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Jockey Santiago Gonzalez is becoming known as one of the best turf riders at Del Mar, and that talent was in full display last Wednesday. In a 1 1/16 miles turf allowance race, Gonzalez and Frandontjudge were breaking from the very difficult outside post in a field of nine coming

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by Nancy Holthus/Indiana Grand Irish native Kieren Fallon is the newest member of the Indiana Grand jockey colony. While some might not be fully aware of his accomplishments in the saddle, don’t let his lack of domestic wins fool you. His notoriety has been earned oversees. He has been stable

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From The Paulick Report Triple Crown winner Victor Espinoza will soon add another feather to his riding helmet: on ESPN2’s SportsNation, the jockey announced that he will be joining Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars on ABC. Espinoza joins conservationist and actress Bindi Irwin as one of the celebrity cast

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By Hank Wesch / Del Mar In March, James Graham closed the Fair Grounds meeting in New Orleans with 106 wins and his first riding title after four runner-up finishes there over the years. Normally, his agenda then would have taken him northward on the Midwest racing circuit, winding up

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Each week during the Saratoga meet, Cynthia Grisolia sits down with Javier Castellano and puts his thoughts on paper for JockeyTalk360.  WEEK FIVE AT THE SPA: Well, this week all I can say is kudos to the guys working the gate at Saratoga.  If they hadn’t acted as quickly as they did

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By Karen M. Johnson (@WriterHorses) for JockeyTalk360.com It reads like a script for a Disney movie. Veteran jockey, who suffered severe injuries in riding accident, prepares to return to the saddle after months of rehabilitation. Meanwhile, his teenage son is set to launch his own career as a jockey. But

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Russell Baze, the perennial leading rider at Golden Gate Fields, will represent the United States in the World All-Star Jockeys competition Aug. 29-30 at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. The World All-Star Jockeys, an event conducted by the Japan Racing Association, also will include riders from the United Kingdom, France, Australia

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Ride of the Week

Melatonin was coming back from an extended layoff in a six furlong allowance race at Del Mar, a race loaded with early speed. As the #3 horse, Melatonin broke from the inside in a large field, so early position would be critical. Jockey Joe Talamo broke Melatonin perfectly and was

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By NYRA Press Office Five days after celebrating his 23rd birthday, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. extended his lead in the meet standings by riding five winners Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. It was the fourth career five-win day in New York for Ortiz and the first at Saratoga since Javier

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By Hank Wesch/Del Mar Victor Espinoza, the veteran rider who stirred racing history and glory when he guided the exceptional colt American Pharoah through his Triple Crown triumph this spring, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award. Espinoza will receive the award and its distinctive

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