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Castellano, Smith, Velazquez Nominated for ESPY as Best Jockey

By America's Best Racing on 06/22/2017 4:59 AM
Leading riders Javier Castellano, Mike Smith, and John Velazquez have been nominated for the 2017 ESPY Award as Best Jockey, the cable sports television and online network announced today.
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Nik Juarez Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/20/2017 4:30 AM
Jockey Nik Juarez won five races in a single race card at Monmouth Park and led all North American jockeys by number of wins last week to be named Jockey of the Week for June 12-18, 2017
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Jockey Karamanos Rides 2,000th Career Winner Sunday at Laurel

By Laurel Park Publicity on 06/19/2017 6:55 AM
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.
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Julien Leparoux, Miguel Mena Record Milestone Victories At Churchill Downs

on 06/16/2017 10:10 AM
Jockey Julien Leparoux, No. 8 in all-time victories at Churchill Downs, rode his 800th winner beneath the Twin Spires in Thursday's third race.
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Meet The New Leading Rider At Indiana Grand

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.
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Mike Smith Wins Five Stakes and Earns Jockey of the Week Honors

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/12/2017 11:57 AM
Mike Smith won a remarkable five stakes races on a single card at Belmont Park and has been voted Jockey of the Week for June 5-11, 2017.
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Jockeys raise spirits of children at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

By NYRA Press Box on 06/08/2017 10:34 AM
Smiles and laughter filled the halls of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Thursday when five of the New York Racing Association's best jockeys made their annual visit.
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Jockeys and Jeans raises more than $250K for PDJF

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.
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Once again, Smith loaded for bear on a big day

By Daily Racing Form/Mary Rampellini on 06/08/2017 6:25 AM
Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has had a year to remember, and it’s only June.
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Indiana Grand: Jockey Prescott Notches 3,500th Career Victory

By Paulick Report on 06/07/2017 7:37 AM
Rodney Prescott, Indiana's all-time leading jockey, scored his 3,500th career victory at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Friday, June 2.
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Stability of Family Helps Hill Climb Mountain

By Bloodhorse on 06/07/2017 6:50 AM
The more Channing Hill tries to talk about himself, the more he keeps mentioning the names of others.
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Lanerie Wins Five Races on Churchill Card and is Recognized as Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 06/05/2017 11:50 AM
Corey Lanerie won five races on a single card at Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 Aristides Stakes, and was recognized as Jockey of the Week for May 30 – June 4, 2017.
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High School Wrestling Helped Jockey Nik Juarez Develop His Riding Career

By Paulick Report on 06/05/2017 5:35 AM
Nik Juarez was a wrestler at his Westminster, Md. high school, but the 23-year-old is now busy building his career as a jockey.
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"Sport of Kings: Behind the Scenes at the Kentucky Derby"

on 06/02/2017 4:30 AM
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.
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Jockeys collect 365 pounds of peanut butter for homeless veterans

By Indiana Grand press on 06/01/2017 10:48 AM
Peanut butter is one of the hottest commodities in the store available at Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF).
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Easy Gryder clocks up miles to take four rides in California

By Racing Post on 05/31/2017 6:06 AM
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.
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Gaffalione Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 05/31/2017 3:28 AM
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.
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John Velazquez and Javier Castellano to throw out ceremonial first pitches Tuesday at Mets game

By NYRA Press Box on 05/30/2017 6:06 AM
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.
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Preakness Notes Thursday, May 18

By Pimlico Race Course on 05/18/2017 11:07 AM
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.
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Carmouche to receive 2017 Mike Venezia Award

By NYRA Press Box on 05/18/2017 10:39 AM
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.
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