mike smith

Smith to ride Executiveprivilege in Hollywood Starlet

Mike Smith will be in the irons aboard Executiveprivilege when she makes her next start in the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 8. He will replace Rafael Bejarano, who had the regular rider of the filly. Trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form  that he will start ‘spreading around’ some of the leading […]

Continue reading
Smith wins Bill Shoemaker Award

Powered by victories on Royal Delta in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic and Mizdirection in the Breeders’ Cup Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has won the Bill Shoemaker Award as the most outstanding jockey of the 29th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, held November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park. This is […]

Continue reading
Royal Delta dominates foes in BC Ladies Classic

Royal Delta staked her claim for Horse of the Year honors with a dominating wire to wire victory in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker won the Ladies Classic for the second straight year, providing jockey Mike Smith with his 16th victory in the Breeders’ […]

Continue reading
Breeders’ Cup or Bust: From Humble Beginnings in New Mexico

With one victory at this week’s World Championships at Santa Anita Park in California, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will become the Breeders’ Cup’s all-time winningest rider.  So as the Breeders’ Cup or Bust team ambled into New Mexico, it seemed appropriate to make a special stop to visit the small town where Smith […]

Continue reading
Smith to partner Hansen in West Virginia Derby

Mike Smith has picked up the mount on Hansen for the colt’s next start in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 4, it was reported at the Blood-Horse. Smith will replace Ramon Dominguez, who has chosen to honor prior commitments that day at Saratoga. “He’s a famous rider and it’ll be nice to team […]

Continue reading
Lady of Shamrock zips to American Oaks victory

Lady of Shamrock delivered a Grade 1 victory for trainer John Sadler and jockey Mike Smith as she zipped through at the end of the 1 1/4 mile contest over the Betfair Hollywood Park turf. Fractions were 1/4 :25.39, 1/2 :50.43, 3/4 1:15.79, Mile 1:39.82 and Final 2:03.19.  Jockey Quotes   MIKE SMITH, LADY OF […]

Continue reading
Mucho Macho Man charges home to win Suburban

Mucho Macho Man took command at the top of the stretch and cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory in the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Hymn Book, who was last throughout much of the race, came from the clouds to take second, with early pacesetter Trickmeister holding on for third. Final time for […]

Continue reading
Mike Smith among athletes featured posing nude in ‘The Body Issue’ from ESPN the Magazine

Mike Smith is one of 27 athletes that are featured in the upcoming ESPN the Magazine’s ‘The Body Issue’ that hits newsstands July 13. This year marks the fourth year the magazine has published this special issue, which celebrates the athletic form. All 27 athletes agreed to pose nude for the ‘Bodies We Want’ photo […]

Continue reading
Night School: Jockeys Smith, Sutherland and Jensen

Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith, popular jockey/actress/model Chantal Sutherland and renowned American Quarter Horse Association pilot Cody Jensen will be the guests this Tuesday in Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program. The 90-minute interactive lessons begin weekly at 8:30 p.m. ET, and this week’s focus is the topic of “Jockeys.” […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram