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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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Keeping Fit, Being Selective Has Helped Smith’s Longevity In Saddle

By Paulick Report on 08/18/2017 9:43 AM
‘Big Money' Mike. ‘Iron' Mike.
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Segs4Vets Reaches Out To Horse Racing To Assist Disabled Riders

By Paulick Report/Ray Paulick on 08/16/2017 9:00 AM
Anne Von Rosen has a new ride, but she'd rather it be on a horse.
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Multiple Stakes Winner Irad Ortiz, Jr. Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/14/2017 3:07 PM
A pair of graded stakes victories and top rankings by earnings and wins was more than enough to secure Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week Honors for Irad Ortiz, Jr. for the week ending August 13, 2017.
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‘Blessed’: A Day In The Life Of Jockey Edgard Zayas

By Paulick Report on 08/14/2017 1:31 PM
Writer/photographer Mason Kelley recently spent time with jockey Edgard Zayas to chronicle his daily life and provide an inside look into what motivates Gulfstream Park's rising star.
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The 'Cajun Connection' at Del Mar Has Tales to Tell

By Del Mar Thorughbred Club/Mac McBride on 08/11/2017 12:32 PM
Cajun: An ethnic group mainly living in southwest Louisiana consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles (French-speakers from what now is Nova Scotia) who have exerted an enormous impact on the state’s music, food and culture – Wikipedia
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Jockey Ramon Dominguez to be inducted into Saratoga Walk of Fame

By NYRA Press Box on 08/09/2017 12:50 PM
The New York Racing Association, Inc. today announced the 2017 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez.
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Jon Court Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 08/07/2017 4:04 PM
Wins at three tracks last week, including the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby, earned Jon Court the title of Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 31 – August 6, 2017.
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Mike Smith named 2017 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award Recipient

By Del Mar Thorughbred Club Publicity on 08/07/2017 9:40 AM
Mike Smith, the Hall of Fame rider who has handled scores of top horses and won hundreds of major races over a 36-year career that has gone from highlight to highlight, has had another prestigious award added to his resume by being named the 2017 rec
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