Michael Tomlinson

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Ex-Steeplechase Rider Still Jumps At Opportunity To Be On Horseback

Lorna Vincent wanted to die. She had experienced a steeplechase jockey’s worst nightmare in 1986 in her native England. Her mount failed to clear a jump and somersaulted in mid-air, planting the rider into the turf head-first. Vincent immediately lost all sensation from the neck down. Even as doctors and nurses tended to her at […]

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$19,000 RNA Jordan’s Henny Bids For Gulfstream Park Graded Stakes Repeat

A 59-1 upset stakes winner last time out, Jordan’s Henny won’t be able to sneak up on the bettors in Saturday’s $200,000 Inside Information (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Ervine Woolsey and Ralph Kinder’s homebred filly by Henny Hughes should attract a lot of attention from bettors in the seven-furlong stakes for older fillies and mares […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘They’ll Talk To You If You Just Listen’

In 1981, Mike Tomlinson was a world away from training Thoroughbreds. It was his rookie year on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit (PRCA), and the Oklahoma native was roping and bulldogging his way to a living every weekend. All that changed when his father suffered a sudden stroke. Tomlinson dropped everything and headed home, […]

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Jordan’s Henny Surprises At 50-1 In Hurricane Bertie

Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder’s homebred Jordan’s Henny provided a 50-1 surprise when she closed down the stretch to defeat 8-5 favorite Curlin’s Approval by a half-length, winning the Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie this Saturday at Gulfstream. The 4-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Michael Tomlinson, covered seven furlongs over […]

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G3 Winner Barbados To Return In Carry Back Stakes

Barbados, winner of a pair of Gulfstream Park stakes earlier this year, will make his first start in five months in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Carry Back Stakes. Trainer Michael Tomlinson had considered stretching out the colt in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, but a bone chip was discovered in his left knee, […]

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Barbados Battles for Hutcheson Win

Odds-on favorite Barbados found a determined rival in pace-setting X Y Jet on the far turn but prevailed after a stretch-long battle in the Grade 3, $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Exiting impressive victories in a maiden special weight and the Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 3, Barbados sat third under Luis Saez off […]

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Barbados Hopes for Smooth Sailing in Saturday’s Hutcheson

It has been 11 years since veteran trainer Mike Tomlinson went down the Triple Crown trail with a horse named Sir Cherokee, until an injury forced the multiple graded stakes winner to miss the spring classics. Tomlinson has similarly high but guarded hopes for Barbados, who puts his two-race win streak on the line in […]

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Keeneland: Day 8 Session Figures Drop, But Overall Sale Exceeds 2013 Total

The strong market continued at Keeneland on Tuesday when gross receipts of $197,747,400 through eight sessions of the 11-day November Breeding Stock Sale surpassed total sales of $197,189,000 recorded for 2013’s entire 10-day auction. Through eight days of the sale a total of 1,850 horses have been sold for $197,747,400, which represents an increase of […]

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