Happy Lantern Gives Hall Of Famer Leatherbury 6,500th Winner

Happy Lantern lit up the toteboard at odds of 16-1 to give Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury his 6,500th career victory Saturday to kick off Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park. Ridden by Rosario Montanez, Happy Lantern ($34) came with a steady run down the center of the All Along turf course to […]

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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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‘You’re As Good As The Next Guy’: Female Trainers In California Find Room To Prosper

There was a time when women trainers – and there weren’t a lot of them in those days – weren’t allowed to saddle their horses in public, meaning the normal saddling area or the paddock. And they weren’t allowed on the backstretch after dark, even though their horses were there and might need special tending. […]

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Navarro Ties Monmouth Record Again With Five-Win Sunday

For the third time this meet – and the fourth time in two years – leading trainer Jorge Navarro tied the Monmouth Park record for wins on a single program with five, accomplishing the feat on Sunday’s 10-race program. Navarro first tied Todd Pletcher’s record on July 23, 2017. He then matched that total on […]

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Long-Time Owner Takes ‘Hands-On’ Approach, Saddles First Winner At Gulfstream

Winning horse races and court cases is nothing new for Michael Laurato, a practicing civil law attorney who has won 40 races as an owner of Thoroughbreds since 2007. The Winter Park, FL native, who maintains law offices in Tampa and Ocala, experienced something new at Gulfstream Park Sunday when he saddled his first winner […]

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Former McGaughey Assistant Patterson Saddles First Winner At Belterra Park

Jennifer Patterson saddled her first winner as a trainer on Thursday when Harry T. Rosenblum’s Sport’s Story won the eighth race at Belterra Park. Patterson, a former assistant trainer and exercise rider for Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey III and Victoria H. Oliver, is a graduate of Gettysburg College. It was the fifth career start for […]

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Sid Attard Celebrates 2,000th Training Victory Sunday At Woodbine

Hall of Fame horseman Sid Attard celebrated a significant milestone on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack as he earned his 2,000th career training win. The 67-year-old Brampton, Ont. resident reached the milestone mark with a victory in the afternoon’s ninth race courtesy of Martin Cherry’s maiden-breaking three-year-old filly Lady With Class ($5.50), who sprinted through along the rail […]

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Hamilton Smith Saddles Four Winners Sunday At Laurel

Trainer Hamilton Smith, a perennial leading trainer in Maryland, saddled four winners on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Smith, who began his training career in 1976 and has won more than 1,900 races, started the day saddling the winner of the early double, True Cat ($4.40) and Queen of Schmooze ($4.20). He then saddled the winner […]

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NYSGC Investigating Trainer Persaud After Injectables Found In Belmont Barn

The New York State Gaming Commission is preventing trainer Randi Persaud’s horses from running or being entered at NYRA tracks due to an ongoing investigation, according to On Saturday, Persaud said that a box of injectable medication had been found in his barn at Belmont Park, which had accidentally been delivered by veterinary assistant Winston […]

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