‘It’s In The Works’: Asmussen Oversees Strong Contingent In Quest For First Kentucky Derby Win

Have you ever won the Kentucky Derby? That’s the question everyone asks because that’s the race everyone knows. A few races are richer and a few might possess more championship heft, but throughout America’s vast cultural landscape, on the promontory of popular awareness, only the Kentucky Derby sits so high that everyone can see it. […]

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At 67, Baffert Just Five Wins Shy Of 3,000 Career Victories

Bob Baffert, already with a resume good enough to be in the Hall Fame twice over, is approaching another milestone, career victory number 3,000. The two-time Triple Crown winner, who is celebrating his 67th birthday (Monday), has eight wins through eight days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet, and 2,995 overall from 13,214 starters. He also […]

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California Trainer Gary Sherlock, Trainer Of Intangaroo, Uncle Lino, Dies At 73

Veteran trainer Gary Sherlock, who would have turned 74 on Jan. 1, passed away at an Arcadia, Calif., care facility on Sunday following a lengthy bout with cancer.  The son of a jockey, William, and racing official, Mary, Sherlock was born at 1:12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1946 in San Francisco, and was thus celebrated […]

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Oaklawn Park: Trainer Diodoro Pushes For Rare Win Total In 2020

Trainer Robertino Diodoro has increased his win total every year at Oaklawn since he began wintering in Hot Springs in 2015 and another bump for the 2020 meet that begins Jan. 24 would likely put the trainer in select company. The late Cole Norman, Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen and David Vance are the only […]

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‘It Was My Life’s Work’: Scooter Dickey Ends Training Career At Age 78

Trainer Charles “Scooter” Dickey has dispersed what was left of his stable at Churchill Downs and retired from the sport he gave decades to, reported the Daily Racing Form. The 78-year-old, who’s been dealing with health issues, told DRF he’s enjoying quiet time at home in Louisville with his wife. Dickey, who started his career […]

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John Hertler, Trainer Of Slew O’ Gold, To Present Cigar Mile Trophy At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) today announced that recently retired trainer John Hertler will present the trophy for the Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile on Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Cigar Mile Racing Festival, which begins on Thursday, December 5, is highlighted by four graded races worth $1.5 million in purse money […]

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Hollendorfer ‘Being Forced To Run At Oaklawn’ Over The Winter

Embattled California-based trainer Jerry Hollendorfer plans to move his stable to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas next month, the Daily Racing Form reported Monday. Hollendorfer was banned from Santa Anita in June after the deaths of four of his horses during a rash of fatalities at the Arcadia, Calif., venue. Courts later ruled that the Stronach […]

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Louisville Equine Industry Grad Jason Barkley Among ‘New Wave Of Trainers’ In Kentucky

University of Louisville graduate Jason Barkley is quickly moving up the training ranks at Churchill Downs as the 30-year-old conditioner leads a “new wave” of horse trainers in Kentucky. “There are a lot of us here in Kentucky that are around the same age and just starting out,” Barkley said. “Guys like Bentley (Combs), Jordan (Blair), Norm […]

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Asmussen Takes Aim On Romans’ All-Time Leading Trainer Title At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen is quickly closing in on Dale Romans’ all-time leading trainer title at Churchill Downs as he now trails the Louisville-native by just 19 wins, 735-716. Asmussen enters Friday’s card at Churchill Downs one win from tying fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mott’s second-place total of 717 wins but it […]

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