• Albarado to miss Derby after breaking ankle

    Albarado to miss Derby after breaking ankle

    Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Jockey Robby Albarado will miss the Kentucky Derby after breaking his left ankle in a riding accident at Keeneland. Albarado was scheduled to ride J Boys Echo for trainer Dale Romans in the Derby on May 6. He got hurt after his horse stumbled at the start of a race Sunday at Keeneland, unseating Albarado on the turf. He was taken to a hospital for X-rays and further evaluation. Agent Rob Ebanks says Albarado will be sidelined for some time. Romans tweeted Sunday: "A miracle it wasn't worse. Wishing best to Robby Albarado, his health is 1st." The trainer says he will discuss replacing Albarado with the horse's ownership. J Boys Echo won the Gotham Stakes and

  • Goldikova, jockey Javier Castellano among 4 elected to HOF
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    Goldikova, jockey Javier Castellano among 4 elected to HOF

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Jockeys Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza and Garrett Gomez and thoroughbred Goldikova have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. The 39-year-old Castellano has won the Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey the past four years. Entering the week, he had 4,664 career wins and was ranked fifth all-time in purse earnings, with more than $276 million. The 44-year-old Espinoza had 3,318 wins entering the week, with purse earnings of more than $193 million, which ranks him 17th all-time. He won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 2015 aboard American Pharoah. Gomez, who died last year, won 3,769 races, with purse earnings of more than

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    Santa Anita cancels Thursday's racing card due to insufficient entries

    Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form ARCADIA, Calif. -- Santa Anita has canceled Thursday's program because of insufficient entries. The track attempted to draw races for Thursday on Saturday, but could not draw enough runners. The entries were postponed until Sunday, but the situation did not improve. The track announced the cancellation at lunchtime. Racing will resume Friday with nine races, according to track vice president of racing Rick Hammerle. "We will not race on Thursday because of a lack of entries," Hammerle said. Santa Anita will be open for simulcasting on Thursday. Cancellations caused by a lack of entries are rare at Santa Anita. The track did not run the final three Wednesdays