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Date: 06/05/2010

Horse Racing Headlines
Mirahmadi to call races at Santa Anita
Frank Mirahmadi will become Santa Anita's new race caller when the winter meet begins Dec. 26, replacing Michael Wrona. [more]

Riding legends the real McCoy for aspiring jockeys
Bob Champion battled back from cancer to win the Grand National whilst record breaking AP McCoy broke nearly all the bones in his body before finally triumphing in the world's greatest steeplechase at his 15th attempt. Indeed he and McCoy gave four young riders some advice at Ascot racecourse last [more]

Racing legend Piggott hospitalised
Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been admitted to hospital although his family say it is for purely precautionary reasons. The 83-year-old, who rode 30 British Classic winners including a record nine Epsom Derbies, has suffered from heart issues in the past. [more]

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza aims for Jan comeback
Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is aiming to return to riding in January, six months after he was seriously injured in a training accident. The 46-year-old rider says he had an MRI recently and ''it came out perfect.'' Espinoza says he doesn't need surgery and his spinal cord [more]

Horse takes left turn out of gate, jock lands in parking lot
Wild Verse took a hard left shortly after the start of a race at Del Mar and wound up jumping a rail and hedge. After jumping a rail and hedge alongside the chute that leads to the main track, the 3-year-old gelding trained by Peter Miller galloped away in the area east of the show horse arena and satellite [more]
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