kent desormeaux

Desormeaux fails breathalyzer test; Dominguez to ride Tiger Walk in Preakness

Jockey Ramon Dominguez will ride Tiger Walk in the 137th Preakness Stakes Saturday, replacing Kent Desormeaux, trainer Ignacio Correas IV said Friday. Correas trains the colt for Sagamore Farm. Desormeaux failed a Breathalyzer test at Belmont Park Friday and was removed from his three mounts on the program. He has not been suspended, but the […]

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The legacy of Cajun jockeys

Calvin Borel and Kent Desormeaux will be the only Cajun-born jockeys in the Kentucky Derby this year, writes Blinkers Off at Kentucky Confidential. They’ve each won three Derbies. They both come from an area known for producing top jockeys. Jockeys in the Cajun areas of Louisiana often start racing on illegal bush tracks as early […]

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Desormeaux’s supporters stand by their man

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has won the Kentucky Derby three times. Those three victories have often been overshadowed by a series of incidents that have caused many to question the Hall of Fame rider. Desormeaux continues to find strong support in trainer Dale Romans and Donegal Racing, the partnership that campaigns Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender […]

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Kent Desormeaux compares Dullahan to his previous Derby winners

Kent Desormeaux is looking at a chance to make some major Kentucky Derby history on May 5 and he has high praise for the horse that may take him there: Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Dullahan. Desormeaux is one of six riders to win the Run for the Roses three times and only fellow Racing […]

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Dullahan runs down Hansen to win Blue Grass

Dullahan, showing his affinity for Keeneland’s Polytrack surface over which he won last fall’s Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity, ran down front-running 2-year-old champion Hansen in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon. Hansen, the center of controversy earlier in the day when his principal […]

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Desormeaux pleads guilty to reduced charge, fined $200

Jockey Kent Desormeaux pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser charge in connection with an incident last week at Saratoga in which he allegedly hit a NYRA security guard with his car.  The Saratogian reports that Desormeaux, who had been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, instead pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. Desormeaux will be required to […]

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Hess on Desormeaux: ‘Not a mean bone in his body’

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in racing who knows Kent Desormeaux better than trainer Bob Hess Jr., who has been friends with the Hall of Fame rider for many years and has roomed with Desormeaux in Florida and New York for much of 2011. Hess, who left Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Wednesday night to […]

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Desormeaux arrested after Saratoga incident

Jockey Kent Desormeaux was arrested at Saratoga racecourse and charged with reckless endangerment – a misdemeanor – following Wednesday’s races after police told the Saratogian newspaper the Hall of Fame rider tried to hit a New York Racing Association security guard with his car. Saratoga Springs police saw the incident, the newspaper reported, and arrested […]

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Equine Advocates to honor Desormeaux, Duchossois

The group Equine Advocates will host its 10th Anniversary Awards Dinner & Charity Auction Thursday evening in Saratoga Springs.  The Thoroughbred retirement group will honor Arlington Park Chairman Richard Duchossois and jockey Kent Desormeaux for their efforts in protecting equine athletes. Actresses Bo Derek and Bebe Neuwirth will present the awards.  The charity auction will […]

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Saratoga jockeys to karaoke for charity

Press Release Saratoga jockeys will be in full voice on Monday, August 22, when they take the stage at Vapors Night Club at Saratoga Casino and Raceway for “Riders Up,” an evening of jockey karaoke, dinner and dancing to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The question is will it be a local version […]

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