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Returning from injury, Mena appreciates good shot with Peace Achieved in Breeders' Cup

By Jennie Rees on 10/21/2019 7:52 AM
Peace Achieved is unbeaten in three starts with blinkers and jockey Miguel Mena, a streak his team hopes to continue in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
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Brett Birzer: Son of the Heartlands

By Peter Monaco/ThoroCap on 10/18/2019 7:50 AM
As Brett Birzer watched his father walk up to the fence at Prairie Meadows to congratulate him on winning aboard Apolitical Queen, fond memories of his childhood came to mind.
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Luis Contreras named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/15/2019 8:35 AM
Luis Contreras won two stakes last week, including one of a limited number of graded races, and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for October 7-13, 2019.
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Joel Rosario earns Jockey of the Week award

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/08/2019 8:40 AM
With more graded stakes wins than any other jockey last week, Joel Rosario was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 30 – October 6, 2019.
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John Velazquez breaks graded stakes record, named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 10/01/2019 8:44 AM
After breaking the all-time record for graded stakes wins, John Velazquez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 22-29, 2019.
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Jockeys Juarez, Lopez in down-to-the-wire finish for leading rider at Monmouth Park

By Monmouth Park publicity on 09/30/2019 9:05 AM
The tightest jockey race in 21 years at Monmouth Park remains a too-close-to call affair
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John Velazquez looks to set graded stakes win record

By NYRA Publicity on 09/26/2019 10:45 AM
John Velazquez's career features more milestones than the decommissioned Route 66. A small sampling includes his Hall of Fame induction in 2012;
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Carlos Lozada win his first leading rider title at Louisiana Downs

By Louisiana Downs Publicity on 09/26/2019 10:17 AM
Carlos Lozada was dominant throughout the meet, topping a very competitive jockey colony to claim his first ever leading rider title.
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Santa Anita Fall Meet to feature world-class jockeys

By Santa Anita Publicity on 09/25/2019 11:26 AM
Fans and horsemen will once again be treated to an abundance of world class riding talent as Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet,
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Sophie Doyle earns first Grade I win, honored as Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/25/2019 10:29 AM
In a rare unanimous vote, Sophie Doyle was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 16-22, 2019.
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Graded stakes triple leads to Jockey of the Week for Irad Ortiz, Jr.

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/17/2019 9:53 AM
With more stakes wins than any other jockey, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 9-16, 2019.
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Off-track thoroughbreds shine at training aspiring jockeys

By Diana Pikulski/Thoroughbred Daily News on 09/13/2019 9:44 AM
Two consistent themes of Julie Krone’s Junior Jockey Camp at Long Shadows Farm in Cambridge, NY were the importance of good horsemanship and the adherence to the actual rituals and rigors
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Beschizza hoping for big conclusion to Kentucky Downs meet

By Kentucky Downs Publicity on 09/11/2019 7:49 AM
It’s already been a banner meet for the 26-year-old Beschizza, who also has a second and four thirds in 31 starts.
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David Cabrera notches 1000 career wins

By Bloodhorse/Frank Angst on 09/11/2019 7:47 AM
Jockey David Cabrera, looking to build on the most successful season of his career in 2018, secured a milestone victory Sept. 9 at Prairie Meadows.
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Big weekend at Kentucky Downs leads to Jockey of the Week for Jose Ortiz

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/10/2019 8:34 AM
With double the number of stakes victories of any other jockey last week, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 3-8, 2019.
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Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez nearing graded stakes win milestone

on 09/06/2019 3:42 PM
Hall of Fame Jockey John Velazquez is approaching fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey's record of 660 graded stakes wins in the United States and Canada.
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Jose Ortiz secures Saratoga riding title, named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 09/04/2019 9:59 AM
After earning the riding title at Saratoga for the third time in four years, Jose Ortiz was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 26 -September 2, 2019. The award is voted on
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Hammerle wins contest, over $25,000 directed to Jockey Health Initiatives

By Thoroughbred Idea Foundation on 09/03/2019 2:35 PM
It all came down to the last race of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s eight-week Summer Prop Contest. Long-time racing official Rick Hammerle, now of Oaklawn Park and Kentucky Downs,
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James Graham captures riding title at Ellis Park

By Ellis Park Publicity on 09/03/2019 1:51 PM
James Graham captured the fourth and fifth races on Ellis Park’s closing card to earn his first riding title in Kentucky with 26 wins.
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Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero dies at 61

on 08/29/2019 11:02 AM
Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, who fought numerous ailments for decades during and after a sensational riding career, died early Thursday at his home in Louisiana. He was 61.
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