March 30, 2015
John Velazquez 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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Junior Alvarado Earns Ride of the Week

Junior Alvarado Earns Ride of the Week

April 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Jockey Junior Alvarado piloted Lady Lara (IRE) to victory in Saturday’s $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes at Gulfstream Park and was awarded the JockeyTalk360 Ride of the Week. Lady Lara was bumped and pinched back within 100 yards out of the gate. Alvarado did not panic, gathered her and found the rail in the first turn. Lady Tara sat on the rail untilRead More

PDJF to Benefit From ‘Fillies & Lillies’

PDJF to Benefit From ‘Fillies & Lillies’

March 31, 2015 at 11:30 am

From The Blood-Horse The “Fillies & Lilies Party,” one of Kentucky Derby week’s new social happenings, has named the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund as the event’s charity beneficiary for 2015. The announcement was made March 25 by QuintEvents’ Derby Experiences, the official experience package provider to Churchill Downs. The Fillies & Lilies Party at the Kentucky Derby Museum in LouisvilleRead More

Gary West’s 2015 Derby Rankings

Gary West’s 2015 Derby Rankings

March 30, 2015 at 6:12 pm

After winning the Florida Derby on Materiality, John Velazquez holds a pair of aces as he moves closer to the most famous of races, the Kentucky Derby. He’s the regular rider for two of the top five horses on the road to Kentucky, as well as Madefromlucky, who’s to make his next start April 11 in the Arkansas Derby. FlorentRead More

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