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Broken ‘Hot Box’ Forces Cancellation Of Parx’s Tuesday Card

According to various sources, Parx Racing cancelled the card on Tuesday afternoon when the jockeys refused to ride. Apparently, a sauna in the jockey’s room-often called the “hot box”-was broken, and a number of riders were unable to make weight for their mounts. Jockeys often use options like a steam room sauna to reduce weight […]

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Jose Montano Nets Stakes Double, Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only two jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, Jose Montano was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 8 – 14, 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 […]

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Remington: Cabrera Wins Four For Second Straight Saturday

Remington Park leading rider by a city block, David Cabrera, was hotter than a firecracker on an Oklahoma summer sidewalk, bagging a riding quadruple Saturday night to add to his daylight lead in the jockeys’ standings. Cabrera’s four victories pushed him up to 44 wins this meet, a baker’s dozen ahead of Richard Eramia at […]

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Family Ties: Declan Carroll Enjoys First Career Mounts Under Parents’ Watchful Eyes

With mud on his face and in his teeth, apprentice Declan Carroll was all smiles after riding Christine Hites’ Rilla in the third race at Keeneland on Friday. Rilla ran evenly to finish sixth at 18-1, but Carroll felt like a winner in his Keeneland debut. “It is an unbelievable experience,” said Carroll, whose initial […]

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Apprentice Kimura Rides Five Winners Friday At Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura enjoyed one of the biggest days of his promising career with a five-win performance on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Kimura kicked off the nine-race program with back-to-back wins for meet-leading trainer Norm McKnight aboard Reimagined ($3) and Gwendoline H ($2.80) then gave McKnight the triple later guiding Sweet Rhapsody ($3.20) […]

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Pair Of Five-Win Cards Earn Pennington Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning five races in a single card twice in one week, Frankie Pennington was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 1 – 7, 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 […]

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‘Student Of The Game’: Q & A With Jockey Drayden Van Dyke

23-year-old jockey Drayden Van Dyke recently met with Santa Anita’s Zoe Cadman and Alexis Garske for observations from one of So-Cal’s brightest young stars, well on his way to becoming one of racing’s signature riders. Much has been made of the mentors who have guided you, but what have you learned on your own? “I’ve […]

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Leading Rider Cabrera Pilots Four Winners Saturday At Remington

Jockey David Cabrera is hotter than a marshmallow at summer camp, following his riding triple Friday night with four wins on Saturday night. He is about a city block ahead of the second-place rider after 26 days of racing here. And owner Danny Caldwell, constant as the rising sun here at this Oklahoma City track, […]

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‘Sky’s The Limit’: Franco Rides 1,000th Winner Friday At Belmont Park

Jockey Manny Franco piloted his 1,000th career winner in Race 8 Friday at Belmont Park, riding New York-bred Courageous Bet ($14.60) to a 1 ¼-length victory in a six-furlong starter allowance on the inner turf for trainer Gary Contessa. It was Franco’s second win on the nine-race card, having won Race 6 aboard Illudere ($8.30), […]

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Apprentice Figueroa’s 15 Winners Earn Riding Title At Los Alamitos

Apprentice jockey Heriberto Figueroa earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and Peter Miller shared training honors as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. The 12-day season was highlighted by an 80-1 upset by Shades of Victory in the E.B. Johnston Stakes, an impressive return for […]

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