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Off 296 Days, Jockey Sheldon Russell Makes Successful Return To The Saddle At Laurel

Champion jockey Sheldon Russell, away from the races for 296 days, made a triumphant return to action aboard first-time starter Heldish in the fourth race Friday at Laurel Park. ItsTheJHo’s Heldish, a son of Great Notion bred in Maryland by R. Larry Johnson and trained by Russell’s wife, Brittany Russell, completed five furlongs in 58.77 […]

Sal Sinatra Resigns As President, COO Of Equibase

Equibase Company announced Friday the resignation of Sal Sinatra, president and chief operating officer. “I am stepping aside at this point so that I may dedicate my time to personal issues that require my full attention,” said Sinatra. “I am grateful to the members of the Equibase Management Committee for their support of me and […]

NYRA, National Museum Of Racing To Honor Pierre ‘Peb’ Bellocq At Belmont July 9

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will highlight the career and accomplishments of the renowned cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq during a ceremony at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 9 as part of the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival. Stars and Stripes Day features four […]

Three Finalists Announced For Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award competition has been held for the 16th time to honor the best of long-format race writing. Three finalists were selected by a panel of judges from nearly two-dozen submissions published during 2021. It was a year in which top-tier entries were dominated by fiction, with two finalists falling into […]

‘Average Guy’: Texas Racing Club Brings Together 42 First-Time Thoroughbred Owners

The Texas Thoroughbred Racing Club had its first winner Saturday with only its second starter as the 2-year-old colt Straight Luck went wire to wire for a 4 1/2-length score at Lone Star Park. The Texas Thoroughbred Racing Club (website TXracingclub.com) was launched earlier this year to provide Texans the opportunity to experience the thrill […]

Nick Moraitis, Owner Of Australian Star Might And Power, Passes At Age 87

Nick Moraitis, who owned one of Australia’s greatest-ever horses, New Zealand-bred star Might And Power, has died overnight at the age of 87. Famous in racing for his emotional post-race interviews and speeches about God and the joy his horse gave him, Moraitis died after a lengthy battle with liver cancer. Moraitis gained fame early […]

Help Wanted: National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame Searching For Curator, Museum Educator

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY, has immediate full-time openings for the positions of Curator and Museum Educator. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected] Position overview: Museum Curator Department: Curatorial FSLA Status: Exempt Reports to: Director The Museum Curator is responsible for […]

Jaime Rodriguez Wins 11 Races To Earn Jockey Of The Week Title

Mid-Atlantic rider, Jaime Rodriguez led the nation in wins last week posting an impressive 11 victories from 25 mounts earning Jockey of the Week for June 20 through June 26. The award, which is voted on by a panel of racing experts, honors jockeys who are members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

Rodolphe Brisset Will Take Over Training Duties At WinStar; Destin Heath Heads Out On His Own

Rodolphe Brisset has been hired as the new head trainer for WinStar Farm, according to bloodhorse.com. The French native will oversee the horses at the WinStar training center, 20 stalls at Keeneland on Rice Road, and 12 stalls at Saratoga this summer. Brisset has trained for WinStar since the beginning of his career, helping with the […]

Allen Poindexter, Stormy Smith To Be Inducted Into Prairie Meadows’ Racing Hall Of Fame

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino will induct two highly accomplished horsemen into its Racing Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Jockey Stormy Smith, arguably the most successful Quarter Horse rider in the 33-year history of racing at Prairie Meadows, and H. Allen Poindexter, the prominent owner and breeder of multiple stakes-winning horses at […]