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Apprentice Torres Wins Four Of 12 Races Saturday At Gulfstream

Apprentice jockey Cristian Torres, a former exercise rider for Mark Casse, won four races on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. Torres, currently second in the summer meet jockey standings behind Edgard Zayas, won the second race aboard Frank Alone ($15.80), the fifth on favored Chiseled ($3.80), the seventh on Flashing Diamond ($5), and dead-heated […]

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‘East-vs-West’ Jockey Karaoke Battle Will Benefit PDJF

Jockeys know how to warm up their mounts, but they’re also warming up their vocal chords in Saratoga and Del Mar in advance of the second annual “Riders Up! Battle of East-vs-West” jockey karaoke contests to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The Saratoga jockeys are first out of the gate on Sunday, July […]

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Reylu Gutierrez Teams With Agent Muzikar For ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ Opportunity

Jockey Reylu Gutierrez has returned to ride regularly at Gulfstream Park, where he will team up with agent Matt Muzikar. “Matt Muzikar is a top agent. He has Tyler [Gaffalione] and had [Javier] Castellano in the past. He’s brought guys to the next level – that’s something in my young career that I hope to […]

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Andrea Rodriguez Scores First U.S. Victory With $101 Upset

Bug rider Andrea Rodriguez recorded her first victory in the United States, booting home the late-running Trinni Jean, a 49-1 shot, to win Saturday’s third race at Monmouth Park. The 21-year-old from Canovanas, Puerto Rico, who started her riding career on Jan. 1, had been 0-for-16 in the United States before her breakthrough win. Trinni […]

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‘You Can Feel The History’: Gaffalione Making The Most Of First Saratoga Meet

The 2019 season has already produced milestones for jockey Tyler Gaffalione, who won his first American Classic race when he piloted War of Will to victory in the Grade 1 Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in May. Entering the summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course, Gaffalione has already registered eight graded stakes wins this […]

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Jockeys And Jeans Raises Over $200,000 For PDJF

The proceeds have been tallied and the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, this year on Saturday, June 22 at Santa Anita Park, raised $205,000. The event featured a speech by two-time Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert who received Jockeys and Jeans’ first Person of the Year Award. […]

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Milestone Win Nets Chris Emigh Jockey Of The Week Title

After reaching a career milestone with his 4,000th race win, Chris Emigh was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 1-7, 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 North […]

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After Injuries, Cintron ‘So Thankful’ To Reach 1,000-Win Milestone

Jockey Alex Cintron reached the 1,000 career win mark at Delaware Park today. The 31-year-old native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, recorded the milestone victory aboard Lorden’s Love conditioned by former Delaware Park leading trainer Scott Lake in the fourth race. The 3-year-old son of Stephen Got Even returned $15.40 in the field of five. Through […]

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‘PDJF Day Across America’ Scheduled For July 27

Many racetracks across the U.S. are expecting to celebrate the 6th annual “PDJF Day Across America” on Sat., July 27. This is a day of fun, fundraising and awareness-building for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) with each track working with its local jockey colony to engage fans and patrons. In past years “PDJF Day” […]

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Jockey Jose Ferrer Suffers Cervical Injury In Monmouth Spill

Jockey Jose Ferrer was taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for X-rays and additional tests after being unseated from his mount during Sunday’s fourth race at Monmouth Park. Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s medical director, said Ferrer had a possible concussion and suffered superficial facial lacerations from a spill that also […]

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