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"Champions for Charity" Commemorative 2019 bottle honors jockey Mike Smith

By Old Friends on 06/13/2019 2:38 PM
Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious international events, and Maker's Mark®, the original premium bourbon, today announced the 2019 Limited-Edition Maker's Mark bottle from the
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Belmont Stakes winner Joel Rosario named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/11/2019 7:17 AM
After a stellar weekend in the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, voters unanimously selected Joel Rosario as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 3 – 9, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding
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Geroux, Baze to join Ellis Park jockey colony

By Paulick Report on 06/10/2019 3:55 PM
Florent Geroux, rider of 2018 champion filly Monomoy Girl and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, will stay in Kentucky this summer in another sign of the increasing quality of racing and enhanced purses offered at Ellis Park.
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Hall of Famers honor peers at Jockey and Jeans fundraiser June 22

By Santa Anita Publicity on 06/10/2019 9:43 AM
A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven perman
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Leparoux earns Jockey of the Week title

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/04/2019 8:06 AM
With an upset victory in the Penn Mile and leading all jockeys by earnings for the week, Julien Leparoux was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 28 – June 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for ridin
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Leparoux becomes only seventh rider to record 900 Churchill Downs victories

By Churchill Downs Publicity on 06/03/2019 8:33 AM
French-born jockey Julien Leparoux became only the seventh rider in Churchill Downs history to record 900 victories beneath the historic Twin Spires when Whitham Thoroughbreds’ promising 3-year-old filly With Dignity captured Sunday’s eighth race, a
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Jockeys are doing their part to save horseracing

By Donna Brothers on 05/30/2019 9:21 AM
Lost in the melee and the aftermath of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is the powerful story of how the jockeys have come together to do their part to save horse racing.
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With graded stakes wins Flavien Prat named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/28/2019 3:52 PM
With wins in the Gamely and Summertime Oaks last weekend, Flavien Prat was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 20-27, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of
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No place like home for Aaron Gryder

By Santa Anita Publicity on 05/28/2019 1:24 PM
Aaron Gryder has ridden all over the globe, but like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, he ultimately found there’s no place like home.
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Charitiable Impact Group to host Belmont Stakes Handicapping event to benefit industry charities

By Thoroughbred Charities of America on 05/28/2019 10:11 AM
The Charitable Impact Group (CIG) will host the second annual “Run For Glory” Belmont Stakes Handicapping Event at Cherry Valley Country Club in Garden City, New York, on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Permanent
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Castellano wins Venezia Award

By NYRA Publicity on 05/28/2019 10:04 AM
The New York Racing Association, (NYRA) Inc. has announced Javier Castellano as the 2019 recipient of the Mike Venezia Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.
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Kendrick Carmouche continues successful return from injury

By NYRA Publicity on 05/17/2019 3:32 PM
Kendrick Carmouche continues to rocket up the Belmont spring/summer meet leaderboard, entering Friday tied with Jose Lezcano for the most jockey wins with 15.
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Joel Rosario wins Grade I Man O'War and Jockey of the Week title

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/14/2019 4:11 PM
After winning the only Grade 1 race of the week and leading across all metrics, Joel Rosario was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 6 – 12, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments
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Dominguez's 360 GT riding crop: Why it is different and how it fits into the whip debate

By Paulick Report/Natalie Voss on 05/10/2019 4:35 PM
In the hubbub of the Kentucky Derby disqualification drama, replays and still images have been analyzed and watched thousands of times as viewers try to get a handle on Maximum Security's path of travel and the resulting domino effect.
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Years after he hung up his tack, Hawley still haunts Woodbine

By Paulick Report/Lianne Crossley on 05/10/2019 8:31 AM
One day in 1987 at Keeneland, Kaoru Tsuchiya was wondering why one of her peers had not arrived in the female jockey quarters. A short time later she realized why — Sandy Hawley was a man.
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Trio of Grade I wins leads to Jockey of the Week title for Ricardo Santana, Jr.

on 05/07/2019 10:42 AM
Ricardo Santana, Jr. stood out to voters with his performances on Kentucky Derby week, and he was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 29 – May 5, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding
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Venezia Award voting now open

By NYRA Publicity on 05/06/2019 1:59 PM
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that online voting to select the 2019 Mike Venezia Memorial Award will open on Monday, May 6.  This year, racing fans will choose among a distinguished group of finalists including Javier C
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Scott Stevens to receive George Woolf Award Sunday, May 19

By Santa Anita Publicity on 05/03/2019 10:16 AM
In what will surely be an intensely emotional moment, veteran jockey Scott Stevens will be presented with the 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony at Santa Anita on Sunday, May 19.
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Derby-veteran Velazquez ready for return Kentucky Derby engagement

By NYRA Publicity on 05/01/2019 4:36 PM
Jockey John Velazquez is already part of an exclusive club when it comes to Kentucky Derby riders. The 2012 Hall of Fame inductee is one of just eight riders to have at least 20 mounts through the Run for the Roses' previous 144 iterations.
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Deshawn Parker leads by wins to be named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 04/30/2019 8:27 AM
With 10 wins last week, Deshawn Parker was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 22-28, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by
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