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Luis Saez Celebrates 2,000th North American Win At Aqueduct

Jockey Luis Saez reached a milestone Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, notching his 2,000th win in North America when he rode Y’allcomenow (No. 9) to victory in Race 4, a maiden race at one mile on the inner turf. The 26-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his first career win in 2009 and has won […]

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Rendon, Jimenez Excited For First Haskell Mounts With Golden Brown, Roaming Union

Jairo Rendon has been a member of the jockey colony at tracks on four different continents, was the leading rider in Panama multiple times, and even won a Grade 1 event for King Abdullah bin Al Saud of Saudi Arabia while under contract to the late ruler for five years. On Sunday, he competes in his […]

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Deshawn Parker Leads Team USA In Indiana Grand’s World Jockey Challenge

Team USA kept its streak alive Saturday, June 23 by winning the third consecutive title in the fifth annual World Jockey Challenge at Indiana Grand. The event was represented by seven different countries with jockeys teaming up for their homeland to accumulate points. Team USA compiled 43 points over Team Mexico’s 24 to win the […]

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Coltimus Prime Atropella Con Exito Para Darle A Panamá La Copa Invitacional Para Importados

Coltimus Prime había logrado un solo triunfo en 2017: el Clásico Presidente de la República (G1) en el Hipódromo Presidente Remón de Panamá. El seisañero hijo de Milwaukee Brew regresó a los Estados Unidos para darle a su propietario, el ex jinete René Douglas, otra victoria de importancia, esta vez en la Copa Invitacional ($91,200), […]

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El Tigre Mono Completa Su Hazaña Caribeña Con Dramático Triunfo En La Copa Confraternidad

Dos caballos iban en pos de una hazaña. Uno de ellos le quitó el manjar de la boca al otro. Es la historia del panameño El Tigre Mono, buscando ser el cuarto ejemplar en ganar el Clásico del Caribe y la Copa Confraternidad; y el puertorriqueño Arquitecto, que intentaba convertirse en apenas el segundo caballo […]

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Velazquez Scores In Back-To-Back Clasico Del Caribe Stakes

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez scored back-to-back victories in Saturday’s $600,000 Clasico Internacional del Caribe Stakes on Saturday’s program at Gulfstream Park. Velazquez captured the $100,000 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe aboard Panama’s El Tigre Mono ($18.20) and the $114,200 Copa Velocidade del Caribe with Venezuela’s Master Supreme ($24.40). El Tigre Mono ($18.20) raced in the middle of the […]

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Clásico Del Caribe 2017: El Relanzamiento De Una Tradición Del Hipismo Latinoamericano

Cuando se de la partida el venidero sábado 9 de Diciembre en Gulfstream Park, el Clásico Internacional del Caribe estará arribando a su edición número 50 con la participación de los mejores tresañeros nacidos en los países pertenecientes a la Confederación Hípica del Caribe. Habiendo resistido el paso del tiempo, el Derby Caribeño, como también […]

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‘Stay Hungry’: Santana Gunning For Perennial Leading Rider Lanerie At Churchill

Following a three-win Saturday at Churchill Downs, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is starting to close the gap on top-rider Corey Lanerie in the Fall Meet jockey standings, trailing 19 wins to 10 through the 11 days of the 21-day meet. “I just have to stay hungry,” Santana said. “I keep working hard to chase Corey […]

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Pedroza Bests Parker By One To Be Crowned Top Rider At Indiana Grand

It came down to the final afternoon of racing to determine a winner, but Marcelino Pedroza had a strong showing once again, turning in a riding double and capturing his first leading jockey title at Indiana Grand. The 24-year-old second generation jockey from Panama topped the standings with 109 wins for the year, just one […]

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‘Immigrant Niche’: Explaining The Prominence Of Hispanic Jockeys In America

The percentage of North American jockeys with Hispanic surnames has risen from 30 to 50 percent since the year 2000, according to Equibase statistics compiled by University of Texas associate professor Paul von Hippel. That prominence, von Hippel explains, is not so much a result of increased immigration, but rather a result of what demographers call an “immigrant […]

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