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Louisiana Downs Honors Racing Hall Of Fame Inductees

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs held its first Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 13. The event, which was open to the public, honored the achievements of horse owners, trainers, jockeys, horses and property contributors who have played pivotal roles in the rich history of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. A committee was formed earlier this […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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Jockeys And Jeans Raises Over $200,000 For PDJF

The proceeds have been tallied and the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, this year on Saturday, June 22 at Santa Anita Park, raised $205,000. The event featured a speech by two-time Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert who received Jockeys and Jeans’ first Person of the Year Award. […]

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NYRA Changes Its Position, Will Not Allow Hollendorfer-Trained Horses To Run

When Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from racing and training at The Stronach Group-owned tracks last weekend, the New York Racing Association was one of several groups which stepped forward to allow the trainer the chance to stable and race at its tracks. A week later, reports the Daily Racing Form, NYRA has […]

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Hall Of Famer Barroby Honored With Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Hall of Fame horseman Frank Barroby was honored at the annual Woodbine Oaks day presentation of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award held in the winner’s circle following the second race on Saturday afternoon. The Gomez Award is presented annually on Oaks day to a person — Canadian-born, Canadian-raised or regular rider in the country for […]

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Victor Espinoza To Be Honored At Edwin Gregson Foundation Fundraiser

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation announces that it will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Triple Crown and Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 12, at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, located just a few miles south of Del Mar Racetrack. Having taken a hiatus last […]

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‘Don’t Be Afraid To Dream Big’: Mandella Sends Letter To 7-Year-Old Omaha Beach Fan

On the morning of Omaha Beach’s final work before the Kentucky Derby, April 27, trainer Richard Mandella noticed a 7-year-old boy in the crowd of onlookers at the barn watching the colt cool out. Noah Singleton from nearby Charlestown, Ind. was looking on with interest, and Mandella asked the boy if he’d like to pet […]

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Five Stakes Wins Propel Javier Castellano To Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other jockey last week, Javier Castellano was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 13-19, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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‘Tez’ Honors Late Football Star Cortez Kennedy With Win At Indiana Grand

Another year older and a little stronger was all it took to make Tez a winner at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. To most, the performance by the three-year-old son of The Factor might have been just another maiden breaking win but for the connections of Tez, the win has more meaning. Owned by New […]

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