Avelino Gomez

Hall Of Famer Barroby Honored With Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Hall of Fame horseman Frank Barroby was honored at the annual Woodbine Oaks day presentation of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award held in the winner’s circle following the second race on Saturday afternoon. The Gomez Award is presented annually on Oaks day to a person — Canadian-born, Canadian-raised or regular rider in the country for […]

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Avelino Gomez Award To ‘King Of The Bullrings’ Frank Barroby

Frank Barroby is a lifer at the horse racing game. Countless honors as both a jockey and trainer have rolled his way. And now he’s been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award for his contributions to Canadian jockeydom and the sport. The 75-year-old Saskatchewan native (his hometown of Ravenscrag is […]

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Emma-Jayne Wilson Presented With Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson received the 2018 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award during a special presentation held on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course following the second race on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Joined by her family and fellow jockeys, the 36-year-old Brampton, Ont. native was presented with the coveted Gomez Award, which is given to a person — […]

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Kennedy Road Favorite Pink Lloyd Becoming Rock Star At Woodbine

Woodbine’s meet-leading jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva will partner with Horse of the Year candidate Pink Lloyd in what could be a significant race for both horse and rider on Saturday afternoon. Trained by Robert Tiller and owned by Entourage Stable, Pink Lloyd will be looking to wrap up a perfect 2017 campaign with an […]

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Boulanger To Receive 2017 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Gary Boulanger, one of thoroughbred racing’s most respected and resilient riders, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. He’s recorded over 3,400 career wins, including a memorable Queen’s Plate score in 2001 with Sam-Son Farm’s Dancethruthedawn, numerous graded stakes tallies, and a reputation for beating the odds on and off […]

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Brian Swatuk’s Royal Ride Through Life

Thirty-six years ago, the rains fell in torrents upon Woodbine on Queen’s Plate day. Pity. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was in attendance, resplendent in a blue floral suit and proper little white handbag. But she liked what she saw, indeed, when Brian Swatuk and Steady Growth splashed to a decisive victory, the first Plate […]

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