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The Personal Side of Randy Romero

2019-09-12T07:45:03-05:00September 12th, 2019|

The Personal Side of Randy Romero By: Rick Mocklin        I made the 2 1/2-hour drive to Erath, Louisiana this past Tuesday to attend the Memorial Mass for my friend Randy Paul Romero. I had a long time to reflect on my relationship with Randy. I've known Randy [...]

Is Horse Of The Year Clear?

2019-09-10T18:58:34-05:00September 10th, 2019|

Is Horse Of The Year Clear?   Midnight Bisou noses out Elate at the wire in the Personal Ensign Stakes (Grade 1) on August 24th, 2019. Photo: Steve Heuertz       After the rocky Triple Crown and the first half of the racing calendar concluded front runners [...]

RIP Randy Romero

2019-08-29T11:08:10-05:00August 29th, 2019|

Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero's decades-long battle with multiple severe health issues ended around midnight Aug. 28 when the Louisiana native passed. He was 61. Romero had been battled a series of health issues going back to 1983, when a near-fatal sauna explosion at Oaklawn Park burned over 60% [...]

An Epic Distaff

2019-03-13T19:53:17-05:00March 13th, 2019|

    An Epic Distaff   By Jonathan Stettin       There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff definitely falls into that category by any standards. This race just was not a test of heart, [...]