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Three Winners Saturday Earn Ryan Moore Leading Jockey Title At Royal Ascot

Jockey Ryan Moore won three races on the final day of the 2016 Royal Ascot meeting to bring his total on the week up to six victories, clinching the leading jockey title once again with two more wins than his closest rival. His Saturday victories included the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee aboard Twilight Son, who […]

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Ouzts Records 6,600th Win: ‘I’m Going To Ride This Train Until They Throw Me Off’

At Belterra Park veteran jockey Perry Ouzts added to his plateau of riding accomplishments when he recorded his 6,600 lifetime victory aboard Pretty Penny Boy in the first race on Saturday. Asked after the race what the win meant to him, he said, “It means I’ve got to win 400 more to get to 7,000. […]

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McCarthy, Magee Crowned Leading Rider, Trainer At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy and trainer Kieron Magee were crowned champions as Laurel Park concluded its 54-day winter-spring meet Sunday afternoon. The race for the riding title came down to the final day before McCarthy put an exclamation point on his third Laurel championship with a riding triple aboard Another Badge ($3.80) in the fourth race, […]

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McCarthy Scores Four-Win Day Friday At Laurel Park

Jockey Trevor McCarthy added four wins to his meet-leading total on Friday at Laurel Park, reaching the 60-win mark with five racing days remaining. McCarthy scored consecutive wins in the third race with Take Cover ($4), the fourth race with If I Was a Boy ($8.60) and the fifth race with Lightning Electric ($9.40). He […]

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‘It’s My Favorite Track’: Leparoux Reflects On 400 Wins At Keeneland

When Julien Leparoux first arrived at Keeneland for the 2005 Fall Meet, he often was reminded how challenging it is for even the world’s top jockeys to have success here given the depth and talent of the jockey colony. Eleven years and 400 victories later, Leparoux marvels at how far he’s come. “The first time […]

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Jose Ortiz, Rodriguez Wrap Up Aqueduct Spring Meet Titles

Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Rudy Rodriguez wrapped up Aqueduct Racetrack’s spring season with their second and third straight individual meet titles, respectively, while Midwest Thoroughbreds emerged as the leading owner for the 19-day run. Ortiz, who had won the 2015-16 inner track championship, rode 37 winners of more than $2 million for the meet, […]

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Four-Win Saturday Gives Lanerie Lead In Keeneland Jockey Standings

Jockey Corey Lanerie won with half of his eight mounts on Keeneland’s Saturday card, taking over the lead in the local jockey standings with a total of 14 wins. With just four racing days remaining, Lanerie has a one-win lead over both Javier Castellano and Luis Saez, both of whom were absent on Saturday. Lanerie […]

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Leading Rider Colby Hernandez Gets 10th Multi-Win Day At Fair Grounds

In just the ninth week of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet, leading rider Colby Hernandez, in his first meet riding regularly in New Orleans in lieu of Delta Downs, achieved his 10th multi-win day on Thursday, Jan. 14. Ranked third in the country by wins in 2015 with 302, the younger Hernandez […]

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Edgard Zayas Aims for Gulfstream Riding Title

Last summer, jockey Edgard Zayas was one-win shy of earning the leading rider title at Gulfstream’s inaugural summer meet. One year later, the sting of the loss remains strong for Zayas, who did end up earning a 2013 summer riding title, but it was across town at Calder. The experience left the Puerto Rican with […]

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