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Epsom Follies

Epsom Follies

Steve Haskin recalls his adventures while attending his first Epsom Derby on June 7, 1976, and the 1978 edition of the race, won by Shirley Heights.

The Wisdom of Shoe

The Wisdom of Shoe

What makes a great racehorse? Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker boils it down for Cot Campbell in the saddling paddock at Hollywood Park. read blog

Santa Anita to Unveil McCarron Sculpture

Jockey Chris McCarron will take his place among three other legendary riders at Santa Anita when a bust of his likeness is unveiled Saturday.

Pincay Says Baze Worthy of Record Book

Laffit Pincay Jr., the all-time leader in victories by a jockey, discounts complaints from some that fellow Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze is undeserving of the record if he breaks it because Baze mostly competes on the Northern California circuit.

Winning Counts

By Dan Arrigo -- When I became involved in Thoroughbred racing in the 1950s, it was a sport of numbers. Now, it seems to be more of a business of numbers than a sport, but most racing fans still spend more time looking at the figures on a tote board--or on TVG--than they do admiring colorful silks or counting horse's legs in the post parade.

Shoemaker Tributes

Bill Shoemaker will be honored with a memorial service next Tuesday at Santa Anita. Beyond obituaries, here are some writers' thoughts on his life and work.

Shoeless

Shoeless

By Ray Paulick -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

Shoemaker Memorial Set for Tuesday at Santa Anita

Shoemaker Memorial Set for Tuesday at Santa Anita

A memorial for legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker will be held at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. The Shoemaker family has invited the public to attend this tribute to the Hall of Fame rider who passed away Sunday morning at his home in nearby San Marino. He was 72 years old.

Racing Figures Remember Shoemaker

Racing Figures Remember Shoemaker

Racing mourned the passing of legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker, who died in his sleep Sunday morning at his home in San Marino, Calif., at the age of 72.

Day Poised to Top McCarron's Earnings Mark

Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day enters Thursday's action just $131,031 behind the recently retired Chris McCarron on horse racing's list of all-time leading jockeys by purse earnings.

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