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Bravo, Castellano, Gryder, Pino, And Velasquez Up For Mike Venezia Award

Racing fans will decide which of four outstanding jockeys will be the recipient of the 21st Mike Venezia Memorial Award, to be presented by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in a special ceremony at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. Beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 29, fans can choose among Javier Castellano, […]

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G3 Bold Ruler Stakes Highlights Return of El Kabeir

Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir is set to embark on the next chapter of his career, launching an ambitious comeback to face older horses for the first time in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler on Saturday, Belmont Park’s final graded stakes race of 2015. Unraced since finishing third in the Grade 1 TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial […]

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Los Al: Three More Riders Run Afoul Of New Whip Rule

Three more jockeys have received fines as a result of California’s new whip rule, which went into effect July 1. Jockeys Cayetano Chaparro, Aaron Gryder, and Ramon Guce were fined $200 each by Los Alamitos stewards Sunday for excessive use of the whip in races on Saturday, according to a report in the Daily Racing […]

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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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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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