jockeys’ guild

Irad Ortiz Pilots Five Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Five stakes wins at two different tracks, three of which were graded, was enough to solidify Irad Ortiz, Jr. as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 6-12, 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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Misuse Of The Whip Can Leave A Welt On The Sport

“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.” United States Supreme Court Justice […]

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Four Stakes Wins Net Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

With four stakes wins at Monmouth on Saturday, Jose Ortiz took top honors as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 23 – 29, 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 […]

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Van Dyke Doubles At Del Mar For Jockey Of The Week Title

Drayden Van Dyke won two graded stakes at Del Mar last week to be honored as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 16 – 22, 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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New York Jockeys, Horsemen Mount Fee Agreement Includes Support Of PDJF, Aftercare

The Jockeys’ Guild and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have reached an agreement to increase the losing mount fees for jockeys at New York Racing Association tracks. It is the first change in the losing mount fee schedule for NYRA’s riders since 2008. The new fee schedule, which lines up with the new […]

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First Grade 1 Win Catapults Gallardo To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the United Nations (G1) aboard the longest shot in the field, Antonio Gallardo earned his first Grade 1 victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 25 – July 1, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of […]

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Fourteen Takeaways From The 2018 Jockey Club Welfare And Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosted its eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 27 at Keeneland, with speakers touching off on disaster preparedness, jockey safety, equine injury, and Thoroughbred aftercare. Here are a few things I didn’t know before attending this year’s event: Detail matters in disaster planning. Obviously, the San Luis […]

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Ramon Vazquez Scores 12 Victories To Earn Jockey Of The Week Title

Ramon Vazquez led all North American Jockeys by total wins last week and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 11-18, 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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Triple Crown-Winning Smith Voted Jockey Of The Week

With a win in the Belmont Stakes that made Justify the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 4 – 10, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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Stakes Double Nets Geovanni Franco Jockey Of The Week Title

A Santa Anita stakes double helped propel Geovanni Franco to the top of the ballot and be voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 29 – June 3, 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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