British authorities to study whip use

The British Horseracing Authority says it will conduct a thorough review of its current rules regarding whip use, after Towcester Race Course announced it would seek to ban whips for anything other than course correction. The BHA plans to publish its findings by October.

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Tyler Baze returns a winner at Hollywood Park

Press Release Jockey Tyler Baze didn’t take long to get back to the winner’s circle in his return to riding in Southern California . Injured in a pre-race mishap last July 24 at Del Mar, Baze, 28, won with his second mount on his first day back at his home circuit, scoring an easy gate-to-wire […]

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Jockey Tyler Baze set for return this week

Jockey Tyler Baze makes his return to the races this week after being sidelined with an injury since last July.  Baze will begin his comeback with mounts at Turf Paradise Monday and Tuesday, and he’ll return to action at Hollywood Park Thursday, April 28.

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British track bans use of the whip

A small rural British racecourse is set to make history this fall when it becomes the first of Britain’s 60 racetracks to ban the use of the whip by jockeys for any purpose other than correcting course. In a letter to the British Horseracing Authority, the Towcester board of directors said they did not consider […]

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Jockey Samyn returns to racing, minus two fingers

Press Release Jockey Jean-Luc Samyn, who was sidelined for nearly two months after cutting off two fingers in a snowblower accident, made a winning return to racing Friday afternoon by piloting Belong to Sheila to victory in the third race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mike Hernandez, Belong to Sheila returned $14.00 for a $2 […]

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Jockey Robby Albarado charged with domestic assault

Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested early Friday and charged with three counts related to a domestic dispute with his wife Thursday night. The 37-year-old faces one count each of wanton endangerment, domestic assault and intimidating a witness.  Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from Albarado’s Louisville home, where Albarado and his wife, Kimber, were having […]

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Eibar Coa takes first steps since spill

Jockey Eibar Coa’s rehabilitation from a February spill at Gulfstream Park continues to progress.  Coa is now able to walk short distances, as he undergoes three hours of daily therapy. “I can’t walk completely on my own – I always have someone behind me in case I lose my balance – but I am able […]

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Napravnik first woman to win Fair Grounds riding title

Jockey Rosie Napravnik closed out the Fair Grounds meet Sunday with 110 wins, making her the first female jockey to clinch a riding title at the New Orleans track.  The 23-year-old finished 31 victories ahead of second-leading rider Shaun Bridgmohan. Among her 13 stakes wins was Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.  She also became the […]

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Gomez hires Matos as new agent

Jockey Garrett Gomez has hired veteran agent Tony Matos to replace Ron Anderson, who had managed his book for the past five years. “Tony’s a very good agent, on top of all his business, and he knows everything you might want to know about any horse in pretty much any stakes race in the country,” […]

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