horse racing trainers

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Wild’ Bullards Alley Rewards Glyshaw’s Patience

He may be a bit blunt, often sarcastic, and disparagingly enough in Kentucky, an avid Indiana University fan, but Tim Glyshaw is a trainer that takes time to understand and appreciate each of the horses in his barn. Moments after achieving his long-time goal of winning a graded stakes race, Glyshaw took to Facebook to […]

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‘Lifetime Of Work’ Produces Classic Victory For Keith Desormeaux

For more than 20 years, Keith Desormeaux labored in relative obscurity in horse racing’s trenches, far from the glory of the Pimlico infield winner’s circle that Exaggerator brought him to after Saturday’s victory in the 141st running of the Preakness. Shortly after the trophy presentation and national television interviews were over, Desormeaux reflected on what […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Stidham’s Career No Longer Needs Saving

Trainer Michael Stidham knows how humbling this game can be. He’s been on the brink of failure more than once, down to his last three or four horses, not knowing where the next check might come from. So, when Stidham finished the recent Fair Grounds meet as leading trainer, it was a deeply satisfying moment […]

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Wesley Ward On Royal Ascot: ‘You’ve Got To Bring Your Best’

Trainer Wesley Ward had a topsy-turvy week at Royal Ascot in England. On Wednesday he sent out the Scat Daddy filly Acapulco – a $750,000 purchase from the McKathan Brothers consignment at the OBS March sale – to an impressive victory in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes. It was Ward’s fifth Royal Ascot win […]

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Arlington Park adds ‘rent’ language to stall applications

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, there’s a pretty good chance it’s a duck. That’s the position leaders of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the executive director of the Illinois Racing Board are taking when it comes to new “stall rent” language in the proposed […]

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Finley: New York officials hit the ‘bulls eye’ in Dutrow case

The final legal resolution is very near in trainer Rick Dutrow’s decade-long ban in New York.  Dutrow’s attorneys plan to seek a federal injunction Wednesday to stop enforcement of the ban.  If the injunction is denied, the 53-year-old trainer’s 10-year suspension is expected to take effect Thursday. ESPN.com’s Bill Finley argues that New York officials […]

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Alliance: Trainers, vets obstruct needed medication changes

The following commentary was submitted by the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), an organization supporting federal legislation to amend the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 that would prohibit raceday use of medication in racehorses. WHOA’s supporters include Arthur and Staci Hancock of Stone Farm; George Strawbridge of Augustin Stable; Roy and Gretchen Jackson of Lael […]

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Jockey Club: Trainers Broberg, Miyadi denied Stud Book privileges

The Jockey Club announced today that trainers Karl M. Broberg and Steven Miyadi will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for a period of one year, effective January 1, 2013. This includes the privilege of registering foals born in 2013, in addition to the denial of privileges of any registration process for […]

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‘If we can’t trust our vet, who can we trust?’

Thoroughbred trainer Anthony Agilar, who had never been cited for any kind of medication violation since he began training in 1997, was none too happy to discover that two of his horses tested positive for the powerful Class 1 drug dermorphin in May of this year. Agilar wasn’t expecting a three-year suspension, either, after the […]

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Hovdey: Forthcoming book on trainer Cecil is ‘fabulous’

A week from Saturday, all eyes in the racing world will be on British Champions Day, where the unbeaten phenom Frankel is expected to run the final race of his breathtaking career.  The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey writes about a recent visit with Frankel’s trainer, the great Henry Cecil, as a book about Cecil’s […]

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