hall of fame jockey

‘Excited’ Espinoza Picks Up La Brea Mount On 9-5 Favorite Bellafina

Victor Espinoza, his smile and attitude bright as ever, is looking forward to Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that starts today. “My health and business are both good,” said the 47-year-old Hall of Fame member as his agent, Brian Beach, looked on. “I’m excited to be back again and looking forward to winning as many races […]

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Gary Stevens Enjoying ‘New Chapter’ As Racing Analyst

Gary Stevens didn’t call it a career on his own terms, but blessed with a good head on his shoulders with an affinity for common sense, he knew when told to retire or else, he did. The advice he received was unquestionably sound. He didn’t quibble. “It’s long gone,” Stevens said with genuine resolve of […]

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Edgar Prado Back From Rib Injury At Gulfstream Park West

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado returned to the saddle Friday at Gulfstream Park West after being sidelined for nearly two months. Although his return was not triumphant, Prado was otherwise pleased to get back in action after recovering from a rib injury sustained in a last-race spill at Gulfstream Park Aug. 16. “It’s nice […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel Arrested For DUI In Indiana

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday in Indiana, according to wdrb.com. Borel was pulled over on Landmark Avenue off I-64 about 6:30 p.m., and court records indicate he demonstrated slurred speech, poor balance, and that he failed a field sobriety test. His preliminary breath test was […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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‘Disagreement Among Doctors’ Has Comebacking Victor Espinoza In Holding Pattern

Victor Espinoza’s next workout on a Thoroughbred is on hold pending further medical evaluation, his agent, Brian Beach, said Friday morning at Santa Anita. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey and Triple Crown winner worked his first horse last Saturday after an absence of more than five months recovering from serious injuries in a training […]

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Brothers Calvin, Cecil Borel Planning Oaklawn Comeback In 2019

Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel was getting on horses Monday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for the 2019 meeting that begins Jan. 25. A fixture in Hot Springs, Borel, 52, was Oaklawn’s leading rider in 1995 and 2001, but didn’t ride at the 2018 meeting, opting to winter at Fair Grounds because of business […]

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Prado Makes Maryland Million History With Classic Win On Saratoga Bob

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado guided Saratoga Bob to victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, setting a record for most wins by a jockey in the annual event featuring Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. Prado notched his 18th Maryland Million success, going one-up on retired fellow Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez. […]

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Hall Of Famer Solis Questioning His Future Career After Hip Replacement

Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis recently underwent hip-replacement surgery, and remains unsure whether he will return to riding races, according to drf.com. He has not ridden since April 21. “My body is adjusting to the hardware,” Solis said. “I feel like a bionic man. I want to see how I feel about it. I don’t […]

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