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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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Oaks, Derby benefit dinner scheduled for April 29

on 04/23/2019 12:19 PM
Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and New Vocations have been named the co-beneficiaries of the Charitable Impact Group's fifth annual Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner.
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Jorge Vargas, Jr. Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 04/23/2019 8:15 AM
With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey last week, Jorge Vargas, Jr. was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 15-21, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by
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Jockey Craig Perret elected to Hall of Fame

By National Museum of Racing on 04/22/2019 11:03 AM
Craig Perret, 68, was North America’s leading apprentice jockey by earnings in 1967 (prior to the Eclipse Awards) and won the 1990 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. A native of New Orleans, La., Perret
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Jockey Doyle eager for first Kentucky Oaks mount

By Keeneland on 04/17/2019 1:52 PM
When Sophie Doyle decided to leave her native England to continue her jockey career in America, she never thought she would be riding a Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender.
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UK Sports Medicine program will help jockeys ride safer

on 04/17/2019 7:47 AM
Any longtime rider of horses will tell you: It's not a question of whether you will fall off but when. For jockeys, the question becomes not whether they'll get hurt, but how badly (or for how long they'll be out of the saddle, going without pay, whi
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With two Grade I wins, Mike Smith named jockey of the week

By JockeyTalk360 on 04/15/2019 4:15 PM
With two Grade 1 wins at Oaklawn last weekend, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 8-14, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the
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Jockeys' Guild Postpones Plan to Ride without crops

By Jockeys' Guild, Inc. on 04/10/2019 11:55 AM
Through an agreement between the Jockeys’ Guild and the Thoroughbred Owners of California, jockeys will ride with crops Friday at Santa Anita. The Jockeys’ Guild has postponed its planned experiment to have its members ride without them as the organi
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Javier Castellano named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 04/09/2019 8:41 AM
With four Keeneland stakes victories last week, Javier Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 1-7, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys
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Gulfstream Park leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 04/02/2019 8:43 AM
After earning his first Gulfstream Park Championship meet riding title, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 25-31, 2019. The award is voted on by
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Deshawn Parker wins second leading rider title at Sam Houston

By Martha Clausen/Sam Houston Race Park on 04/01/2019 8:15 AM
Jockey Deshawn Parker picked up his second leading rider title at Sam Houston Race Park, dueling strongly with Iram Diego, but adding six wins over the last two days of the meet to draw clear. Parker
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Jockeys' Guild Statement on the use of Bisphosphonates

By Jockeys' Guild, Inc. on 03/28/2019 9:39 AM
The Board of Directors of the Jockeys’ Guild, which is composed of leading Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys, supports the view that until the research being conducted by the RMTC, AAEP, and
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