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Two Female Jockey Agents Riding Race to Success

In what many perceive as a man’s world, jockey agents Sarah Wolfe and Susan McBrayer are doing quite well, thank you. They are the only female agents at Del Mar and that means they are the only ones of consequence on the Southern California Thoroughbred racing circuit. Looking over the list of jockey agents in […]

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Apprentice Van Dyke ‘Rides On’ While Mourning Loss of Father

In just a relatively short time in the saddle, jockey Drayden Van Dyke has been quite successful and has become the leading candidate to win the Eclipse Award as champion apprentice jockey. The talented young rider, who is currently based at Del Mar, has also had to overcome a few setbacks recently, including two riding […]

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That’s a Wrap: Los Alamitos Closes Curtain on Successful Thoroughbred Festival

Los Alamitos wrapped a successful first Summer Thoroughbred Festival Sunday, averaging more than $5 million ($5,070,966) daily in total combined mutuel handle. “It was a great first step for Los Alamitos,” said Brad McKinzie, vice president and general manager of the Los Alamitos Racing Association. “We put on a good show and that was our […]

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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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Red-Hot Apprentice Drayden Van Dyke Leads Jockey Standings at Los Alamitos

Apprentice Drayden Van Dyke, who had the second four win day of his career July 6, took sole possession of the lead in the jockey standings entering the final three days of the first Summer Thoroughbred Festival. Van Dyke, 19, doubled Thursday with Warren’s Tricia R., who won the first race as the 3-2 second […]

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Apprentice Van Dyke Scores First Career Win at Hollywood Park

Apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke earned the first win of his career as he guided Money Clip, a pick-up mount, to a last-to-first victory in Thursday’s sixth race at Betfair Hollywood Park. The half-length victory in the $45,750 contest for maidens came with the second career mount for Van Dyke. The 19-year-old finished sixth aboard […]

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