Jay Hovdey

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Sun Jan 20
2013
Jay Hovdey
That huge hole in the Eclipse Awards program on Saturday night at Gulfstream Park belonged to Ramon Dominguez, and nothing anyone could say could make the emotional anguish of his absence go away. Yes, it was good that program host Jeannine Edwards topped the show with an update on his condition.
Thu Dec 20
2012
Jay Hovdey
Call it the cringe factor, and thank goodness it still exists, for without it there would be no saving the species.
Mon Nov 5
2012
Jay Hovdey
Frank Stronach leaned on the railing at the mouth of the Santa Anita saddling enclosure last Saturday afternoon, admiring the horses preparing to run in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf. Stronach is usually a difficult read, but you could tell he was enjoying the view, when suddenly a senior security official began herding the gathered throng out of the enclosure, worried that the Japanese horse Trailblazer would throw another fit. "Sir, would you move back please." This was directed at Stronach. "Sir, please move back."
Sat Nov 3
2012
Jay Hovdey
After a year's worth of anticipation and a week of intense finishing touch, Day 1 of a Breeders' Cup always comes down to horses and jockeys. Friday at Santa Anita was no different.
Tue Mar 27
2012

Pick 'em

3:35PM
Jay Hovdey
It's been a tough couple of weeks for anyone who has been an abiding fan of horse racing most their lives, and I'm not just talking about grief over a TV show getting cancelled. Ramon Dominguez, Paco Lopez and Victor Espinoza, three of the game's stalwart performers, were injured recently in action. Racehorse breakdowns have made headline news -- and rightfully so -- but now they have grandstanding politicians along for the ride.