jonathan sheppard

Angel Terrace springs 27-1 upset in 1st division of Pin Oak Valley View

Angel Terrace battled with Miss Cato through the final sixteenth of a mile to finally prevail by a nose in the first division of the $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 19. Dismissed by the betting public at 27-1, Angel Terrace broke a step slow and trailed the field through […]

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Sheppard notches 3,000th career victory

Trainer Jonathan Sheppard notched the 3,000th victory of his career on Monday when Fugitive Angel captured the seventh race at Delaware Park. With the victory Sheppard became the 28th trainer in North America to reach that milestone. A native of England, the 71-year-old Sheppard was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame […]

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Saratoga: Sheppard has notched at least one win for the past 45 years

Very quietly, and with little fanfare, trainer Jonathan Sheppard made his way into Saratoga Race Course history last week. Last Thursday, he won the Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes over the hurdles with History Boy. With that victory, Sheppard has now won at least one race at Saratoga for the past 45 years, which is […]

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“Goodbye, Sarah”: A tribute to a dear friend

Sarah Thomas, a longtime exercise rider for trainer Jonathon Sheppard, passed away June 3 due to injuries suffered in a riding accident. The “Unionville in the News” blog writes a moving tribute to Thomas: “Sarah was so vital and enthusiastic that it’s hard to believe she is gone. Her friends have posted photos on her […]

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Ever So Lucky prepares for start in Blue Grass

On Tuesday, Ever So Lucky worked five furlongs in :59 2/5 at Keeneland in preparation for a start in the April 14 Blue Grass Stakes. The Blue Grass will be Ever So Lucky’s second start of the year. His first start of the year was in the Swale where he finished seven lengths behind the […]

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Ever So Lucky fires a bullet work at Gulfstream

Ever So Lucky posted a 5-furlong work at Gulfstream Park on Saturday morning, inadvertently hooking in with a Bill Mott team before shaking away from his targets en route to a :58.82 bullet, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who was pleased with the work, said he is reconsidering a start in next […]

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Sheppard: Ever So Lucky probable for Saturday’s Hutcheson Stakes

Despite a concern about Ever So Lucky’s final tune-up, trainer Jonathan Sheppard entered Augustin Stable’s 3-year-old colt in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes on Saturday’s Donn Handicap (G1) program at Gulfstream Park. “I expect we’ll end up running him,” Sheppard said after entering Ever So Lucky in the seven-furlong stakes Wednesday morning. “The horse is doing […]

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Emerald Beech runs streak to four in Glens Falls

With a sweeping move around the final turn, Augustin Stable’s Emerald Beech overhauled runaway front-runner Dynaslew at the eighth pole and sailed across the finish line under a hand ride Monday to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.   The final stakes race of the 143rd meet at the […]

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Saratoga: Mott, Sheppard aim for G1 Diana repeat

Press Release Hall of Fame trainers Bill Mott and Jonathan Sheppard have combined to win the last three renewals of the Grade 1 Diana at Saratoga Race Course, with Mott’s Proviso capturing the race in 2010 and Forever Together giving Sheppard victories in 2008 and 2009. On Saturday, both Mott and Sheppard will be represented […]

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Gulfstream, Palm Meadows quarantine disrupts racing, training

Gulfstream Park officials have quarantined one barn at the track and four others at its Palm Meadows training facility (including one where Todd Pletcher’s horses are stabled) over concerns with an unnamed Thoroughbred trained by Jonathan Sheppard that showed symptoms similar to those of neurological disease, Daily Racing Form reported Thursday morning. According to Daily […]

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