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Phipps, Velazquez, Theroux-Reynolds Elected To NY Race Track Chaplaincy Board

Will Phipps II, Kathy Theroux-Reynolds and Johnny Velazquez have been elected to the board of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America, it was announced today by Ramón Dominguez, the acting president of the organization. “These three individuals share a deep personal commitment to humanitarian causes and they will be a great asset to […]

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Dominguez’s 360 Gentle Touch Riding Crop: Why It’s Different And How It Fits Into The Whip Debate

In the hubbub of the Kentucky Derby disqualification drama, replays and still images have been analyzed and watched thousands of times as viewers try to get a handle on Maximum Security’s path of travel and the resulting domino effect. One thing people probably weren’t looking at closely, however, was the whips the jockeys were carrying. […]

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Prat: First Derby Win ‘Hard To Comprehend’

Roughly 17 hours after he became the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby via racing disqualification, French-born Flavien Prat was back to work at Santa Anita, getting a leg up from trainer Phil D’Amato aboard Foster Boi, a 3-year-old allowance colt in Sunday’s first race at The Great Race Place. “I really haven’t realized […]

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New ‘Gentle Touch’ Riding Crops Well Received By Laurel Park Jockeys

Laurel Park jockeys used new, cushioned riding crops for the first time as a group during Thursday’s program to positive reviews. The 360 GT (gentle touch) crop was designed by retired Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez and put into use courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club, which purchased the first batch of 50 for […]

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Laurel Park Jockeys To Begin Using ‘Gentle Touch’ Whips Engineered By Dominguez

The 360GT (gentle touch) crop, designed by Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez, has a larger, cushioned padding at the end designed to have less impact on horses. Laurel’s riders got a chance to get acquainted with the new crops during the special Easter Monday program. “It looks almost like a big cat-tail. It’s got […]

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Thoroughbred Week Platform Features Video, Stories About Racing Stakeholders

Thoroughbred Week, a new digital content platform at www.ThoroughbredWeek.com for industry participants to tell their stories, launched today. The website features original content, with an emphasis on video, and first-person articles provided by industry stakeholders from all segments of the business. With early support from the likes of Graham and Anita Motion, Jill Baffert, Hall […]

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Prado Makes Maryland Million History With Classic Win On Saratoga Bob

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado guided Saratoga Bob to victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, setting a record for most wins by a jockey in the annual event featuring Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. Prado notched his 18th Maryland Million success, going one-up on retired fellow Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez. […]

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Biomechanical Engineer Hopes To Build A Better Jockey Helmet

An assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology is hoping he can build a better jockey helmet. Dr. Milan Toma has begun a research project funded in part by a $15,000 donation from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to apply his knowledge of fluid movement in the body to testing helmets currently […]

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Jockey Legends Day At Saratoga Set For Aug. 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome nearly a dozen of the sport’s top jockeys back to Saratoga Race Course for the fifth annual Jockey Legends Day, presented by Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing, on Sunday, August 5. Top riders scheduled to attend include Cash Asmussen, Angel Cordero, Jr., Robbie Davis, Ramon Dominguez, David […]

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Inaugural TVG Telethon Raises $217,730 for Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

The first telethon for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), hosted by TVG Network in association with Betfair Exchange and the Jockeys’ Guild, raised $217,730 on Sunday, April 8, to assist in the care of 59 permanently disabled riders. Callers flooded phone banks in Los Angeles and at Keeneland and were able to donate by […]

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