Trainers

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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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1M Carryover: Thinking ‘Absolute’?

A judge’s recent decision in Kentucky could have far-reaching consequences for horse racing, depending on what happens next. The case involves a medication overage appealed by trainer Graham Motion, and at stake is the long-standing trainer responsibility rule that maintains trainers have “absolute” accountability over what happens in their stables. Is it unconstitutional? In this […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Can’t ‘Fault’ Lovell For Happy Horses

Thoroughbred trainers are most certainly their own unique breed, blessed with a nearly infinite sense of optimism that the next horse will be “the big one.” Those with smaller stables, the “little guys” of the racing world who work day in and day out just to make ends meet, are especially full of hope. When […]

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Lynn Whiting, Trainer Of Derby Winner Lil E. Tee, Dies At 77

Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Lynn Whiting died Wednesday from complications due to illness and a stroke, according to the Daily Racing Form. Whiting was 77. The DRF said Whiting was found unresponsive in his Louisville home Wednesday morning, after having been seen at his Churchill Downs barn earlier this week for the first time since suffering a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: UPS Driver Grant Trains Millionaire, G1 Winner

Little-known trainer Gaston Grant describes his journey with millionaire New Jersey-bred Green Gratto as “once in a million.” Whatever the odds attached to their success, they are long. Grant remains in the early stages of building his credentials as a horseman as he scrambles to find time to oversee his small stable at Aqueduct Racetrack while maintaining […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘All The Ingredients’ For A Derby Dream

It’s all so improbable, from the $8,500 colt to the second-chance racehorse owner to the jockey who’d learned he would never ride again. But when Conquest Mo Money turned back California invader Irap in Sunland Park’s Mine That Bird Derby Feb. 26, drawing away to win by two lengths, the Derby dream started to catch […]

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