jockey retirement

Top Canadian Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At End Of 2019 Season

The leading rider at Woodbine for the last four seasons, Eurico Rosa Da Silva will hang up his boots at the end of the 2019 racing season this December. According to the Toronto Sun, Da Silva wants to spend more time with his family. “I grew up without family pretty much,” he said. “I don’t […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Solis Officially Announces His Retirement

From the TVG set at Del Mar, Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis officially announced his retirement from the saddle on Sunday. The 53-year-old Panamanian native last rode in April of 2017, and completes his career with a total of 5,035 victories and earnings of over $238 million. He currently serves on the California Horse Racing […]

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‘Emotional’ Flores Recalls Del Mar Dreams As Retirement Looms

When David Flores hops aboard Red Livy for Phil D’Amato in Sunday’s second race it will be for the final ride of a 33-year-career. Flores said he doesn’t know how he’s going to feel, but he knows he’ll be feeling a lot. “I try not to think about it. But it is emotional,” Flores said Friday afternoon. […]

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Sutherland Celebrates 1,000th Victory At Santa Anita On Kentucky Derby Saturday

Chantal Sutherland celebrated her 1000th career victory aboard Donald Valpredo’s homebred Giro Candito in Kentucky Derby Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita Park. A California-bred gelding by Twirling Candy, Giro Candito is trained by Jeff Mullins. Over the course of her career, Sutherland has ridden a total of 7,979 races, according to Equibase, and earned […]

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A.P. McCoy Struggling With Retirement: ‘It’s Difficult Not Being Under Pressure’

Twenty times the champion jumps jockey, A.P. McCoy went out at the top of the world when he retired from racing in April of 2015. It seems the 42-year-old is having trouble adjusting to life away from the winner’s circle, according to the Daily Mail. A career perfectionist, McCoy sometimes finds himself wondering if he […]

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Stevens Squelches Rumors: ‘I Have Not Retired’

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who undergoes surgery for replacement of his left hip Wednesday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, made the rounds at Clockers’ Corner Tuesday, lending a watchful eye on seven-pound apprentice rider Ruben Fuentes as he worked a horse for Ron McAnally. Fuentes, who has been riding at Turf […]

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‘Like Riding A Bike’: Borel Runs Third, Fourth On Un-Retirement Day At Ellis

Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel resumed his race-riding career Saturday at Ellis Park, with a third and fourth in two mounts, and you’d think he’d been retired five years rather than five months from the love-fest he received. Fans lined up for more than the scheduled hour autograph and picture-taking session in the grandstand […]

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‘Win, Lose, Or Draw, I’m Ready’: Borel Back In The Saddle Saturday At Ellis

Even with the wildly popular Wiener Dog Championship taking place, the top dog Saturday at Ellis Park figures to be three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel, who will make his return to racing after a five-month retirement. Borel rides one race, the sixth (post time 3:24 p.m. Central). He’ll be on No. 4 Kiss My […]

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Berry Honored At Remington; Gets Golf Clubs, Toby Keith Guitar

The final evening program of the Remington Park Thoroughbred Season on Saturday, doubled as Cliff Berry Appreciation Night. The retiring jockey was honored with a series of presentations throughout the race card, less than 24 hours before he plans to wrap up his career in the saddle in Sunday’s Springboard Mile. Berry only had three […]

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Elite Quarter Horse Jockey G.R. Carter To Retire

In Thoroughbred horseracing, Eddie Arcaro, Ron Turcotte, Willie Shoemaker, Angel Cordero, Jr., Chris McCarron, Pat Day, Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens and Mike Smith are enshrined in the Hall of Fame as legendary jockeys. In American Quarter Horse racing, there have also been celebrated riders for their wins in the marquee events with only seven men […]

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