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Russell, Barbosa Repeat As Pimlico Fall Meet Leaders

In a repeat of last year, trainer Brittany Russell and jockey Jeiron Barbosa finished at the top of their respective standings as historic Pimlico Race Course wrapped up its boutique nine-day fall meet Sunday. Russell had one winner from three starters Sunday, Michael Dubb and Michael Caruso’s 2-year-old filly Low Society ($4) in Race 3, […]

Apprentice Torres, Protege Of Hall Of Famers, Makes New Home On Kentucky Circuit

Apprentice jockey Jaime Torres has found a new home on the Kentucky circuit with the help of his agent, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, and the backing of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. “It’s been a dream to come ride in Kentucky,” Torres said. “I’m pretty new to the sport. One day […]

‘It’s A Huge Honor’: Jessica Paquette Prepares For Historic Race Calls At Parx

Jessica Paquette has weathered plenty in her almost year on the job at Parx Racing. She’s handled the ups and downs, learning the craft as the track announcer at the suburban Philadelphia racetrack that Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million betPARX Pennsylvania Derby and strong supporting card. Now she’s ready for another type of weather when […]

David Cabrera Suffers Broken Femur In Fall At Remington; Jockey To Undergo Surgery Friday

Jockey David Cabrera has suffered a broken femur due to a fall at Remington Park Thursday evening, according to a post on Twitter written by his agent, Jose Santos, Jr. Cabrera, currently second in the standings at the Oklahoma oval, will undergo surgery to repair the break on Friday afternoon. Riding Steve Asmussen-trained filly Outlining […]

‘Passion And High-Energy Style’: Oaklawn Names Matt Dinerman New Track Announcer

Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs, Ark., announced Friday that Matt Dinerman has been hired as the track announcer for the upcoming Thoroughbred racing season, which begins Dec. 8. Dinerman, 31, comes to Hot Springs following a six-year stint as the track announcer at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif.  He has also served as […]

Visitation, Funeral Plans Announced For Brereton C. Jones

Funeral plans have been announced for former Kentucky governor and Airdrie Stud co-owner Brereton C. Jones, who died at his home in Midway, Ky., on Monday, Sept. 18, after a lengthy illness. He was 84 years old. On Tuesday, current Gov. Andy Beshear directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff […]

Pavel Urruchi To Assume New Role As Churchill Downs Chaplain

The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy is pleased to announce that Chaplain Pavel Urruchi will assume a new role and serve as Chaplain at Churchill Downs. Chaplain Pavel has served for the past five years at Turfway and Belterra, where he quickly earned the respect, trust, and friendship of horsemen from the frontside to the starting […]

Jockey Of The Week: Tyler Gaffalione Rides 11 Winners At Churchill Downs

Tyler Gaffalione continues to demonstrate why he has been Kentucky’s most dominant jockey for the past several years and annually ranks among the nation’s top jockeys. Fresh off earning his third leading jockey title at Kentucky Downs, Gaffalione headed to Churchill Downs to defend his September meet riding title one of several he owns at […]

‘The Strongest Of The Strong’: Cindy Hutter Earns Bill Mooney Award For Courage

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present Cindy Hutter, who continues her inspiring recovery from a severe brain injury sustained in a training accident in July 2022, with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity. Born and raised in Romansville, Pennsylvania, near the horse-centric area of Unionville, Hutter […]