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Mike Smith Sings Elvis in Xpressbet Christmas Greeting Video

Xpressbet sat down with jockeys Mike Smith, Joe Talamo, Aaron Gryder, and handicapper Eddie Olczyk for a holiday version of the company’s ‘Favorites’ video series. The subjects tell fans about their favorite holiday traditions, and even warm up their pipes for a few bars of their favorite Christmas carols. No word whether Mike Smith is […]

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Not Dude’s Day as Blingo Upsets the San Antonio

With a hot pace to shoot at, longshot Blingo, with Aaron Gryder aboard, wheeled four-deep turning for home and out-gamed fellow longshot Imperative inside the sixteenth pole to take Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Antonio Stakes by a half length, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.95. As expected, Blueskiesnrainbows, who broke from post position three, […]

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Gryder, Lanerie Among Finalists for George Woolf Memorial Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced on HRTV in January following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys David Amiss, Dennis Carr, Aaron Gryder, Corey Lanerie and Scott Stevens are the 2014 finalists for the trophy that has […]

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Northern Exposure: Gryder Enjoys Time Spent at Hastings

Jockey Aaron Gryder is moving his tack back to Santa Anita after spending a successful spring and summer riding in Vancouver at Hastings Racecourse. It was the first time Gryder rode the entire meet at Hastings; while he was there, he rode first-call for owner Glen Todd and trainer Troy Taylor. Gryder is currently sixth […]

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Calidoscopio Closes Confidently in Brooklyn Handicap

Calidoscopio may have needed a telescope to see the leaders along the backstretch, but the long-fused 10-year-old erased a 22-length deficit with a dramatic stretch run to win the 125th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap on Friday at Belmont Park. An Argentine import who won the Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon last […]

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Gryder Heading North to Ride at Hastings

Jockey Aaron Gryder will be moving his tack to Hastings Racecourse when the race meet begins April 13. Gryder has agreed to be the first-call rider for owner Glen Todd. Gryder, whose biggest victory came with Well Armed in the 2009 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), began riding in 1987. He is currently based at Santa […]

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Calidoscopio flies home late to take BC Marathon

Argentinian raider Calidoscopio trailed the field by as many as 10 lengths early on, but was in first when it counted as he swept past Atigun and Grassy in deep stretch to easily win the $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (gr. II) by 4 1/4 lengths Nov. 2. Grassy held on for second by a half-length […]

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Gryder to represent U.S. in Shergar Cup

Jockey Aaron Gryder will represent the United States when he makes his debut in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Aug. 11 at Ascot. The Shergar Cup is a popular riding competition that is held every year, and pits teams of jockeys from around the world. It will be the first time Gryder has […]

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By Ray Paulick Curlin passed Cigar to become North America’s all-timeĀ earnings leaderĀ and first $10-million horse with his second consecutive victory in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on a sloppy Belmont Park track on Saturday afternoon. Ridden by Robby Albarado, Curlin raced in midpack early as Wanderin Boy set the pace under Alan Garcia — […]

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