Jamie Begg

Pendergest, Reeves Head Online Racecourse Manager Program

The inaugural Racecourse Manager Certification program, presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and University of Kentucky, will take place Monday, June 14 at 11 a.m. ET. Entitled "Cultivation of Turf for Compaction and Wear," Monday's two-hour session will feature presentations by Keeneland Director of Racing Surfaces Jim Pendergest and Atlantic Tractor's Jamie Reeves, who will present John Deere research and development findings. The upcoming program includes: "Turfgrass aeration--why, how, when" - Mike Boekholder, Boekholder & Associates "How often in practice: Lessons from Del Mar, Woodbine, Fair Grounds and...

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Sir Winston Returns to Winning Ways at the Big A

7th-Aqueduct, $81,560, Alw (C)/Opt. Clm ($80,000), 1-31, 4yo/up, 1m, 1:39.15, ft. SIR WINSTON (c, 4, Awesome Again--La Gran Bailadora {GSW & GISP, $338,416}, by Afleet Alex), victor of the GI Belmont S. last June, returned to winning ways Friday in his return to dirt after a failed attempt on turf last month. Scratched due to sloppy conditions in last Saturday's Jazil S. at the Big A, the homebred was given a 4-1 chance in this competitive event. The chestnut trailed the field early as Leitone (Chi) (Dunkirk) loped along through...

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