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Allen Celebrates 2,000th Victory Friday At Tampa Bay Downs

Mike Allen, who has been on both ends of enough photo finishes to know the score, had a quick quip for Samy Camacho after their mounts crossed the wire together in the first race at Tampa Bay Downs. “I said ‘You didn’t get me this time, Samy,’ ” Allen recounted after winning by a nose […]

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G1 Prep Sweep Nets Smith Jockey Of The Week Title

Mike Smith’s performances in two Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps earned the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week title for April 2-8, 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 950 riders in North America. […]

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Chilean Champion Medina Rides First US Winner At Gulfstream Park

Super Super Stable’s Hidden to Win ($14.20) was a hard-fought front-running winner of Sunday’s second race at Gulfstream Park to give Chilean champion jockey Jaime Medina his first victory in the United States. A 6-year-old Ontario-bred mare, Hidden to Win dueled for the lead with Indian Chaser through fractions of 24.32 and 47.35 seconds before putting that […]

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Van Dyke’s Quadruple Saturday Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

On a weekend with multiple graded stakes and Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks points on the line for many, Drayden Van Dyke and his win aboard City of Light in the Triple Bend Stakes earned the support of voters as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 5-11, 2018. The award is voted on by a […]

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‘The Horses Were Running For Me Today’: Franco Rides Five Winners Sunday At Aqueduct

Jockey Manny Franco continued his strong winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack, picking up five winners from seven mounts on Sunday’s live racing card. Reaching the winner’s circle in Race 2 with American Road (No. 4, $3.40), Franco earned his second win of the day in Race 4, piloting Spring for More (No. 2, $9.70) to […]

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Irad Ortiz Earns Jockey Of The Week Double With Five-Win Saturday

Any way voters looked at the ballot, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was on top of the standings for all North American jockeys last week and was a clear choice for Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 26 – March 4, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments […]

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Ageless Ouzts Rides His 50,000th Career Mount Saturday At Turfway Park

Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has […]

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15 Victories Earn Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

Irad Ortiz, Jr. stood out to voters with his number of victories and total earnings last week to be named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 20 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Alvaro Donis Rides First Stakes Winner In Sunday’s Melody Of Colors

Hustled to the lead from her far outside post, Roses in the South opened up on her rivals and kept going to spring an 11-1 upset in the $75,000 Melody of Colors for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Gulfstream Park, giving jockey Alvaro Donis his first career stakes victory. Roses in the South ($25), co-owned by […]

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Castellano Brothers Team Up For ‘Very Special’ First Victory

Javier Castellano scored one of the most emotional victories of his Hall of Fame career aboard Nothins Free in Sunday’s third race at Gulfstream Park. The superstar jockey has won infinitely more prestigious races than the $12,500 claiming race for 3-year-old maiden fillies but never has he had the opportunity to celebrate a victory by a horse […]

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