Alex Achard

Jockeys Hold Annual Toy Drive at Indiana Grand

Collecting toys for local children, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino hosted its annual event Wednesday, this year's jockey colony brought in over 75 new toys to distribute to area children for the holiday season. "We just want to see everybody have a good Christmas," said Tommy Pompell, who owns a home locally in Shelbyville. "It means a lot for us to all come together like this for these kids in our area." For the presentation, on-air racing analyst Rachel McLaughlin was joined by 12 members of the local jockey colony,...

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'Love' Is In The Air at Keeneland

Prior to sending out Ivar (Brz) (Agnes Gold {Jpn}) to a victory in last year's GI Keeneland Turf Mile, a 'Win and You're In' qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile, trainer Paolo Lobo had not tasted Grade I success in 16 years dating back to Pico Central (Brz) (Spend a Buck)'s victory in the GI Met Mile in 2004. Jockey Alex Achard, 30 years of age, hadn't so much as ridden in a top-level event, but made the most of the opportunity Saturday afternoon, guiding In Love (Brz) (Agnes...

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