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Carrasco Makes Long-Awaited Return To The Saddle Sunday At Laurel Park

Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Ranked among Maryland’s leading riders since coming to the U.S. from his native Puerto Rico in March 2013, Carrasco has […]

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‘Faith In My Horse’: Frey Excited For First Grade 1 Mount In Belmont Stakes

Of the more than 4,100 races jockey Kyle Frey has ridden, the 150th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, will be the most significant ride of his life. Frey, 26, will be riding in his first Grade 1 on Saturday, June 9, when he is given a leg up by […]

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‘Truly Special’: Emma-Jayne Wilson To Receive Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

Emma-Jayne Wilson, who continues to make her mark on the racetrack and in the community, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. The 36-year-old jockey has won numerous high-profile awards and races throughout her distinguished career, including the 2007 Queen’s Plate with Mike Fox, while also lending her time and […]

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Trainer Wesley Ward ‘Trying To Focus In On Belmont’ In 2018

Kentucky-based trainer Wesley Ward has gotten off to a strong start this spring at Belmont, sending out nine winners from 24 starts – for a 37.5 percent win rate – through the first 19 days of the spring/summer meet, which Ward says is only the beginning of his barn’s new emphasis on the New York racing program. […]

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Jose Ortiz To Ride Yoshida, Bucchero At Royal Ascot

Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jose Ortiz will be headed to Royal Ascot on a strong pair of contenders, reports the TDN. In the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, he will be astride recent G1 winner Yoshida for trainer Bill Mott. In the G1 King’s Stand, Ortiz will ride Grade 2 winner Bucchero for trainer Tim Glyshaw. “Jose […]

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10 Wins Net Hernandez Jockey Of The Week Title

After leading the North American jockey colony by wins, Brian Hernandez, Jr. was voted the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for the May 7 – 13, 2018. 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 […]

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Prado Named Honorary Postmaster For Preakness 143

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, who has won 24 riding titles in Maryland and rode 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, has been named the Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 143. Prado, who is two wins away from becoming only the eighth jockey with 7,000 wins, will be recognized Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico […]

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Ehalt: Sol Kumin’s Ownership Model ‘Great For The Game’

Thoroughbred owner Sol Kumin was not a finalist in the outstanding owner category in last year’s Eclipse Awards, but voters may be unable to ignore the involvement of his various partnerships in 2018. Thus far, Kumin is part owner of Kentucky Derby winner Justify (and also third and fifth-place finishers Audible and My Boy Jack), […]

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William Nack, Award-Winning Author Of ‘Secretariat,’ Dies At 77

Seven-time Eclispe Award-winning writer William Nack passed away on Friday, according to Sports Illustrated. He was 77 years old. Nack mainly covered horse racing, and wrote several books including the classic ‘Secretariat’ of 1975. He later served as an adviser for the 2010 Secretariat movie. The author also delved into subjects like Bobby Fischer, A.J. Foyt, […]

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Castellano Hopes To ‘Stretch’ Career For 10 More Years In The Saddle

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano marked his final day of riding during the 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park with a pair of winners Friday, giving him 54 winners from 263 starters. Castellano is scheduled to ride Givemeaminit in Saturday’s Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds and Imperial Hint in Sunday’s $100,000 Horse Races Now Sprint at Tampa Bay […]

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