National Musem of Racing and Hall of Fame

Jockeys' Mental Health and Wellness Symposium Held in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) and the Jockeys' Guild hosted a symposium on the mental health and wellness of jockeys on Aug. 1 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga. The event was organized after a similar discussion conducted in May at Keeneland shared the results of a survey of 230 jockeys that revealed that, among other findings, a third of jockeys had faced challenges in their daily lives over the past month due to feelings of sadness, anxiety...

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Catalogue For 102nd Saratoga Sale Now Available

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 235 selected yearlings for the 102nd Saratoga Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 7-8, in Saratoga Springs, New York with sessions to begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion, the organization said in a release early Wednesday morning. "This year's Saratoga catalogue is exceptional," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "Our numbers have increased by 10% over last year, and the quality of sire power, pedigrees, and physicals are at the top of this year's yearling crop." The...

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Sam Boulmetis, Sr Dies at 94

Hall-of-Fame jockey Sam Boulmetis Sr. died May 30 in Red Bank, New Jersey, following a lengthy illness. He was 94. DRF.com first reported his death on Monday, citing confirmation from his daughter, Kim Boulmetis, who said her father died peacefully at River View Hospital shortly after being transported there earlier in the day. He had suffered from dementia in recent years. Earlier in the week, Kim Boulmetis had posted online that her father was the oldest living Hall-of-Fame jockey. He had served as president of The Jockeys' Guild from 1962...

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