Journeyman Horacio Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland since his arrival in 2002, celebrated Father’s Day in style by winning the third race Sunday at Laurel Park for his 2,000th career victory.
By Paulick Report/Chelsea Hackbarth on 06/14/2017 10:30 AM
Katie Clawson is making history this year at Indiana Grand. The jockey title at the Shelbyville, Ind., track has never been won by a female rider, nor has it ever been won by an apprentice; 20-year-old Clawson is en route to changing both of those statistics.
By Daily Racing Form/Jim Dunleavy on 06/08/2017 6:33 AM
The fourth annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund last Saturday at Parx Racing "smashed the record" for fundraising that was set a year ago at Gulfstream Park, according to Barry Pearl, the organization's president.
In an effort to attract new fans into the sport of Horse Racing and to create awareness for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, "Sport Of Kings" takes you into the Jock's Room at Churchill Downs, providing a fly on the wall experience behind the scenes.
Flat jockeys in Britain might think they have it bad when trying to negotiate the M25 on the way from Lingfield to Chelmsford during rush hour, but they should perhaps spare a thought for Aaron Gryder, who on Tuesday was nearly halfway through his marathon journey from New York to California for four rides at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco on Friday – a 2,908-mile trip.
Tyler Gaffalione led the North American jockey colony by wins last week to be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 22 – 29. 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.
The New York Racing Association Inc. announced that Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and four-time Eclipse Award-winning rider Javier Castellano will throw out the ceremonial first pitches on Tuesday at Citi Field before the Mets play the Milwaukee Brewers.
After training Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming early Thursday morning, trainer Todd Pletcher told the crowd at the annual Alibi Breakfast that his colt is ready for Saturday’s 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
The New York Racing Association has announced Kendrick Carmouche as the 2017 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.