Chris Emigh

Milestone Win Nets Chris Emigh Jockey Of The Week Title

After reaching a career milestone with his 4,000th race win, Chris Emigh was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 1-7, 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 […]

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Chris Emigh Hits, 4,000-Win Milestone On Arlington’s Holiday Opener

Chris Emigh secured career win number 4,000 on Thursday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill., aboard Mr. Haney in the first race of the day. Emigh, who had been sitting on 3,999 wins since June 29, was scheduled to ride six of the eight races on Thursday’s Fourth of July holiday card, but […]

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Emigh Staring Down Bucket List Goal Of 4,000 Victories

Chris Emigh won his first race in 1989 as an 18-year-old riding the Southern Louisiana circuit. Twenty-nine years later he is sitting on 3,983 wins coming into the 2019 Arlington Park meet, at a track where he has found plenty of success over the years. He sits third on the Arlington Park all-time winningest jockeys […]

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Emigh: ‘Humbling’ To Earn Status Of Third-Winningest Rider At Arlington Park

Jockey Chris Emigh became the third-winningest rider of all time at Arlington International Racecourse when taking Saturday afternoon’s seventh race aboard Sea Diva ($8.80). Emigh, 47, captured win number 1,079 at the Chicagoland oval when guiding the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman to victory to surpass Carlos Silva (1,078) for the title. He now trails only […]

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8-Year-Old Matrooh Delivers Trainer, Jockey First Graded Scores In Hanshin Cup

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Contreras Stable’s Matrooh motored home in Saturday’s 66th running of the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup to give trainer Cipriano Contreras and jockey Santo Sanjur the first graded stakes win of their careers. Run for the 24th year as an exchange race with the Japan Racing Association, a field of nine […]

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Emigh Rides 1,000th Winner At Arlington Racecourse Sunday

Jockey Chris Emigh recorded his 1,000th victory at Arlington International Racecourse in a thrilling finish aboard American Star Racing Stable’s Baltic Star in Sunday’s finale. The 46-year-old veteran jockey entered the stretch second behind an open-lengths leader and rallied his mount to close the distance as the crowd’s roar grew with every stride until he […]

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Cowboy Culture Draws Clear For Arlington Classic Victory

What appeared to be an evenly matched heat on paper turned into a romp when Head of Plains Partners’ and Cheyenne Stables’ Cowboy Culture drew away for a 5¾-length victory in Saturday’s 82nd running of the Grade III $100,000 Arlington Classic at Arlington International Racecourse. Trained by Brad Cox, Cowboy Culture settled in midpack early […]

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Emigh Returns To Winner’s Circle In First Start Since Injury

Veteran jockey Chris Emigh had been on the sidelines since Sept. 3, when he suffered a broken wrist. On Friday, Nov. 4, Emigh won the first race he’d ridden since the incident aboard the Steve Manley-trained Flying Stevie Girl at Hawthorne Racecourse. “Felt really good to finally get back in saddle and get that first […]

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Jockey Emigh Out Another Six Weeks After Arlington Spill

Veteran Arlington Park jockey Chris Emigh has not been having a good summer. On July 9, his mount attempted to jump the inner rail during a turf race, unseating him in the process. That left Emigh with a concussion, broken toe and a broken thumb, and he was out of the game through the rest […]

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Emigh Released From Hospital After Spill; Suffered Concussion, Broken Bones

Jockey Chris Emigh, who was hospitalized over the weekend following a spill at Arlington Park, was released from Northwest Community Hospital on Monday. The Daily Racing Form reported that Emigh suffered a concussion, a broken toe, and a broken thumb. The rider could be back to riding in three weeks, assuming his recovery goes well. […]

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