Richard Migliore, a retired Eclipse Award-winning jockey and a well-known television racing analyst, will be the keynote speaker at the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the National Steeplechase Museum in Camden, S.C.
A Brooklyn native, Migliore won the Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding apprentice jockey in 1981, when he won his first of two New York Racing Association riding titles. He retired in 2010 with nearly 4,500 races, most of them on the highly competitive NYRA circuit. The well-liked rider was honored with the Mike Venezia Award in 2003 and the George Woolf Memorial Award in 2008.
Following his retirement, he became a popular racing analyst and ambassador for racing. He served for several years as an analyst for NYRA TV and in 2017 shifted to a similar position for XBTV.
Tickets for the banquet, which begins at 6:30 p.m., are $75 each, and reservations can be made by contacting South Carolina TOBA President Jack Sadler at (803) 920-9005 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday. The National Steeplechase Museum is located at 200 Knights Hill Road, adjacent to the Springdale Race Course.