Professional sports are dominated by the young and horse racing is no different. But at age 52 jockey Ronnie Allen Jr. competes on a daily basis with riders often half his age.
Averill Racing, CCF Racing Stable, and K Lauren Racing's R Angel Katelyn romped to an authoritative win in the $100,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes April 2 at Tampa Bay Downs.
A number of top products of Florida's breeding industry will be on display for the 14th renewal of the Florida Cup April 2 at Tampa Bay Downs, an afternoon that will feature six $100,000 stakes restricted to Florida-breds.
Staying to the end of last summer's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2016 2-year-olds sale third session paid dividends for trainer Mike Dini and Alan Lustig, owner of Ballybrit Stable.
Maryland, My Maryland" is the title of Maryland's state song, and for nearly 300 years the state has been home to the racing and breeding of the Thoroughbred.
Trainer Jamie Ness will serve a 100-day suspension and pay a $4,800 fine in a settlement with Florida that resolves a dozen post-race test positives for the bronchodilator Clenbuterol dating from December 2012-March 2014.
Malcolm Pierce is 59, and like many in the business, he's seen a lot of things in racing come full circle during his career. The Malcolm Pierce story just happens to be one of those "full circle." tales.
When trainer Arnaud Delacour saddles No Dozing for the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs, it could mark an early step toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
His full name is William Bradley, but to anyone who knows him, it's Buff Bradley; and this season Buff Bradley and the Bradley Racing Stable runners have enjoyed a quick start at Tampa Bay Downs.
Trainer Jonathan Thomas has found a home at Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., which allows him farm time as well as continued racetrack work.
The old saying, "If it ain't broke don't fix it," would seem to fit Tampa Bay Downs' position perfectly as the picturesque track located just outside Tampa in Oldsmar, Fla. begins its 91-date meeting Saturday, Nov. 26.
It's been a whirlwind 2 1/2 years for jockey Angel Cruz since he won his first race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races April 6, 2014, a period where the 20-year-old has had more than his share of new and exciting experiences.
From his Fair Hill headquarters Oct. 28, trainer Graham Motion talked about the group of horses he will send out for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
On Oct. 22 at Laurel Park late bloomer Phlash Phelps will shoot for his second straight victory in the Maryland Million Turf.
Just Jack, a consistent 3-year-old homebred for Dr. Michael Harrison, will face the stiffest test of his young career Saturday when he takes on older rivals in the $150,000 Million Classic at a mile and a furlong.
In a stunning move, jockey Antonio Gallardo, the country’s leader in races won, has changed his plans and will now move his tack not to California but to New York with a new agent.
Jockey Antonio Gallardo, the current national leader in victories with 287 wins in 2016, will move his tack to Southern California at the completion of the Presque Isle Downs race meeting on Oct. 6.
Believing suspended trainer Marcus Vitali may have been working with trainer Allan Hunter to effectively train horses during his suspension, The Stronach Group announced this week that no entries would be taken for horses trained by Vitali.
John Scully, who began calling races at Fairmount Park in southern Illinois in 1970 and has been the track announcer there ever since, will retire after the races of Sept. 5.
The stable of Arnaud Delacour, who learned from conditioners such as Christophe Clement and Alain de Royer- Dupree, has grown in numbers and quality in recent years in the United States.
Ramon Dominguez isn't riding in races anymore, but after avoiding the track for some time after a racing accident in January 2013, he is very active again in the sport he dominated for years.
Darien Rodriguez is having a successful Tampa Bay meet with his six-horse stable, which he operates with no employees, and he has begun picking up new owners.
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