Jockeys

Jaws, Revisited: French Runner Tries To Take A Bite Out Of Rival Jockey

Every now and then, photographers snap pictures of racehorses barring their teeth at rival horses, but this week, 3-year-old filly Palomba took things one step farther: she tried to take a bite out of a rival jockey. In a race at Maisons-Laffitte, the 3-5 favorite was fighting off Lucky Lycra, piloted by Francois-Xavier Bertras when […]

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Graham Wins First Kentucky Riding Title With Last-Day Victories At Ellis Park

James Graham captured the fourth and fifth races on Ellis Park’s closing card to earn his first riding title in Kentucky with 26 wins. That was one more than Corey Lanerie, the three-time defending meet leader and five-time champ overall who rode Monday at Parx Racing, where he finished second in the $300,000 Smarty Jones on Ellis Park Derby winner […]

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Del Mar Jockey Rides With Something Extra: A DVM

The racing industry seen jockeys transition to new careers before — as trainers, owners, bloodstock agents, and officials — but Ferrin Peterson is something of a different case. Peterson, 27, began riding races last year and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California-Davis in May. The San Diego Union-Tribune interviewed Peterson […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero, Rider For Personal Ensign, Dies At 61

After a decades-long battle with health issues, Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, known for riding Go for Wand and the unbeaten Personal Ensign among others, has passed away at the age of 61 in his native Louisiana. He was surrounded by family members while under hospice care in Lafayette, La. “He is the toughest […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jockey, Trainer, And Steward Boland Has Left The Track Behind

After reinventing himself many times, Bill Boland now lives as a typical retiree with golf always on his schedule. Seven decades before his current incarnation, Boland won the 1950 Kentucky Derby aboard Middleground as a 16-year-old apprentice. That triumph and so many others earned him induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Other segments […]

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‘This Kid Is Going To Be A Star’: Hard Work Paying Off For Jockey Ruben Fuentes At Del Mar

The annual earnings numbers provided by Equibase for jockey Ruben Fuentes show a steadily upward trend: $179,087 in 2016, $739,102 in 2017, $1,571,604 last year and $2,170,054 approaching the two-thirds mark this year. The Del Mar standings show Fuentes in sixth place with 14 wins, 12 seconds and nine third-place finishes from 105 mounts. Not […]

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Doyle To Make Saratoga Debut Aboard Street Band In G1 Alabama

Jockey Sophie Doyle is hoping her first visit to the Spa is one that comes with a Grade 1 victory. Doyle, 33, has ridden at some of the world’s most prestigious racetracks including, Churchill Downs, Ascot, Newmarket and Nad al Sheba. But on Saturday, she will break her Saratoga maiden when she pilots Street Band in the Grade 1, […]

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Stewart Elliott Plans To Ride At Upcoming Remington Park Meet

Stewart Elliott, winning jockey aboard fan and wagering favorite Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby, will compete at Remington Park in the upcoming Thoroughbred Season. Elliott will become the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby to ride on a daily basis in Oklahoma City. A journeyman jockey with total career victories of 4,855 […]

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Jump Around: West Coast’s Puglisi Duo Wins Jockey Karaoke Challenge

The votes are in, and the public has declared Iggy and Michelle Puglisi the winners of the second annual “Riders Up! Battle of East-vs-West” jockey karaoke contest benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The West Coast-based duo performed a rendition of House of Pain’s Jump Around at Belly Up near Del Mar to win […]

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Jockey Club Committee Calls For Elimination Of Whip Use For Encouragement

The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Safety Committee has revised its 2016 position on whip use to recommend it be used “to avoid dangerous situations” only, not for encouragement. The committee published its new recommendation on Sunday. The complete language is below. “The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) Model Rules Committee amends, and all regulatory authorities […]

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