‘So Many Things To Be Done’: Year After Winning Derby By DQ, Jockey Prat Remains Driven

The distance between the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Gabriel Valley, where Santa Anita sits, is about 30 miles.  As anyone who has driven in Southern California knows, it’s no jaunt. The stopping and going, the glow of red tail lights, the inexplicable grind of too many people crammed onto a highway — […]

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Santana Jr. Becomes Oaklawn’s Richest Rider With Southwest Win

A day after reaching a milestone for victories at Oaklawn, Ricardo Santana Jr. became its all-time leader for purse earnings by a jockey in Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds. Santana’s victory aboard Silver Prospector helped boost the jockey’s career purse earnings in Hot Springs to $24,182,833, according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering […]

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TIF: French Racing Sees Decrease In Dangerous Riding Charges With Category 1 Interference Rules

Thoroughbred flat racing in France saw a 35 percent decrease in dangerous riding charges leveled by stewards against jockeys in the second year of operating under the interference rules philosophy known as “Category 1,” it was revealed on Tuesday in Cape Town, South Africa by Henri Pouret, Deputy Director General of Racing Operations for France […]

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New York State Of Mind: Cohen To Ride At Saratoga This Summer

David Cohen, Oaklawn’s leading jockey in 2019, said he will ride regularly this summer at Saratoga, the prestigious upstate New York meet that will run July 16-Sept. 7. Cohen was based in Kentucky after the Oaklawn meeting ended last May, but he did have six mounts at Saratoga. Cohen had three victories – all for […]

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Parx Racing Officials, Jockey Colony Settle Differences

Jockeys at Parx Racing and upper management at the Bensalem, Pa., racetrack and casino have settled their differences, and Saturday’s live program – which had been in jeopardy when jockeys said they would not accept mounts – will go on as scheduled. Earlier this week, 34 jockeys at Parx turned in slips to the clerk […]

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Frankie Dettori May Be Coming To A Big Screen Near You

The documentary film team behind ‘Being A.P.’, which traced the final races of champion jumps jockey A.P. McCoy, has been greenlit to make a documentary about beloved rider Frankie Dettori. The Racing Post reported that filming began on the project around last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and will likely take place over 12 […]

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Desormeaux Quest To Be Leading Cajun Takes Him To Golden Gate Fields

On Jan. 1, Kent Desormeaux entered his 34th year of race riding with over 6,000 career victories. Desormeaux recently shipped his tack to Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., rode two races and indicated he would like to ride at the Bayside track for an extended period of time. He will be represented by agent […]

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Jockeys At Parx Refuse To Be Named On Mounts, Citing Issues With Track Management

Saturday’s live racing program at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., is in jeopardy after 34 jockeys told track management they would not accept mounts until three issues were addressed. Entries for Saturday were taken earlier this week, but as of Thursday afternoon no jockeys were named on any runners. Tom Kennedy, attorney for the Jockeys’ […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Kimura To Debut At Gulfstream Thursday

Kazushi Kimura, two weeks after accepting the Eclipse Award as the champion apprentice of 2019 at Gulfstream Park, will ride for the first time in South Florida in Thursday’s 10th-race finale. Kimura, 20, is named on 4-year-old gelding Seemee for trainer Kevin Attard in the one-mile turf claimer for 4-year-olds and up. They drew Post […]

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