Posted: April 7, 2020

Hall of Fame Jockey Ramon Dominquez: His Experience Plays Pivotal role in New Position

Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez has seen equestrian sport from a number of different perspectives.  He was a groom in Venezuela before launching what would be one of the most successful careers in the sport of Thoroughbred Racing.  Many people are familiar with his exploits as a rider, winning three consecutive Eclipse Awards as the nation’s outstanding jockey, 2010-2012, as the regular pilot of Gio Ponti, and his triumphant victories in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Turf with Better Talk Now and in 2012 with Little Mike, and the 2011...

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Posted: April 9, 2020

Feeling Safe in Wuhan: Life For an Expat Horseman at one of China’s Key Training Centers

Rui Severino has been dealing with Covid-19 a little longer than most of us. he is training racehorses in none other than Wuhan where it is believed the virus originated. Get a glimpse into training at ground zero for a worldwide pandemic. Rui Severino training in Wuhan For many in China’s burgeoning horse racing industry, Wuhan is the winter base, an environment usually more comfortable for people and horses than the freezing temperatures that prevail in Northern China, where much of the summer racing takes place. A citizen of both...

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Posted: March 31, 2020

Covid-19 and Some of the Possible Long Term Effects on Horse Racing: A New Normal

Covid-19 has put some unexpected and unprecedented chaos into the "modern" world. Horse Racing, the Sport of Kings, already struggling on many fronts, is of course not exempt. The "new normal" what will it be? We are all seeing the short term impact. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September 5th, 2020. That is as of now. In reality who knows what things will be like come September. To quote Robert Burns; "the best laid plans of mice and men Gang aft a-gley." The Dubai World Cup along with...

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Arkansas Derby on May 2nd, is That the Next Big Kentucky Derby prep?

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Friday, March 20, 2020) – Oaklawn announced today that it is moving its signature race – the Arkansas Derby (G1) – from Saturday, April 11 to Saturday, May 2, closing day of the...

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