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2019 Kentucky Derby Update: Luis Saez Drops Appeal, To Serve 15-Day Suspension Through June 3

Jockey Luis Saez has officially dropped his appeal and will now serve a 15-day suspension from the saddle stemming from his ride aboard Maximum Security in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, reports the Daily Racing Form. Saez piloted Maximum Security first across the wire on the first Saturday in May last year, but an incident at the […]

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Australian Jockey Suspended Six Months For Head-Butting Rival At Scales

Australian jockey Luke Tarrant has been suspended for six months after an incident at the weighing scales at Doomben Racecourse, reports Tarrant admitted to head-butting rival jockey Larry Cassidy, making contact and causing an injury to Cassidy’s nose. Stewards handing down the suspension also took into account that Tarrant’s action was a breach of COVID-19 […]

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Golden Gate: Pair Of Jockeys Suspended 30 Days For Mid-Race Whip Exchange

Jockeys Silvio Amador and Julien Couton have been suspended 30 days each by Northern California stewards, according to, for an exchange of the riding crop in Golden Gate Fields’ sixth race on Dec. 12. Couton, riding the 6 horse Olive You More, dropped his own whip approaching the stretch run. As Olive You More pulled […]

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Paco Lopez Suspended 30 Days For Role In Gulfstream Spill

Jockey Paco Lopez was handed a 30-day suspension Friday by Gulfstream stewards for careless riding in Thursday’s first race, causing a spill and resulting in jockey Romero Maragh undergoing surgery Friday for two broken vertebrae and Carlos Montalvo suffering a fractured ankle. Management also announced that any jockey suspended will be given a mandatory five […]

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Dettori Nails Royal Ascot Trio, Suspended Seven Days For Whip Use

Top class jockey Frankie Dettori won three races on opening day at Royal Ascot for trainer John Gosden: the Group 2 Coventry Stakes aboard Calyx, the Group 1 St. James’s Palace aboard Without Parole, and the Wolferton Stakes on Monarchs Glen. After the day’s races, the British Horseracing Authority announced that Dettori would be suspended […]

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Mike Smith Earns Three-Day Suspension For San Felipe Incident With McKinzie

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was given a three-day suspension by the Santa Anita stewards because of the incident in Saturday’s G2 San Felipe Stakes, which resulted in his mount McKinzie’s disqualification. According to, the dates of Smith’s suspension will be carried out on Mar. 18, 22, and 23. McKinzie, trained by Bob Baffert, […]

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CHRB: Fatality Decrease In 2017, Handle Increase In January

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 22, at Santa Anita Park. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. […]

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Altercation Between Pedroza, Valet Results In 15-Day Suspension

Jockey Martin Pedroza has been suspended for 15 days and fined $500, a result of his physical altercation with a jockey’s room valet on Dec. 29 at Santa Anita Park. The valet, Maximo Corrales, and Pedroza had a disagreement, reports, and Pedroza requested that Corrales no longer saddle his horses before the races. “The fight was […]

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Suspensions Will Force Bowman To Miss 2018 Debut Of Champion Winx

Jockey Hugh Bowman has been aboard wondermare Winx for 20 of her 22 consecutive victories, but he will be forced to miss her 2018 debut on Feb. 17. According to, Bowman will be serving a pair of careless riding suspensions for a total of 19 days from Feb. 4 through 22. “I won’t be appealing […]

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