apprentice jockey

‘Great Accomplishment’: Apprentice Romero Maragh Launches Career Comeback Sunday

Nearly a year since a serious injury put his promising riding career on hold, apprentice Romero Ramsay Maragh is ready to pick up where he left off. The 19-year-old Maragh will be aboard Rayo My King in the eighth race Sunday, Jan. 19, the first of three mounts on the weekend at Gulfstream Park. He […]

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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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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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