apprentice jockey

Apprentice Jorge Velez, Baffert Finish On Top Of Los Alamitos Standings

Apprentice jockey Jorge I. Velez earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert led the trainer standings as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. The 10-day season was highlighted by an impressive victories by a pair of Baffert-trained fillies- the 3-year-old Flor de La Mar in the […]

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First Riding Title Nets Apprentice Correa Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning his first career riding title, apprentice jockey Julio Correa was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 12-18, 2019. 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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Apprentice Julio Correa Parlays Four-Win Day Into Summer Riding Title At Laurel

Apprentice Julio Correa won four times on Sunday’s closing day program to defeat Trevor McCarthy and clinch his first career riding title in style at Laurel Park. The 25-year-old Correa, who rides with a five-pound weight allowance, finished the 43-day summer meet with a 35-30 advantage atop the jockey standings to become the first apprentice […]

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Maria Maysonett Rides Her First Career Winner Saturday At Monmouth

Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile. The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when she rallied favored Malekith from far back to capture […]

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Apprentice Julio Correa Eyeing Leading Rider Title In Maryland

For the second straight year, the road to the Eclipse Award for champion apprentice jockey is winding its way through Maryland. Julio Correa, a 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, notched seven wins in the last four racing days to enter the final weekend of Laurel Park’s summer stand as its leading rider, having passed […]

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‘Dream Come True’: Apprentice Torres Rides First Stakes Winner Ms Meshak

Cristian Torres’ star continued its meteoric rise Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 21-year-old apprentice jockey recorded his first career stakes victory aboard Ms Meshak in the $75,000 Added Elegance Stakes. “This is unbelievable. I don’t have words. It’s a dream come true,” Torres said. “I’ve worked so hard for this.” Torres, who has ridden […]

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Apprentice Torres Wins Four Of 12 Races Saturday At Gulfstream

Apprentice jockey Cristian Torres, a former exercise rider for Mark Casse, won four races on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. Torres, currently second in the summer meet jockey standings behind Edgard Zayas, won the second race aboard Frank Alone ($15.80), the fifth on favored Chiseled ($3.80), the seventh on Flashing Diamond ($5), and dead-heated […]

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Reylu Gutierrez Teams With Agent Muzikar For ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Opportunity

Jockey Reylu Gutierrez has returned to ride regularly at Gulfstream Park, where he will team up with agent Matt Muzikar. “Matt Muzikar is a top agent. He has Tyler [Gaffalione] and had [Javier] Castellano in the past. He’s brought guys to the next level – that’s something in my young career that I hope to […]

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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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