Jockeys

Retired Jockey Lisa Misiewicz Henry Dies At 59

Lisa (Misiewicz) Henry, 59, died suddenly Friday. A jockey from 1980-1990, she was married to Tampa Bay Downs employee William Henry, also a former rider. She rode 100 winners in 1981 and finished her 10-year career with 508 victories, according to Equibase. One of the most popular jockeys in Tampa Bay Downs history, Lisa sat […]

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Message Received: St. Julien Heard Smith’s Shoutout After Triple Crown Win

NBC viewers tuning in for Justify’s Triple Crown victory last Saturday were touched to hear jockey Mike Smith dedicate the historic moment to injured rider Marlon St. Julien. The Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Hovdey reports St. Julien did indeed catch the moment live on television. St. Julien told Hovdey he was just drifting off to sleep […]

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Report: Stewards Meet With Geroux On Belmont Ride, But Nature Of Conversation Still Unknown

The Daily Racing Form reported Thursday that New York stewards met with jockey Florent Geroux to discuss his ride in this year’s Belmont Stakes, but further details about that conversation have not been released. Stewards referred questions from the Form to the New York State Gaming Commission, which did not return requests for comment. Geroux came under […]

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Evin Roman To Accept Golden Whip Award At Santa Anita Saturday

Evin Roman, America’s Eclipse Champion Apprentice Jockey for 2017 and Santa Anita’s leading jockey at this year’s Winter Meet, will receive Santa Anita’s prestigious Golden Whip Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony this Saturday following the fourth race. A 20-year-old native of Puerto Rico who was born March 4, 1998, Roman amassed 46 wins over […]

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Injured Rider St. Julien Continues Recovery, Walking With Assistance

The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday that injured rider Marlon St. Julien continues to make steady improvement after suffering a spinal cord injury in a fall May 19 at Prairie Meadows. The Form‘s Marcus Hersh wrote St. Julien has been moved from Mercy Hospital in Iowa to Craig Hospital in Colorado for more specialized care. St. […]

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‘You Have To Keep Your Mouth Shut’: Some Jockeys Say Sexism, Harassment Rampant At The Track

When the horses go to the post for this weekend’s Belmont, NBC New York noted Thursday, there will be no female jockeys aboard any of them. The last woman to ride in the race was Rosie Napravnik in 2014 aboard General a Rod. In fact, just 8 percent of riders in North America are female. […]

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New York Horsemen Donate $15,000 Toward Concussion Study

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has donated $15,000 to fund a New York Institute of Technology study on concussion and helmet safety. “The Computational Assessment of Helmets and Concussion,” led by Dr. Milan Toma, will collect data on jockey head protection through simulation testing of various helmet designs. This data will be shared with […]

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British Riders Encouraged To Consider Donating Brains For CTE Research

The Horse & Hound magazine in Britain issued a call this week for riders, including jockeys, who are believed to have suffered concussions, to consider donating their brains after death for ongoing research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Dr. Michael Turner, head of the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF), put out the call […]

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New York Giants Coach Shurmur Will Deliver ‘Riders Up’ Call On Belmont Day

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome New York Giants Head Coach Pat Shurmur to Belmont Park on Saturday, June 9 to deliver the traditional call of “Riders Up” prior to the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Shurmur, who was named head coach of […]

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Report: Recovery Slow For St. Julien; Jockey May Soon Be Discharged From Mercy Hospital

Jockey Marlon St. Julien, who was injured in an accident May 19 at Prairie Meadows, has a long road to recovery. The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday the veteran rider could soon be discharged from Mercy Hospital to a physical rehabilitation clinic. Although St. Julien regained feeling in his legs and shoulders, writer Marcus Hersh notes […]

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