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Jose Ortiz Back In The Winner’s Circle With First Mount Since Wrist Injury

Out of action since Feb. 22 due to a wrist injury, jockey Jose Ortiz didn’t take long to return to his winning ways, scoring aboard his first mount back Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Ortiz guided Extraordinary ($7) to a dominating 6 ¼-length victory in Race 8, a mile maiden special weight race for 3-year-olds. “It’s […]

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Jockey Richard Gamez Dies After Fall At Rillito Park

Jockey Richard Gamez succumbed to injuries sustained after a fall at Rillito Park on Sunday, reports Gamez was transported to the Banner-University Medical Center after his mount, Drama Is Overrated, stumbled and unseated him during the fifth race. The long-time Rillito rider later died due to his injuries. He was 67 years old. Read […]

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Jockeys Luca Panici, Jose Ortiz To Miss Several Weeks With Fractured Collarbone, Wrist

Jockeys Luca Panici and Jose Ortiz will be sidelined for several weeks. Panici, who rode Sole Volante to victory in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and Ete Indien to a second-place finish behind Tiz the Law in the Holy Bull (G3), is expected to miss several weeks due to a fractured collarbone suffered Friday afternoon […]

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Jack Gilligan Suffers Broken Collarbone, Facial Fractures In Fair Grounds Spill

An incident in Friday’s ninth race at the Fair Grounds saw jockeys Jack Gilligan and Shaun Bridgmohan unseated and taken to the hospital. Bridgmohan was diagnosed with a pulled muscle in his groin, according to Fair Grounds chaplain Waverly Parsons on Facebook. According to a Facebook post by his father, Patrick Lawrence Gilligan, Jack Gilligan […]

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Miguel Mena, Kendrick Carmouche Voted 2019 Comeback Jockeys Of The Year

In a rare tie, Miguel Mena and Kendrick Carmouche will share honors as Comeback Jockeys of the Year in 2019. In 2018, Kendrick Carmouche and Miguel Mena each suffered race-related injuries that put their careers on hold. The incidents were at different tracks and at different times, but Mena and Carmouche shared similarities. Both riders […]

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Beschizza Preparing For Return To The Saddle After Broken Collar Bone

Jockey Adam Beschizza will likely return to the saddle next weekend to begin working horses at Fair Grounds following four weeks on the sideline after suffering a broken collar bone at Keeneland, according to his agent Liz Morris. Beschizza, who began riding fulltime in the U.S. in 2017 from his native England, will attempt to […]

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Jockey Leonel Reyes To Miss Up To Two Months With Broken Arm, Chin

Leonel Reyes, leading the Gulfstream Park West riding colony with 22 wins, will miss 6-to-8 weeks after suffering a broken arm and chin in Friday’s seventh race. Reyes was unseated when the 3-year-old filly Blue Eyed Beth hit the rail in Friday’s seventh race. The filly was uninjured, but Reyes underwent surgery on his chin […]

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Woodbine Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson Nears Return From Injury

Multiple award-winning jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson is nearing her return to racing at Woodbine after being injured in action early last month. Wilson, a career winner of more than 1,500 races, suffered a broken left clavicle and fractures to her right hand when she was dismounted during a spill on September 8. Approximately six weeks removed […]

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Gary Stevens Enjoying ‘New Chapter’ As Racing Analyst

Gary Stevens didn’t call it a career on his own terms, but blessed with a good head on his shoulders with an affinity for common sense, he knew when told to retire or else, he did. The advice he received was unquestionably sound. He didn’t quibble. “It’s long gone,” Stevens said with genuine resolve of […]

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