Jockeys

Married Jockeys Share ‘Something Special’ When Riding On The Same Card

Despite having ridden in nearly 6,900 races during his 25-year career, jockey Francisco Maysonett said he was as nervous as he has ever been for a race prior to the 13th race on Monmouth Park’s Sunday card. The reason? Maysonett’s wife, Maria, made her U.S. riding debut in that race, creating a rare daily double […]

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Luis Saez Handed Seven-Day ‘Careless Riding’ Suspension For Ride At Saratoga

Jockey Luis Saez received notification Aug. 9 of a seven-day suspension for “careless riding”. The incident in question took place in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes, the tenth race on the Aug. 4 card, in which Saez mount Just Fly veered left near the top of the stretch under right-handed whip.Just Fly crowded several other […]

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Jockey Cedillo Proving Able In First Del Mar Season

The motivation for Abel Cedillo to leave a good business and comfortable situation based at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco, and venture full-time to Del Mar this summer, is common to most jockeys. “My dream is to ride big races like the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup and for that, I thought this […]

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Bejarano Eyeing Del Mar Jockey Title Despite Stiff Competition From Prat And Van Dyke

Rafael Bejarano dominated the Del Mar jockey standings from 2012-2016, winning five straight summer meeting titles and only sharing one, the 2016 crown with Flavien Prat. But in the past two years the 37-year-old native of Peru has seen the youth of Prat, 27, and Drayden Van Dyke, 24, serve themselves the championships. Prat won […]

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The Last Man To Ride Man o’ War Looks Back On A Lifetime With Horses

Of course it all started as a love story.  Until 1940, the Maddoxtown Colored School just north of Lexington, Ky., served a small community of a few dozen families off Huffman Mill Pike. As many as 100 people lived in the predominantly black neighborhood of Maddoxtown in the early 1900s, but over the decades, many […]

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A Dozen ‘Jockey Legends’ Return To Saratoga This Weekend

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome a dozen of the sport’s top jockeys back to Saratoga Race Course for the sixth annual Jockey Legends Day, presented by Fasig-Tipton, on Sunday, August 4. Top riders scheduled to attend include Angel Cordero, Jr., Robbie Davis, Ramon Dominguez, David Erb, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Richard […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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Maryland Apprentice Whisman Makes Transition From OTTBs To On-Track TBs

People, like horses, can stray from their pedigree. In much the same way a horse bred for turf excels on the dirt, or vice versa, Laurel Park-based apprentice jockey Avery Whisman is gradually proving his success in showing horses can translate to riding Thoroughbreds. Whisman, 19, was raised on a small farm in Lexington, Ky. […]

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Indiana HBPA Donates $10,000 To PDJF; Jockeys Raise Awareness With Tug Of War, Foot Race

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino participated in the national “PDJF Racing Across America” Saturday, July 27. The entire evening was dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, an event that was held across North America and various racetracks. Indiana Grand jockeys participated in several activities throughout the night, including a […]

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Alex Cintron Enjoying Dream Run After Tough Road Back From Injury

He won’t turn 32 until July 31, but Laurel Park-based journeyman rider Alex Cintron has been celebrating for past few weeks with one of the most memorable stretches of his 12-year career. On June 29, the native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, registered his first-ever Grade 1 triumph aboard 4-year-old gelding Wet Your Whistle in the […]

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