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Desormeaux Leading Arlington Rider Standings

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has established a slight lead in the jockey standings in what has been a remarkably competitive Arlington International Racecourse meet for riders. After 31 race days – roughly one-third of the meet – five jockeys are within two wins of one another. Desormeaux leads with 24 wins, followed by a three-way tie […]

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For Desormeaux, Recent History Has Struck A Nerve

In a Daily Racing Form report, jockey Kent Desormeaux said that his business has taken a hit in the last several years due to public perception of his drinking habits. Desormeaux failed a Breathalyzer at Woodbine in 2010 and at Belmont last year, and also granted a radio interview while intoxicated in 2010. Since those […]

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Ive Struck a Nerve

As the horses went to post in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 23, trainer Keith Desormeaux wasn’t particularly surprised to find his entry, Ive Struck a Nerve at astronomical odds of 135-1. “It was quite understandable,” said Desormeaux. “We had a lot to prove. Conformation-wise and pedigree-wise the horse had the ability […]

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Desormeaux to ride in KY this fall

Jockey Kent Desormeaux will be moving his tack to Kentucky once the Saratoga meet has concluded, agent J.R. Pegram told the Daily Racing Form. Desormeaux plans on riding at the upcoming Kentucky Downs meet, and then will stay and ride at both Keeneland and Churchill Downs.

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Desormeaux: Fighting to stay in the game while battling alcoholism

Kent Desormeaux is an alcoholic. He has fought the battle long and hard, and although he is a brilliant rider, his personal struggle has cost him much throughout the years. In the past few weeks, it has cost him even more-a ride on Tiger Walk in the Preakness Stakes and any chance of riding Dullahan […]

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Desormeaux grabs 1st win since Blue Grass, begins rehab

Jockey Kent Desormeaux scored his first victory Monday since winning the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland April 14.  Desormeaux won the third race aboard Even Got Quiet in his only mount on the Belmont card.  The 42-year-old will enter alcohol abuse counseling Tuesday night and will stay in treatment for six weeks, after failing a […]

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Desormeaux to enter alcohol treatment program

Jockey Kent Desormeaux is entering a six-week outpatient alcohol treatment program beginning on Tuesday, reports the New York Daily News. Desormeaux failed a Breathalyzer test on May 18 and lost his mount on Tiger Walk in May 19’s Preakness. His failed test also led to him losing the mount on Belmont hopeful Dullahan who is […]

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Desormeaux: I’ll Have Another unlikely to win Triple Crown

Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who missed winning the Triple Crown on both Real Quiet and Big Brown, said I’ll Have Another is unlikely to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, reports Fox Sports. He’s much more likely to be the 12th horse since Affirmed to fail to win all three legs of the Triple Crown. Desormeaux […]

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Castellano to replace Desormeaux on Dullahan in Belmont

Donegal president Jerry Crawford confirmed this morning that jockey Kent Desormeaux will not ride Dullahan in the Belmont on June 9, reports the Des Moines Register. The colt will instead be ridden by Javier Castellano. “We have loved our association with Kent Desormeaux,” Crawford wrote to the Des Moines Register, via email, “and hope to […]

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Ray’s winners and losers of the Preakness

While I’ll Have Another and his connections were victorious Saturday in Baltimore, they weren’t the only winners at the Preakness.  Ray Paulick takes us through his list of winners – and losers – after the second leg of the Triple Crown.  Watch below and share your thoughts.

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