doctors found a tumor in his stomach. […]

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KY Downs: Hall of Fame Day Festivities to Benefit PDJF

Racing Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Eddie Maple, Chris McCarron and Randy Romero as well as active riders Edgar Prado and Calvin Borel will be at Kentucky Downs for Hall of Fame Day on Wednesday, September 10. Festivities, including a golf tournament, VIP dinner and autograph session, will benefit the Permanently […]

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