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Caldwell Scores Training Hat Trick Saturday To Lead Standings At Churchill

Through the first 13 days of the 38-day Spring Meet, Texas native J.R. Caldwell is making his presence known at Churchill Downs with an impressive nine victories in 14 starts (64.3%), including a trio of wins on Saturday’s 11-race card. “We are very blessed for the opportunity we’ve had so far in Kentucky,” Caldwell said. […]

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Thoroughbred Business ‘Brings A Lot Of Joy’ To Trainer Keith Nations

Growing up, and as a younger man, Keith Nations fell in love with Thoroughbred racing on his many trips to Longacres Racetrack outside Seattle. Longacres was closed after being sold to the Boeing Company in 1992, and it would be almost four years before Emerald Downs opened in nearby Auburn, Wash. But Nations – by […]

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Abel Castellano Steps Toward New Career As A Trainer

Abel Castellano Jr., who followed older brother Javier Castellano from Venezuela to ride in the U.S., was a visitor to Gulfstream Park Friday morning with an eye toward embarking on a new career path. Castellano, who rode his first race in the U.S. at Gulfstream Park in 2000, came to Gulfstream Friday to take the […]

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‘One Of The Best Horsemen Around’: Trainer Glenn DiSanto Dies Age 62

Trainer and breeder Glenn DiSanto, a veteran of the New York Racing Association circuit for more than three decades, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 62. According to Equibase records DiSanto saddled his first winner as a trainer in 1991 when Hildaskova captured a maiden claimer at Aqueduct Racetrack. He amassed […]

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93-Year-Old Trainer Richard Butts Killed In Car Accident

Quite possibly the oldest active racehorse trainer in the United States, 93-year-old Richard Butts had been a fixture at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races since 1980. Thursday Sept. 23, the trainer was tragically killed in a car accident on I-70 in West Virginia. According to your4state.com, Butts was driving a 2016 Ford Fusion which […]

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‘Still In The Race:’ Paralyzed Former Jockey Finds Fulfillment As Trainer

Andrew Lakeman was a promising young jockey when at Belmont Park in 2007, a horse clipped heels and fell on top of him. Paralyzed from the waist down, Lakeman would never ride again, but that didn’t diminish his love for the sport. “Horses are a mirror to your soul,” Lakeman said in a video produced […]

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BLM Seeks Horse Trainers For Pilot Program

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been making excess animals removed from the range available for adoption since 1971 and has placed more than 235,000 animals into private care. Over the last 10 years, adoptions have steadily declined to approximately 2,500 animals per year. Adoptions totaled 2,631 animals in FY 2015, compared to 5,701 […]

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Louisiana Trainer David Banks Dies

Trainer David Banks collapsed at Evangeline Training Center early Saturday morning and later died at a local hospital, according to the Daily Racing Form. “He’s been a dear friend,” said A.J. Credeur, general manager of Evangeline Training Center. “It’s a great loss. He was an outstanding guy, a stand-up guy. The industry lost a good […]

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Trainer Catalano Gets Career Win 2,500

Trainer Wayne Catalano notched the 2,500th victory of his career when Susan Mouton’s Fine Assay won the 10th race on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. Catalano, an 11-time Arlington training champion, was joined in the winner’s circle by his son-in-law Channing Hill, who rode the milestone winner; friends and Arlington officials who presented the conditioner […]

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Oklahoma Trainer Mike Teel Loses Battle With Cancer

Mike Teel, a leading trainer at the Fair Meadows track in Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away on Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 63. Teel was successful as a trainer in Oklahoma with both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. His Thoroughbreds earned more than $4 million in total, according to Equibase. “He knew […]

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