apprentice jockey

‘Sounds Like My Kind Of Job’: Kelsi Harr Leads Apprentice Standings At Oaklawn

Tiny Slovak, Ark., is having a big impact on the jockey standings this year at Oaklawn. Kelsi Harr, raised in the unincorporated Grand Prairie farming community 55 miles east of Little Rock, had five victories through Saturday to lead all apprentice jockeys at the 57-day meeting that is scheduled to conclude May 2. Harr, 27, […]

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Apprentice Charlie Marquez Triples At Laurel On Second Consecutive Sunday

For the second consecutive Sunday, teenaged apprentice rider Charlie Marquez ended the racing week with a three-win day at Laurel Park. His latest triple gave the newly turned 17-year-old native of Columbia, Md. sole possession of third place in the winter meet standings with 24 victories from 132 mounts, trailing meet leader Trevor McCarthy (38) […]

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‘It’s More Of A Passion’: Apprentice Mario Fuentes Celebrates First Career Victory

Miracle’s International Trading Inc.’s 6-year-old gelding Areyoutalkingtome came flying down the center of the track to catch the leaders and spring a 26-1 upset of Sunday’s eighth race at Gulfstream Park, giving apprentice jockey Mario Fuentes his first career win. Fuentes is a 21-year-old native of Chile who rides with a 10-pound weight allowance. His […]

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Apprentice Kody Kellenberger Wins First Start At Fair Grounds With 37-1 Longshot

Kody Kellenberger, a 24-year-old native of upstate New York, began riding horses when he was 16 years old. He graduated to hunter/jumpers, and now Kellenberger is hoping to make his mark on the Louisiana racing circuit as a Thoroughbred jockey. After winning on his first mount at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots at odds […]

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Apprentice Cardenas Enjoys ‘Overwhelming’ First Victory At Aqueduct

Apprentice jockey Luis Cardenas picked up his first victory with his 15th career mount when he guided 3-1 Solitary Gem to a 3 ½ length victory in the Friday finale at Aqueduct for owner-trainer Leah Gyarmati. The 22-year-old Cardenas didn’t rest on his laurels also picking up his second career win aboard 5-1 Majestic Affair […]

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British Apprentice Jockey Fallon: American Racing’s Speed ‘Took Me By Surprise’

Cieren Fallon, the 2019 champion apprentice jockey in Great Britain and the son of Britain’s multiple champion rider Kieren Fallon, will make his Gulfstream Park debut Thursday in the second race aboard Oakwood Stable’s What’s to Blame. Gulfstream’s host and analyst Acacia Courtney caught up with Fallon at Payson Park in Indiantown to talk about […]

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‘Looking Forward To Many More’: Apprentice Cieren Fallon Makes U.S. Debut At Tampa

Saturday’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs marked the stateside debut of 20-year-old English apprentice jockey Cieren Fallon, the 2019 champion apprentice in Great Britain and son of retired six-time British champion rider Kieren Fallon. The youngster finished third aboard the Christophe Clement-trained 3-year-old colt Uhtred, 2 ¼ lengths behind winner Dream Liner. The younger […]

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‘Sometimes I Can’t Believe It’: Apprentice Torres Enjoying The Ride At Gulfstream

When he launched his professional riding career eight months ago, Cristian Torres just wanted to win some races. His dedication and success over that time has put the 22-year-old in position to win something much more. Based year-round in South Florida, riding at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West, Torres heads into the final weeks […]

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Apprentice Kendal Sterritt Scores First Stakes Win At Indiana Grand

Kendal Sterritt has accomplished a lot this season at Indiana Grand and she just added another milestone to her impressive resume. The soon to be 23-year-old apprentice jockey scored her first stakes win aboard Rooster in the 6th running of the $75,000-added ITOBA Stallion Season Stakes Saturday, Oct. 19 at Indiana Grand. Starting from post […]

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