Trainers

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘They’ll Talk To You If You Just Listen’

In 1981, Mike Tomlinson was a world away from training Thoroughbreds. It was his rookie year on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit (PRCA), and the Oklahoma native was roping and bulldogging his way to a living every weekend. All that changed when his father suffered a sudden stroke. Tomlinson dropped everything and headed home, […]

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Trainers, Agents Beware: Telephone Con Artist Is At It Again

Trainers and bloodstock agents in California, New York and states in the Midwest are being targeted by a telephone con artist who falsely claims to represent a wealthy international businessman interested in retaining them to buy horses on his behalf. The scam is almost identical to the one reported in the Paulick Report in August […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Turning Left Into A Bright Future?

For as long as she can remember, 32-year-old Kelsey Danner has been making left turns. It began in her father’s barns at Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Park, scrubbing buckets and leading Thoroughbred racehorses around and around the shed row before school each morning. As she got older, she graduated to riding those same racehorses along […]

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Gural, WEG Implement New Drug Regulations Aimed At Owner Responsibility

In 2018, new regulations in place at three Jeff Gural-owned Standardbred tracks and two WEG ovals will mean that any owner whose horse has a positive test will be banned from participating in stakes races for the entire year. According to harnessracingupdate.com, the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) is designed to inspire owners to […]

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Hall Of Famer LeRoy Jolley Dies: Trained Derby Winners Genuine Risk, Foolish Pleasure

According to various reports, Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer LeRoy Jolley, who won the Kentucky Derby with Foolish Pleasure and Genuine Risk, died in Albany, N.Y., on Monday after recently being diagnosed with cancer. He was 79 years old. Jolley was born Jan. 14, 1938, in Hot Springs, Ark., and grew up at the racetrack, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Team Glyshaw Overcomes Odds With Emotional Canadian International Victory

A bouquet of balloons was waiting by his stall when Canadian International winner Bullards Alley returned to Churchill Downs Monday evening. Grounded by a full bag of Red Delicious apples, the balloons represent just how precious this 5-year-old gelding has become to trainer Tim Glyshaw’s small stable. Bullards Alley is Glyshaw’s first Grade 1 winner, […]

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British Horseracing Authority Plans Integrity Survey To Measure Stakeholder Perceptions

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching its first annual integrity survey in the coming days, with the objective of producing a robust benchmark of stakeholder perceptions of the BHA and confidence in its regulatory function, which can be measured and tracked over time. The need for the survey was identified by the BHA’s recent Integrity Review, […]

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Suspension, Pair Of Revocations In Iowa ‘Hidden Syringes’ Case

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino have revoked the licenses of an assistant trainer and veterinarian and suspended a trainer for a year following a security episode in a barn last month. Stewards ruled assistant trainer Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones should lose their licenses and that trainer Kenneth Laymon’s license should be […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Catholic Boy’s Victory Brings Young Trainer Thomas Full Circle

No one could blame Jonathan Thomas, 37, if he had been jumping for joy as the Grade 3 With Anticipation field entered the stretch at Saratoga on Aug. 30. After a bumpy exit from the starting gate, Thomas trainee Catholic Boy found a gap in traffic and inched steadily to victory through the final sixteenth […]

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Iowa: Quarter Horse Trainers, Vet Suspended After Barn Security Finding

Stewards at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Iowa have summarily suspended a Quarter Horse trainer, assistant trainer and a veterinarian after the assistant was seen by security hiding syringes in the barn area. Suspended pending the outcome of hearings were trainer Kenneth Laymon, assistant Victor Ibarra and vet Verlin Jones. According to the stewards’ […]

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