A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF DEFYING THE ODDS

By Greg Douglas – Dr. Sport   SCENE & HEARD: As jockeys go, Jeffrey Burningham is The Bionic Man. But unlike the science fiction Hollywood hero with super human strength, Burningham is for real. “A couple of years ago I just about killed myself,” the 47-year-old Montreal native says. “I had a collapsed lung, five…

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PEREZ WORKING HARD AT DEFENDING HIS TITLE

By Greg Douglas – Dr. Sport   SCENE & HEARD: When veteran jockey Frank Fuentes, now retired, caught his initial glimpse of newcomer Amadeo Perez riding at Hastings several years ago, he had nothing but encouraging things to say about him. “He’s a good kid,” Fuentes said. “On the track he rides clean and never…

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WELCOME TO WAYNE’S WORLD

By Greg Douglas – Dr. Sport   SCENE & HEARD: When Wayne Russell closes the door to the Steward’s Room late Monday afternoon on May 20 and takes the long trek down the walkway to the elevator at the top level of Hastings Racecourse, it will be with a heavy heart. For the past 20…

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