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Jockey Michelle Payne was all smiles after her historic Melbourne Cup victory
Jockey Michelle Payne In ‘Serious But Stable’ Condition After Mildura Fall

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne experienced a fall at Mildura (Australia) on Sunday when her mount Dutch Courage, trained by her brother Patrick Payne, stumbled and fell along the backstretch. She was transported to a local hospital complaining of severe abdominal pain, according to abc.net.au. Early scans gave the jockey the all-clear, but she was […]

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Jockey Kent Desormeaux, left, and trainer J. Keith Desormeaux, right, celebrate after Exaggerator's victory in the Santa Anita Derby
Desormeaux’s Preakness Masterpiece Earns Him Jockey Of The Week

Jockey Kent Desormeaux teamed up with his brother Keith on Saturday to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes aboard Exaggerator. That win led to Desormeaux being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 16th – May 22nd.  The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members […]

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Santiago Gonzalez
Jockey Gonzalez Fires Agent Stephen

After a successful run that brought him to the apex of the Southern California riding circuit two years ago, jockey Santiago Gonzalez handed agent Craig Stephen his pink slip Saturday, hiring Brandon O’Bryan. “He’s a great rider and this is a great opportunity,” said 28-year-old Brandon, an agent for 10 years and the son of […]

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Mario Gutierrez
‘I Will Take This Defeat Like A Champ’: Gutierrez Speaks About Nyquist’s First Loss

Jockey Mario Gutierrez, hounded on social media for his ride aboard Nyquist in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, released a statement via Instagram on Sunday afternoon. Under apparent instructions from trainer Doug O’Neill, Gutierrez sent Nyquist for the lead, allowing the colt to endure the fastest first quarter ever run in the second leg of the Triple […]

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Dale Romans
Romans Takes Home $50,000 Preakness Trainer Bonus

Trainer Dale Romans, who won Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan (G2) with Go Maggie Go and finished second in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) with Cherry Wine, earned a $50,000 trainer bonus offered by the Maryland Jockey Club on Preakness Weekend. The Maryland Jockey Club offered bonus money totaling $100,000 to trainers who ran a minimum of five […]

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Trevor McCarthy suffered a concussion last month at Laurel, and took six days off from the races as a result.
Concussion Protocols: Maryland Jockey Club On The Forefront

So far, new concussion protocols put in place by the Maryland Jockey Club have resulted in three jockeys taking forced time off from racing, reports the Baltimore Sun. Put into place last September, the rules are that every jockey experiencing a fall must be examined by a team of physicians, all with ample head trauma […]

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Wheelock Whitney
Wheelock Whitney, Horseman And Minnesota Civic Leader, Dies At 89

Wheelock Whitney, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and noted philanthropist and civic leader in Minnesota, died at his Promise Hill Farm in Independence, Minn., on Friday at the age of 89. Mr. Whitney was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, according to a published report. A member of The Jockey Club, Mr. Whitney was partners with […]

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Homeboykris in the winner's circle just before he died of a heart attack (@campotres photo)
Pimlico Incidents: Homeboykris Collapses After Win, Centeno Hospitalized

It was a dark start to the day of racing at Pimlico. Homeboykris, a 9-year-old gelding, was victorious in the day’s first race, a starter allowance. After visiting the winner’s circle, reports indicate that he collapsed on the way back to the barn, suffering what appeared to be a heart attack, according to trainer Francis […]

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Fred Bradley
Owner, Breeder Fred Bradley Dies At 85

Fred Bradley, the longtime Frankfort, Ky. breeder and owner of numerous stakes horses, passed away Friday morning in Wilmore, Ky. He was 85. Fred Bradley, the father of Churchill Downs-based trainer William “Buff” Bradley, was a retired Air Force general, attorney and Kentucky state senator. Fred and Buff Bradley bred and raised several stakes horses, […]

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Michael Dickinson
Newly-Returned Dickinson Getting His Groove Back, Saddles Metaboss Friday

Like a racehorse returning from an extended freshening, Michael Dickinson is back training after spending more than seven years away from the profession at which he has excelled in England and the United States. On Friday at Pimlico, Dickinson will be running the 4-year-old colt Metaboss in the 12th race, an allowance/optional claiming event on […]

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