Rising Star Trainer Joseph O’Brien Launches Racing Club

Joseph O’Brien has set up a Racing Club in partnership with racing journalist Kevin Blake with the aim of making the experience of owning well-bred horses in a Group 1 yard accessible to everyone. For a one-off annual membership fee of just €500 (US$587), members will receive the following benefits: Experience the emotional roller coaster […]

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Gural, WEG Implement New Drug Regulations Aimed At Owner Responsibility

In 2018, new regulations in place at three Jeff Gural-owned Standardbred tracks and two WEG ovals will mean that any owner whose horse has a positive test will be banned from participating in stakes races for the entire year. According to harnessracingupdate.com, the Standardbred Racing Integrity and Accountability Initiative (SRIAI) is designed to inspire owners to […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With Bob Liewald

Bob Liewald grew up in Chicago where he snuck into Sportsman’s Park as a kid. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Liewald was heading to law school when a unique business offer came in to be a merchandiser in the sports business. He was responsible for signing superstar athletes like Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse and […]

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Trainers Exam Prep Class Scheduled For Nov. 16-18 At Keeneland

Dr. C. Reid “Mac” McLellan will conduct his 3-day Trainers Exam Prep Class at Keeneland Racecourse, November 16-18 the final Thursday-Saturday of the Keeneland 2017 Fall Breeding Stock Sale. Tuition is $349 with a special Early Bird rate of $299 if paid by November 6. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is […]

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British Horseracing Authority Plans Integrity Survey To Measure Stakeholder Perceptions

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching its first annual integrity survey in the coming days, with the objective of producing a robust benchmark of stakeholder perceptions of the BHA and confidence in its regulatory function, which can be measured and tracked over time. The need for the survey was identified by the BHA’s recent Integrity Review, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: UPS Driver Grant Trains Millionaire, G1 Winner

Little-known trainer Gaston Grant describes his journey with millionaire New Jersey-bred Green Gratto as “once in a million.” Whatever the odds attached to their success, they are long. Grant remains in the early stages of building his credentials as a horseman as he scrambles to find time to oversee his small stable at Aqueduct Racetrack while maintaining […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Sol Kumin Is Off To One Hot Start

Pop quiz: What do these racehorses have in common? Lady Eli, Undrafted, Wavell Avenue, Paulina’s Love, Exaggerator, and My Man Sam. Yes, they’re either unbeaten, graded stakes winners, Breeders’ Cup champions or Kentucky Derby contenders, but there’s a common thread with all of them. His name is Sol Kumin. Kumin is the 40-year-old CEO of […]

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Writer, Owner, Racing Publicist Jack Disney Dies At 80

Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who went on to serve as Director of Publicity at Hollywood Park and who was an integral part of Santa Anita’s publicity efforts for many years, passed away at his home in Irvine on Monday at the age of 80 following a […]

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