aaron gryder

Four 2-Year-Olds Work For Breeders’ Cup Engagements On Churchill’s Turf Course

With light rain falling at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Churchill Downs, Breeders’ Cup contenders Chelsea Cloisters, Forty Under, Pakhet and Shang Shang Shang recorded works over the “yielding” Matt Winn Turf Course. Trainer Wesley Ward’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint hopefuls Chelsea Cloisters and Shang Shang Shang breezed a half-mile, in company, in :50.80 and :51.40, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Thinking Smaller, But In A Big Way’

Everyone responds differently to a national tragedy, like the devastation across Louisiana left by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Some people donate money; others give blood or donate their time and expertise. Jockey Aaron Gryder did something a bit different. His concern was for the children who’d lost everything, and that Christmas was arriving soon. Still […]

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Gryder’s Five-Win Day Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

After a five-win day at Hastings, Aaron Gryder was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for August 20 – 26, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Gryder Rides Five Winners In A Row Friday At Hastings

Aaron Gryder once rode seven winners on one day but as he’s quick to point out: “Not at the same track. Four of them were at Aqueduct during the afternoon and the other three were at Meadowlands later that night.” With his movie star looks, the 48-year-old jockey who has literally ridden around the world, […]

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XBTV Offering On-Site Coverage From Around The Racing World On Saturday

Saturday will be a busy day for XBTV.com, with live on-site coverage from five different racetracks, beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT and continuing well into the evening. The live coverage kicks off at 6:30 a.m. from Meydan racecourse in Dubai, where Michelle Yu will be on the scene for a nine-race program culminating with the […]

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Steph Being Steph Nets Black Type In Golden Gate Debutante

Steph Being Steph and jockey Aaron Gryder stalked the pace before pouncing on the early leader and racing by to win the $50,000 Golden Gate Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at Golden Gate Fields. “Watching her replays, I knew she was a filly that you have to ride and the more you ride her the more […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Aaron Gryder A Racing Renaissance Man

If veteran jockey Aaron Gryder were to write out his bucket list, most everything on it would have a big check mark scrawled alongside. At age 47, Gryder has ridden all over the world, found success on some of its biggest stages, explored a career as an actor, been a motivational speaker, and even worked […]

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Gryder Drives 2900 Miles Cross-Country To Move Tack To California

Veteran jockey Aaron Gryder decided to move his tack from New Jersey back to California in order to be closer to his children, according to racingpost.com, but with mounts lined up this Friday at Golden Gate Fields he had to pack all of his things in a hurry. In fact, 46-year-old Gryder decided to simply […]

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Gryder Gets Another Derby Shot With Trojan Nation

On Saturday, Trojan Nation will attempt to make history as the first non-winner in more than 80 years to break his maiden in thoroughbred racing’s most famous race, the Kentucky Derby. For veteran jockey Aaron Gryder, however, the challenge aboard the Grade 1 Wood Memorial runner-up is a welcome one. A respected journeyman on the […]

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