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


January 26, 2015
Deshawn Parker
named
Jockey of the Week

Other News

Quiz #17

Quiz #17 is underway

Remember which jockey was nosed out of the Triple Crown, only to come back the next year and spoil another rider's Triple Crown bid? You could win an autographed Jerry Bailey trading card. Read More

Hallandale Beach to honor Javier Castellano

Hallandale Beach to honor Javier Castellano

Javier Castellano, who has won the Gulfstream Park riding title the past three seasons and the Eclipse Award as North America's leading jockey the past two years, will receive the Key to the City of Hallandale Beach the evening of Jan. 28 during a ceremony at City Hall. Read More

Anne Von Rosen:

Anne Von Rosen: "I will walk again"

Paraplegic former jockey, Anne Von Rosen, is writing her own chapter. "I'm determined to fight and not give up," she said from her apartment in Phoenix, Ariz. "Doctors never flat out told me I'd be paralyzed the rest of my life, but I accepted it to some degree. But I have said from the beginning that I will walk again." Read More

Bocachica released from hospital

Bocachica released from hospital

Jockey Orlando Bocachica was released from the hospital Wednesday evening. a week after breaking his arm and jaw when his mount in the second race Jan. 14, Centella, ducked into the gap after the start of the race, unseating the veteran rider. Read More

Highlights from the Jockeys' Guild Assembly

Highlights from the 2015 Jockeys' Guild Assembly

The welfare and safety of riders served as the backbone for discussion at the 2015 Jockeys' Guild Assembly, which concluded on Jan. 20, following two days of sessions at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. Read More

Cody Jensen takes AQHA honors

Cody Jensen takes AQHA honors

Jockey Cody Jensen is as tough as they come, and to prove it, he earned his second consecutive honor as AQHA champion jockey of 2014. Read More

Jockeys' Guild aims to increase PDJF funding

Jockeys' Guild aims to increase PDJF funding

The Guild began its annual assembly Monday, Jan. 19, at the Diplomat Spa and Resort in Hollywood, Fla. The Guild is celebrating its 75th year, and in launching this year's two-day assembly, national manager Terry Meyocks noted that many of the issues haven't changed over the years. One of the most important is assisting riders who have suffered permanent disability while riding. Read More

Napravnik relishes new role

Napravnik relishes new role

Two months after she announced her pregnancy and subsequent racing retirement to the world, nationally renowned jockey Rosie Napravnik was taking a rare break in the Fair Grounds office of her trainer/husband, Joe Sharp. Read More

Castellano wins Eclipse Award

Castellano wins Eclipse Award

Javier Castellano set a high standard in 2013, when he won his first Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey after establishing a North American record for mount earnings in a year. Castellano again managed to reach significant heights in 2014, and because of his accomplishments, he is an Eclipse Award finalist for outstanding jockey for the fourth time. Read More

Van Dyke wins Eclipse Award

Van Dyke wins Eclipse Award

Drayden Van Dyke jumped right into a career in racing following his high school graduation, traveling to Southern California from his home in Arkansas to work for trainer Tom Proctor. His ambitious move has paid dividends, as Van Dyke, 20, is an Eclipse Award finalist for outstanding apprentice jockey of 2014. Read More

Hernandez continues steady ascent

Hernandez continues steady ascent

The career of jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. has been a successful exercise in understatement. Self-effacing and subtly astute in demeanor, it is easy to forget when having a casual chat with the native of Lafayette, Louisiana that he once sat atop one of the greatest fillies in American racing history in Rachel Alexandra (in her first five races), has an Eclipse Award on his shelf (champion apprentice of 2004) and won the richest race in America when landing the 2012 Grade I $5,000,000 Breeders' Cup Classic with Fort Larned. Read More

The Westies

The Westies

Acclaimed tur writer Gary West presents the "Westies" in jockey categories that the Eclipse Awards do not cover. Read More