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Scotty McClellan To Represent ‘Very Focused’ Umberto Rispoli In Southern California

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Scotty McClellan become a jockey’s agent. His late father, Chick McClellan, had a long and successful career as an agent, teaching Scotty everything he knew along the way. His son learned well, reaping the rewards representing Hall of Fame members Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, the former […]

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‘Hit Me Like A Thunderstorm’: Hot-Riding Umberto Rispoli Seeking New Agent

Umberto Rispoli made a sudden and sensational impact with both horsemen and handicappers through 32 days of Santa Anita’s Winter Meet with 27 victories, three of them yesterday, but in a classic example of what have you done for me lately, today he is looking for a new agent. The 31-year-old two-time champion in his native […]

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‘Completely Different Mindset’: Jockey Agent Doug Bredar Takes On NHC

As a topnotch jockey agent and former racing secretary at some of the biggest tracks in the country, Doug Bredar is adept at handicapping horse races. After all, it’s his job to put Florent Geroux on as many winners possible this winter at the Fair Grounds and elsewhere for stakes races. But the Louisville-based Bredar […]

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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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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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