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Helium Risin' and rider Kelsey Devoille were awarded the High Point during the weekend Spring Event at Woodside

CANTER & RanJan Racing honor TB sport horse

CANTER California, in partnership with RanJan Racing, presented feisty cross-country competitor Helium Risin’ (Jockey Club name: Begone JoJo) with the High Point OTTB Award and a $1,000 check after an outstanding performance in the weekend Spring Event at Woodside. Following the Preliminary Level competition, Jan Vandebos, a principal in RanJan Racing and the sponsor of the High Point Award, joined horse and rider Kelsey Devoille in a brief ceremony to honor the top-performing off-track Thoroughbred. “I am an outspoken advocate for all Thoroughbreds,” Vandebos says. “And I’m so proud of the progress we have made in the past several years […]

Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs accept the Frankel Award last year from Michael Blowen

Oheka Castle to host 2nd Old Friends fundraiser

On grounds as magnificent as a Great Gatsby property, horseracing royalty will gather for the second annual Old Friends at the Oheka Castle fundraiser June 5th to support ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds and the Kentucky based charity that houses retired equine athletes. Jockeys Rosie Napravnik, Julien Leparoux, and Edgar Prado will join Old Friends president Michael Blowen and other friends and supporters in a gala that celebrates the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse and the racing industry’s growing commitment to its retiring stars. Sponsored by The New York Racing Association, and presented by the Oheka Castle, the evening will feature live and silent auctions of […]