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Legendary ‘Cowboy’ Jones Enjoys Ellis Winner’s Circle In A New Light

R.A. “Cowboy” Jones for many years was a fixture in the Ellis Park winner’s circle. He’s still a fixture at the track, but until Sunday his last time in the winner’s circle was aboard Awtair on Aug. 24, 2004, according to Equibase. But that was Cowboy front and center in the winner’s circle — however, […]

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Oaklawn Stewards Suspend David Cohen 60 Days, Say He Deliberately Whipped Rival Jockey

David Cohen, battling for the leading jockey title with Ricardo Santana Jr. at Oaklawn Park, has been suspended 60 days by stewards at the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack for a different kind of fight. A stewards ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that Cohen “deliberately” whipped fellow jockey Edgar […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Jockey Morales Carves Out Different Path From Predecessors

Puerto Rican jockeys have been making a big impact on North American racing ever since Angel Cordero first threw his leg over a Thoroughbred. Following him were names like John Velazquez, Irad and Jose Ortiz, and Manny Franco, among others. This generation of jockeys had one thing in common: they all attended the state-sponsored jockey […]

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Apprentice Edgar Morales Chases Churchill Jockey Title, Eclipse Award

Jockey Edgar Morales will lose the five-pound weight allowance that is granted to apprentice riders on Saturday, but the 20-year-old Puerto Rico native has made the most of his final week with the “bug” by winning three races Wednesday to vault to the top of the Churchill Downs jockey standings with 11 victories. “I just hope we keep the momentum […]

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‘This One Means A Lot’: Winning Filly Named For Owner/Trainer’s Mother

Bivian B was the favorite in Friday’s sixth race at Ellis Park, while Nana’s Girl was the longest shot on the board in the field of ten 2-year-old fillies. Bivian B was ridden by meet-leader Edgar Morales, while Nana’s Girl was ridden by Carlos Esquilin, who has one win but several seconds at huge odds […]

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Hard-Knock Apprentice Morales Off To A Fast Start At Ellis Park

Having begun his riding career only last October, apprentice jockey Edgar Morales is off to a fast start at Ellis Park, with three wins, a second and four thirds in 14 mounts so far this young meet. The three wins tie Morales for the lead heading into Friday’s card with Jack Gilligan, another young jockey […]

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Express Charge, Apprentice Edgar Morales Kick Off 2018 Season At Indiana Grand

Express Charge with apprentice jockey Edgar Morales charged home in the stretch to win the season opener Tuesday, April 17 at Indiana Grand. The race kicked off the 120-day racing season that extends to Wednesday, Nov. 7. Starting from post five in the nine horse lineup used early speed out of the gate to get good […]

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Oaklawn’s Leading Apprentice Morales Rides Eighth Winner Of Meet Friday

Edgar Morales, Oaklawn’s leading apprentice this year, rode his eighth winner at the meeting Friday, guiding Charming Deputy ($51.80) to a neck victory in the fifth race for owner/trainer John Haran. Morales, in the 29th day of the now-scheduled 55-day season, matched the victory total of Katie Clawson, last year’s leading apprentice jockey at Oaklawn. Clawson finished […]

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Morales, Canchari Score Breakthrough Wins At Keeneland Sunday

Alex Canchari, who decided this year to ride regularly in Kentucky, clinched his first Keeneland victory in Sunday’s first race when he rode Boxer Boy for trainer Doug Anderson, who owns the 3-year-old Algorithms gelding with Nelson McMakin and Fred Dolezal. At odds of 13-1, Boxer Boy won the 1 1/16-mile race by a neck […]

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