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Five Stakes Wins Propel Javier Castellano To Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other jockey last week, Javier Castellano was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 13-19, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Come On, Friend: Horse Refuses To Start At Ripon Races

A Thoroughbred named Gurkha Friend made his opinions quite clear on Sunday at Ripon Races in Yorkshire, poking just his head out of the starting stalls before planting his feet and watching the rest of the field gallop away down the course. According to thesun.co.uk, Gurkha Friend was the third-choice for the Wilmot-Smith Memorial Handicap. When […]

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Carmouche ‘A Different Type Of Fit’ After Recovering From Leg Injury

Kendrick Carmouche continues to rocket up the Belmont spring/summer meet leaderboard, entering Friday tied with Jose Lezcano for the most jockey wins with 15. Through the meet’s first 12 days, Carmouche already has doubled his 2018 graded stakes victory count, piloting Heavenhasmynikki in the Grade 3 Vagrancy on May 11 and the French-bred Olympico in […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Returns From Brain Injury, Scores Comeback Win At Suffolk Downs

Live racing returned to Suffolk Downs on Saturday, May 18 as the track kicked off the first of three scheduled weekend-long racing and food truck festivals. An enthusiastic crowd of 9,127 was on hand as Tammi Piermarini swept the state-bred stakes races on the card, the $50,000 Rise Jim Stakes and the $50,000 Isadorable Stakes. […]

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Man O’ War Ride Nets Joel Rosario Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning the only Grade 1 race of the week and leading across all metrics, Joel Rosario was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 6 – 12, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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‘Grit And Determination’ Lead Gabriel Saez To Three-Win Saturday At Churchill

Through the first nine days of the 2019 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs, jockey Gabriel Saez is proving “grit and determination” can lead to success after scoring nine victories, including a three-bagger on Saturday’s 11-race card, to vault him into a tie atop the rider standings. “We had a good winter down at Fair Grounds and […]

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Jon Court: Jockeys ‘Need To Have A Little More Integrity About The Equine Value We Ride’

At 58 years old, Jon Court became the oldest jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. Aboard Long Range Toddy for trainer Steve Asmussen, Court’s trip was compromised when Maximum Security bore out in the far turn, bumping with War of Will and, in turn, Long Range Toddy. Maximum Security was disqualified and […]

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Grade 1 Trio Nets Santana Jockey Of The Week Title

Ricardo Santana, Jr. stood out to voters with his performances on Kentucky Derby week, and he was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 29 – May 5, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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McCarthy, Trombetta Finish Atop Laurel Park Standings

Jockey Trevor McCarthy claimed his third consecutive meet title and trainer Mike Trombetta earned his first since 2015 as Laurel Park closed its 19-day spring stand Sunday. Live racing shifts to legendary Pimlico Race Course for the 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico starting Thursday, May 9. McCarthy, who turns 25 May 16, finished with 22 […]

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