Russell Jones

Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: After Selling Walnut Green, Jones As Busy As Ever

Ten years ago, one of the most recognizable names in the sales market handed over the keys to the business he helped build. Russell Jones, 83, has been officially retired since he sold out of Walnut Green, the Pennsylvania-based purchasing and sales consignment company he co-founded with his brother, Richard. Jones worked for the company […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders Give $300,000 To Fund Gene Doping Research At UPenn

As part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining integrity in the horse racing industry, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) has donated $300,000 to Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory to fund revolutionary research to detect gene doping in equine athletes. Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified […]

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DeBunda, Jones, Sweeney Among Appointees To New Pennsylvania Racing Commission

In February, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a bill dissolving the existing horse racing commission and creating a new commission giving extraordinary powers to breeders and horsemen’s organizations for both the Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeds, including appointments to the new commission from a list supplied by representative organizations of owners and breeders in the […]

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Reid ‘Got The Itch Again,’ Returning To Training At Delaware Park

A slogan coined years ago states, “Delaware Park is a beautiful place where the big names race.” There is no bigger name in the mid-Atlantic than Mark Reid. The 63-year-old, who has accomplished nearly everything in the racing industry, will have a stable at the historic Stanton-oval for the upcoming 78th season of live racing. “I got the […]

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Union Rags: Full recovery expected, future undecided

Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags is expected to make a full recovery after he was diagnosed Tuesday with a small lesion of his high suspensory ligament in his left foreleg. “The prognosis for a full return to racing is excellent,” Kathleen Anderson, the Maryland-based veterinarian who examined Union Rags, said in a statement […]

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Union Rags out for the rest of 2012

One of the favorites leading up to the 2012 Kentucky Derby and winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes, Union Rags (Dixie Union) has been called out for the rest of the year with a minor tendon injury. The report was confirmed by bloodstock advisor Russell Jones. No future plans are currently set for the colt.

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Union Rags Bloodstock Adviser Russell Jones

Russell B. Jones Jr. founded Pennsylvania-based Walnut Green Bloodstock with his late brother, Richard I.G. Jones, in 1980, and operated the agency for 25 years until selling it to Mark Reid and partners in 2005. Jones stayed on as president of the company for three additional years during a transition period. Since then, he has […]

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McDermott leaving Pennsylvania breeders post after 35 years of service

Thirty-five years is a long time to stay with any job, especially in the horse business, and the Paulick Report congratulates Mark McDermott for his dedicated and lengthy service to the Thoroughbred breeding industry in Pennsylvania. McDermott has announced that he will be retiring from his longtime position of executive director of the Pennsylvania Horse […]

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