‘An Honor I’ll Never Forget’: Jeanette Snyder Christens ‘Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle’ At Oaklawn

Opening day at Oaklawn Park may have been at bit chilly, but according to The Sentinel-Record the fans turned out en force to kick off the 2019 season. One of the day’s most emotional moments was just after the first race when Jeanette Snyder, wife of the late Larry Snyder, was invited to present the trophy […]

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Jockey-Turned-Steward Larry Snyder Passes At Age 76

Retired jockey Larry Snyder, a longtime steward at Oaklawn, died Monday, Oct. 29 after a brave battle with cancer. He was 76. Snyder, whose death comes just days after Oaklawn dedicated its new Winner’s Circle to him, was born June 29, 1942 in Toledo, OH. He enjoyed a 35-year career as a jockey that began […]

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California Stewards To Trade Places During Del Mar Meet

Del Mar will have a new steward in the booth for the first time in three years this summer, reports John Herbuveaux, from Golden Gate Fields, will replace Scott Chaney, while Chaney will take a position at the Sonoma County Fair. California Horse Racing Board officials declared that they would implement a rotation of stewards in Southern […]

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No Explanation Provided For Firing Of Former Jockey As Charles Town Steward

The West Virginia Racing Commission convened an emergency meeting on Friday morning via teleconference, resulting in Charles Town state steward Larry Dupuy’s termination, according to the West Virginia Metro News. The 63-year-old former jockey, enshrined in the Charles Town Racing Hall of Fame in 2011, was not given a reason other than the fact that he […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Seeking State Steward

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) is accepting proposals for the contractual position of state steward for the live Thoroughbred/Quarter horse meet to be held May 5, 2017, through Sept. 16, 2017 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. The approximate term of contract would be from April 14, 2017 through April 13, 2018, with the option […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Inquiring Minds Want to Know

In the first of a two-part interview, California Horse Racing Board steward Scott Chaney talked about the controversial running of the March 5 Santa Anita Handicap, when heavy favorite Twirling Candy was involved in bumping incident at the top of the stretch with eventual winner Game On Dude and runner-up Setsuko. The original order of […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Stewarding The Big Cap

There is something Wizard of Oz-like about racing stewards. Like the Wizard, stewards are all powerful, possessing the ability to change the fortunes of horseplayers, jockeys, owners and trainers with a single judgment call. And like the Great Oz, they operate, figuratively speaking, behind a curtain, in a small room high above the racetrack, and […]

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Inspector General brought in to investigate role of stewards in Life At Ten case

Recognizing a potential conflict of interest in the Life At Ten investigation as it pertains to the role stewards played, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will be assisted by the Office of the Inspector General in the Kentucky Transportation Department. “The commission wanted an external authority to handle that aspect of the investigation in order […]

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