Keyword: Thompson

  • Delaware Park Accredited by NTRA Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced June 17 that Delaware Park in Stanton, Del., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

  • War Pass Shuttling to Australia

    Champion War Pass will shuttle to Antony Thompson's Widden Stud in New South Wales, Australia, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Terry Thompson, shown aboard Old Fashioned in a workout, will ride that colt in the Arkansas Derby.

    Thompson to Ride Old Fashioned

    Trainer Larry Jones says that Oaklawn Park leading jockey Terry Thompson will ride Fox Hill Farms' Old Fashioned in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) April 11.

  • Tommy Thompson

    NTRA Health and Safety Reforms Outlined

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association officially unveiled a series of equine health and safety reforms Oct. 15 that will be overseen by an independent monitor.

  • Starcraft to Stand at Cheveley Park Stud

    Starcraft, a group I winner in both hemispheres, will stand the 2006 Northern Hemisphere season at David and Patricia Thompson's Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket, England.

  • Doocy Sidelined With Separated Pelvis

    Jockey Tim Doocy will likely miss the rest of the year after suffering injuries that included a separated pelvis during a fall July 21 at Prairie Meadows. Another veteran jockey, Terry Thompson, returned to action the same night after recovering from a pelvic dislocation.

  • Winston Thompson Records Suffolk Six-Pack

    Jockey Winston Thompson won six races on Saturday's 11-event program at Suffolk Downs, including the featured $50,000 Old Ironsides Breeders' Cup Stakes on the turf course aboard Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Stacked Deck

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Only one trainer in the modern era of Thoroughbred racing--D. Wayne Lukas--has started more horses in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) than Nick Zito. Beginning with Thirty Six Red in 1990, Zito has sent 14 horses postward in the Run for the Roses. Two of them have won: Strike the Gold in 1991 and Go for Gin in 1994. He's sitting in the catbird seat with as many as five potential contenders for the 2005 Kentucky Derby.

  • European Horse of the Year Ouija Board crossing the finish line in the VO5 Breeders&#39; Cup Filly &amp; Mare Turf.

    Breeders' Cup Winner Ouija Board is European Horse of the Year

    Lord Derby's V05 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Ouija Board was named Horse Of The Year at the 2004 Cartier Racing Awards during a ceremony Wednesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in London, England. Two Kentucky-breds -- 2-year-old male colt Shamardal and 2-year-old filly Divine Proportions -- received Cartier awards for their respective divisions

  • 315-Day Ban for Top Penn National Trainer

    Harry F. Thompson, Jr., the leading trainer at Penn National eight of the past 10 years, has been suspended 315 days and fined $5,250 for positive tests of clenbuterol in 2002.

  • Evan I. Hammonds

    Weird Tales

    <i>By Evan I. Hammonds</i> - Gonzo journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson coined the phrase, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." The wacky, win-at-any-cost world of sports today is plenty weird and offers multiple examples on a weekly, if not daily, basis that make the phrase one of fact, not speculation.

  • Island Sand rallied to win the Acorn, Friday at Belmont.

    Island Sand Scores Acorn Upset

    James L. Osborne's Island Sand rallied in the stretch under jockey Terry Thompson to win Friday's $250,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Thompson Makes Most of Opportunity to Ride in Cup

    Jockey Terry Thompson is taking his first opportunity to ride in a Breeders' Cup race quite seriously. This week he gave up his regular nighttime schedule at Hoosier Park, where he is close to becoming the all-time leading rider, to get a handle on the Arlington Park surface.

  • Thompson Sets Prairie Record With Six-Win Day

    Jockey Terry Thompson set a Prairie Meadows record May 20 by winning six races in one day. Thompson had shared the old record of five victories with David Essman, Vicki Warhol, and Cindy Noll.

  • Leading Oaklawn Park Jockey Injured

    Terry Thompson, the leading rider of the current Oaklawn Park meet, was injured Saturday after falling from Fleet Boss during the track's fifth race.

  • City Zip (outside) and Yonaguska (on the rail) battle to a dead heat in the Hopeful Stakes Saturday at Saratoga. Macho Uno, center, was third. The race was run early without a post parade beacause of a severe thunder and lightning storm.

    City Zip, Yonaguska Dead Heat in Hopeful

    Michael Tabor's Yonaguska earned his first graded stakes win and City Zip became the first horse since Dehere in 1993 to sweep Saratoga's three major juvenile stakes when the two finished on even terms in the $200,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.