jockeys’ guild

NYRA: Belmont Jockeys’ Actions ‘Unreasonable,’ ‘Relentless Focus On Safety’ A Top Priority

The following is a statement authored by NYRA director of communications Pat McKenna, regarding the incident prior to the races at Belmont Park on Saturday, and the Jockeys’ Guild’s response on Monday. In late December, NYRA and the Jockeys’ Guild negotiated and subsequently announced an agreement in principal on a new contract. Following that announcement, […]

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Jockeys’ Guild: Management’s ‘Disregard’ For NYRA Jockey Colony ‘Troublesome’

The Jockeys’ Guild released the following statement on Monday, May 14, regarding Saturday’s incident prior to the races at Belmont Park: On Saturday, May 12th, the entire jockey colony at Belmont Park, including Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez, as well as Guild Senate members who regularly ride at NYRA tracks, Javier Castellano, Jose L. Ortiz, […]

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10 Wins Net Hernandez Jockey Of The Week Title

After leading the North American jockey colony by wins, Brian Hernandez, Jr. was voted the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for the May 7 – 13, 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 […]

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Saturday’s Belmont Card Delayed 37 Minutes By Jockeys’ Request For Contract Meeting

The first race at Belmont Park on Saturday was scheduled to go off at 1:30 p.m., but the starting gates did not open until 2:07 p.m. The highlight of the day’s card, the $700,000 Grade 1 Man o’ War Stakes, was originally scheduled for 6:50 p.m., but was pushed back to 7:22 p.m. According to drf.com, […]

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Jose Ortiz Voted Jockey Of The Week With Three Stakes Wins On Derby Card

With three graded stakes wins and three second place finishes on the first Saturday in May, Jose Ortiz was named the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 30 – May 6, 2018. 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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11 Victories Earn Richard Eramia Jockey Of The Week Title

With more wins than any other North American jockey last week, including five in a single day, voters named Richard Eramia the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 23 – 20, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Irad Ortiz Finishes On Top At Aqueduct En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

Leading by number of total and stakes wins and picking up a meet title to boot, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 16 – 22, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, […]

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Santana Takes Riding Title, Jockey Of The Week Honors For Oaklawn Triumphs

Ricardo Santana, Jr. won the 2018 meet riding title at Oaklawn and notched a career milestone as the unanimous choice for the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for April 9-15, 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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Inaugural TVG Telethon Raises $217,730 for Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

The first telethon for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), hosted by TVG Network in association with Betfair Exchange and the Jockeys’ Guild, raised $217,730 on Sunday, April 8, to assist in the care of 59 permanently disabled riders. Callers flooded phone banks in Los Angeles and at Keeneland and were able to donate by […]

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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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