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‘I Just Want To Enjoy It’: Jockey Glaser Back In The Winner’s Circle At Laurel

There were plenty of well wishes and welcome backs when jockey Lauralea Glaser rode her first winner in nearly two years last weekend at Laurel Park, in just her second mount since the winter of 2017. Truth be told, she hadn’t gone anywhere. Though the 25-year-old Glaser had taken a hiatus from race riding, she […]

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In Their Own Words: A Personal Loss, An Emotional Win For Chris McCarron

The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Mid-Summer Derby.” I was […]

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19 Hall Of Fame Riders To Attend Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser At Santa Anita Park

A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with the attendees and sign […]

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Comic Genius Tim Conway Dead At 85; Remembered In Horse Racing Community For Generous Spirit

When news of comedian Tim Conway’s passing at the age of 85 became known Tuesday morning, fond memories of the comedic giant were rekindled among the many people in the racing industry whose lives he touched, perhaps none more so than the hundreds of jockeys with whom he interacted and advocated for. In a Winner’s […]

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‘Outstanding Race Rider’: Retired Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens Honored At Del Mar

A few minutes before the fourth race on Saturday’s program, Del Mar will honor Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. On Tuesday, Stevens, 55, announced the end of a nearly 40-year career after an MRI exam on Monday showed a vertebra pressing upon his spinal cord, making continued riding too much of a risk regarding […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came […]

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Canterbury To Host Jockeys And Jeans Fundraiser Alongside Mystic Lake Festival

With both events set for Saturday, June 23, the inaugural Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival has five stakes races worth a total $500,000, including the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, the richest race of the 70-day season. Jockeys and Jeans will hold its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund beginning at 5:00 p.m. with […]

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Former Jockey Chris McCarron Joins Team Valor International

Chris McCarron has joined Team Valor International and will be part of the executive team of the far-flung organization. He starts this week and will be involved at Churchill Downs, where the operation races three runners (two in stakes) this week in Louisville. “As a Hall of Fame inductee and as the rider of such […]

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PDJF, TVG Teaming Up For April 8 Telethon

The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) on Sunday, April 8, will host their first telethon live on the TVG Network, in association with Betfair.  America’s racing community will join together to support the great work of the PDJF, which provides benefits to nearly 60 former riders each month who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Superstar […]

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Smart Whips Could Catch What Human Eyes Can’t

There are a few things you count on in horse racing regulation and one of them is that whip rules will always be up for debate. Animal welfare groups and some race followers claim the presence and use of the whip alienates potential racing fans. Jockeys come down on both sides of the issue – […]

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