Milton Harris: Horse Racing Trainer’s Licence Revoked Amidst Allegations of Abuse

Milton Harris, a prominent figure in horse racing, faces the loss of his trainer’s licence following a series of troubling incidents, including accusations of abuse and harassment towards a neighbor and fellow trainer. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has deemed him unfit to hold such a position, citing concerns over his behavior, particularly towards female staff members. The 64-year-old, based […] Continue Reading

Bob Baffert Suspended

The 2022 running of the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown picture could look very different than it did in the last decade. The most successful horse trainer of the modern era is under a cloud of suspicion for using illegal medications. Bob Baffert trained the last two Triple Crown winners, but he is currently banned from running in the […] Continue Reading

Bob Baffert Banned After Medina Spirit Tests Positive For Steroids

The 2021 Kentucky Derby should have been a great celebration for Triple Crown trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert’s horse Medina Spirit proved to be much the best in an upset of the favorite, Essential Quality. The victory has now been marred by a positive test for illegal medication. While the horse racing world prepares for the 2021 Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, […] Continue Reading

How Much Money Do Horse Racers Make?

Have you ever wanted to know how much money horse racers make? By horse racers we mean the owners, horse trainers, and jockeys who make the sport what it is. You might be surprised to find out the earnings for the various professionals that are involved with thoroughbred horse racing can be low. Horse racing is a brutal sport that […] Continue Reading

What is a Jigger in Horse Racing?

One of the most controversial topics in the world of thoroughbred horse racing is the use of electrical devices to stimulate horses in a race. If you have ever wondered what is a jigger in horse racing, this article will explain what the device is and how it is used. We will also examine some of the ethical concerns surrounding […] Continue Reading

James E. “Sunny” Fitzsimmons – Horse trainer

There aren’t many horse racing trainers who can claim a spot in the Brittanica encyclopedia. James E. “Sunny” Fitzsimmons is one of them. Born in the late 1800’s and living until 1966, Sunny Jim was a witness to some of the most dramatic moments in horse racing. He was also an active participant in many of them. The horses who […] Continue Reading

Nick Zito – Horse Trainer

Nick Zito has accomplished many things in his 70 years of life. Chief among these is a brilliance for training thoroughbred race horses. What many people may not know is that Zito is also a tireless advocate for the well-being of retired race horses and horses that are still in competition. He is a rare breed among horse trainers. Zito […] Continue Reading

Tom Smith – horse trainer

The story of Seabiscuit is one of the best in horse racing. In the 1930’s, Seabiscuit became America’s horse, lifting the spirits of people who were suffering due to the Great Depression. While the story of this little horse is familiar to many people, the story of his trainer Tom Smith is not. It is a story of a man […] Continue Reading

Jack Van Berg

Jack Van Berg has a permanent place among the legends of horseracing. Now 81 years old, Van Berg is still going strong with more than 6,000 career wins. His most noteworthy accomplishments include winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes in 1987 with Alysheba. Van Berg is known for his straightforward method of training and for being one of […] Continue Reading

Doug O’Neill : Horse Trainer

Doug O’Neill is one of the more controversial trainers in horseracing today. While some question O’Neill’s training methods and his use of medications, there can be no denying his recent success. The trainer has won more than 2,000 races including a much-heralded run at the Triple Crown in 2012 with I’ll Have Another and a win in the 2016 Kentucky […] Continue Reading

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