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Tongue Ties: Humane And Effective, But Only When Used Correctly

The tongue tie is a piece of equipment traditionally used on racehorses to keep them from getting their tongue over the bit and to give the rider better control. Tongue ties are also intended to prevent is dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), commonly called “flipping the palate,” which interferes with breathing. A tongue […]

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Old Friends To Offer Limited Time ‘Horseman’s Tour’ Starting Saturday

Beginning Saturday July 14, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY, will offer, for a limited time, a special “Horseman’s Tour” hosted by Kentucky Derby-winning trainer David Cross and retired jockey Joe Steiner. This VIP tour to meet the farm’s many champion Thoroughbreds is a guided walking tour of approximately 60-90-minutes, and will […]

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Jockey Joe Steiner Hangs Up His Tack

Jockey Joe Steiner, one of the top riders at Emerald Downs the last two years, said Thursday he has retired from race riding effective immediately. Although named on five mounts this weekend at Emerald Downs, Steiner said he informed agent Vito Lucarelli of his decision to call it a career, and begin planning the next […]

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Promising Juvenile The Chilli Man Euthanized In Washington

The Chilli Man sparkled on his debut at Emerald Downs, earning an 81 Beyer speed figure (fourth highest of juvenile runners across the country at the time) and trumping a field of other 2-year-olds by 11 1/2 lengths. That June 26 race, in which he covered 4 1/2 furlongs in the near-record time of :50.22 […]

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Espinoza, Castellano, Bravo Among Finalists For George Woolf Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza, Gerard Melancon and Joe Steiner are the 2016 finalists for the trophy that has been presented […]

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Jockey Joe Steiner Notches 1,000th Career Victory

Jockey Joe Steiner rode his 1,000th career winner Sunday afternoon at Emerald Downs. Steiner, 50, notched the milestone on his first mount of the season, riding long shot Gold Boom ($24.80) to a 2 ¾-length victory in the day’s second race for owner/trainer Arturo Arboleda. “Honestly, I thought that my best chance was to get […]

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HAWLEY STILL A DANDY

By Ray Paulick I’m sure I wasn’t the only one holding his breath when the gates opened for the fourth race Saturday at the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting from Santa Anita. Seven “old” men and one still young woman, all of them Living Legends who have retired from professional race riding, were set to […]

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