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Carol Cedeno sets single-day win record at Delaware Park

By Jim Dunleavy/DRF on 07/12/2018 8:50 AM
Carol Cedeno set a record for wins in a day by a rider at Delaware Park on Wednesday, scoring with seven of her nine mounts on the 10-race card.
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New York horsemen and Jockeys' Guild reach agreement on new losing mount fee schedule

By Jockeys' Guild, Inc. on 07/11/2018 10:46 AM
The Jockeys’ Guild and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) have reached an agreement to increase the losing mount fees for jockeys at the NYRA tracks. It is the first change in the losing mount fee schedule for NYRA’s riders sinc
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Mike Smith helps raise $25,000 for the PDJF with Justify posters at Ruidoso Downs

By Paulick Report on 07/10/2018 4:51 PM
More than $25,000 was raised for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) through poster sales on Sunday while the handle for last weekend's three days of trials to the $1 million Rainbow Futurity and Rainbow Derby was up 27 percent at Ruidoso Do
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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Impresses with Multiple Graded Stakes wins to be named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 07/10/2018 8:32 AM
With twice as many stakes wins as any other jockey last week and leading with over $1 million in earnings, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 2 – 8, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts
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Del Mar and Saratoga Jockeys Face Off In Bi-Coastal Karaoke Contest for PDJF July 29 and July 30

By PDJF on 07/05/2018 8:14 AM
In what will certainly be a battle of East versus West, jockeys at Saratoga and at Del Mar race tracks will compete against each other for the glory of the title of “Best Jockey Karaoke Performance.”
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Antonio Gallardo achieves first Grade I win and Jockey of the Week Title

By JockeyTalk360 on 07/03/2018 8:04 AM
With a win in the United Nations (G1) aboard the longest shot in the field, Antonio Gallardo earned his first Grade 1 victory and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 25 – July 1, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for
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Tyler Gaffalinoe shines during Northern Stars Festival to be named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/26/2018 8:25 AM
One of the only jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, and on a night dedicated to raising money for disabled jockeys, Tyler Gaffalione was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for June 18 – 24, 2018. The award is voted o
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Former Canterbury Park Park jockey Paul Nolan on a difficult road to recovery

By By Rachel Blount Star Tribune on 06/25/2018 2:17 PM
All the details remain clear in Paul Nolan’s mind, 14 months after that terrifying day at Will Rogers Downs. How his horse stepped in a hole and buckled as he galloped past the finish line in the eighth race. How his body “went fuzzy” as he lay in th
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JOCKEYS’ GUILD STATEMENT REGARDING HORSE RACING INTEGRITY ACT OF 2017

on 06/20/2018 10:43 AM
The board of directors of the Jockeys’ Guild, composed of leading Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys selected by their peers, supports the view that there needs to be a change to better protect the integrity of our industry and promote the level
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Ramon Vazquez Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/19/2018 8:30 AM
Ramon Vazquez led all North American Jockeys by total wins last week and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 11-18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the or
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St. Julien gets lift from Smith's kindness/

By Jay Hovdey/DRF on 06/14/2018 3:57 PM
Lying in a hospital bed in Iowa, Marlon St. Julien had just finished watching Justify take the Belmont Stakes last Saturday to become the 13th winner of the Triple Crown. He was tired, emotionally drained, and the meds were kicking in. As he began to
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Triple Crown Winner Mike Smith Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/11/2018 4:35 PM
With a win in the Belmont Stakes that made Justify the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 4 – 10, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members
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Horse racing playing catch-up with jockey concussion protocol

By By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer on 06/06/2018 9:53 AM
Mike Smith knows the feeling. A headache. Maybe some dizziness. As a younger jockey he got concussions, felt better and went back to riding.
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Geovanni Franco picks up stakes double and Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/04/2018 4:08 PM
A Santa Anita stakes double helped propel Geovanni Franco to the top of the ballot and be voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 29 – June 3, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of
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Mike Smith's bid for racing history a long time in the making.

By NYRA Publicity on 06/04/2018 2:53 PM
Mike Smith was a ninth-grade student when he decided to become a jockey. The son of a rider - with an uncle who trained and grandparents who owned racehorses - he appeared destined to fall in love with the sport. The rest would be up to him.
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Jose Ortiz Leads by Earnings and Stakes Wins For Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/29/2018 4:11 PM
With more total earnings than any other North American jockey and landing in the top three by wins, Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for May 21 – 28, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments
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Speedhorse Magazine and Jockeys' Guild Announce Sam Thompson Award Nominees

By Speedhorse Magazine on 05/24/2018 10:00 AM
Four Quarter Horse jockeys have been nominated for the 2018 Sam Thompson Memorial Jockey Award, which honors riders whose lives and character positively impact the Quarter Horse racing industry, both on and off the racetrack. The nominees are: Jorge
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Father, Son Riders Pushing Each Other In Maryland

By By Tom Pedulla on 05/23/2018 1:32 PM
Veteran jockey Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton is indebted to his son, Wes, for helping him make a comeback on the Maryland circuit after a 10-year absence from competition. Wes, in turn, is displaying considerable ability as an apprentice and may someday ow
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Edgar Prado Wins 7000th Race, Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/22/2018 8:17 AM
After becoming the eighth North American Jockey to win 7,000 races, voters named Hall of Famer Edgar Prado the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 14 – 20, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by member
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Bravo to Receive 2018 Mike Venezia Memorial Award

By NYRA Publicity on 05/16/2018 1:51 PM
The New York Racing Association has announced Joe Bravo as the 2018 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.
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