February 23, 2015
Florent Geroux 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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Jacky Martin Award is for winners on and off the track

Jacky Martin Award is for winners on and off the track

February 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm

By Richard Chamberlain “It’s the very essence of horse racing: “My horse is faster than your horse.” When we’re talking fast, we’re talking American Quarter Horses, the fastest horses on earth. And when we’re talking about riding the fastest horses on the planet, we’re talking about jockeys like Jacky Martin, G.R. Carter Jr., Cody Jensen and Eddie Garcia. So thenRead More

Jerry Lambert on Native Dancer.

Jerry Lambert dies at 74

February 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

From the Paulick Report Jerry Lambert, one of California’s leading jockeys through the 1960s and ‘70s was found dead Monday morning at his place of employment, Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., by his daughter, Lacey, who is also employed at the farm. Born in Clyde, Kansas, on Dec. 27, 1940, Lambert, 74, was best known as the regular riderRead More

Luzzi tapped for George Woolf Award

Luzzi tapped for George Woolf Award

February 24, 2015 at 7:25 pm

From the Blood-Horse Mike Luzzi, America’s Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1989, has been named the winner of the 2015 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers. A 45-year-old native of Wilmington, Del., Luzzi has had a successful career riding primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region and New York. Luzzi, who has been sidelinedRead More

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Mike Smith earns Ride of the Week Honors aboard Far Right

February 24, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith earned himself the Ride of the Week title for his mount aboard Far Right in the Southwest Stakes (GIII) at Oaklawn Park on Sunday. Far Right settled well off the pace set by Mr. Z and began making his move rounding the far turn. The late run around traffic forced Far Right to goRead More

Solis ‘very impressed’ with Derby hopeful Metaboss

Solis ‘very impressed’ with Derby hopeful Metaboss

February 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

From the Paulick Report Hall of Fame, 5,000 victories, Breeders’ Cup successes. The only thing missing from the resume of Alex Solis is one every jockey savors: a Kentucky Derby triumph. The native of Panama has been second the Kentucky Derby three times: on Captain Bodgit in 1997; Victory Gallop in 1998; and Aptitude in 2000. Solis has ridden inRead More

Jockey Casey Lambert still going through ups and downs of sport

Jockey Casey Lambert still going through ups and downs of sport

February 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

By Felix Chávez / El Paso Times Casey Lambert has been a part of the horse-racing landscape since the age of 16 when he rode his first race as a professional. He’s twice endured broken necks, spent several days in a hospital with a concussion and punctured lungs and has had to battle the everyday ups and downs of beingRead More

F-T, Gulfstream to host poker tournament

F-T, Gulfstream to host poker tournament

February 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm

From the Blood-Horse Fasig-Tipton, in conjunction with Gulfstream Park, will host a charity poker tournament to benefit New Vocations and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in advance of the auction company’s Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training. The poker tournament will be held March 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET, in Gulfstream’s Poker Room. It is part of a week ofRead More

Meet Julian Leparoux – A Cracking Good Rider

Meet Julian Leparoux – A Cracking Good Rider

February 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm

From Neal Benoit’s GettingOutOfTheGate.com Continuing with our popular “Meet The People” series, I recently sat down with Julian Leparoux in the jockey’s room at Gulfstream Park.  Julian emigrated from France to the USA in 2003 and began riding thoroughbred horses as a jockey in 2005.  He made a big splash in 2006 by setting records for an apprentice in termsRead More