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New Mother Sophie Doyle Back In The Saddle At Keeneland; Racing Return Uncertain

Jockey and new mother Sophie Doyle returned to breezing horses last week at Keeneland as she prepares for a possible comeback to race riding. She and her fiancé, trainer Chris Davis, welcomed their first child, Emilie Sophia Davis, on July 8. “Emilie arrived healthy and is growing and everything is perfect,” Davis said at his […]

Delaware Park Dedicates Turf Course To Long-Time Racing Executive John E. Mooney

The seven-furlong turf course was dedicated to John E. Mooney, the former Executive Director of Racing, at Delaware Park on Saturday. The dedication ceremony took place after the eighth race as part of the special twelve race Owners Day card. The long-time racing executive officially retired on August 1, 2022. “This is such a great […]

Jockey Mychel Sanchez Rides 1,000th Career Winner At Delaware Park

Jockey Mychel Sanchez notched his 1,000th career victory aboard Z W P Stable and Non Stop Stable’s Malibu Beauty in the $100,000 George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware Park today. The 4-year-old daughter of Buffum won by  eight lengths.  The Maryland-bred trained by Gary Capuano returned $3.80 as the favorite in the field of five. Thisnameisokay finished second,  ten lengths […]

Northern California Trainer Duane Offield Passes At Age 82

Golden Gate Fields is deeply saddened by the passing of longtime Northern California trainer Duane Offield, who passed away on Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 82 years old. Offield began his training career in 1976. Throughout a career that spanned well over four decades, Offield saddled 721 winners from 8,038 starters, with lifetime […]

Longtime Racetrack Veterinarian Randall Brandon Passes At Age 80

Randall Gatlin Brandon, a longtime racetrack veterinarian in the Mid-Atlantic region, died Aug. 15 in his hometown of Camden, S.C. He was 80. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Timonium, Md. Brandon graduated from Washington State University and followed with an internship […]

Determination, Hard Work Fueling Trainer Jorge Delgado’s American Dream

When Jorge Delgado saddles CSLR Racing Partners’ Awesome Strong for a bid to complete a sweep in the 2022 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the up-and-coming trainer will be living the American dream that has driven his early success since arriving in South Florida from Venezuela. “It’s been a dream for […]

Brad Cox’s Eldest Son Bryson Becomes Agent For Chris Landeros

For the last several years, two of trainer Brad Cox’s three sons, Bryson and Blake, have been a pivotal role in his stable’s operation. Bryson, who graduated from Louisville’s DeSales High School in 2016, will now become a jockey agent to veteran rider Chris Landeros. “It’s a decision I’ve been thinking about making for a […]

Jockey Carlos Lozada, Trainer Shane Wilson Finish Atop Standings At Louisiana Downs

The 2022 Thoroughbred racing season at Louisiana Downs concluded on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The meet leaders, jockey Carlos Lozada, trainer Shane Wilson and owner End Zone Athletics, Inc. were honored for their accomplishments on the final afternoon of the 84-day meet, which began on Saturday, May 7. Kevin Preston, Louisiana Downs owner and president, credited […]

Leading Rider At Los Al, Ramon Vazquez Planning To Stay In Southern California

Ramon Vazquez, leading jockey at the recently concluded Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet, plans to remain a prominent presence at Santa Anita when the 18-day Autumn Meet begins Friday. The 38-year-old native of Puerto Rico is here to stay according to his agent Bill Castle, who has Vazquez booked to ride seven of nine races on […]

Chris Griffin Named Full-Time Track Announcer At Monmouth Park

Parx track announcer Chris Griffin has been named the new track announcer at Monmouth Park starting with the 2023 meet that gets underway in May, it was announced today. Griffin, the back-up announcer at Monmouth Park since 2020, will replace Frank Mirahmadi, who is taking over as the track announcer at Saratoga next summer after […]