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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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UPDATE: Belmont Park stewards clear Desormeaux to ride

Jockey Kent Desormeaux met with Belmont Park stewards Sunday morning and was cleared to resume riding. The rider also was given and passed a Breathalyzer test. New York state law mandates that jockeys pass a Breathalyzer test everyday in order to ride.

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Desormeaux’s troubles may continue past Saturday’s Preakness

Failing a breathalyzer test on May 18 may lead to more trouble in the coming weeks for jockey Kent Desormeaux. As a result of the test, the Hall of Fame rider was taken off his mount for the Preakness Stakes, Tiger Walk, and replaced by Ramon Dominguez. Now Desormeaux may be in jeopardy of losing […]

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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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