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Former Leading Rider At Ellis Park Suspended In Indiana For Alleged Possession of Electrical Device

Jockey Didiel Osorio has been summarily suspended by Indiana Horse Racing Commission stewards after allegedly being in possession of an illegal electrical device following the fifth race at Indiana Grand on Thursday. Osorio rode the winner, 7-10 favorite Deep Explorer, owned by Jeff Allen, Michael Thomas and Donald Habeeb and trained by Habeeb. According to […]

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Pennsylvania Racing Commission: Castillo Found With ‘Machine’

Jockey Angel Castillo, second leading jockey at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, was abruptly taken off his mounts after finishing second in Tuesday’s fourth race when officials with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission said they discovered a prohibited electrical device in his possession. “There was a shakedown of the jocks room,” Walter Remmert, acting executive secretary of the […]

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Chapa Charged With Felony for Alleged ‘Buzzer’ Use

Jockey Roman Chapa has been charged with a felony by the Harris County district attorney in connection with his alleged use of an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 17. Chapa, a 43-year-old resident of Big Spring, Texas, is […]

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Shock Ruling: Iowa Judge Dismisses Case Against Jockey Caught With Five Buzzers

Stewards at Prairie Meadows racetrack & casino in Iowa have reinstated the license of jockey Roberto Morales – found earlier this year to be in possession of five electrical devices and a handgun – after a District Court judge ruled the Iowa law permitting a warrantless search of his vehicle was unconstitutional. On June 5, […]

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All American Futurity Winner, Stablemate in Post-Race Distress

JM Miracle, winner of Monday’s $2.6 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, was vanned off the racetrack in distress, suffering from an unknown internal ailment immediately after his half-length victory in Quarter Horse racing’s most prestigious event. One hour earlier, JM Specialwynn – owned and trained by the same connections as the All American […]

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Donnally: The Story of ‘Electric Jockeys’ and How to Rid the Sport of Them

Rev. Eddie Donnally is a former jockey and now an ordained minister. He is author of “Ride the White Horse: A Checkered Jockey’s Story of Racing, Rage and Redemption” as well as a former racing writer for the Dallas Morning News. It’s the day before Seattle Slew will win the Kentucky Derby and start his successful […]

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