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Eclipse Award, Pegasus Win Net Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Award

After receiving his second straight Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey on Thursday night and winning the prestigious $3 Million Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-26. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by […]

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Diaz Savoring Eclipse Nomination As First Puerto Rico-Based Finalist For Apprentice Jockey

Apprentice jockey Angel Díaz had a very good first year riding at Camarero Racetrack in Puerto Rico – so good he was one of the finalists for this year’s Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. In a September interview, journalist Moncho Nuñez asked Angel which jockey he most admired and looked up to. “Juan Carlos […]

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Former Eclipse Award-Winning Apprentice Roberto Rosado Celebrates 1,000th Victory

With a victory aboard Tambora in the fifth race at Parx Racing Sunday afternoon, jockey Roberto Rosado won the 1,000th race of his career. A native of Puerto Rico, Rosado has been riding professionally here in the United States for more than 20 years. In 1997, he and jockey Phil Teator shared the Eclipse Award […]

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First Riding Title Nets Apprentice Correa Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning his first career riding title, apprentice jockey Julio Correa was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 12-18, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Apprentice Julio Correa Eyeing Leading Rider Title In Maryland

For the second straight year, the road to the Eclipse Award for champion apprentice jockey is winding its way through Maryland. Julio Correa, a 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, notched seven wins in the last four racing days to enter the final weekend of Laurel Park’s summer stand as its leading rider, having passed […]

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Apprentice Torres Wins Four Of 12 Races Saturday At Gulfstream

Apprentice jockey Cristian Torres, a former exercise rider for Mark Casse, won four races on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. Torres, currently second in the summer meet jockey standings behind Edgard Zayas, won the second race aboard Frank Alone ($15.80), the fifth on favored Chiseled ($3.80), the seventh on Flashing Diamond ($5), and dead-heated […]

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Andrea Rodriguez Scores First U.S. Victory With $101 Upset

Bug rider Andrea Rodriguez recorded her first victory in the United States, booting home the late-running Trinni Jean, a 49-1 shot, to win Saturday’s third race at Monmouth Park. The 21-year-old from Canovanas, Puerto Rico, who started her riding career on Jan. 1, had been 0-for-16 in the United States before her breakthrough win. Trinni […]

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After Injuries, Cintron ‘So Thankful’ To Reach 1,000-Win Milestone

Jockey Alex Cintron reached the 1,000 career win mark at Delaware Park today. The 31-year-old native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, recorded the milestone victory aboard Lorden’s Love conditioned by former Delaware Park leading trainer Scott Lake in the fourth race. The 3-year-old son of Stephen Got Even returned $15.40 in the field of five. Through […]

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‘The Competition Is Stiff,’ But Maldonado Tall In The Saddle In Southern California

Edwin Maldonado is not the leading jockey at Santa Anita this meet, but at five feet six, he’s certainly among the tallest, and with 13 wins from 63 mounts, a gaudy 21 percent, he is fifth in the standings, thanks in the main to good luck and hard work. The 35-year-old native of Columbus, Ohio, […]

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