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Jockey Robby Albarado Suffers Fractured Wrist In Churchill Spill

According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee on Twitter, jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured left wrist during an incident on Sunday at Churchill Downs. During the second race, Albarado was riding 2-year-old first-time starter Dennis’ Moment for trainer Dale Romans. The colt appeared to either stumble or clip heels with a drifting rival near […]

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One-Horse Spill At Parx Leaves Jockey Richard Bracho Hospitalized

A spill in the fourth race at Parx Sunday sent jockey Richard Bracho to Philadelphia’s Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he remains as of Tuesday afternoon. According to drf.com, agent Evan Lauro reported that the 48-year-old Bracho suffered a fractured C-4 vertebrae as well as injuries to his back and bleeding on the brain. Cinnamon Latte, the […]

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Report: Turf Paradise Jockey With Crushed Pelvis Waited 30 Minutes For Ambulance

Jockey Leonel Camacho Flores was waiting to enter the starting gate for Turf Paradise’s final race on March 26 when the filly he was riding suddenly flipped over on top of him. According to azcentral.com, the rider suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis in the accident and underwent surgery; he may not be able to ride […]

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‘Living My Dream’: Jockey Dean Butler Carries On At 48

Dean Butler doesn’t mind if you think he’s hard-headed for continuing to ride Thoroughbreds at 48. Basically, he agrees. “I’ve had nine concussions in my career. My head has taken a pretty good beating,” said Butler, who was born and grew up in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Butler was named to ride three horses today, but […]

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‘Overcoming Spirit’: Paraplegic Former Jockey Finds Another Way To Race

Armando Rivera, 58, a paraplegic since racing accident at age 18 in California, will race his wheelchair in the March 30 “Run The Bluegrass” half-marathon (13.1 miles) in the area surrounding Keeneland Race Course. Keeneland will be sponsoring Rivera who has competed in over 40 such races around the country. The former jockey’s exercise regimen […]

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Veteran Rider Bisono Remains Hospitalized After ‘Freak Accident’ At Parx

Veteran jockey John Bisono remains hospitalized as of Saturday morning following a freak accident after the third race at Parx on Monday afternoon. Having just finished second aboard In Equality, Bisono was unseated from his mount in the gallop out and fell. Details of the incident are sketchy. Bisono sustained five broken ribs, a collapsed […]

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‘At First, I Thought I Was Done’: Espinoza Back In The Saddle After Fractured Vertebra

After a near seven-month absence, popular Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, will return to the saddle on Monday at Santa Anita, as he’s been named to ride Irish-bred Gallantlystreaming in the first race for Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer John Sadler. Sidelined due to […]

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‘Long Time Coming’: Hall Of Famer Espinoza Back In The Saddle Monday

Victor Espinoza is scheduled to resume his career after an absence of almost seven months when he rides Gallantly Streaming for trainer John Sadler on Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame member suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck and a shoulder and arm stinger in a training mishap at Del […]

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Jockey Gallardo Sore But Unharmed After Tampa Spill

Jockey Antonio Gallardo incurred a left-leg contusion after being thrown to the turf in Sunday’s seventh race at Tampa Bay Downs. Gallardo was unseated when his mount, 5-year-old gelding Lodestar, broke down in the stretch run. Gallardo walked back to the jockeys’ room afterward and was extremely sore after the race, but did not require […]

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Following Gulfstream Spill, Apprentice Romero Maragh Undergoes Thoracic Fusion Surgery

A scary spill in Thursday’s first race at Gulfstream Park left apprentice jockey Romero Maragh with a pair of fractured vertebrae in his spine, according to cousin and journeyman jockey Rajiv Maragh’s Twitter account. The Daily Racing Form reported that the 18-year-old apprentice underwent surgery to fuse four thoracic vertebrae (T5 through T8) on Friday. At […]

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