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Apprentice Jenn Miller Returns From Brain Injury, Scores Comeback Win At Suffolk Downs

Live racing returned to Suffolk Downs on Saturday, May 18 as the track kicked off the first of three scheduled weekend-long racing and food truck festivals. An enthusiastic crowd of 9,127 was on hand as Tammi Piermarini swept the state-bred stakes races on the card, the $50,000 Rise Jim Stakes and the $50,000 Isadorable Stakes. […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Finishes Second With First Mount Since 2017

Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller, riding for the first time since being seriously injured in a spill 17 months earlier, ran second in her comeback race aboard River Card Stable’s Moneymeister in Monday’s opener at Laurel Park. Miller settled the 5-year-old Bodemeister gelding, trained by Wayne Potts, in third before moving up to a threatening position […]

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Declan Carroll Suffers Fractured Vertebra, Will Miss Five To Six Weeks

Jockey Declan Carroll will miss the remainder of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots 2018-19 meet, which concludes March 24. According to his agent Joe Paulley, Carroll, 19, suffered a fractured T11 vertebra after being dismounted from Emery’s Dream in Saturday’s first race. Emery’s Dream galloped out riderless and appeared to be in good […]

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Following Gulfstream Spill, Apprentice Romero Maragh Undergoes Thoracic Fusion Surgery

A scary spill in Thursday’s first race at Gulfstream Park left apprentice jockey Romero Maragh with a pair of fractured vertebrae in his spine, according to cousin and journeyman jockey Rajiv Maragh’s Twitter account. The Daily Racing Form reported that the 18-year-old apprentice underwent surgery to fuse four thoracic vertebrae (T5 through T8) on Friday. At […]

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Apprentice, Eclipse Finalist Hamilton Set ‘High Expectations’ At The Start

While an Eclipse Award was far from anyone’s mind when Glorious Empire finished sixth in his seasonal debut at Laurel Park last April, Weston Hamilton had but one goal when 2018 began – to bring the cherished bronze trophy home to Maryland. Their paths will converge when the 48th annual ceremony is held for the […]

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Young Jockey Figueroa ‘Putting It All Together’ In Southern California

Heriberto Figueroa is one of the best-kept secrets on the Southern California circuit so far, but that’s likely to change soon. Winning races in bunches for assorted trainers will do that. “He’s learning every day; that’s what we’re concentrating on,” said his agent, Nelson Arroyo. “He’s getting better every day and he has all the […]

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‘Can’t Beat This Feeling’: Jockey Virginia Tormey Celebrates First Career Winner

Jockey Virginia Tormey, 23, earned her first career victory Friday when she guided Miss Chuckie H to win the first race at Turfway Park by 8 ½ lengths. Breaking from post seven, Tormey positioned Miss Chuckie H just outside the leader before taking over on the turn of the 6 ½ furlong test for older […]

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‘It Means The Whole World To Me’: Eclipse Contender Hamilton Continues Family Tradition

There’s a strong tradition, both in his family and on his circuit, which preceded Weston Hamilton when he began riding professionally last December – one the newly minted journeyman is poised to continue. Hamilton, who turned 20 Nov. 19, rode for the last time as an apprentice Dec. 21, winning two of his five mounts […]

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C’mon, Man: Jockey Nearly Run Over While Jogging On Racetrack

Apprentice jockey Evan Daly was “embarrassed” after an incident at Navan Racecourse on Sunday, reports to racingpost.com. The rider was out jogging the course with his headphones in, and didn’t hear the horses racing up behind him. Daly very narrowly avoided being run over by the field of the Grade 3 Novice Hurdle. “Evan has been […]

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‘Dream Come True’: Declan Carroll Celebrates First Career Victory At Keeneland

Two young jockeys – Declan Carroll and Virginia Tormey – had notable performances to begin Friday’s card at Keeneland. In the second race, Carroll recorded the first victory of his career when he rode 16-1 choice B Deb’s Fortune for owner Hubert Payton and trainer Daniel Pitts. The win aboard the 3-year-old Awesome Patriot filly […]

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