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Geroux, Baze Join Quality Ellis Park Jockey Colony For 2019

Florent Geroux, rider of 2018 champion filly Monomoy Girl and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, will stay in Kentucky this summer in another sign of the increasing quality of racing and enhanced purses offered at Ellis Park. Also new to the Ellis Park jockey colony: ✦ Tyler Baze, long a California mainstay and […]

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Turfway Jockeys Decide Not To Ride After Saturday’s First Two Races

Turfway Park canceled races three through eight on Saturday’s card after the jockey colony elected not to ride, citing cold weather. “The temperature at the time of cancellation was well above the agreed-upon threshold and the wind was negligible. Given those facts, we fully expected to run tonight and were surprised the jockeys chose not to finish the card,” […]

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Gary Stevens To Ride At Oaklawn Park In 2018

Oaklawn Park will be home to Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens and his family this winter, reports Stevens plans to ride the opening day card at Santa Anita Park, then ship down to Arkansas. “I’m riding here at Santa Anita opening day,” he said. “I’ve got three major stakes races to ride in, so […]

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Court Scores 600th Career Victory At Ellis Park On Opening Day

Jon Court didn’t waste anytime knocking off his 600th career victory at Ellis Park on Saturday’s opening card of the 2017 race meet. With his second mount of the day, Court captured the second race aboard 6-1 shot Northern Ranger for owner Joseph Scates and trainer David Dortch. Court now has won 4,036 races in […]

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Albarado: Ellis Park Is ‘Saratoga South’ For 2-Year-Olds

The jockey colony for Ellis Park’s 95th meet, which runs July 1 through Labor Day, is virtually identical to last year. And that’s a good thing. Ellis Park had its strongest jockey colony ever last season, with Corey Lanerie returning after several summers at Saratoga. The perennial Churchill Downs meet leader joined a robust assembly […]

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