March 23, 2015
Jose Lezcano named Jockey of the Week

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

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Sensors Will Teach Jockeys Proper Position; Reduce Falls

Sensors Will Teach Jockeys Proper Position; Reduce Falls

March 30, 2015 at 9:09 am

From The Paulick Report Motion tracking devices are being used to establish the optimal riding position for jockeys, as well as to reduce the risk of injury to both horse and rider. A research team from the Royal Veterinary College is analyzing the riding style of more-experienced jockeys and comparing that style to novice riders to try to determine ifRead More

Jockeys On The Move. . . a list of where your favorite riders are competing this weekend

Jockeys On The Move. . . a list of where your favorite riders are competing this weekend

March 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm

With all of the Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend, jockeys around the country are leaving their current colonies in search of the mount that could produce the next Triple Crown winner. Below you will find where your favorite rider is calling home and their stakes mounts on Saturday: Fair Grounds Kent Desormeaux (Santa Anita) Race 4 – Crescent CityRead More

Tyler Baze wins the Ride of the Week

Tyler Baze wins the Ride of the Week

March 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

Tyler Baze’s expert handling of Courageous Call in Saturday’s seventh race at Santa Anita earned him the JockeyTalk360 Ride of the Week honors. Baze showed textbook riding form in going wire to wire in the allowance race. The break from the gate was critically important. Baze was on a runner with early speed and was starting from the two post.Read More

Hialeah Park Hall Of Fame To Add Four Well-Known Personalities

Hialeah Park Hall Of Fame To Add Four Well-Known Personalities

March 25, 2015 at 8:48 am

Hialeah, FL / March 23, 2015 – Hialeah Park will add four well-known racing personalities to its Hall of Fame on Monday March 30 when Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame jockeys Jerry Bailey, Angel Cordero, Jr., and Jose Santos join recently retired track announcer Tom Durkin for induction ceremonies at this iconic racing landmark. All four will be the featuredRead More

Gary West’s 2015 Derby Rankings

Gary West’s 2015 Derby Rankings

March 24, 2015 at 1:12 am

With the connections of Texas Red declaring the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile off the road to Kentucky, John Velazquez moves to the front of the line among jockeys on their way to the Kentucky Derby. Velazquez has three possible Kentucky Derby mounts at this point — Carpe Diem, Materiality and Frammento. The jockeys’ points are based on theRead More

Jockeys’ Guild, Parx Racing Reach Agreement

Jockeys’ Guild, Parx Racing Reach Agreement

March 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

By Ron Mitchell from The Blood-Horse The Jockeys’ Guild has reached an agreement with Parx Racing, resolving their dispute in a manner that will not alter the current on-track accident policy at the Pennsylvania track. After discussions between the parties March 18, all jockeys will continue to be covered by the $1 million on-track accident insurance policy both in theRead More

Luis Quinonez wins Ride of the Week aboard Gold Medal Dancer in Saturday’s Azeri Stakes

Luis Quinonez wins Ride of the Week aboard Gold Medal Dancer in Saturday’s Azeri Stakes

March 18, 2015 at 8:55 am

When facing champion Untapable, who was bet down to 1–9, Gold Medal Dancer would need to run the race of her life, get a perfect ride, and have a little luck. She got all three. At the break, Gold Medal Dancer broke very sharp while Untapable acted up the gate and broke a half step slow. That allowed Quinonez toRead More