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‘We Still Have Each Other’: Jockeys McCarthy, Davis Decide To Postpone April Wedding

More than just another mount or another winner, Trevor McCarthy and Katie Davis found something else at the racetrack. They found each other. Again. McCarthy and Davis actually first met as children of successful journeymen Mike McCarthy and Robbie Davis, then riding together in South Florida for the winter before going back to their regular […]

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Anita Motion Partners With Kroop’s To Help Send Protective Eyewear To Local Hospital

Anita Motion is calling for donations to help send face shields to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del. The state of Delaware has had 264 total laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 11, according to coronavirus.delaware.gov. The hospital will begin accepting adult patients on Friday, April 3, “to help cope with the […]

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Castellano: Feeling Fine, But COVID-19 Positive Is ‘One Of The Toughest Challenges In My Life’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano spoke about contracting COVID-19 for the first time on Monday, calling in for a conversation with Barry Abrams’ In The Gate podcast. Agent John Panagot posted the news of Castellano’s positive test to Twitter on Thursday, March 26, indicating that the rider was “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.” […]

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Jockey Scott Spieth Embracing His Opportunities To Compete

Scott Spieth seems to have been born with a passion for race-riding. “I did it through high school and college, and I’m still doing it,” said the 53-year-old SenÞor Tequila Mexican Grill Jockey of the Month at Tampa Bay Downs. “Any day can have its challenges, but when I get on a horse, that goes […]

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Paco Lopez Ties Gulfstream Record With Seven Winners On Saturday

Cara Oliver’s Hear My Prayer sprinted to the lead and kept on going, shaking off Foolish Humor early and turning away Compensate late to earn her first career stakes victory in the $75,000 Melody of Colors by 1 ½ lengths, giving jockey Paco Lopez his fifth of a record-equaling seven victories on Saturday’s 12-race program […]

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‘Racing Is Secondary Right Now’: Keeneland Cancellation Keeps Rafael Bejarano In California

On second thought, Rafael Bejarano is staying in Southern California. Citing “scarce opportunities,” in Southern California two weeks ago, agent Tora Yamaguchi said the 37-year-old native of Peru would be riding regularly in Kentucky after the Santa Anita Derby on April 4. At that time, Bejarano had four wins from 66 mounts here, but has […]

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Scotty McClellan To Represent ‘Very Focused’ Umberto Rispoli In Southern California

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Scotty McClellan become a jockey’s agent. His late father, Chick McClellan, had a long and successful career as an agent, teaching Scotty everything he knew along the way. His son learned well, reaping the rewards representing Hall of Fame members Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, the former […]

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Facing Uncertainty Outside The Racetrack, Working Jockeys Are Happy For Some ‘Normal’

Uncertainty may be a part of a jockey’s everyday life, but that feeling has risen immeasurably as the rest of the world grinds to a halt in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Several states have shut down racing entirely, so riders at tracks still operating are quick to express their gratitude for being able […]

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Apprentice Charlie Marquez Triples At Laurel On Second Consecutive Sunday

For the second consecutive Sunday, teenaged apprentice rider Charlie Marquez ended the racing week with a three-win day at Laurel Park. His latest triple gave the newly turned 17-year-old native of Columbia, Md. sole possession of third place in the winter meet standings with 24 victories from 132 mounts, trailing meet leader Trevor McCarthy (38) […]

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