Keyword: thornton

  • Jockey Tim Thornton just won his first riding title in spite of many injuries.

    Inside Track: Make It or Break It

    When you meet Thornton in person, you think he is a very, very nice young man. You wonder how he remained steady and well-mannered even after encountering the racetrack's fast-paced lifestyle. When you hear of his multiple injuries and comebacks, you wonder why he hasn't given up on riding or spiraled into oblivion. Then you speak to his mother, and it all makes perfect sense.

  • Rewarding Innovation

    <i>By T.D. Thornton</i> -- North American racing has a widely acknowledged economics problem. Its chief funding mechanism, pari-mutuel wagering, is failing after serving the sport well for decades. What was once an efficient method of extruding profits is now an anachronism whose constraints are choking back betting growth.

  • Thornton Hospitalized After Arlington Fall

    Jockey Timothy Thornton, thrown when his mount in the ninth race, Strategic Sun, broke through the inside rail on the Arlington Park turf course, was taken directly to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.

  • Veteran Van Driver Kenny Thornton Dead

    Kenny Thornton, who logged five million miles hauling horses for nearly 50 years for the Ralph G. Smith company, died Dec. 23 at his West Chester, Pa., home.

  • Bid spotter works the crowd at Keeneland sale.

    Well-Bred Fillies in Demand at Keeneland Sale

    A 2-year-old daughter of Storm Cat and a 3-year-old Unbridled filly were both bought by Arch Bloodstock to top Tuesday's session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The session average was up 36.7% and the median rose 50% over the comparable day one year ago.