Jockeys

Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Six Winners On Gulfstream Holiday Card

Hot riding Irad Ortiz Jr. notched his sixth straight multi-win day Monday, riding six winners, five in starter stakes, on the Presidents Day program at Gulfstream Park. The reigning Eclipse Award champion scored aboard Lucky Long ($3.60) in the $60,000 Mary Todd (Race 5), Wildwood Dancer ($4.80) in the $60,000 Rail Splitter (Race 6), Midtown […]

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Brazilian Machado Rides Five Winners On Turfway Park Card

Jockey Luan Machado made his way to the winner’s circle five times at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., on Thursday, scoring for five different trainers and five different owners. Riding eight of the night’s nine races, Machado, 24, won the first four races and the sixth race. Machado brought 6-1 Winners Expedition from off the […]

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Jockey Centeno, Mount OK After Spill At Tampa Bay

During today’s card, six-time leading Tampa Bay Downs jockey Daniel Centeno was injured when he fell from his mount, 4-year-old gelding R Baby Driver, after taking the lead in deep stretch in the eighth race. R Baby Driver appeared to duck out from left-handed urging and unseated Centeno, who somersaulted twice before having his helmet […]

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Retired Jockey Gary Stevens To Join Fox Sports/NYRA TV Broadcasts

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports today announced that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will join the FOX Sports/NYRA Live shows as a racing analyst, making his debut on FOX Sports Saturday At The Races this spring.  Inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1997, Stevens registered 5,187 wins and […]

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Britain: Jockeys Association Calls For Action After Study On Sexuality In Racing

Britain’s Professional Jockeys Association is calling for additional research and awareness to sexual diversity in racing after a study indicates riders feel uncomfortable with publicly identifying as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Research from the University of Liverpool was presented to racing insiders earlier this week at the Horseracing Industry Conference, demonstrating the number of gay, […]

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Romero Maragh, Carlos Montalvo Injured In Gulfstream Spill

Jockeys Romero Maragh and Carlos Montalvo were injured in a spill during the running of the first race Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Maragh, whose mount Classic Act fell to the turf after clipping heels, was transported to Aventura Hospital, where it was determined he has two broken vertebrae. The leading apprentice jockey has full movement […]

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‘I Want To Pass Pat Day’: Santana Aims For Seventh Straight Oaklawn Riding Title

After the first three days of the scheduled 57-day Oaklawn meeting, a familiar name is atop the jockey standings. It’s Ricardo Santana Jr., who is seeking his seventh consecutive Oaklawn riding title. Although Oaklawn’s new racing schedule means the season concludes May 4 – it ended three weeks earlier every year since 1996 – there’s […]

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Pioneer Jockey Barbara Jo Rubin To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Charles Town Ride

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will welcome back and honor Barbara Jo Rubin on February 22, which marks the 50th anniversary to the day of her historic ride when she became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized racetrack in the United States. Rubin will attend the races […]

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Oaklawn Winners To Christen Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle On Friday

For the first time in Oaklawn’s 115-year history, winning horses will return to the Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle Friday, opening day of the scheduled 57-day meeting. The new winner’s circle across from the finish line was dedicated to the legendary jockey and longtime Oaklawn steward shortly before he died Oct. 29. Jeanette Snyder, Larry’s wife […]

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Jockey Pablo Morales Still Winning, Still Waiting For ‘The Big Horse’ To Arrive

Whenever he reaches the Tampa Bay Downs winner’s circle, Pablo Morales flashes a smile capable of lighting a moonless night. But Morales doesn’t mind letting everyone in on a secret: At 30, being a jockey is more enjoyable than at any previous point of his career. “You’re more mature. You still get discouraged sometimes because […]

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