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GEROUX STAYS FOCUSED DURING ANOTHER BIG MEET

By Fair Grounds Publicity on 03/24/2017 9:11 AM
Jockey Florent Geroux is riding high on a serious season for the second consecutive year in New Orleans.
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Melancon undergoing physical therapy as he works to recover from stroke

By Daily Racing Form on 03/21/2017 6:09 AM
Retired jockey Larry Melancon is undergoing twice-a-day physical therapy while continuing to recover in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., from the partial paralysis and other effects from a stroke he suffered earlier this month while vacationing in North Carolina.
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Santa Margarita Win Secures Jockey of the Week Honors for Bejarano

By JockeyTalk360 on 03/21/2017 6:04 AM
Rafael Bejarano guided Vale Dori to victory in the Santa Margarita (G1) on Saturday and was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 13 – 19, 2017.
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Castellano Scores with Stakes Double-Double to be Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 03/14/2017 4:47 AM
The only thing better than winning two consecutive Grade 2 stakes is winning two consecutive Grade 1 stakes, a feat that Javier Castellano accomplished on Saturday, March 11 at Santa Anita. Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 6 – March 12, 2017.
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GONZALEZ SECOND IN OLDSMAR HISTORY TO RIDE SIX WINNERS ON A CARD

By Tampa Bay Publicity on 03/13/2017 4:00 AM
Tears of joy streamed down Karina Morales’ face as she hugged her husband, jockey Edwin Gonzalez, after his sixth victory today at Tampa Bay Downs.
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Castellano Cruises Home in the Fountain of Youth and is Named Jockey of the Week

on 03/06/2017 10:06 AM
Javier Castellano won two of the weekend’s Grade 2 stakes races and topped the leaderboard by total earnings for the week on his way to being named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 27 – March 5, 2017.
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Smith Out to Conquer the ‘World’ With Arrogate

By Joe Bianca/Thoroughbred Daily News on 03/03/2017 7:59 AM
In May of 2005, Mike Smith piloted a gray colt by one of his beloved former mounts to a 50-1 upset in the GI Kentucky Derby. Giacomo (Holy Bull) represented the jockey’s first career win in the Run for the Roses, and it should have been the springboard to new heights of success for the New Mexico native. Instead, the Derby score was an outlier during the toughest period for Smith’s business si...
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Dean Butler Named Jockey of the Month at Tampa Bay Downs

By Tampa Bay Publicity on 03/02/2017 3:05 AM
Veteran rider Dean Butler, who earned career victory No. 2,000 last April at Tampa Bay Downs, has been named the Hampton Inn & Suites Jockey of the Month.
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Albin Jimenez Reaches Career Milestone and is Named Jockey of the Week

By JockeyTalk360 on 02/28/2017 3:20 AM
After an impressive four-win day and reaching a new career milestone, Albin Jimenez was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 21-26, 2017. 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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JOCKEY ALEX BIRZER REACHES 3,000-WIN MILESTONE

By Oaklawn Park Publicity on 02/27/2017 3:59 AM
Jockey Alex Birzer became the 174th jockey in North America to win 3,000 races when he guided Numancia to victory in Sunday’s sixth race at Oaklawn. Birzer, 43, rode three winners on Saturday’s card to move within one win of the milestone, which came with fifth mount of the day.
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Stewart Elliott Wins George Woolf Memorial Award

By Santa Anita on 02/24/2017 7:19 AM
Stewart Elliott, best known for his 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wins aboard Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
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Paco Lopez Lands Five-Win Day and Jockey of the Week Honors

By JockeyTalk360 on 02/22/2017 3:14 AM
Fate smiled on Paco Lopez on Friday, February 17, when he won five races in a single card at Gulfstream. Lopez was named Jockey of the Week for February 13-20, 2017. 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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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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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 50TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 23

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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