kent desormeaux

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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Saratoga jockeys, horsemen take to the court for charity

Press Release The nation’s best jockeys will take on the horsemen at the Saratoga Recreation Center on July 27 in a charity basketball game to benefit the NY Race Track Chaplaincy. The Saratoga Race Course jockey colony – which includes Javier Castellano, Kent Desormeaux, Ramon Dominguez, Alan Garcia, John Velazquez, and many other top-class riders […]

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Saratoga jockey colony comes up tough once again

Press Release With top riders from across the country joining the already tough New York jockey colony at Saratoga Race Course for the 143rd meet beginning July 22, the competition will be fiercer than ever. Last summer, John Velazquez loosened Ramon Dominguez’ stranglehold as the top rider on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) […]

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Desormeaux shaking things up in Kentucky

Louisville Courier-Journal turf writer Jennie Rees profiles jockey Kent Desormeaux, who is riding the Churchill Downs spring meet for the first time this year.  In addition to his continuing association with trainer Bill Mott, Desormeaux has also picked up regular mounts from Steve Asmussen – a first as well.  The 41-year-old says he’s hoping to […]

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Paddy O’Prado overpowers field in Dixie Stakes

In his first start since the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Paddy O’Prado went from last to first and would not be denied in the stretch in the Grade 2, $200,000 Jagermeister Dixie Stakes on the Pimlico Turf Saturday. Under Kent Desormeaux, Paddy O’Prado went seven wide turning for home, but he made up any lost ground […]

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