Make racing cool again – get Lady Gaga to the track

I have mixed emotions about "Luck" HBO's new series featuring horse racing. The drama will be great. The action scenes will rock. But do y'all really think it'll get families and young people to the track? Some folks in racing are hoping it will. If you can't see the embedded video, click here for the Luck ...

Friends of “Bill” Wilhemena Smith

A Mouthpiece Sports video tour of the jockey's room at Hawthorne Park with Inez Karlsson. Although his fellow jocks, trainers and neighbors had their suspicions, Australian horseman Bill Smith turned out to be, as was revealed at the time of his death at age 88 in 1975, Wilhemena Smith. That's right. Wilhemena Smith was ...

Jockey Joe Talamo on Twitter

[caption id="attachment_2613" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Jockey Joe Talamo at Santa Anita/photo courtesy Animal Planet"] I hadn't intended for this blog to become a "Jockeys" fan site. But the show did make a splash. And we are rounding that last turn toward the Kentucky Derby. Anyway, Joe Talamo, one of the featured jockeys on the show, is the regular ...