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Bob Baffert and Mike Smith remember Arrogate's Travers Stakes

By NYRA Publicity on 08/21/2019 9:41 AM
The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. "In Their Own Words"
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Downs at Albuquerque jockeys visit Children's Hospital

By Downs at Albuquerque publicty on 08/19/2019 4:08 PM
Ten jockeys currently riding at Albuquerque Downs, accompanied by track chaplain Donald Stover, visited the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital in Albuquerque on Thursday, August 15.
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Sophie Doyle excited to make her Spa debut

on 08/15/2019 4:37 PM
Jockey Sophie Doyle is hoping her first visit to the Spa is one that comes with a Grade 1 victory.
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In Their Own Words: Alydar and Affirmed's Bittersweet 1978 Travers

By NYRA Publicity on 08/14/2019 11:43 AM
The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th RunhappyTravers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. “In Their Own Words”
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Jockey health and safety: Necessary advances benefit all of industry

By Dan Ross/Thoroughbred Daily News on 08/14/2019 7:58 AM
Before new student athletes at the University of Kentucky (UK) embark upon their collegiate sporting careers, they undergo a 2 1/2-hour battery of physical tests
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Orlando Mojica named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/13/2019 8:06 AM
With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey, Orlando Mojica was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 5-11, 2019.
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Trio of jockeys inducted into Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame

By Paulick Report on 08/12/2019 3:37 PM
The three most accomplished jockeys in the 30-year history of this Altoona, Iowa racetrack – Alex Birzer, Glenn Corbett, and Terry Thompson – were inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame
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Bejarano battles for leading rider title at Del Mar

By Del Mar Publicity on 08/08/2019 8:16 AM
Rafael Bejarano dominated the Del Mar jockey standings from 2012-2016, winning five straight summer meeting titles and only sharing one, the 2016 crown with Flavien Prat.
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Irad Ortiz, Jr. wins 5 races on single card at Saratoga, named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/06/2019 10:11 AM
After becoming the first jockey of the current Saratoga meet to win five races on one card, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 29 – August 4, 2019.
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Maryland apprentice Whisman transitions to Thoroughbreds

By Paulick Report on 08/01/2019 9:31 AM
People, like horses, can stray from their pedigree. In much the same way a horse bred for turf excels on the dirt, or vice versa, Laurel Park-based apprentice jockey Avery Whisman
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Castellano named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 07/30/2019 8:41 AM
The upset winner of the Alfred G Vanderbilt Handicap, Javier Castellano was chosen as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 22-28, 2019.
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Julie Krone to receive Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award at Del Mar

By Del Mar Publicity on 07/29/2019 9:56 AM
Julie Krone, a record setter and a record breaker who made an indelible mark on Thoroughbred racing during a stellar 20-year career in the saddle, will be honored at Del Mar on Saturday, August 17 when
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Haskell winner Luis Saez named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 07/22/2019 3:57 PM
With five stakes wins, including a redeeming victory aboard Maximum Security in the Haskell, Luis Saez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 15-21, 2019. The award
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Saratoga and Del Mar jockeys getting ready for East Coast vs. West Coast Karaoke

By PDJF on 07/22/2019 2:31 PM
Jockeys know how to warm up their mounts, but they’re also warming up their vocal chords in Saratoga and Del Mar in advance of the second annual “Riders Up! Battle of East-vs-West” jockey karaoke
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Alfredo Juarez, Jr. wins 3000th career victory

By Downs at Albuquerque publicty on 07/22/2019 9:57 AM
Jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. earned his 3,000th Thoroughbred win at Albuquerque Downs on Saturday, as the veteran rider piloted Vangilder to victory in the $70,000 Charles Taylor Derby for 3-year-olds.
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Mike Smith: He's One of Many, But Surely One of the Ones

By Del Mar Publicity/Mac McBride on 07/19/2019 1:11 PM
Here’s an easy one for most folks: What’s the most common last name in America?  Bet you didn’t even have to Google that one (though you can and they’ll confirm it).  
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With four stakes wins, Jose Ortiz named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 07/15/2019 4:19 PM
With four stakes wins on a single race card, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 8-14, 2019.The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding
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Chris Emigh hits career milestone, named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 07/09/2019 8:25 AM
After reaching a career milestone with his 4,000th race win, Chris Emigh was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 1-7, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for
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TIF Summer Prop Contests to benefit jockey initiatives

on 07/08/2019 1:54 PM
Beginning Saturday, July 13, the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) is launching a series of free-to-enter contests over the next eight Saturdays in which participants will answer a series of prop-style
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Lezcano wins first NYRA riding title

By NYRA Publicity on 07/08/2019 8:47 AM
Lezcano won his first NYRA riding title, totaled a 44-35-31 record in 190 mounts and earnings of more than $3.34 million in a highly competitive meet that saw the top-five riders separated by just five wins.
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