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WEST VIRGINIA BREEDERS’ CLASSIC WINNER CHRISTIAN HIRALDO HONORED AS JOCKEY OF THE WEEK

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/17/2017 7:21 AM
Three wins on the all-stakes card at Charles Town on Saturday night, including a three-horse photo for the win in the feature race, propelled Christian Hiraldo to the top of the ballot as voters named him the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the
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6TH ANNUAL JOHN MORRIS GOLF CLASSIC IS HUGE SUCCESS; $40,000 RAISED FOR CHARITY ON TUESDAY

By Santa Anita Publicity on 10/12/2017 4:23 PM
Held locally for the first time on Tuesday, the 6th annual John Morris Golf Classic raised $40,000 for three charities, including the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) as more than 100 jockeys, trainers, owners and racing enthusiasts played 18
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JOCKEY CLUB GOLD CUP, CHAMPAGNE STAKES WINS LEAD TO JOCKEY OF THE WEEK TITLE FOR IRAD ORTIZ, JR.

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/10/2017 4:08 PM
Two wins in Grade 1 events and top rankings by total and stakes earnings secured Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for Irad Ortiz, Jr. for the week ending October 9, 2017.
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Jockey Ramon Vazquez hits victory No. 1,000 on five-win night

By Daily Racing Form/Mary Rampellini on 10/06/2017 9:37 AM
Jockey Ramon Vazquez won five races at Remington Park on Thursday night, including his 1,000th win in the United States.
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Keeneland Initiates Concussion Protocol for Jockeys Beginning with Fall Meet

By Keeneland on 10/05/2017 10:50 AM
Keeneland will require jockeys competing in the 2017 Fall Meet, which begins Friday, to complete a baseline concussion assessment prior to being allowed to ride.
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FLAVIEN PRAT SCORES GRADE 1 HAT TRICK, JOCKEY OF THE WEEK HONORS

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/02/2017 4:08 PM
After winning three Grade 1 stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday’s card, Flavien Prat was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 25 – October 1, 2017.
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JOCKEYS’ GUILD ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING HORSE RACING INTEGRITY ACT OF 2017

By Jockeys' Guild, Inc. on 09/27/2017 8:53 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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FOUR STAKES VICTORIES, OKLAHOMA DERBY WIN SECURES JOCKEY OF THE WEEK HONORS FOR RICARDO SANTANA, JR.

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/25/2017 4:02 PM
Ricardo Santana, Jr., winner of the 2017 Oklahoma Derby (G3), won four of the nine stakes offered at Remington on Sunday on his way to earning Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for September 18-24, 2017.
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Brian Hernandez, Jr. Overcomes Spill and Returns to Win Pocahontas, Earns Jockey of the Week Honors

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/18/2017 4:38 PM
A sobering fall at Churchill Downs was followed with a Grade 2 victory aboard a 23-1 longshot as Brian Hernandez, Jr. experienced the highs and lows of racing and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending September 17, 2017.
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Jockeys donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

By Daily Racing Form/Mary Rampellini on 09/07/2017 12:06 PM
Gerard Melancon, who will ride leading contender Sonneteer in the Super Derby on Saturday at Louisiana Downs, helped spearhead a drive for items needed by families displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
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John Velazquez Tops Holiday Week Stakes Standings to Earn Jockey of the Week Title

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/05/2017 4:31 PM
John Velazquez won four Saratoga stakes races and led all North American jockeys by stakes earnings to earn Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for the week ending September 5, 2017.
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Kentucky Downs' latest innovation: Jockey7 Wager

By Jennie Rees on 08/29/2017 2:54 PM
Kentucky Downs is launching another horse-racing innovation with Saturday’s debut of the
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Mike Smith Masters the Mid-Summer Derby, Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/29/2017 8:01 AM
Multiple graded stakes winning jockey and master of the Travers Stakes, Mike Smith is the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending August 27, 2017.
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Ramon Dominguez to enter Saratoga Walk of Fame on Friday

By Tom Pedulla/NYRA on 08/25/2017 9:56 AM
It would be understandable if Ramon Dominguez became bitter after head injuries suffered in a Jan. 18, 2013 spill forced him to stop riding five months later.
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'Sport of Kings': Behind the Scenes at the Pegasus World Cup

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/25/2017 8:22 AM
Wonder what it’s like to win the Kentucky Derby or Oaks? The world’s richest horse race?
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Juarez moving tack to Belmont Park, hires Anderson as agent

By Daily Racing Form/Jim Dunleavy on 08/22/2017 3:45 PM
Nik Juarez, runaway leader of the Monmouth Park jockey standings, will begin riding in New York when Belmont Park opens Sept. 8, according to Juarez and his new agent, Ron Anderson.
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Mike Smith Pledges Percent From Travers Day To Equine Research

By Paulick Report on 08/22/2017 3:29 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has made a pledge of 1 percent of his earnings from Travers Day this Saturday, August 26, to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
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Jockey Jose Ortiz brings home five winners in one day

By Daily Racing Form/David Grening on 08/22/2017 8:56 AM
Jockey Jose Ortiz capped a stellar week with a sensational day, riding five winners from eight mounts Monday at Saratoga.
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‘Heartwarming To See Him Happy’: Millionaire Valid Retired By Jockey Nik Juarez

By Paulick Report/Chelsea Hackbarth on 08/22/2017 3:31 AM
On Tuesday, jockey Nik Juarez officially announced the retirement of multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Valid.
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Alabama Winner Jose Ortiz Outstanding as Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/21/2017 2:54 AM
A flawless week, including leading the North American jockey standings and winning three stakes, led Jose Ortiz to be named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending August 20, 2017.
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