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View From The Eighth Pole: Making Jockeys Part Of The Solution

Javier Castellano was mad. Not fighting with Calvin Borel mad, but the Hall of Fame jockey was mad enough as he recalled a story from a few years ago that bothers him to this day. Castellano had been sitting quietly while a panel of jockeys and racetrack executives exchanged ideas about how the two groups […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly Includes Discussion On Improving Public Perception Of Horse Racing

The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA is scheduled for Monday, December 9, at TopGolf, adjacent to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The morning session will include opening remarks by Jockeys’ Guild President and CEO Terry Meyocks, and an update on the Jockeys’ Guild retirement plan.  Other presentations include a […]

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Hong Kong Steward Urges U.S. To Adopt Widely Accepted Disqualification Rules

It’s often true that major change in horse racing is reactive more than proactive, that one watershed event prompts change that heretofore seemed less necessary. Some in American horse racing are left wondering whether this year’s Kentucky Derby will be that moment for stewarding in U.S. races. That was certainly the message from the International […]

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‘A Lot Of Dreams’ Launched In 36 Years Of Florida Sire Stakes

There are 36 years of history to the Florida Sire Stakes. And memories. There are champions Holy Bull, Smile, Big Drama, Awesome Feather and Brave Raj rising to national prominence in the series. Three Ring winning the Susan’s Girl before growing into a Grade 1 winner. There’s popular trainer Bill Kaplan heading to the Breeders’ […]

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Colonial Downs Mount Fee To Be Highest In Mid-Atlantic After Guild, Virginia HBPA Pact

The Jockeys’ Guild and the Virginia HBPA have reached an agreement on a mount fee schedule for races to be run at Colonial Downs beginning with their opening day, August 8, 2019. The mount fee schedule calls for a minimum fee of $125, the highest in the mid-Atlantic area. Racing is returning to Virginia for […]

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Horse Ambulance Response Plans Highlighted At Track Superintendents’ Field Day

More than 100 attendees gathered at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on Monday for the start of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. The event brings together track superintendents and their crews from around the United States, Canada and Dubai to share ideas and information about track maintenance, safety, equipment and more. There are no registration […]

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In The Hot Seat: Succession Plans Seldom In Play For CEO Job At NYRA

Being the head of the New York Racing Association is a lot like managing a Major League Baseball team: you seldom leave on your own terms. Chris Kay’s sudden departure on Wednesday marks the latest exit by a NYRA executive that didn’t feature a gold watch retirement ceremony. If published reports are accurate that Kay […]

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Anonymous Owner Donates $5,000 Of Kentucky Downs Winnings To Assist Injured Jockey Carmouche

A stakes-winning owner during Kentucky Downs recent meet is donating $5,000 for assistance to Kendrick Carmouche, the jockey who sustained a severely fractured leg when his mount fell after being forced to clip heels. “Our group was fortunate enough to win a large purse at Kentucky Downs,” said the owner, who did not want to […]

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New York Jockeys, Horsemen Mount Fee Agreement Includes Support Of PDJF, Aftercare

The Jockeys’ Guild and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have reached an agreement to increase the losing mount fees for jockeys at New York Racing Association tracks. It is the first change in the losing mount fee schedule for NYRA’s riders since 2008. The new fee schedule, which lines up with the new […]

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Saturday’s Belmont Card Delayed 37 Minutes By Jockeys’ Request For Contract Meeting

The first race at Belmont Park on Saturday was scheduled to go off at 1:30 p.m., but the starting gates did not open until 2:07 p.m. The highlight of the day’s card, the $700,000 Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, was originally scheduled for 6:50 p.m., but was pushed back to 7:22 p.m. According to drf.com, […]

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