Jockeys

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Working For My Big Brother And My Little Brother’

Saturday, July 29, at Monmouth Park, jockey agent Jimmy Riccio “won” the day with his riders Joe Bravo and Jose Ortiz sweeping all six stakes races on the card, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational with Good Magic. “We just were on the right horses that day,” said Riccio, 40. “It looked like a good […]

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Bridgmohan Takes Jockey Of The Week For Ellis Park Performances

Shaun Bridgmohan was named Jockeys’ Guild FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week for July 30 – August 5, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the Week is sponsored by FoundationDetox.com, America’s #1 […]

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Gosden: Britain Heading For Workforce Crisis As People Become Too Tall To Gallop

Top British trainer John Gosden says the European trend of average human heights increasing is bad news for the ongoing shortage of stable help in Britain. Gosden tells The Telegraph he has struggled to find riders of appropriate size and strength; the average person is becoming taller and therefore heavier, and those who are tall […]

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Jockey Legends Day At Saratoga Set For Aug. 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome nearly a dozen of the sport’s top jockeys back to Saratoga Race Course for the fifth annual Jockey Legends Day, presented by Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing, on Sunday, August 5. Top riders scheduled to attend include Cash Asmussen, Angel Cordero, Jr., Robbie Davis, Ramon Dominguez, David […]

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‘Rough And Dangerous Riding’ Leads To 10-Day Suspension For David Cabrera

The board of stewards at Prairie Meadows in Iowa has suspended jockey David Cabrera for 10 racing days as a result of what a ruling called “intentional, rough and dangerous” riding down the stretch of a four-horse allowance race July 28. Cabrera, second-leading rider at Prairie Meadows, was aboard 3-10 favorite Our Majesty for trainer […]

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NYRA To Observe PDJF Day At Saratoga July 28

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will unite with racetracks across the country as part of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF) Day Across America at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, July 28. The day’s events will include a special meet and greet with top riders from the Saratoga jockey colony on the Jockey […]

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Trimble, Russell Enjoying Successful Partnership On And Off Track

Their first wins together have come with horses named Always, Magical and Karma, which only seems fitting given trainer Brittany Trimble and jockey Sheldon Russell are rapidly approaching their wedding day. The up-and-coming Trimble and Russell, one of Maryland’s leading riders and owner of seven individual meet championships, are set to tie the knot Aug. […]

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Report: Two West Virginia Jockeys Charged With Intent To Distribute Cocaine

According to The Blood-Horse, Charles Town jockeys Christian Eliezer Hiraldo and Guillermo Jose Rodriguez, both 25 of Puerto Rico, have been charged in federal court with aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The two men were indicted March 20 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The case has […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Cedeno Juggles Motherhood, Successful Riding Career

Jockey Carol Cedeno made headlines last week when she set a Delaware Park record with seven winners on a ten-race card. For those who follow the Mid-Atlantic circuit closely, the only surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner. Cedeno, who began riding in the United States in 2007, won the jockey title at her Delaware […]

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Hall Of Famer, Jockey Pioneer Manny Ycaza Dies At 80

Various sources reported Tuesday the passing of legendary jockey Manny Ycaza, who died in New York Monday at the age of 80. Relatives said Ycaza battled sepsis and pneumonia over the weekend and was transported to the hospital Sunday night. He died peacefully surrounded by family, relatives said. The son of a bus driver, Ycaza […]

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