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Talamo Hits 2,000-Win Milestone Aboard Glatt Trainee Rizzi’s Honor At Los Alamitos

More than 13 years after he collected the first win of his career in his native Louisiana, jockey Joe Talamo picked up his 2,000th  victory with Rizzi’s Honors in Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. The 3-5 favorite against five opponents in the $20,351 starter allowance, the 6-year-old With Distinction mare pressed […]

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‘Jumping In With Both Feet’: Jockey Talamo Moving From SoCal To Arkansas, Kentucky

Like fellow veteran Southern California jockey Martin Garcia, Joe Talamo has decided to pick up and move east, seeking more riding and bigger purse opportunities, reports the Daily Racing Form. Talamo tells DRF he plans to arrive in Arkansas for the start of the Oaklawn meeting Jan. 24. From there, he plans to ride on […]

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Jockey Joe Talamo: Milestone Victories ‘Don’t Come Easy’

Jockey Joe Talamo, two shy of his 2,000th career victory, is scheduled to ride four mounts on Saturday in quest of the milestone. Records show Talamo, 29, won No. 1,000 on April 4, 2012 in the fourth race at Santa Anita aboard Splendid Fortune, an Arnold Zetcher homebred trained by Bob Baffert. The 2-5 favorite […]

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Top Jockeys Of All Ages Set For Competitive Santa Anita Fall Meet

Fans and horsemen will once again be treated to an abundance of world class riding talent as Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, which will be highlighted by a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, opens this Friday, Sept. 27. With Hall of Famer “Big Money” Mike Smith, America’s all-time leading Breeders’ Cup-winning jockey […]

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Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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Mucho Gusto ‘Punched His Own Ticket’ To Travers With ‘Really Strong’ Work At Del Mar

Bob Baffert will have a horse in the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, after all. The Hall of Fame trainer said Monday that Mucho Gusto, runner-up in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 20, will run in the Travers on Saturday at Saratoga. “He came out of the Haskell really well, and he breezed […]

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Fighting Mad Draws Away Late In Torrey Pines

Stealing the lead at the start, Gary and Mary West’s Fighting Mad maintained her front-running presence throughout Saturday’s Grade 3 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of New Year’s Day kicked well clear of her rivals in the stretch, cruising under the wire to win by at least six lengths as the […]

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Mr. Vargas ‘California Flagged ‘Em’ In Green Flash; Stormy Liberal Third

The 3-1 third chance in the field of six, Jay Em Ess Stable’s Mr. Vargas grabbed the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Saturday’s Grade 3 Green Flash Handicap. The 5-year-old son of Midshipman, ridden by Joe Talamo for trainer Brian Koriner, covered five furlongs over Del Mar’s firm turf course in […]

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Collusion Illusion Trumps Wrecking Crew In Del Mar’s Best Pal

In just the second start of his career, the bay colt Collusion Illusion raced to a $17.40 upset over five rivals in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The winner clicked by a length and a quarter under rider Joe Talamo. Finishing second in the six-furlong headliner carrying a […]

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‘East-vs-West’ Jockey Karaoke Battle Will Benefit PDJF

Jockeys know how to warm up their mounts, but they’re also warming up their vocal chords in Saratoga and Del Mar in advance of the second annual “Riders Up! Battle of East-vs-West” jockey karaoke contests to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The Saratoga jockeys are first out of the gate on Sunday, July […]

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