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Jockey Joe Rocco Jr Following in His Fathers Footsteps


Jockey Joe Rocco, Jr., grew up idolizing his father. The senior Rocco rode for 34 years and won 3,714 races in an excellent career. “I always wanted to be like him,” Joe Jr. said. “Everybody on the track likes him. He treats everybody with respect, from the grooms to the top owners. I am very…

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Thoroughbred Owner Toby Keith


Country singer and songwriter Toby Keith has had a love of horses his whole life. A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Keith owns a farm in Oklahoma where he keeps his very large broodmare band. A regular visitor to the Thoroughbred sales at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton, Keith is most famous in the Thoroughbred…

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Fall Stars Weekend Has Major Breeders’ Cup Implications


This year’s Fall Stars weekend will be more important than ever, with many Breeders’ Cup hopefuls scheduled start over their preferred surface at Keeneland prior to the World Championships on October 30 and 31. Horses pointing to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) will be featured in the six-furlong Stoll Keenan Ogden Phoenix (G3), the United…

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