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Colonial Downs Names Jason Beem New Track Announcer

Colonial Downs officials announced that veteran race caller Jason Beem will be the official track announcer for the 2019 Colonial Downs meeting, Aug. 8 – Sept. 7. Beem, who began calling races in 2006, is currently the race caller at Monmouth Park through late June. Beem, raised in Washington state, was the race caller at […]

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$500,000 In Daily Purses, Robust Stakes Schedule For Return To Racing At Colonial Downs

Led by the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3), Colonial Downs announced its 2019 stakes schedule for the 15-day race meeting, Aug. 8 – Sept. 7, which will include $1.8 million in stakes purses as flat racing returns to Virginia for the first time since 2013. Through the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, Colonial Downs has been […]

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Jill Byrne Named Vice President Of Racing At Colonial Downs

Colonial Downs Group (CDG) welcomes Jill Byrne home as she joins the team that will be returning Thoroughbred racing to the Commonwealth of Virginia through the resurgence of Colonial Downs. The Charlottesville native will be vice president of racing with the Colonial Downs Group. Ms. Byrne joins Colonial Downs from Breeders’ Cup Limited where she […]

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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award Winners Announced At Churchill Downs

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, now in its third year, concluded this afternoon with Churchill Downs hosting the event in Louisville, Ky. Jill Byrne, Senior Director of Industry Relations at the Breeders’ Cup, was once again the master of ceremonies, with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on hand to present the awards. Jimmy Bell, […]

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TOBA Honors Owners, Breeders At Annual Event

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 33rd Annual National Awards Dinner was held at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 8. Bob Edwards of e Five Racing was named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and Charlotte Weber was named the National Breeder of the Year. Isabelle Haskell […]

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Byrne Departs Churchill Downs, Named Senior Director Of Industry Relations At Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Jill Byrne has been named to the newly created position of Senior Director, Industry Relations. Byrne will focus on industry relations between Breeders’ Cup Limited and its constituents, including nominators, owners, trainers, and sales companies.  Her responsibilities will include the promotion and coordination of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series […]

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Danzing Candy, Destin Enter Top Five On Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Following the impressive performances of Cliff Sise’s Danzing Candy and Todd Pletcher’s Destin moved the two colts into the fourth and fifth positions overall, […]

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Bossinakis Wins Black-Eyed Susan Day Female Handicapper Challenge

Saving her biggest bet for last, Christina Bossinakis took Friday’s $30,000 “Bet Like a Girl” female handicapper challenge on the Black-Eyed Susan Day program at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Bossinakis, recently named Thoroughbred Owner Services Director for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Owners Concierge Program, used $400 from her mythical bankroll of $1,000 […]

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Pimlico’s $30,000 Female Handicapper Challenge On Black-Eyed Susan Card

A new event has been added to the Black-Eyed Susan Day line-up at Pimlico on Friday, May 15, the $30,000 “Bet Like A Girl” All-Female Handicapper Challenge & Seminar, featuring top picks and insider information from the country’s finest female horseplayers. Participating are: Christina Bossinakis, Caton Bredar, Donna Brothers, Jill Byrne, Jeannine Edwards, Gabby Gaudet, […]

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Women in Racing: The Anti-Feminist Pioneer

One can hardly flip through the pages of racing (or, for that matter, U.S.) history books without finding the fingerprints of the du Pont family. The American branch of the family made its money in the Du Pont Corporation, the now-chemical company established as a gunpowder manufacturer by Éleuthère Irénée du Pont in the early […]

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