Fifteen of the greatest riders in the history of Thoroughbred racing will gather at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 9 for the first-ever "Jockey Legends Day" to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
The connections of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed all feel Chrome is the one.
Hops and Horses, a celebration to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, is set for April 10 in Lexington.
Jockey Shane Sellers and Bridget Parker of Parker View Farm will host the All-Star Jockeys' No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament, scheduled to be held Oct. 6 at The Castle Post in Versailles, Ky.
Team Valor International CEO Barry Irwin and trainer Dale Romans are among the scheduled participants in an April 17 panel discussion hosted by the University of Kentucky's Horse Racing Club.
Stewards in Kentucky have told 72-year-old retired jockey Jean Cruguet that he would need an affidavit from a physician if he is to ride a horse at Keeneland on April 27.
Denyse Pendanx Cruguet, one of the pioneering woman in French racing and wife of Triple Crown-winning jockey Jean Cruguet, died Sept. 27.
There will be Jockeys galore at Old Friends Oct. 20, as more than a dozen top riders have confirmed their appearance for "Jockey Day."
Former jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay Jr., Ron Turcotte, Steve Cauthen, and Jean Cruguet have banded together to offer marketing opportunities for interested individuals or organizations.
The Kentucky Horse Park announced March 14 that actor/comedian Tim Conway will emcee the park's Celebrity Team Penning event April 10.
A Maker's Mark barrelhead signed by Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning jockeys, including this year's winner, Edgar Prado, will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.
One week after famed jockey Angel Cordero Jr. makes his brief comeback at Philadelphia Park, another legendary reinsman hopes to return to racing – this time at Keeneland.
It was nine o'clock in the morning on May 7, 2002--25 years to the day since Seattle Slew's historic victory in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The great Thoroughbred gave one final look at his devoted owners, Karen and Mickey Taylor, who, as usual, were by his side. And with his eyes, he proclaimed, as the Sioux warriors used to before going to battle, "It is a good day to die."
Trainer Billy Turner said the late Seattle Slew stood alone in comparison to racing's other Triple Crown winners. "He was undefeated. He set track records. He did everything he had to do." Yet Turner said some people resented the horse who won the 1977 Triple Crown, just four years after Secretariat.
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