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Veteran Reinsman Baird Returns To Saddle At Arlington Park

With over thirty years of riding experience under his belt, veteran jockey E. T. Baird has taken his share of physical beatings like most riders have, but don’t think that stopping him from continuing to ride. Baird, 51, returned to the saddle on Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse to finish second in the fifth race aboard Odachi. Trained […]

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Monmouth: Navarro Saddles Five Winners, Ferrer Rides Six On Sunday

Trainer Jorge Navarro tied his own record with five winners on Sunday’s Monmouth Park card, falling short of setting a new mark only because his other starter on the day finished third. The track’s leading trainer with 35 wins from 86 starters, Navarro matched the record for winners on a single program he first set on July […]

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New Mexico Governor Proclaims July 8 ‘Mike E. Smith Day’

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed Sunday, July 8th as “Mike E. Smith Day” throughout New Mexico. That is the day that Triple Crown-winning jockey Smith will be visiting Ruidoso Downs for the Mike Smith Triple Crown Victory Celebration. Smith won this year’s Triple Crown aboard Justify, the 13th Triple Crown winner. The rider […]

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Hard-Knock Apprentice Morales Off To A Fast Start At Ellis Park

Having begun his riding career only last October, apprentice jockey Edgar Morales is off to a fast start at Ellis Park, with three wins, a second and four thirds in 14 mounts so far this young meet. The three wins tie Morales for the lead heading into Friday’s card with Jack Gilligan, another young jockey […]

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Joel Dominguez Won Six Of Seven Races On Louisiana Downs’ Saturday Card

Saturday, June 23 was a memorable day for both jockey Joel Dominguez and his agent, Don Simington. Dominguez won six of seven races on the card at Louisiana Downs, finishing third in the sixth race. Hector Del-Cid, who also is represented by Simington, guided Bitsy’s Half to victory, “spoiling” the sweep by Dominguez. Dominguez began his day winning the […]

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Moore Crowned Leading Rider At Royal Ascot For Eighth Of Past Nine Seasons

Ryan Moore rode a Saturday double to leapfrog old rival Frankie Dettori in the race to finish top rider at Royal Ascot 2018 and receive the QIPCO Leading Jockey Award. Moore enjoyed a short head victory aboard Merchant Navy in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and also partnered Crystal Ocean to success in the G2 Hardwicke […]

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Smith: Triple Crown ‘Memories Always Will Stay With You’

Mike Smith may not be fined for excessive use of the riding crop, but he could be fined for excessive use of the Sharpie come Saturday. That’s when the Hall of Fame jockey and regular rider of Triple Crown champion Justify will be signing posters depicting the undefeated colt’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and […]

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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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Ramon Vazquez Scores 12 Victories To Earn Jockey Of The Week Title

Ramon Vazquez led all North American Jockeys by total wins last week and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 11-18, 2018. 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 North America. […]

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‘Global Celebrity’ Mike Smith To Make Ruidoso Downs Appearance

Triple Crown winning jockey and New Mexico native Mike Smith will make a celebratory appearance at Ruidoso Downs on July 8. “Mike is a global celebrity now and we are honored by his willingness to come to Ruidoso Downs to share his Triple Crown celebration with us,” Ruidoso Downs’ president and general manager Jeff True said. […]

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