ron moquett

Barn Buddies: Moquett’s Mousers

Ron Moquett is one of many trainers who employs a ‘natural approach’ to pest control in his barns at Churchill Downs. As demonstrated by Moquett Racing’s presence on Facebook and Twitter, barn cats are important employees in the shed row. Moquett posted a video earlier this year showing one barn cat keeping graded stakes winner […]

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Borel Back In The Winner’s Circle At Churchill Downs

Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, 49, found the winner’s circle once again on Sunday at Churchill Downs. The three-time Kentucky Derby winner had retired suddenly earlier this spring, but returned to race-riding after a five-month stint away from the track. His comeback victory came in Churchill’s final race on the Sunday card, aboard the […]

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Retired Jockey Borel Visits With Bradley At Churchill Downs

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel, whose two Ellis Park riding titles are one fewer than his Kentucky Derby triumphs, has been in Louisville the few days visiting friends and staying with trainer Buff Bradley. Borel, whose 5,146 victories rank No. 27 all-time, retired suddenly in late March, telling his agent it was just […]

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Kentucky Derby Kids: ‘Bringing You Into A Moment’ From A New Perspective

The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is sponsoring a brand-new way to look at this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders: through the eyes of the trainers’ children. On the one hand, says Ashley Amoss, her father Tom Amoss is just a dad. But on the other, Amoss is the trainer of Mo Tom, a horse […]

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Top Three Arkansas Derby Finishers Headed To Kentucky

Four Arkansas Derby graduates have secured a spot in the Kentucky Derby – if they choose to run – including Creator, the last-to-first winner of Saturday’s $1 million Grade I race at Oaklawn, under Ricardo Santana Jr. Creator, who is trained by Steve Asmussen, earned 100 points for his 1 ¼-length victory over Suddenbreakingnews before […]

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Creator Last-To-First In Arkansas Derby

WinStar Farm’s Creator posted an 11-1 upset when he closed from dead last to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby by 1 1/4 lengths, earning 100 points toward the Kentucky Derby and guaranteeing himself a spot in the starting gate on May 7. The sophomore son of Tapit covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.14 over […]

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Whitmore Impresses Moquett With Gallop-Out After Half-Mile Breeze

Whitmore moved closer to his scheduled start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 16 at Oaklawn by working in company just after the track opened on a sunny Saturday morning for co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs. As he normally does, Whitmore breezed inside a stablemate – in this case 4-year-old multiple stakes […]

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Moquett Becomes Second Oaklawn Trainer To Surpass $1 Million In Earnings

Ron Moquett of Hot Springs became the second trainer at the Oaklawn meeting to surpass $1 million in purse earnings Thursday. The trainer’s horses have earned $1,046,525, which only trails six-time Oaklawn training champion Steve Asmussen ($1,629,695), according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization. Moquett, who lives just behind Oaklawn’s half-mile pole, also ranks […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Cupid Leaves His Mark

Saturday’s single race offering points toward the 2016 Kentucky Derby was Oaklawn Park’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. Bob Baffert’s lightly-raced sophomore Cupid took the lead early and never gave it up, drawing away in the stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths. The gray son of Tapit earned his first 50 points toward the Kentucky […]

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Rebel Stakes A ‘Who’s Who’ Of Trainers En Route To Kentucky Derby

A full field of 14 is entered in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn, including 3-1 program favorite Suddenbreakingnews. Probable post time for the race, the 10th of 11 races, is 6:06 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. Weather permitting, the infield will be open for the first time this […]

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