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Velasquez to Ride Full-Time at Gulfstream
Jockey Cornelio Velasquez, who has earned five riding titles at New York Racing Association tracks and has won four Breeders' Cup races, is moving his tack to Gulfstream Park.

Summit of Speed Preview Set for Gulfstream
Gulfstream Park will offer $525,000 in purses over seven stakes June 4 as part of its Summit of Speed Preview Day program.

Suddenbreakingnews Works, Bound for Belmont
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews remains on track for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after a May 26 work at Churchill Downs.

Strangles Leads to ThistleDown Quarantine
Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles.

Pegasus World Cup: A Jolt of Reality
What does Steve Haskin think of the Pegasus World Cup and could the race get it's own reality TV series?

PDJF Derby Day Fundraiser Raised Over $40,000
The May 7 silent auction at dozens of U.S. tracks featured framed, autographed photos of Secretariat and American Pharoah.

NY Regulators Tighten Underage Gambling Rules
The New York State Gaming Commission May 23 approved a regulation to standardize and increase penalties against gambling operations?including racetracks?that let any minor under age 18 place wagers on their products.

Miller Promoted at Millennium Farms
Millennium Farms announced May 26 that longtime farm manager Bobby Miller has been named its vice chairman. Assistant farm manager Jose Rodarte will take on the role of farm manager.

Lieblong New Chair for Arkansas Regulator
Thoroughbred owner and breeder Alex Lieblong is the new chairman of the Arkansas State Racing Commission, following the decision of longtime chairman Cecil Alexander to step down.

Lexington Horseman Randolph Dies
Richard (Dick) Fitz Randolph, founder of Randolph Farm near Versailles, Ky., died May 15 at age 77.

Leroidesanimaux Dies at 16
Died due to injuries from a paddock accident.

Industry Teams to Help Parkinson's Research
Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore America, and WinStar Farm have teamed up to host the ?Night For A Cure? fundraising party Sunday, July 10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson?s Research Fund.

Havre de Grace Half Sister Wins at Delaware
Mademoiselle Coco, a half sister to champion Havre de Grace, broke her maiden in her third start May 25 at Delaware Park.

HOF Ceremony Only Open to Museum Members
Tickets are free for museum members and up to two tickets each are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will also be streamed live online.

Governor Malibu Has Strong Work for Belmont
Governor Malibu, the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) runner-up, worked at Belmont Park May 27 with an eye on the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

Gainesway's Tapizar Has First Winner
Gainesway's grade I-winning freshman stallion Tapizar got his first winner May 26 in a $40,000 maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park.

Finnegans Wake Back for Whittingham
Trainer Peter Miller was forward about his intentions bringing grade I winner Finnegans Wake back off a nearly nine-month layoff last time out in the Thunder Road Stakes (gr. IIIT), which was a prep for bigger and better things.

FPD Begins Distribution of Liberty Cu Nails
Copper-coated nails have antimicrobial benefit

Enola Gray, Ralis Headline Cal-Bred Stakes
Enola Gray, one of the standouts from Santa Anita Park's winter/spring meeting will hope to make an encore performance May 28 at the Southern California racetrack.

Enchanting Lady Targets Winning Colors
After picking up a grade I placing at Churchill Downs in her previous race, the connections of Enchanting Lady hope she can nail down her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III).

Destin Work is 'Stamina Builder' for Belmont
Son of Giant's Causeway works five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 in company with Stanford. Stradivari possible Belmont starter, too.

Colt is First Winner for Maclean's Music
Freshman sire Maclean's Music was represented by his first winner when Glen Hill Farm homebred Is Everybody Happy won his debut in the third race at Delaware Park May 25.

Champs Meet Again in Nassau
Lexie Lou, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2014, and that year's champion older female, Strut the Course, face eight older fillies and mares in Woodbine's one-mile Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 29.

Catch a Glimpse Probable for Penn Mile
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse is nominated to three stakes the weekend of June 4-5, but trainer Mark Casse said the winner of five consecutive stakes probably will face males in the $500,000 Penn Mile (gr. IIIT).

CHRB Moves Along Proposal to Change Whip Rule
The California Horse Racing Board May 26 advanced a proposal that would alter its current rule restricting whip use by jockeys riding Thoroughbreds.

Ben's Cat: Better Than Ever
Fan favorite Ben?s Cat continues to excel for Hall of Famer King Leatherbury. The Blood-Horse caught up with the 10-year-old warrior and his connections in Maryland, where he dashed to his fifth Jim McKay Turf Sprint score.

Beam Appointed to Ohio Fund Advisory Panel
Craig Beam, owner and operator of Thorobeam Farm in Sabina, Ohio, has been named by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund three-member committee.

Barretts Sale Features Wide Selection
Homebreds and pinhooks at just about every price range make up the catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

An Early Look at the Belmont Stakes
J. Keeler Johnson shares early thoughts on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders.

America's Galileo
The legacy of El Prado, who has emerged as a serious sire-line contender through two sons whose race records and stud accomplishments could not be more diverse.

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Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $7,991,458
2.   Jose L. Ortiz $7,545,903
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $7,057,418
4.   John Velazquez $6,334,093
5.   Mario Gutierrez $5,641,710
6.   Forent Geroux $5,475,664
7.   Luis Saez $4,787,497
8.   Julien Leparoux $4,487,651
9.   Kenrick Carmouche $4,373,424
10.   Ricardo Santana, Jr. $4,350,026
As of 05/22/16
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Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Jose L. Ortiz 151
2.   Javier Castellano 126
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 118
4.   Albin Jimenez 108
5.   Antonio Gallardo 104
6.   C.J. McMahon 104
7.   DeShawn Parker 103
8.   Florent Geroux 100
9.   Russell Baze 97
10.   Iram V. Diego* 97
As of 05/22/16
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Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   Agustin Silva $1,161,179
2.   Rodrigo Vallejo $1,085,707
3.   Ivan Carnero $860,892
4.   Omar Reyes $831,712
5.   Ricky Ramirez $699,991
6.   James A. Flores $570,105
7.   Esgar Ramirez $547,011
8.   Eduwin Lujan $538,254
9.   Adrian A, Ramos* $498,576
10.   Salvador Martinez $497,985
As of 05/22/16
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   Rodrigo Vallejo 66
2.   Omar Reyes 49
3.   Ivan Carnero 44
4.   Agustin Silva 39
5.   Cesar De Alba 38
6.   David A. Alvarez* 37
7.   Antonio Alberto 34
8.   Luis A, Guerrero 32
9.   Luis L. Vivanco 32
10.   Alfonso Lujan 31
As of 05/22/16
*non-Member
 
 

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