Omar Berrio

Owners Protest CHRB’s Regulatory Inaction on Masochistic Race

If you weren’t outraged at the stunning form reversal by a 4-year-old California-bred gelding named Masochistic in a Kentucky Derby undercard race at Churchill Downs, then it’s likely you either cashed a nice bet on the horse when he breezed home by 14 lengths or you think deception of the wagering public is part of […]

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California Stewards Investigate Race Ride, Barn of Churchill Maiden Winner

California Chrome wasn’t the only California-bred to make an impression at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Seven hours before the Kentucky Derby, trainer A. C. Avila sent a 4-year-old Cal-bred with one prior start out to win the day’s third race, a six-furlong maiden special weight contest, by a whopping 14 lengths. […]

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Jockey Omar Berrio recovering from second stroke

Jockey Omar Berrio was able to move his arms and legs and speak after suffering his second stroke on Friday, reports the Daily Racing Form. After the stroke, there was concern Berrio would be partially paralyzed and have damage to his speech. This was Berrio’s second stroke in the last 16 months. His first stroke […]

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Omar Berrio hospitalized following stroke

Jockey Omar Berrio was hospitalized Friday after suffering a stroke that left him with some paralysis on his right side. According to trainer A.C. Avila, who employs Berrio as an exercise rider, the jockey also suffered some damage to his speech. The extent of Berrio’s injuries were still being determined on Saturday.

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Jockey Berrio works three horses at Santa Anita

After coming back from a stroke last month, jockey Omar Berrio was back in the saddle at Santa Anita on Jan. 6 working three horses in the morning. This is obviously a good sign for the California jockey.

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Jockey Berrio may be back to the track soon

Jockey Omar Berrio, who last month suffered a stroke, does not appear to have suffered any permanent damage and depending on the outcome of a doctor’s visit on Thursday, may return to riding soon. “They said he’s doing pretty good,” Berrio’s wife Karina said. “He doesn’t need therapy. I asked the doctor when he can […]

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Jockey Berrio released from hospital after stroke

Jockey Omar Berrio has been released from a Southern California hospital after suffering a stroke last week.  Berrio is expected to undergo therapy, but it’s not clear how long the recovery period will be for the 42-year-old.  He suffered a stroke Thursday evening after winning the day’s feature race at Santa Anita.

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Jockey Berrio suffers stroke

Jockey Omar Berrio suffered a stroke Thursday evening, shortly after winning the seventh race at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. According to Daily Racing Form, Berrio’s wife, Karina, noticed that her 42-year-old husband looked pale when he arrived home shortly after 6 p.m., and she drove him to nearby Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where he […]

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Zenyatta extended her unbeaten streak to 18 as she beat Rinterval by a head in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar. Read it at the San Diego Union-Tribune MIKE SMITH (Zenyatta) — “Oh, she was looking good today. This was Zenyatta. I wanted everyone to see her and she showed up. I think […]

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