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Hammerle Wins Overall Summer Prop Contest; More Than $25,000 Donated To Jockey Health Initiatives

It all came down to the last race of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s eight-week Summer Prop Contest. Long-time racing official Rick Hammerle, now of Oaklawn Park and Kentucky Downs, selected Comical to finish ahead of Powerfulattraction in a head-to-head Del Mar Debutante prop and with that “win” secured another 10-win week, pushing his best four-week […]

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Richman Breaks Six-Way Tie In Sixth TIF Summer Prop Contest

Six players correctly answered 10 of 12 props in the sixth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest, forcing the tiebreaker into overdrive. Jerry Richman of Arlington Heights, Illinois emerged victorious with a guess of $104 for the Pacific Classic exacta, the highest of the six tiebreaker guesses, and closest to the actual return at […]

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Hammerle Nails 11 Of 12 To Win Fifth Week Of Summer Prop Contest

Rick Hammerle, new director of horsemen’s relations and racing relations at Kentucky Downs and the new racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, correctly selected 11 of 12 props to win the fifth week of the TIF Summer Prop Contest. Hammerle’s tiebreaker was closer to actual result of the Arlington Million exacta, giving him the win over […]

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Kentucky Downs Beefs Up Racing Office, Broadcast Team

Rick Hammerle, among horse racing’s most respected and innovative officials; popular New England sportscaster and former NBC racing analyst Bob Neumeier, and jockey Aaron Gryder are joining the Kentucky Downs team for America’s most unique race meet. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12. The all-turf meet offers America’s largest […]

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Santa Anita Dismisses Racing Director Dan Eidson

According to the Daily Racing Form, racing director Dan Eidson was dismissed from Santa Anita Park this Thursday. A member of the team since December 2017, Eidson did not comment on the dismissal. Racing Secretary Steve Lym, who replaced Rick Hammerle in January this year, said there were no plans in place for Eidson’s replacement. Read […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: A Centralized Authority Is Possible, If Racing Is Willing To Compromise

Three of five recommendation-laden visions were released by the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation one day following its call for industry-wide compromise on divisive issues that have fragmented the sport. Penned by professionals in different sectors of the industry – Marshall Gramm (wagering and innovation), Rick Hammerle (race planning and administration) and Brad Weisbord (owners’ services and recruitment) […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Industry Must Come Together On Lasix Issue

The sport which brings us together is at a turning point. We have been divided for far too long on a variety of issues that impact our business. Most notably, the “Lasix debate” has been a debilitating one, inhibiting our collective ability to move ahead. The time has come for the industry to compromise – […]

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Santa Anita: Racing Secretary Hammerle Let Go, No Replacement Yet Named

The racing secretary at Santa Anita Park since 2003, Rick Hammerle has officially joined the outgoing cast of employees to lose their positions at Santa Anita Park. According to thoroughbreddailynews.com, Hammerle confirmed the news but made no additional comment on the matter. No replacement for Hammerle has been named, as of Friday afternoon. The condition book […]

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Santa Anita Bringing Back ‘Ship & Stay’ Program For Autumn Meet

Santa Anita’s successful “Ship & Stay” program, which was initiated this past Dec. 26, will once again be in place for the beginning of the track’s 22-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 28. “Ship & Stay,” which is funded solely by The Stronach Group (TSG), provides ongoing bonuses to individual trainers and owners […]

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