apprentice jockey

Australia: Jockeys’ Wives Sue Apprentice Over Fall

Three years ago at the Gold Coast Turf Club in Queensland, Australia, apprentice jockey Aidan Holt shifted his horse to the inside and initiated a chain reaction which resulted in serious injuries to jockeys Dean Tanti and Dan Griffen. Now, those jockeys’ wives are suing the now-retired Holt for approximately $300,000 ($215,176 US) each, according […]

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Apprentice Broussard Sweeps Weekend Stakes At Delta

Apprentice jockey Ashley Broussard enjoyed the first stakes win of her career on Friday night at Delta Downs as she rode Oh Baby Oh Baby to a decisive victory in the Lookout Stakes. It only took 24 hours to get her second stakes victory as she booted home Deep Bottom in Saturday night’s $65,000 B-Connected […]

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Apprentice Cruz Gets Two Longshot Winners Saturday At Gulfstream

Apprentice jockey John Cruz brought home two longshots during Saturday’s 11-race program at Gulfstream Park, each paying more than $100. Cruz, a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico who won his first race April 30 at Gulfstream, started his day by winning the second race aboard Giant Cat. Owned by De Luca and Sons Stable and […]

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Apprentice Lopez Ready For Post-Injury Comeback At Golden Gate

Apprentice jockey David Lopez, out since June 6 with a back injury, will return to competition Thursday, opening day for Golden Gate Fields’ 32-day Fall Meet. Lopez, who will turn 26 on Saturday, finished fourth in the 2014-15 Golden Gate Winter/Spring Meet jockey standings with 70 wins, despite arriving in the Bay Area more than […]

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Apprentice Ritvo Wins Four on Gulfstream Card

Apprentice jockey Michael Ritvo spent most of his afternoon in Gulfstream Park’s winner’s circle after winning four races on the afternoon. The 19-year-old Ritvo, who won his first race in March at Gulfstream, won aboard Flash Winner ($10.20) in the second, Explosive Image ($14) in the third, Encrypted ($5.40) in the sixth and Lucasta ($4) […]

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Apprentice Maria Thornton Gets First Victory

Jockey Maria Thornton won the first race of her career in the second race Sunday at Arlington International Racecourse when she guided the Larry Bingham and John Conforti’s Stephensclassygal to a 6½-length victory for trainer Scott Mullins in the 1 1/16-miles Polytrack race. The 25-year-old Thornton, younger sister of Arlington veteran Tim Thornton, accepted her […]

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Drayden VanDyke to Make Arlington Debut

To call him a sensation might be a bit of an understatement, considering his recent performance, but California-based apprentice Drayden VanDyke has taken his show on the road this weekend to Arlington International Racecourse for Million Preview Day. The 19-year-old native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, will ride five horses – all for trainer Tom Proctor […]

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Maryland Racing Produces Yet Another Promising Rider in Victor Carrasco

Victor Carrasco was named a finalist for outstanding apprentice jockey when the 2013 Eclipse Awards nominees were announced Wednesday on HRTV. Winners will be announced at the 43rd annual ceremony, to be held Saturday evening, January 18 at the Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino near Miami. Carrasco led all apprentice riders in victories (215) and […]

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Eswan Flores earns 5-pound apprentice status

Apprentice jockey Eswan Flores will carry a 5-pound allowance for the remainder of his apprentice term, which ends Sept. 11, after winning the 40th race of his career on Friday at Santa Anita, reports Daily Racing Form. Flores, 18, began riding Thoroughbreds last July, and through Saturday he ranked fourth in the Santa Anita meet […]

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