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Executive Director Robert King Retiring From Jockeys’ Benefit Association Of Canada

Robert King Jr., Executive Director of the Jockeys’ Benefit Association of Canada (JBAC), recently notified the JBAC Directors of his intention to retire from the position, on April 20, 2019. Established in 1947, the JBAC is the collective association for professional Thoroughbred Jockeys across Canada. In response, Director Larry Attard, paid tribute to Mr. King; […]

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‘Overcoming Spirit’: Paraplegic Former Jockey Finds Another Way To Race

Armando Rivera, 58, a paraplegic since racing accident at age 18 in California, will race his wheelchair in the March 30 “Run The Bluegrass” half-marathon (13.1 miles) in the area surrounding Keeneland Race Course. Keeneland will be sponsoring Rivera who has competed in over 40 such races around the country. The former jockey’s exercise regimen […]

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TVG-PDJF Telethon Benefiting Disabled Jockeys Set For April 7

The second annual TVG-Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund telethon to benefit the PDJF’s 60 disabled riders will take place on Sunday, April 7. It will be televised live on TVG from 12 noon to 7:00 pm (ET) and there will be call centers in California at the TVG studio, at Santa Anita, and at Keeneland Race […]

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Tyler Baze ‘Taking It Day By Day’ At Oaklawn Park

There was plenty of Southern California star power on display last weekend at Oaklawn, notably champion Game Winner and Grade 1 winner Improbable for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in a split $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds. Game Winner and Improbable jetted home Tuesday, but some of that Southern California star power remained. […]

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Tyler Baze Moves His Tack To Oaklawn Park Through May

Tyler Baze, among the top jockeys on the Southern California circuit, was scheduled to ride three horses Sunday in his first day as a regular at Oaklawn. Baze, 36, will be represented by agent Joe Santos, who has booked mounts at the meet for David Cabrera, Israel Rodriguez and apprentice Luis Fuentes. Arkansas Racing Commission […]

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Veteran Rider Bisono Remains Hospitalized After ‘Freak Accident’ At Parx

Veteran jockey John Bisono remains hospitalized as of Saturday morning following a freak accident after the third race at Parx on Monday afternoon. Having just finished second aboard In Equality, Bisono was unseated from his mount in the gallop out and fell. Details of the incident are sketchy. Bisono sustained five broken ribs, a collapsed […]

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Retired Jockey David Flores Celebrates First Training Victory At Tampa Bay Downs

David Flores had planned to accompany his wife Dawn and their two children to LEGOLAND Theme Park in Winter Haven, Fla., on Friday, but when 3-year-old colt Higgins got into the seventh race at Tampa Bay Downs, Flores decided to enjoy fun of a different sort. Wise move, as the retired jockey scored his first […]

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Rafael Bejarano’s Turfway Trio Earns Him Jockey Of The Week Title

With a stakes triple in his return to Turfway Park, Rafael Bejarano was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 4-10, 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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Reylu Gutierrez Celebrates ‘Emotional’ First Graded Stakes Win

Reylu Gutierrez experienced the ups and downs of racing on Saturday’s Gotham Day card at Aqueduct while plying his trade for the final time as an apprentice. The 23-year-old rider, whose father, Luis, is a trainer at Finger Lakes, had eight mounts on the card including the call on Do Share in the Grade 3 […]

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Declan Carroll Suffers Fractured Vertebra, Will Miss Five To Six Weeks

Jockey Declan Carroll will miss the remainder of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots 2018-19 meet, which concludes March 24. According to his agent Joe Paulley, Carroll, 19, suffered a fractured T11 vertebra after being dismounted from Emery’s Dream in Saturday’s first race. Emery’s Dream galloped out riderless and appeared to be in good […]

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