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Linda Rice Joins The TDN Writers' Room Podcast

It's been a remarkable year for trainer Linda Rice, who either won outright or tied for the lead at five straight meets at the NYRA tracks, and it might get even better. She entered the week with 157 wins at the three NYRA courses this year and needs just eight more to break the single-season record held by David Jacobson. Her stable has already amassed $10 million in earnings, a record for her barn, and $4.3 million more than her stable made last year. How has she done it? Those...

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Former Grade 1-Winning Jockey Robbie Power Joins Tattersalls Ireland

Former G1 Cheltenham Gold Cup and G3 Grand National-winning jockey Robbie Power has been appointed to the Tattersalls Ireland Bloodstock Team, beginning on Monday, Oct. 3. He will assist Tattersalls Ireland with inspections, promotions, pre-sale and sales day matters. Originally from Co Meath, Power retired from the saddle earlier this year after riding 31 Grade 1 winners. Power rode predominantly for trainer Jessica Harrington. Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said, "We are thrilled to welcome Robbie to the team at Tattersalls Ireland and his appointment comes at an opportune time...

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Lester Piggott On The Mend In Switzerland

Former jockey Lester Piggott, who had been hospitalised in Switzerland on May 22, is improving, daughter Maureen Haggas revealed at Haydock on Saturday. Now 86, the legendary reinsman and 11-time champion jockey has ridden nine G1 Derby winners. A member of the QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame, the retired rider boasts 30 Classic victories among his 4,493 total winning rides. Haggas, who is married to Derby-winning trainer William Haggas, said, "I went to see him earlier in the week and he's improving, which is good news. He's much...

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