jockeys’ guild

After Two Days Of Five Wins Each, Saez Voted Jockey Of The Week

After winning five races twice in consecutive days and leading the Nation with 17 total wins, Luis Saez was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 23rd – March 29th. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Jockeys’ Guild Announces Support For Horseracing Integrity Act

Today, after lengthy discussions with the Jockeys’ Guild Board of Directors and its management, the Jockeys’ Guild announced its support for the Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA). This federal legislation is moving through Congress and would create a national agency run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the group that runs medication control programs for America’s Olympic […]

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Jockeys’ Guild: Indictments Show ‘Complete Disregard’ For Safety Of Riders, Horses

The Jockeys’ Guild released the following statement to media Wednesday: In light of the extremely concerning events that led to the recent indictment of at least 27 individuals in the racing industry, including trainers and veterinarians, the Jockeys’ Guild would like to reiterate the importance of the safety and welfare of both the human and […]

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‘We’re Not Making Progress’: U.S. Racing Still Lags Behind Other Countries, Sports On Concussions

Retired jockey Tony Black has taken to writing himself little notes so he can remember his daily to-do list. He also makes recordings reminding himself of tasks for later. Sometimes, he forgets things anyway.  Black often laughs it off, telling his wife Kiely she has to cut him some slack because he has suffered several […]

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Jockeys At Parx Refuse To Be Named On Mounts, Citing Issues With Track Management

Saturday’s live racing program at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa., is in jeopardy after 34 jockeys told track management they would not accept mounts until three issues were addressed. Entries for Saturday were taken earlier this week, but as of Thursday afternoon no jockeys were named on any runners. Tom Kennedy, attorney for the Jockeys’ […]

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Eclipse Award, Pegasus Win Net Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Award

After receiving his second straight Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey on Thursday night and winning the prestigious $3 Million Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-26. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by […]

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Jockeys’ Guild: ‘Catastrophic Consequences’ Could Result From ‘Safety Only’ Riding Crop Use

As the organization representing jockeys throughout the United States, the safety of both our equine and human athlete are paramount and of the upmost importance.  Furthermore, it must be recognized that the Jockeys’ Guild and our members are adamantly opposed to any animal abuse and any person who does so should be fully punished for […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Making Jockeys Part Of The Solution

Javier Castellano was mad. Not fighting with Calvin Borel mad, but the Hall of Fame jockey was mad enough as he recalled a story from a few years ago that bothers him to this day. Castellano had been sitting quietly while a panel of jockeys and racetrack executives exchanged ideas about how the two groups […]

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Paco Lopez’ Six Stakes Wins Net Him Back-To-Back Jockey Of The Week Titles

With six stakes wins over the weekend at Gulfstream Park, Paco Lopez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 2-8, 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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