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Welcome to Thoroughbred People!  Thanks to our current interviewees JJ Hernandez, Billy Antongeorgi, Bill Delia, Greg Gilchrist, Tom “Bomber” Doutrich, Bobby Gonzalez, Ricky Gonzalez, Mary Knight and Bill McLean. We hope you enjoy this edition!

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Southern California Ready For Michael Wrona

Wrona, Michael 1 350Los Alamitos racing fans are in for a treat when Michael Wrona arrives to call the races for July's meeting. Michael, who has been Golden Gate Fields' regular track announcer for the past several years, is a great, great race caller. He succinctly, efficiently and rapidly gives the order and position of every horse..
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Commiserations Chromies!

California Chrome This year I left the purchase of my Belmont Stakes plane ticket until as late as possible, as while I hoped that American Pharoah would make it to the race I know from years of being involved with racehorses that getting there is never a done deal until they are in the gate. Or the "stalls" as...
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Trainer Frank Lucarelli

Frank LucarelliIn 1979 Frank Lucarelli left the world of baseball to start a career as a racehorse trainer. Currently running a diverse operation racing horses each year in Washington, California and Arizona, Frank talked to us about his experience so far, some of the horses that have been through his hands and his views on the...
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Jockey Juan "JJ" Hernandez

JJ2Juan "JJ" Hernandez has had a rapid ascent to success in Northern California racing. Since he arrived at Golden Gate Fields from Mexico City in 2008 he has ridden over 800 winners for purse earnings of more than $14,000,000. JJ talked to Thoroughbred People about his riding career so far.
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Let's see some more Handicaps please!

Santa AnitaOn Superbowl Sunday close to a full field of eleven horses went to post for the "Super Bowl Party Handicap" over a mile and and eighth on the Turf at Santa Anita. The straightforward race conditions were simply that runners must have run for a claiming price of $25,000 or less in 2014-2015. The culminating...
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From $300 a week to a $242,000 exotic bet score for a fledgling jockeys agent...

Tote BoardAs we interviewed racing secretary and jockeys’ agent Tom “Bomber” Doutrich we learnt of the time early in his career when he had little income and was struggling to make ends meet. The story of how Bomber hit the Pick 9 one January at Bay Meadows when he needed some financial help to kick start his...
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