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Reylu Gutierrez Teams With Agent Muzikar For ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Opportunity

Jockey Reylu Gutierrez has returned to ride regularly at Gulfstream Park, where he will team up with agent Matt Muzikar. “Matt Muzikar is a top agent. He has Tyler [Gaffalione] and had [Javier] Castellano in the past. He’s brought guys to the next level – that’s something in my young career that I hope to […]

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Kennedy, Agent O’Connor ‘Walking The Miles’ To Success At Fair Grounds

Spending a season at a whole new racetrack can be tough for a young rider like Ty Kennedy, but this Fair Grounds meet, he has proven that he’s capable of handling a challenge. Kennedy, 24, is making his first winter in New Orleans a successful one so far with a dozen victories finishing in the […]

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Espinoza Scheduled To Be Back Working Horses Next Saturday

Triple Crown-winning Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is set to return to the saddle next week after recovering from major injuries in a training accident at Del Mar back on July 22. “We plan to work horses next Saturday,” said his agent, Brian Beach, on Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. “We need to […]

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‘Everything Happens For A Reason’: Stevens Steps Into Agent Role For Home-Again Aaron Gryder

Thomas Wolfe wrote the novel “You Can’t Go Home Again,” but Aaron Gryder, erudite though he may be, dismisses the gist of that title, because he is going home again. The 48-year-old jockey, born in West Covina, several furlongs from Santa Anita, returns to The Great Race Place to ride regularly at the Winter Meet […]

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Castellano Hires Racing Manager John Panagot As Agent

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has parted ways with agent Mike Lakow, according to drf.com. The rider has obtained the services of John Panagot, racing manager for Robert LaPenta. “I’d like to ride for 10 more years, but the way my business is going right now I don’t think I could reach my goal,” Castellano […]

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Torres ‘Going Back To School’ As A Jockey’s Agent

Francisco Torres certainly knew his way around a race track when he was a jockey, chalking up more than 3,000 victories. Now he is learning a different side of racing in his role as an agent for other riders. “It is like going back to school,” Torres said on a recent morning at Keeneland as […]

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Jockey Agent Lenny Pike Dies At Age 59

Lenny Pike, longtime agent to Hall of Fame nominee Robby Albarado, was found dead in his Louisiana condominium Saturday morning, according to drf.com. Pike’s car had not left the building for several days, so fellow racetrackers called officials to check on him. Known as “Len Len the Horseman’s Friend,” the 59-year-old jockey agent had most recently […]

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‘Cisco’ Torres Will Hang Up His Boots To Pursue Career As Jockey Agent

Having returned from four broken necks to compete at a top level, jockey Francisco Torres said Saturday morning that he is retiring from the saddle after 32 years to pursue another career in horse racing. The catalyst came Nov. 23 — a month after Torres’ return from fractured and dislocated cervical vertebrae and a fractured […]

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Garcia Trades Riding Boots For Condition Book At Tampa Bay Downs

Jose Angel Garcia has traded in his helmet, boots and goggles for a new cell phone and a condition book. The 30-year-old Garcia, who won the final race of the 2017 Summer Festival of Racing at Tampa Bay Downs aboard 6-year-old gelding Cedula Ocho on July 1, is working this season as an agent for veteran […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 27 Wins And Counting

Mike Smith may have won 25 Breeders’ Cup races, but there’s still one man who has him beat. If they had a Hall of Fame for jockey agents, Ron Anderson would hold a special place of honor with his total of 27 Breeders’ Cup and 14 Triple Crown race victories. “I’ve been very fortunate,” Anderson […]

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