The Jockeys Guild
Jockey of the Week
is selected each week
by a panel of industry experts.

October 27, 2014
Alfredo Juarez Jr.
named
Jockey of the Week

Other News

Do you know your Breeders' Cup longshots?

Quiz: Do you know your Breeders' Cup longshots?

Enter JockeyTalk Quiz #5 for a chance to win a pair of goggles autographed by Javier Castellano. This week's question is about Breeders' Cup longshots. Read More

Live chat with John Velazquez on Wednesday

A chat with John Velazquez

Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez answered questions from racing fans on JockeyTalk360.com this week. See what he had to say about his Breeders' Cup prospects, and more. chat here. Read More

Hall of Fame jockey steers protégé to success

Hall of Fame jockey steers protégé to success

Mike Smith, a Hall of Fame jockey who remains at the top of his sport at age 49, likes to listen to Michael Jackson. Drayden Van Dyke, 19, the leading candidate to win the Eclipse Award as the top apprentice rider in North America, prefers a hip-hop beat. Read More

Moore looks for more success

Moore looks for more success

Ryan Moore, the 31-year-old jockey from England who has won races in 11 countries, was walking briskly Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the San Gabriel Mountains were glistening amid the hustle and bustle of horses preparing for this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More

Julien Leparoux rides 2,000th winner

Julien Leparoux rides 2,000th winner

Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in Wednesday's ninth race at Churchill Downs to earn his 2,000th career victory.The 31-year-old Frenchman has five mounts in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday. Read More

Jockeys in 'You Can Play' project

Jockeys in 'You Can Play' project

Earlier this year, I was asked to explore the possibility of shooting a "You Can Play" project video with the jockey colony at Saratoga Race Course, which boasts the top riders in the country for its seven-week summer meet. Despite racing six days a week and attending innumerable charity events at night, not a single jockey declined. Read More

How Mike Smith stays in shape

How Mike Smith stays in shape

As they age, many athletes put more effort into their workouts, but Mike Smith, a veteran jockey, did the opposite and scaled back. "I used to do too much and it wasn't always good for me," he says. "If you train too hard all of the time your body starts to ache. I found I was getting hurt and always tired." Read More

Richard Hughes captures English title

Richard Hughes captures English title

Horse racing jockey Richard Hughes is set to capture the English jockey title for a third consecutive time after his closest rival, Ryan Moore, announced that he will no longer be riding in Britain this year due to an injury. The win completes a come from behind victory for the 41-year-old jockey who trailed Moore much of the season after suffering a bad fall in Dubai last March. Read More