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
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
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.
By Baltimore Sun/Meredith Cohn on 05/15/2018 1:34 PM
Juan Acosta wears a gnarled knuckle and misaligned collarbone like badges earned during his 16 years racing horses nearly 20,000 times. He also recalls times when he’s “seen stars.”
“Concussions, I’ve had maybe five or more,” said Acosta, known as J.
After leading the North American jockey colony by wins, Brian Hernandez, Jr. was voted the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for the May 7 – 13, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’
On Saturday, May 12th, the entire jockey colony at Belmont Park, including Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez, as well as Guild Senate members who regularly ride at NYRA tracks, Javier Castellano, Jose L. Ortiz, Irad Ortiz, Jr., and Mike Luzzi me
The Association of Racing Commissioners International's Board of Directors has approved the latest revisions to its Model Rules of Racing, including protocol for when riders sustain concussions, best practices when lightning is in the area and raisin
Already firmly established as an astute athlete when the chips are down, and one of the best positional riders of his generation, along with Jerry Bailey, Chris McCarron, and their ilk, Mike Smith enhanced that reputation Saturday as captain of the
Antonio Gallardo has no intentions of resting on his laurels when he leaves Tampa Bay Downs. He plans to ride Monday through Thursday at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa., and Friday through Sunday at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., throughout the su
With more wins than any other North American jockey last week, including five in a single day, voters named Richard Eramia the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 23 – 20, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for
By Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on 04/27/2018 8:21 AM
Edgar Prado was still a teenager when he first came to the United States, unable to speak English but with an undeniable talent to ride racehorses. More than three decades later, as he approaches his 51st birthday in mid-June, the soft-spoken Peruvia
Leading by number of total and stakes wins and picking up a meet title to boot, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 16 – 22, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accompl
When a jockey goes down on the racetrack, the first thing people usually want to see is movement, movement in the arms and legs that indicates that the jockey hasn’t suffered significant spinal cord damage, and that she is unlikely to be paralyzed.
Ricardo Santana, Jr. won the 2018 meet riding title at Oaklawn and notched a career milestone as the unanimous choice for the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for April 9-15, 2018. The award is voted on
William and Corinne Heiligbrodt's Mitole did not disappoint as the heavy 2-5 favorite in Thursday's $150,000 Bachelor Stakes, drawing off impressively to give leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr. his 1,001st career victory. Earlier on the card, Santana
Mike Smith’s performances in two Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps earned the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week title for April 2-8, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, th
Jockey Jose Ferrer, a mainstay on the eastern seaboard dating back to 1982, will be on-hand at Santa Anita on Sunday, April 15 to receive the 2018 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races.
Dial 1-844-TVG-PDJF this Sunday, April 8 with your tax deductible donation to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and Mike Smith or another Hall of Fame rider just might be taking your call. The first PDJF telethon, hosted by the TVG Network