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Santa Anita Announces 2019 George Woolf Award Nominees

By Santa Anita Publicity on 12/06/2018 9:41 AM
Five finalists for one of American racing’s most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced.  Following a vote of jockeys nationwide, the winner of
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Milestone achievement lands Jockey of the Week honor for John Velazquez

By JockeyTalk360 on 12/05/2018 7:52 AM
Becoming one of only a select few to win 6,000 career races, John Velazquez was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 26 – December 2, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments
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John Velazquez Reaches 6000th Career Win

By NYRA Publicity on 11/30/2018 4:00 PM
Jockey John Velazquez earned his 6,000th career North American victory, piloting Singapore Trader (No. 1) to victory in Race 5 on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Velazquez is just the 18th jockey to reach the milestone and one of just four active rider
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Samy Camacho earns Tampa Bay jockey of the month award

By Tampa Bay Publicity on 11/29/2018 2:14 PM
Samy Camacho arrived at Tampa Bay Downs brimming with confidence after finishing third at the Gulfstream Park summer meeting with 46 victories and sixth at Gulfstream Park West this fall with 24
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Florent Geroux Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 11/26/2018 4:52 PM
Florent Geroux won two graded stakes and led all North American jockeys by earnings last week on his way to being named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for rid
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Drayden Van Dyke Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 11/20/2018 8:35 AM
With a pair of stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, Drayden Van Dyke was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 12-18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of
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On Verge of another milestone, Velazquez thinking about next big horse

By Paulick Report/Tom Pedulla on 11/16/2018 2:04 PM
As John Velazquez pondered his riding career through the years, he kept two things in mind. He might retire soon after he turned 45; he would surely not ride past 47.
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Paco Lopez wins five stakes to be named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 11/12/2018 4:53 PM
Leading by all metrics for the week, Paco Lopez was unanimously selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for November 5 – 11, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys
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Jockeys' Guild Assembly set for December 10-11 In Las Vegas

on 11/12/2018 11:54 AM
The Jockeys’ Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will be held Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th at Top Golf located adjacent to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Luis Saez notches 2,000th North American victory

By NYRA Publicity on 11/09/2018 2:39 PM
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.
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Gaffalione finding early success at Churchill Downs

By Churchill Downs Publicity on 11/08/2018 12:41 PM
One of the new editions to the Churchill Downs jockey colony for the Fall Meet is Florida-native Tyler Gaffalione. Through the first seven days of the 21-day meet, the 24-year-old rider has already made
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Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith at Los Al

By Los Alamitos publicity on 11/07/2018 8:21 AM
Triple Crown winning jockey Mike Smith will make a special appearance during the Bank of America Challenge Championships on Saturday night, November 17, at Los Alamitos Race Course.
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Outstanding Breeders' Cup Weekend leads to Jockey of the Week honors

By JockeyTalk360 on 11/06/2018 9:35 AM
Following an outstanding performance during the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for October 29 – November 4, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel
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A look at racing from the jockey's point of view

By John Cherwa/Los Angeles Times on 11/01/2018 1:42 PM
The perception of the past and the promise of the future can sometimes be in conflict. To find out how that applies to horse racing, the Los Angeles Times gathered two Hall of Fame riders and two of the
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Manny Franco looks to duplicate success at Aqueduct

By NYRA Publicity on 11/01/2018 8:55 AM
There was a time not long ago when if you wanted to meet the leading jockey of every New York Racing Association (NYRA) individual meet dating back to 2016, you could accomplish the task by inputting a single address into your GPS.
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Larry Snyder, dominant jockey in Arkansas and Louisiana dies at 76.

By Mary Rampellini/DRF on 10/31/2018 1:51 PM
Larry Snyder, who ranks as one of the all-time winningest jockeys in North America, died Monday, according to an announcement from Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. He had been battling cancer. Snyder was 76.
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Gaffalione earns first Keeneland riding title to be named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/29/2018 4:24 PM
After winning his first Keeneland meet riding title, Tyler Gaffalione was named Jockeys’ Guild FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week for October 22 – 28, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel
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Javier Castellano reaches 5,000 wins to earn Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/23/2018 8:04 AM
After reaching a milestone of 5,000 career victories last week, Javier Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for October 15 – 21, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by
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Daily Racing Form Hosts Breeders' Cup Handicapping and Charity Event Nov. 1

By Jockeys' Guild, Inc. on 10/23/2018 8:01 AM
Breeders’ Cup is pleased to announce that Daily Racing Form will present a handicapping event from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Louisville Marriot Downtown as part of the Breeders’ Cup Festival.
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Castellano notches 5000 career win on New York Showcase Day

By NYRA Publicity on 10/22/2018 9:53 AM
Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano rode back-to-back winners on Saturday's Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park to notch his 5,000th North American victory.
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