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From Fractured Femur To Leading Rider, Zayas Having A ‘Very Special Year’

Fresh off his victory aboard Mark Casse-trained Two Sixty in Saturday’s $400,000 My Dear Girl Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes, Edgard Zayas was honored as the Summer Meet’s champion jockey on closing day Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The featured guest in a winner’s circle ceremony following Sunday’s eighth race rode 66 winners to […]

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Beschizza Enjoying ‘Fruitful’ Five-Win Meet At Kentucky Downs

Jose Ortiz, Kentucky Downs’ defending leading rider, enjoys a substantial three-win advantage in the standings heading into Thursday’s final day of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs, with eight victories overall. Tied for second with five wins are past meet champions Florent Geroux and Julien Leparoux as well as Adam Beschizza. It’s already been a […]

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Third Saratoga Title In Four Years Nets Jose Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

After earning the riding title at Saratoga for the third time in four years, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 26 -September 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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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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Lanerie Celebrates Emotional Riding Title At Ellis, To Miss Most Of Kentucky Downs Meet

Jockey Corey Lanerie captured one more race on Monday’s closing card to finish Ellis Park’s 2018 meet with 30 victories out of 137 mounts after missing the first six days following the death of his wife, Shantel. Lanerie won Monday’s 10th race for older maidens aboard Marzo. He also had three seconds, including in the […]

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Leading Monmouth Jockey Ferrer Celebrates Four-Win Card On Labor Day

Jockey Jose Ferrer put on exclamation point on what will soon be his first Monmouth Park riding title, guiding heavily-favored Terry’s Charm to an easy 5½-length victory in Monday’s $40,000 featured allowance optional claimer – one of four winners on the card for the 54-year-old journeyman. Ferrer, who began riding at Monmouth Park in 1982, […]

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Gaffalione Clinches Sixth Riding Title At Gulfstream Park

Tyler Gaffalione, who rode his first winner at Gulfstream Park on Sept.7, 2015, clinched his sixth riding title at Gulfstream Park on Saturday’s Summit of Speed program, the final card of the Spring Meet. The 23-year-old rising star, who made several trips for out-of-town stakes engagements, edged Emisael Jaramillo. 63-62, to successfully defend his Spring Meet title. […]

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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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Winter Riding Title, Five-Win Day Lead Jose Ortiz To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Jose Ortiz won the riding title at the Aqueduct winter meeting that concluded last week and hasn’t missed a beat since racing has moved to the main track for the spring meeting. His five-win day on Saturday helped him bring home the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Award. The award is voted on […]

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Leading Rider Santana Earns Five-Win Day At Oaklawn Saturday

Three-time defending Oaklawn riding champion Ricardo Santana Jr. rode five winners on Saturday’s nine-race card, highlighted by Terra Promessa’s victory in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3). Santana, 23, narrowly missed Oaklawn’s single-day record for victories (six), a mark shared by Pat Day and Larry Snyder. He finished third aboard Gabio, beaten 1 ¼ lengths, in […]

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