Dean Holland, a renowned jockey, has died at the age of 34 after suffering serious injuries in a fall at the Donald racecourse in Western Victoria. Despite being airlifted to a hospital in Melbourne, he could not be saved and was declared dead at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics. Victoria Police have confirmed the tragic news.
The consistent Ashtown Lad has handled most things thrown his way throughout his career and he has another opportunity to add more big-race success to his record. The nine-year-old spent the majority of last season over fences but has demonstrated versatility with striking performances over hurdles. He travelled well before a mistake proved costly at Warwick last month, but he has finished inside the top three in five of his nine starts over hurdles.
"Everyone in the highlands and the whole of Veneto are celebrating the hockey championship won by Sportivi Ghiaccio Cortina," Veneto regional president Luca Zaia said in an official statement. "This is a true triumph that brings the national title back to the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’ after 16 years. I express my congratulations to the whole team and join in the joy of the many fans."
The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," is back! The 2022 Reno Rodeo will be held on Wednesday, June 15 – Saturday, June 25 in Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nevada. The annual event features a variety of animals, all judges and weighed.
Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to provide a free daily playbook – something that both hardcore horseplayers and casual observers can reference to get informed of each day’s action.
Nice Race shaping up, will they let Bayern loose on the lead?
Great article from Clare Novak. A beautiful long form piece profiling the one, and only, Mr. Duchossois.
Bill Nack is the best.
Good piece over at the NYT on I'll Have Another's stud duty in Japan.
A wonderful piece over at BloodHorse.com. A definite "must read".