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Owners And Trainers ‘Blindsided’ By Turf Paradise’s Sudden Shut Down

The Arizona Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association opposes Turf Paradise management’s sudden cancellation of the rest of its race meet without any consultation with horsemen nor the required regulatory approval of Arizona’s racing regulators. We understand how grave the coronavirus is and in no way are trivializing its seriousness and the fact that America faces […]

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At 59, Jockey Scott Stevens Collects Career Victory Number 5,000

Jockey Scott Stevens rode his first winner when he was 15 years old. That was in 1976. Monday, in the fourth race at Turf Paradise, Stevens came home a winner for the 5000th time. Stevens was aboard 1-2 race favorite Royal Privacy, a 7-year-old gelding who drew off in the five-furlong claiming race to win […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive George Woolf Award At Santa Anita May 19

In what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 19. A winner of more than 4,800 races in a career that has spanned 43 years, Stevens will be joined […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

In what is surely an indelible highlight to an incredible 43-year career in the saddle, jockey Scott Stevens has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita’s 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. In winning this year’s Woolf Award, Stevens, 58, joins his Hall of Fame brother Gary, […]

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Turf Paradise Breakdown: The Other Side Of The Story

It’s been more than 30 years since Valorie Lund got her career started as a Thoroughbred trainer at bush tracks in Elma and Yakima, Wash. Since 1985, according to Equibase, Lund has saddled some 4,667 starters and won 575 races. While her stable consists mostly of claiming horses, she’s had some good ones, including Atta […]

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In Wake Of Fatal Racing Injury, Turf Paradise Seeks To Tighten Rules On ‘Eased’ Horses

Turf Paradise had two catastrophic breakdowns on Jan. 8 – the second and third in a span of 24 races – but Vince Francia, the Phoenix, Ariz., track’s general manager, said there is no evidence track condition was a factor in the two latest fatalities. Francia is pushing for the tightening of an existing rule that […]

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Leparoux, Elliott Among Finalists For George Woolf Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens are the finalists for the prestigious trophy that has been presented […]

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Crumpled Blinkers In Hand, Scott Stevens Wins Adventurous Race At Turf Paradise

When “blinkers off” is denoted in a horse’s past performances, it certainly doesn’t mean they’re supposed to come off during the race. But that’s exactly what happened to rider Scott Stevens in the fourth at Turf Paradise Tuesday. As Stevens headed into the far turn on the number two horse, Unstoppable Colby, the 5-year-old gelding’s […]

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Journeyman Rider Amiss Humbled to be Woolf Award Finalist

As a veteran of 25-plus years in the saddle, Tampa Bay Downs jockey David Amiss fully appreciates the rapturous highs and devastating lows of his profession. But nothing the Jockeys’ Guild representative has achieved on the racetrack thrilled and humbled him as deeply as being nominated for the 2014 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award at […]

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