retirement

‘I’m Going To Enjoy My Life’: Veteran Bill Sienkewicz Retires From Training

Bill Sienkewicz, who achieved his first victory with his first career starter in 1978 at Narragansett Park in Rhode Island, has announced his retirement from training. The 66-year-old Oldsmar resident is giving his four remaining horses to fellow trainer Ned Allard. “I’m happy to give them to Ned because we’ve been lifelong friends,” Sienkewicz said. […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Queen Bee To You Retired

Rags-to-riches Queen Bee to You has been retired and will be sent to Kentucky to be bred, trainer Andrew Lerner said. Claimed by Michael Pender for $50,000 in December 2016, the California-bred daughter of Old Topper would go on to win four stakes under the care of 30-year-old Lerner, the last three in a row […]

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New Vocations To Host Annual Educational Open Barn And BBQ Event

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will host its fifth annual Open Barn and BBQ event on Friday, April 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An educational experience held concurrently with the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, the organization will open its barn doors to the public at the conclusion of dressage competition at the Kentucky […]

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Ashleyluvssugar: 9-Year-Old Readies For Third Start In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

Ashleyluvssugar, as familiar to fans at Santa Anita as its art deco façade, could make his last start in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic. The 9-year-old gelded son of Game Plan has raced 18 times at Santa Anita, winning six, with two seconds and four thirds, earning almost a million dollars here, at $948,963. […]

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‘Nobody Does It By Yourself’: Woodbine Honors Retiring Jockey Da Silva

Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is approaching the finish line of his successful racing career with plans to retire at the conclusion of the meet, was feted in a winner’s circle ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, and Jonathan Zammit, VP of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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Corey Nakatani Officially Announces His Retirement From The Saddle

After a long road to recovery spanning over 15 months, jockey Corey Nakatani has officially ridden his last race. Known for his competitive spirit and his will to win, Nakatani has left an indelible mark on the sport of horse racing including 3,909 total wins and over $234 million in earnings (12th all-time). His last […]

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Woodbine’s Jim Lawson Pledges Support For LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

As a long time racehorse owner and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, Jim Lawson knows how important it is to provide Ontario’s Thoroughbreds with a dignified retirement after their careers at the track are over. Lawson is a proud supporter of LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, a charitable organization that evaluates and cares for retired racehorses and […]

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Bill Fletcher Canvas Auctioned To Benefit Old Friends

This week, EBTH (Everything but the House) Online Auction site will offer an oil on canvas landscape by Kentucky native Bill Fletcher. This painting has been generously donated and proceeds will benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement. For additional images, information, terms and conditions, or to make a bid, please click here or visit the ebth […]

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‘Not Much Left For Her To Do’: Morticia Retires A Millionaire

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Morticia closed the book on a stellar career Friday afternoon with a runner-up effort to Oleksandra (AUS) in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) at Keeneland. “I’m pretty sure that’s it. There’s not much left for her to do and I think now she will go to the farm where she […]

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