George Woolf

‘Something I Will Never Forget’: Jockey Peers Honor Ohio-Based Luis Quinones With George Woolf Award

America’s second leading rider by races won in 2019, Puerto Rican native Luis M. Quinones, a mainstay at racetracks such as Mahoning Valley Racecourse and Thistledown in Ohio, as well as at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the prestigious 2020 George […]

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Scott Stevens To Receive George Woolf Award At Santa Anita May 19

In what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 19. A winner of more than 4,800 races in a career that has spanned 43 years, Stevens will be joined […]

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Jose Ferrer Honored With 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Jockey Jose Ferrer, a mainstay on the eastern seaboard dating back to 1982, will be on-hand at Santa Anita on Sunday, April 15 to receive the 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races. Ferrer, 54, outpolled fellow riders Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo in winning the 69th Woolf […]

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‘Positive-Thinking’ Jose Ferrer Voted 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Jockey Jose Ferrer, a mainstay on the eastern seaboard dating back to 1982, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita’s 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. One of five Woolf finalists, Ferrer outpolled fellow riders Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo. In becoming […]

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Victor Espinoza Honored With 2016 George Woolf Award

As America’s first Triple Crown Champion jockey in 37 years, Victor Espinoza helped Thoroughbred racing project a positive image far beyond the confines of the Thoroughbred industry throughout 2015, thus elevating the sport’s exposure and acceptance to a level perhaps not seen since the 1970s. Accordingly, Espinoza, a 43-year-old native of Mexico City, has been […]

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The Cougar And The Iceman: Seabiscuit’s Two Canadian Jockeys

In December 2016, the United States will mark the 75th anniversary of its entry into World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Many years ago, as a young Canadian, I asked my father when he first knew that the Allies would win World War II. Without a moment’s hesitation, […]

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Napravnik, Nakatani Among Finalists for George Woolf Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced on HRTV in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide. Veteran jockeys James Graham, Mike Luzzi, Leslie Mawing, Corey Nakatani and the recently retired Rosie Napravnik are the 2015 finalists for the […]

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Owners, Jockeys, Horses to Be Honored on ‘Racing Walk of Champions’

The Arcadia Historical Society, City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park have announced an official Grand Opening of California racing’s first-ever “Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions” on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. on First Ave. between Wheeler St. and Huntington Drive. In a manner similar to that of the world famous “Hollywood Walk […]

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