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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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After-The-Wire Interference In Belmont Derby Costs Boudot 15 Days

Pierre-Charles Boudot finished fifth aboard Kingstar in the Grade 1 Belmont Derby, but an incident after the wire has cost the jockey a 15-day suspension, according to racingpost.com. In the head-on replay, Kingstar can be seen drifting toward the rail and into the path of sixth-place finisher Maraud and jockey John Velazquez. NYRA stewards handed down […]

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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 drf.com, 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 (www.chrb.ca.gov) 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 bloodhorse.com, 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 sportinglife.com, 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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CHRB: Jockey Suspension Proposal Advanced, Seven-Day Corticosteroid Rule Proposed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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Nakatani Issued Five-Day Suspension For Interference In Del Mar Oaks

Jockey Corey Nakatani has been issued a five-day suspension by the Del Mar stewards, reports drf.com. His mount in Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks, Pacific Wind, veered in at the top of the stretch, causing interference. She crossed the wire in ninth place, but was disqualified to tenth, and the incident resulted in Nakatani’s suspension. Nakatani did not […]

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