Banned Australian Trainer Darren Weir’s Wagering Activities Come Under Scrutiny

Australian trainer Darren Weir, banned for four years after electric shock devices (“jiggers”) were found in his stable, has now come under investigation for his wagering activities. According to the Herald Sun, Victoria police and racing authorities found that accounts held by Weir or his associates wagered as much as A$9,000 ($US6,137) on some races. […]

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Reinvigorated Navarro Readies For Championship Meet Title Defense At Gulfstream

No matter how much success Jorge Navarro has enjoyed and how many more accomplishments may come his way, the 44-year-old native of Panama City, Panama will always embrace the humble beginnings of his burgeoning training career. Navarro looks back at his early days on the Calder Race Course backstretch with pride, using them as a […]

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Owner, Trainer Appealing Delaware Suspensions For ‘Unauthorized Use Of Shockwave Therapy’

Owner David Neilson and trainer Anthony Pecoraro are both appealing six-month suspensions and $1,000 fines issued by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission because of an “unauthorized use of shockwave therapy,” reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. The rulings stem from an investigation into the catastrophic breakdown of Glencairn at Delaware Park on Aug. 5. The heavy favorite […]

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Trainer Brian Lynch To Serve 15-Day Suspension For Medication Positive

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed down a suspension and $500 fine for trainer Brian Lynch on Nov. 20, as a result of a Class B medication violation in his trainee Into A Hot Spot on May 16 at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old gelding was found to have the drug gabapentin in his system, a […]

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‘It Still Gives Me Goosebumps’: Lerner Relishes The Challenge In Weekend Stakes

Up-and-coming young trainer Andrew Lerner will be seeking his first graded stakes victory in a 2 ½-year career when he sends out Rager in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar. On Sunday, Lerner, 30, will saddle Queen Bee to You in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes. The competition features runners from […]

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‘Very Driven Stable’: Cox Celebrates Two Breeders’ Cup Winners, Likely Champs In 2019

A year ago, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Brad Cox’s hometown track of Churchill Downs to secure the 3-year-old filly title for the trainer’s first champion. In a 22-hour span at Santa Anita Park, Cox virtually locked up his second and third equine championships with 3-for-3 British Idiom wearing […]

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‘One Of The Good Ones’: Former Trainer Barry Abrams A Winner In Twilight Derby

There were miles of smiles after Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita Park. Barry Abrams was coming to the Winner’s Circle. The former trainer, who has gallantly battled throat cancer for 15 years, is part owner as Bardy Farm of Mo Forza, winner of the Grade II Qatar Twilight Derby at odds of nearly 19-1. […]

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Belmont Leaders: Brown Repeats, Franco Earns His First Riding Title

Trainer Chad Brown led all conditioners with 28 wins, and jockey Manny Franco (44 victories) picked up his first-ever riding title at Belmont Park as the curtain closed on the 38-day fall meet Sunday. Klaravich Stables registered 10 wins to pace all owners, outlasting Peter Brant (nine victories) and Repole Stable (eight) for the top […]

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‘You Can’t Keep Pushing Yourself Non-Stop’: Navarro Plans To Scale Back From 140-Horse Stable

Jorge Navarro says he is too caught up in the present to fully appreciate the significance of extending his record to seven straight training titles at Monmouth Park, which the 44-year-old native of Panama will officially put the finish touches on during Sunday’s closing day of the 61-day meet. But if it looks on paper […]

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