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Updated: ‘Part Of The Family,’ Jockey Mario Chavez Killed In Accident At Will Rogers Downs

Jockey Mario Chavez was aboard Fishin Paint in Saturday’s third race at Will Rogers Downs, breaking from the inside post position in a 350-yard Futurity for 2-year-old Paints and Appaloosas. The horse broke a bit awkwardly, but Chavez was able to straighten him out and put him back into the race. Less than 100 yards […]

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Tallest Jockey In Australia Dies; Mother Says He ‘Had To Starve Himself To Ride’

Stuart Brown stood the tallest jockey in Australia at 187 centimeters, or nearly 6 feet, 3 inches. His riding weight was just 62 kilograms, or about 137 pounds. He died at age 43 last week, and according to the Daily Mail, his mother believes it was a result of complications from trying to make weight. […]

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