Female jockeys are thriving at Turf Paradise racetrack

By Samantha Pell | Cronkite News on 02/17/2017 8:30 AM
Underneath a white tent on the apron of Turf Paradise racetrack, a group of female jockeys who are competing there this season awaited racing fans. Dressed in their racing silks, the women ranged in age from 16 to 43 and spent about two hours Saturday signing autographs and taking photos with the spectators.
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Hard Work Paying Off for Nik Juarez at Gulfstream Park

By Gulfstream Park Publicity on 02/16/2017 10:10 AM
Nik Juarez guided Super Spender for a victory in the $110,000 Claiming Crown Canterbury on Opening Day of Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet Dec. 3, kick starting a highly successful winter for the 23-year-old jockey.
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Jesus Castanon Named Tampa Bay Jockey of the Month

By Tampa Bay Publicity on 02/16/2017 3:20 AM
Jesus Castanon had a good feeling about 3-year-old filly Tapa Tapa Tapa before Saturday’s 37th renewal of the $100,000 Suncoast Stakes. She had breezed five furlongs eight days earlier in 1:01 2/5, and Castanon knew she would be tough to beat if she could carry that energy into Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South.
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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘One Of The Most Underrated Jockeys Out There’

By Chelsea Hackbarth/Paulick Report on 02/15/2017 8:36 AM
It was with an air of absolute confidence that jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr., rode top 3-year-old McCraken in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.
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Mike Smith Sweeps Santa Anita Stakes, Honored as Jockey of the Week

on 02/13/2017 10:36 AM
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith swept the pair of Grade 2 stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday and earned Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 6-12, 2017.
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on 02/13/2017 3:25 AM
The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 23 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.
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Gutierrez Notches Milestone 1,000th Career Victory

By Paulick Report on 02/10/2017 4:44 AM
Jockey Mario Gutierrez earned his 1,000th career victory when he booted home Hot Paris Night to win the final race on the card at Santa Anita Feb. 9
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‘They Just Want To Ride’: Small Changes In Scale Of Weights Have Big Impact On Jockeys’ Health

By NatalieVoxx/Paulick Report on 02/08/2017 11:33 AM
Somewhere in a corner of the jockeys' room at Santa Anita Park hangs an old set of forgotten silks. Veteran rider Mike Smith thinks they're only about 20 years old, but when a few other jockeys found them and tried them on, the silks didn't fit.
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Stakes Wins, Winning Streak Lead to Jockey of the Week Honors for Flavien Prat

By JockeyTalk360 on 02/06/2017 11:14 AM
Flavien Prat was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 30 – February 5, 2017 following a four-race win streak at Santa Anita that included two graded stakes victories
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By Fair Grounds Publicity on 02/06/2017 7:19 AM
Jockey Gabriel Saez achieved a milestone on Saturday when the newly turned 29-year-old Panama City, Panama, native earned his 1,000th career victory when I Hope won the eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
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Jockey Malcolm Franklin Rides 1,000th Winner

By Bloodhorse on 02/06/2017 6:24 AM
Jockey Malcolm Franklin rode his 1,000th winner Feb. 4, when he guided Belvin to a head victory in the fourth race at Turfway Park.
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Robby Albarado Reflects Back on 5,000 Wins with Bob Fortus

By JockeyTalk360 on 02/01/2017 4:19 AM
Riding the claimer Vivacious V.V. to victory in the first race January 22 at Fair Grounds, 43-year-old Louisiana native Robby Albarado became the 33rd North American-based jockey to win 5,000 races. The day before, Albarado won the Grade 3 Lecomte on Guest Suite.
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Jose Ortiz Impresses in Multiple Stakes to be Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 01/30/2017 11:22 AM
An impressive second-place finish in the world’s richest stakes race on Saturday and a sweep of a graded stakes double on Sunday led Jose Ortiz to be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 23-29, 2017.
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‘Match Made In Heaven’: Gladney Perfect Partner For California Chrome

By Paulick Report/Karen Johnson on 01/24/2017 3:27 AM
The first time Dihigi Gladney swung his right leg over California Chrome's back, eased his seat in the saddle, and slipped his boots into the stirrups, the exercise rider wasn't at all prepared for what he would feel next.
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Albarado Reaches Career Milestone and is Honored as Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 01/23/2017 10:58 AM
After reaching a milestone victory on Sunday and celebrating his 5,000th win, Robby Albarado was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 16-22, 2017.
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Luis Ocascio Wins Eclipse Award for Apprentice Jockey

By Daily Racing Form on 01/23/2017 3:44 AM
Luis Ocasio’s life has changed in many ways during the past year, and now he finds himself the winner of Eclipse Award for leading apprentice rider of 2016.
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Castellano Wins Fourth Eclipse Award

By Daily Racing Form on 01/23/2017 3:42 AM
Javier Castellano won his fourth consecutive Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey after leading all North American-based riders in both mount earnings and graded stakes wins in 2016. Castellano’s year included a Longines Kentucky Oaks victory with Cathryn Sophia, a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf win with New Money Honey, and a standout turf mount in Flintshire.
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By Fair Grounds Publicity on 01/23/2017 2:57 AM
Jockey Robby Albarado joined an elite group on Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when earning his 5,000th career victory. The 43-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana, native became only the 33rd rider to reach the milestone when guiding Oak Tree Stables’ Scott Gelner-trained Vivacious V. V. to victory in the day’s first race.
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Jockey Lane Luzzi Follows in Father's Footsteps

By America's Best Racing/Tom Pedulla on 01/20/2017 10:42 AM
Lane Luzzi's future was predictable at an early age.
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Guglielmino on Top at Portland Meadows

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog on 01/18/2017 3:58 AM
While the weather in Portland, Oregon has been tough on horsemen, horses and jockeys alike by delaying Portland Meadow’s closing day for weeks, the meet’s current leading jockey is just happy to get the opportunity to ride at the track.
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