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Denny Emerson And Down The Stretch Ranch Receive Awards Of Merit From Thoroughbred Charities Of America

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has named equestrian Denny Emerson and Down the Stretch Ranch as its first TCA Award of Merit recipients of 2017. Award of Merit recipients are nominated by the leadership of state Thoroughbred owners and breeders associations and are presented at each state association’s annual awards ceremonies. “Originally started in celebration of our 25th anniversary […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Making A Hall Of Fame Career

Chris McCarron has been on the backs of some of the greatest racehorses ever, and his career ranks him among the all-time great jockeys in wins, earnings, and victories in Thoroughbred racing’s biggest events. In the latest episode of Around the Track presented by Taylor Made, hear the remarkable story of how McCarron went from sneaking […]

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Fact And Fiction: Reality And Embellishment In Favorite Racing Films

It isn’t hard to ruffle feathers among horseplayers and racing fans; they argue about which horse is most likely to win a race, which issues the industry should be most concerned to solve, and who should be Horse of the Year. Get them going on movies, though, and you may well discover even deeper rifts […]

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Bergstein Award To Be Presented During Webcast Featuring ’60 Minutes’ Legal Analyst

Team Valor International will reveal the winner of the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award on Wednesday in a live video broadcast at noon Eastern. The live webcast will be available here and archived at the same address. In addition to the award presentation, racehorse owner Andrew Cohen will headline a panel discussion on the state of investigative […]

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McCarron: ‘Drugs Don’t Kill Horses, People Kill Horses’

Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron was feted Sunday night at Keeneland as the honor guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America, and used the opportunity to encourage fellow club members to reform the racing industry. During his acceptance speech, McCarron revealed that his decision to retire from riding in 2002 was two-fold: part of it […]

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McCarron To Be Honored With 2016 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award

Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, one of racing’s great riders as well as one of its best-liked individuals, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award and will receive the honor in ceremonies at Del Mar on Sunday, August 21. McCarron, 61, becomes the 13th winner of the Pincay Award, […]

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Whip Use: Can Regulations Solve Public Perception Problems?

Whip regulation has drawn an increasing amount of attention from regulators in recent years, as debate about the use of riding crops in Australia and Europe spills across oceans. Most recently, California officials stirred debate when they suggested a new rule for public comment to widen parameters for whip use in late stretch. If approved, […]

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McCarron To Be Feted By Thoroughbred Club Of America

Christopher J. McCarron has been selected by the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2016 Honor Guest, Club President Shannon Arvin announced today. McCarron will be honored by the Club at its 85th Testimonial Dinner at Keeneland Race Course on Sunday evening, September 25th. “We are thrilled to honor Chris […]

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Over 600 Attend Opening Of New Vocations Barn At Mereworth Division

On April 29, both the Thoroughbred and sport horse industries came together to celebrate the opening of Phase One of New Vocations at Mereworth Farm. Over 600 guests toured the new facility, enjoyed a southern-style BBQ dinner and fantastic music from local band Frontier. Guests toasted the new Whirlwind Poppy barn donated by Elise Durbin […]

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