George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

‘Something I Will Never Forget’: Jockey Peers Honor Ohio-Based Luis Quinones With George Woolf Award

America’s second leading rider by races won in 2019, Puerto Rican native Luis M. Quinones, a mainstay at racetracks such as Mahoning Valley Racecourse and Thistledown in Ohio, as well as at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the prestigious 2020 George […]

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Kentucky Derby-Winning Jockey Ray York, 86, Dies

Ray York, who gained international fame by winning the 1954 Kentucky Derby at the age of 20 in 1954, has died at age 86 due to the effects of a one-year battle with pneumonia at an extended care facility near Bakersfield, Calif. “Ray passed away peacefully this past Sunday,” said Michael McKay, York’s longtime girlfriend.  […]

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Santa Anita Reveals Five Finalists For 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Santa Anita Park has announced a distinguished group of five finalists for the 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February. One of the most prestigious honors in all of American racing, the Woolf Award, which is determined by a vote of jockeys nationwide, can only be won once. […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive George Woolf Award At Santa Anita May 19

In what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 19. A winner of more than 4,800 races in a career that has spanned 43 years, Stevens will be joined […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

In what is surely an indelible highlight to an incredible 43-year career in the saddle, jockey Scott Stevens has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita’s 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. In winning this year’s Woolf Award, Stevens, 58, joins his Hall of Fame brother Gary, […]

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Bravo, Leparoux Among Five Finalists For George Woolf Award

Five finalists for one of American racing’s most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced.  Following a vote of jockeys nationwide, the winner of the 2019 Woolf Award will be announced in late February. Jockeys Joe Bravo, Kerwin Clark, John R. Davila, Jr., Julien Leparoux and Scott Stevens are […]

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Jockey-Turned-Steward Larry Snyder Passes At Age 76

Retired jockey Larry Snyder, a longtime steward at Oaklawn, died Monday, Oct. 29 after a brave battle with cancer. He was 76. Snyder, whose death comes just days after Oaklawn dedicated its new Winner’s Circle to him, was born June 29, 1942 in Toledo, OH. He enjoyed a 35-year career as a jockey that began […]

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Jose Ferrer Honored With 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Jockey Jose Ferrer, a mainstay on the eastern seaboard dating back to 1982, will be on-hand at Santa Anita on Sunday, April 15 to receive the 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races. Ferrer, 54, outpolled fellow riders Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo in winning the 69th Woolf […]

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‘Positive-Thinking’ Jose Ferrer Voted 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Jockey Jose Ferrer, a mainstay on the eastern seaboard dating back to 1982, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita’s 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. One of five Woolf finalists, Ferrer outpolled fellow riders Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo. In becoming […]

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