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The Big Beast Returns to the Big Leagues
The Big Beast, a ginormous long-striding runner with a penchant for peppermints, will return to the big leagues April 4 in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Former Claimer Chases Greatness in SA Oaks
Trainer Matthew Chew has taken a shot with Singing Kitty from the start, and he'll do it again April 4 in the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).

Condo Commando Tops Gazelle Contenders
Multiple graded stakes winner Condo Commando will be the one to beat in the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) April 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Asmussen Grabs Milestone Win at Oaklawn Park
Six-time leading Oaklawn Park trainer Steve Asmussen earned his 7,000th North American victory April 1, when Drama Coach won the second race at Oaklawn to also give the trainer the sweep of the early Daily Double.

Concussion in Horse Racing

Quarter Horse News

The Jacky Martin Award

John Velazquez named Jockey of the Week
Veteran rider John Velazquez cruised to victory as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week based on his impressive performance...

Sensors Will Teach Jockeys Proper Position; Reduce Falls
Motion tracking devices are being used to establish the optimal riding position for jockeys, as well as to reduce the risk of...

Sheldon Russell Takes Laurel Leading Rider Honors
Jockey Sheldon Russell was the meet's leading rider with 43 winners, four more than Jevian Toledo.

Jose Ortiz Takes Aqueduct Inner Meet Title
Sitting atop the jockey standings with 77 wins, Ortiz won his first-ever meet title on the New York Racing Association circui...

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Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $4,208,089
2.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $3,099,350
3.   John Velazquez $3,034,773
4.   Jose L. Ortiz $3,034,082
5.   Rafael Bejarano $2,780,300
6.   Victor Espinoza* $2,577,592
7.   Miguel Mena $2,522,325
8.   Luis Saez $2,456,713
9.   Mike Smith $2,442,148
10.   James Graham $2,280,520
As of 03/30/15
Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Javier Castellano 99
2.   Antonio Gallardo 83
3.   Russell Baze 75
4.   T.D. Houghton 73
5.   DeShawn Parker 70
6.   Luis Saez 68
7.   James Graham 66
8.   Rafael Bejarano 62
9.   Colby Hernandez 60
10.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 59
As of 03/30/15
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   Rodrigo Vallejo $645,984
2.   Omar Reyes $601,938
3.   David Alvarez* $515,790
4.   Yordanis Amaro $461,798
5.   Joe Badilla, Jr. $452,352
6.   Shanley Jackson $436,701
7.   Raul Gutierrez $428,011
8.   Esgar Ramirez $397,317
9.   Oscar Delgado $393,197
10.   Raul Ramirez, Jr. $342,783
As of 03/24/15
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   Omar Reyes 45
2.   David A. Alvarez* 44
3.   Raul Ramirez, Jr. 41
4.   Rodrigo Vallejo 33
5.   John Hamilton 31
6.   Cruz Mendez 28
7.   Esgar Ramirez 27
8.   Raul Gutierrez 26
9.   Cesar De Alba 22
10.   Yordanis Amaro 21
As of 03/24/15

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