hall of fame

‘I Don’t Even Think About Retiring’: Ron McAnally Marks Another Milestone At Santa Anita

Ron McAnally, whose victories are as scarce as hen’s teeth in his 87th year, captured No. 706 at The Great Race Place on Saturday afternoon, good for fourth on the all-time list. Only Bobby Frankel, Charlie Whittingham and Baffert stand ahead of him. McAnally scored a front-running victory in the ninth race with his homebred […]

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Grade 1 Winner Game On Dude Nominated To National Museum Of Racing And Hall of Fame

Earlier today the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction in the class of 2020. Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, is proud to announce multiple-graded-stakes winner and racing superstar Game On Dude was among the equine nominees. The 13-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again – […]

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Hall Of Famers Velazquez, Angel Cordero Part Ways; Anderson Hired As New Agent

Hall of Fame jockeys John Velazquez and Angel Cordero have teamed up as jockey and agent since the early 1990’s, but Velazquez confirmed to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee on Saturday that they have officially parted ways. McGee announced the news on Twitter following the running of the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at […]

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TVG To Air Behind-The-Scenes Feature With Hall Of Famers Mike Smith, Gary Stevens

TVG, America’s horse racing network, will offer fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes feature on a recent episode of the TVG Podcast featuring Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens in the “Broadcast of the Podcast” which will air on February 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. Hosted by Mike Joyce, the interview with […]

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Edgar Prado Just 10 Wins Away From Catching ‘Icon’ Angel Cordero

His resume already includes wins in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Belmont Stakes (G1) and Breeders’ Cup, an Eclipse Award as champion jockey and a plaque in the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, but there’s still one item on Edgar Prado’s bucket list he has yet to check off. Prado, 52, currently sits with […]

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Shug McGaughey Brings String To Oaklawn For First Time Since 1985

Five trainers inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame have strings this year at Oaklawn, including one whose rise to national prominence began more than 40 years ago in Hot Springs. Shug McGaughey has a division of horses at Oaklawn for the first time since 1985, when his major client was […]

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‘The Basics Are The Most Important Things’: Mandella Reflects On Hall Of Fame Career

Richard Mandella built his Hall of Fame career on consummate horsemanship, a no-frills, all-class approach to training Thoroughbreds that has produced enduring success spanning more than four decades. “It’s always amazed me,” and Mandella, who saddled his first horse in 1974 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. “Since I first started […]

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Determined Finite Gives Asmussen 1,000th Stakes Win In Silverbulletday

Trainer Steve Asmussen celebrated the 1,000th stakes win of his Hall of Fame career on Saturday at the Fair Grounds, sending out Finite to win the $150,000 Silverbulletday by a head. He is only the third trainer in history to reach this milestone; the other two are D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher. A 3-year-old […]

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Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Draws Nine In Search Of Derby Points

Nine horses, including four from Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, were entered Friday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races. The Smarty Jones will go as the eighth race on the nine-race opening-day program, with probable post time 3:52 p.m. […]

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