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Chilean Jockey Ulloa Chasing His ‘Dream’ At Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs jockey Andres Ulloa got a taste of the big time in 2016 when he traveled to Santa Anita to watch his older brother, Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, ride Chilean-bred Kitcat in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Although Kitcat finished near the back of the pack, Andres soaked up the splendor and […]

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NYRA, Jockeys’ Guild Reach ‘Agreement In Principle’ Friday

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the Jockeys’ Guild, Inc. have “reached an agreement in principle to the satisfaction of both parties,” according to a NYRA press release, ending the threat of a jockey’s strike at Aqueduct. Details of the agreement were not released on Friday. According to the Daily Racing Form, NYRA and the […]

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Saez Voted Jockey Of The Week After Six-Win Day At Gulfstream

Leading Gulfstream rider Luis Saez won six races on a single card at Gulfstream Park and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending December 24, 2017. 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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Soumillon’s ‘Everest’: Jockey Sets New European Record For Single-Season Wins

French jockey Christophe Soumillon has set a new record in Europe, riding 302 winners in a calendar year to best the tally of 301 set by Pierre-Charles Boudot in 2016. According to racinguk.com, the 36-year-old Soumillon plans to continue riding for at least another decade. “I can’t explain exactly why,” Soumillon said when asked why he pursued […]

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‘Competitive’ Former Jockey Douglas Returns To Clasico Del Caribe As An Owner

More than eight years after a mid-summer spill cut short a riding career that saw him win nearly 3,600 races including some of the biggest in the U.S. and abroad, Rene Douglas doesn’t reflect much on his past accomplishments. Instead the 50-year-old native of Panama City, Panama is focused on the future, both when it […]

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Garcia Trades Riding Boots For Condition Book At Tampa Bay Downs

Jose Angel Garcia has traded in his helmet, boots and goggles for a new cell phone and a condition book. The 30-year-old Garcia, who won the final race of the 2017 Summer Festival of Racing at Tampa Bay Downs aboard 6-year-old gelding Cedula Ocho on July 1, is working this season as an agent for veteran […]

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Gary Stevens To Ride At Oaklawn Park In 2018

Oaklawn Park will be home to Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens and his family this winter, reports drf.com. Stevens plans to ride the opening day card at Santa Anita Park, then ship down to Arkansas. “I’m riding here at Santa Anita opening day,” he said. “I’ve got three major stakes races to ride in, so […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Broken Jaw

Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller came through surgery to repair her broken jaw successfully, according to her mother, Barbara Miller. The 32-year-old rider was involved in a racing accident on Saturday at Charles Town, in which suffered fractures on both sides of her jaw and a severe concussion. Each of the fractures was repaired with a […]

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Top-Earning Leparoux Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

As the top-earning North American jockey for the week, Julien Leparoux was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending November 19, 2017. 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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McCarthy Planning Move To New York Under Agent Steve Rushing

Jockey Trevor McCarthy, recuperating from a shoulder surgery in May, is planning to make the move from the mid-Atlantic region to New York when he returns to the saddle, reports theracingbiz.com. The two-time leading rider in Maryland (2014 and 2016) has been cleared to begin getting on horses on Dec. 5. McCarthy has worked with agent […]

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