Jockeys

The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Information Please?

Jockey Roman Chapa has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of making false statements in a case involving the alleged use of an illegal device on a racehorse. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the bigger picture of this third violation by Chapa and the official response to it. […]

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NYRA, New York Horsemen Collaborate On Insurance Credit Program To Offset Cost Of Racing At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are collaborating on a program to provide a $300 per Aqueduct starter credit to connections’ accounts with the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. NYRA officials hope the move will increase field size, as the credit […]

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Equipment, Concussion Protocols Part Of Schedule For Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly

The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country December 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This year’s assembly will feature panels that will benefit not only jockeys, but racetracks and horsemen’s organizations as well by addressing safety concerns and raising […]

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British Jockey Speaks Out About Sexual Assault, Harassment In Male-Dominated Industry

Gay Kelleway, trainer and former top female jockey in Britain, is speaking out this week about sexual assault and harassment which she said were constants during her career. Kelleway recalled one incident in which an unnamed male jockey, who she said is known to millions of fans, pushed her against a wall in a changing […]

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Puerto Rican Legend Diaz Rides First Florida Winner Thursday

Jockey Juan Carlos Diaz, Puerto Rico’s all-time leader in stakes victories and its champion rider the past 16 years, earned his first victory of the Fall Turf Festival Thursday at Gulfstream Park West. Diaz rallied Harvey Tenenbaum’s Judiths Nathan ($5.40) to a three-quarter-length win in the fourth race, a $14,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-olds […]

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Lost And Found: Former Jockey Now Enjoying Racing From The Ground

This month marks a full year since jockey Taylor Rice booted her last horse home at the end of Presque Isle Downs’ meet, and four years since she picked up her first career victory there. You can still find her commuting across the country with the racing calendar, but these days she’s staying on the […]

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Report: McMahon Suspended 30 Days After Positive Drug Test

According to Daily Racing Form, rider C.J. McMahon has been suspended 30 days by stewards at Indiana Grand after a drug test came back with levels of methamphetamine and THC. McMahon was tested at Indiana Grand on Sept. 26. His suspension began Oct. 10 and will run through Nov. 8. As a result of the test, […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Tales From Julie Krone

Julie Krone’s earliest memories all contain horses, and her devotion to understanding the animal helped her become one of the greatest jockeys of all time, not to mention a pioneering athlete who was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. In this episode of Around the Track, Krone tells of her rough-and-tumble early days […]

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British Jockey Falls Off Strides From Victory, Infuriates Bettors

It was a rough day at the office for British jockey Bridget Andrews. With victory all but assured in a jumps race at Southwell Tuesday, Andrews popped out of an iron less than 20 yards from the wire, lost her balance and fell off the would-be winner, 7-4 favorite Stick To The Plan. The horse […]

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British Horseracing Authority Plans Integrity Survey To Measure Stakeholder Perceptions

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is launching its first annual integrity survey in the coming days, with the objective of producing a robust benchmark of stakeholder perceptions of the BHA and confidence in its regulatory function, which can be measured and tracked over time. The need for the survey was identified by the BHA’s recent Integrity Review, […]

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