Keyword: Chris McCarron

  • TCA Honor Guest: Chris McCarron

    Chris McCarron calls for a national uniform medication policy as the Honor Guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's testimonial dinner Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

  • Chris McCarron at his racing academy

    Chris McCarron Honored by Thoroughbred Club

    Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as its 2016 Honor Guest. McCarron will be honored by the TCA at its 85th testimonial dinner at Keeneland Sept. 25.

  • Northern Spur won the Breeders' Cup Turf in 1995.

    Champion Grass Horse Northern Spur Dies

    Northern Spur, champion grass horse of 1995, died earlier this month at a New York farm following a bout with colic. An Irish-bred son of Sadler's Wells, Northern Spur was 25.

  • Papa John's Pizza to Support Aftercare

    Beginning Oct. 1, go to PapaJohns.com and enter promo code TAA13 to receive one large two-topping pizza and garlic or cinnamon knots for just $13 with $1 donated to the TAA. Lexington and Louisville locations only.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Jockeys to Address Pan Am Conference

    The panel includes Chris McCarron, John Velazquez, and Ramon Dominguez. They will discuss the transitions jockeys need to make when moving regionally within the Americas and globally and the issues they face in doing so.

  • A fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4.

    Fire Damages Thoroughbred Center Building

    A two-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a large building that housed a tack and leather shop at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington Feb. 4, but did not threaten any of the barns or horses at the training facility.

  • Dehere

    Champion Dehere Dead at 23 in Turkey

    Dehere, the champion 2-year-old male of 1993 and sire of 77 stakes winners, has died in Turkey. The son of two-time leading sire Deputy Minister is the broodmare sire of Take Charge Indy, Will Take Charge, and Midnight Lute.

  • Kentucky Derby Stars Come Out at Keeneland

    Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas promised "more stories than Mother Goose," and the four-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner--and a panel of five other Derby winners--delivered on that promise.

  • Jockey John Velazquez

    Velazquez Reaches Purse Earnings Milestone

    In guiding We Miss Artie to victory in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 22 at Turfway Park, John Velazquez became the first rider in history to reach $300 million in North American purse earnings.

  • Alysheba (right) defeated Ferdinand by 1/2 length in the 1988 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

    The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

  • Hendrickson, Whitney Donate $10k to NTWAB

    John Hendrickson and Marylou Whitney donated $10,000 to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association during the 54th annual awards dinner at The Derby restaurant in Arcadia, Ca. Oct. 30.

  • Hollywood Wildcat, with Delahoussaye in the irons, won the 1993 Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Delahoussaye Recalls Memorable Distaffs

    This Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) may be shaping up as one of the most competitive fields of the Nov. 1-2 World Championships at Santa Anita Park. But Eddie Delahoussaye remembers a few other Distaffs just as memorable.

  • Jockey Calvin Borel

    Celebrities Set for Team Penning Event

    Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Chris McCarron are among those scheduled to participate in the inaugural "Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event" at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena.

  • Jay Robbins leads Tiznow to the Winner's Circle after his second Breeders' Cup Classic win in 2001.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2452652614&k=MHzXwGn">Order This Photo</a>

    Jay Robbins, Trainer of Tiznow, Retires

    Jay Robbins, the only trainer to win consecutive runnings of the Breeders' Cup Classic(gr. I), has announced his retirement after more than four decades.

  • Thoroughbreds for All Event Set for April 26

    The Retired Racehorse Training Project and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will once again promote adoption of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in their educational Thoroughbreds For All event April 26 in Lexington.

  • Salix also known as Lasix.

    Trainer Panel Tackles Controversial Topics

    The use of racehorse medications and importance of owner education were among the topics discussed among trainers Kellyn Gorder, Tom Proctor, and Phil Sims at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland.

  • Slideshow: Alysheba

    Celebrating the career of Alysheba, 25 years after his Derby triumph.

  • MacBeth Memorial Fund to Cease Operations

    The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund that provided financial aid and assistance to injured jockeys and exercise riders will cease operations and disburse its funds by the end of this year.

  • Apprentice Creed Wins Turfway Riding Title

    Apprentice jockey Ben Creed, 26, became the first graduate of the North American Racing Academy to win a riding title when he finished the Turfway Park holiday meet with 25 wins.

  • Old Friends 'Jockey Day' Oct. 20

    There will be Jockeys galore at Old Friends Oct. 20, as more than a dozen top riders have confirmed their appearance for "Jockey Day."

  • Castleton Lyons presents a check for $29,400 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

    Castleton Lyons Presents Check to PDJF

    In a brief ceremony Sept. 18, representatives of Castleton Lyons presented a check for $29,400 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • New England's Newest Hall of Famers

    The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2009, which will be honored along with the 2008 NETWA award winners July 16.

  • Another NARA Graduate Finds Victory

    Anna Roberts of Franklinton, La. became the fifth graduate of the North American Racing Academy to win a race when she rode King of Mardi Gras to victory at Evangeline Downs April 29.

  • Chris McCarron (left) and Jack Van Berg reminisce at the Memorial Service for Alysheba.

    Alysheba Remembered at Memorial Service

    Preston Madden, who bred Alysheba, called the 1988 Horse of Year and racing Hall of Fame member "a gift from heaven" during a memorial service for the pensioned stallion at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington April 29.

  • Mike Straight is "congratulated" after getting his first win.

    Jockey Notches Win in First Start

    Apprentice jockey Mike Straight notched the first win from his first career ride March 6 at Tampa Bay Downs in the sixth race aboard Ready Ruler for trainer Michael Thomas and owner Leighton Evans.

  • Rafael Bejarano

    Bejarano Closes in on Southern Cal Sweep

    With one week left until the end of Hollywood Park's 2008 fall racing season, jockey Rafael Bejarano is poised to complete a rare riding feat: a sweep of each victory title at every major meet in Southern California in 2008.

  • Jackie Davis is "congratulated" by her fellow jockeys after getting her first win.

    Davis Records First Win on $131 Longshot

    Jackie Davis, daughter of retired jockey Robbie Davis, recorded her first career victory Nov. 5 in Aqueduct's fifth race aboard Blue Hill Bay for trainer Scott Everett. Blue Hill Bay led all the way around the oval and returned $131 for a $2 win ticket.

  • Alysheba arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 31, 2008.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6546991%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alysheba Arrives at Kentucky Horse Park

    Two-time champion and 1988 Horse of the Year Alysheba returned to his Kentucky roots Oct. 31 and took up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, where he will be admired by the fans he thrilled in his Hall of Fame career.

  • The late Luke Kruytbosch was one of the honorees at the NTWA dinner Oct. 22.

    NTWA Dinner Honors Three

    National Turf Writers Assoc. hosts annual awards dinner; honors Chris McCarron, the late Luke Kruytbosch, and Turf writer Maryjean Wall.

  • Sandy Hawley after winning the Living Legends race aboard  Tribal Chief.

    Hawley King of Tribe in Legends Race

    Sandy Hawley may have won the Living Legends race on Tribal Chief against seven fellow Hall of Fame former riders, but nobody had more fun than Julie Krone and Chris McCarron.