Mark Guidry

Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Guidry Enjoying New Role As Louisiana Racing Official

Statistically, Mark Guidry is one of only 34 jockeys to win more than 5,000 races. In addition to those glittery stats, he is so well regarded by his peers that he received the 2006 George Woolf Award that honors jockeys whose character and career reflect positively on themselves and Thoroughbred racing. When he received the […]

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Emigh Rides 1,000th Winner At Arlington Racecourse Sunday

Jockey Chris Emigh recorded his 1,000th victory at Arlington International Racecourse in a thrilling finish aboard American Star Racing Stable’s Baltic Star in Sunday’s finale. The 46-year-old veteran jockey entered the stretch second behind an open-lengths leader and rallied his mount to close the distance as the crowd’s roar grew with every stride until he […]

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From ‘Ant Hills’ To Upping The Ante: The History Of Kentucky Downs

When the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf goes to the post Saturday, Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen expects to reflect back on the same race a decade earlier. Johnsen and his partner Ray Reid came to Kentucky Downs for the first time to watch their Argentine champion Honey Rose run in the 2006 Ladies Turf. Johnsen […]

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‘Old Race Tracker’ Guidry Enjoying New Career As Jockey Agent

Mark Guidry tried to get the race track out of his system. There were dalliances with golf and fishing and other activities but nothing filled the void created when he retired from riding in 2007 after 33 years in the saddle. “I’m an old race tracker and I’m going to die an old race tracker […]

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Jockey Graham Moves Tack Back To Fair Grounds

James Graham announced via Twitter Saturday morning that he would be moving his tack back to the Fair Grounds from Santa Anita. A follow-up tweet reassured followers that he would fulfill his riding assignments at the southern California track on Saturday and Sunday before returning to New Orleans. Graham said he was grateful for the […]

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Jockey Guidry Set to Retire Following Louisiana Derby Day

Veteran Louisiana-born reins master Mark Guidry has announced that he will be retiring from the saddle at the end of Saturday’s Louisiana Derby Day program. “I’m going to become a jockey’s agent and take the book of Carlos Marquez Jr, at Evangeline,” Guidry said Thursday after riding Ron Faucheux and Thomas Arnaud’s Off Cycle to […]

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Mark Guidry named to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Jockey Mark Guidry, a native of Lafayette, LA, is among the eight 2012 inductees who will enter the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, reports theadvertiser.com. Guidry joins five football standouts led by star NFL running back Deuce McAllister, basketball All-American Aaron James, and LSU baseball star Eddy Furniss in this year’s induction class. The induction […]

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Racing in the Sunshine: Jockey Mark Guidry shares his story

Tampa Bay Downs’ new blog, Racing in the Sunshine, features first-person accounts from jockeys, trainers and others on the backside.  The latest post comes from jockey Mark Guidry, who retired from riding at age 48 four years ago.  Last summer, he launched a comeback: “It’s taken me a long time to get fit, maybe because […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Jockey Agent Ronnie Ebanks

Former rider Ronnie Ebanks is a high-profile jockey agent representing California-based Joel Rosario, currently ranked third behind John Velazquez and Ramon Dominguez in the national standings by money won. Ebanks had a 13-year association with Shane Sellers, and during his career as an agent has also booked mounts for the likes of Mark Guidry, Chris […]

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Jockey Mark Guidry to resume racing after four-year hiatus

Friday, jockey Mark Guidry will compete as a “legend” in the ‘Fab Five’ vs Legends Jockey Challenge at Arlington Park.  Saturday, he’ll come out of retirement to resume his riding career after four years off. The 52-year-old most recently worked as an assistant and exercise rider for trainer Dale Romans, after a three-year training stint […]

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