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For the second consecutive season at the Spa, jockey Javier Castellano graciously has agreed to be your eyes and ears. Each week, Castellano, who won the last three Eclipse Awards for being North America’s most outstanding jockey, will be sharing his Saratoga Blog.  This is the first of seven installments. What

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CHICAGO – Saratoga jockeys are gearing up not only for the prestigious summertime meet in upstate New York, but will again battle for bragging rights as best (or worst) singer when they take to the stage for the 6th annual “Riders Up!” jockey karaoke contest. This year’s show will be

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By Frank Angst for the Blood-Horse Jockey Michael Davila Jr. registered the 1,000th riding victory of his career July 18 when he guided Chickaletta to a front-running victory in the first race at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Through Monday, veteran Davila was tied for fourth in the Finger Lakes

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Press Release HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Apprentice jockey Lane Luzzi, who fractured his collarbone in a riding accident June 9, has been cleared to begin galloping horses Monday. Luzzi, who had just moved his tack from Maryland to Florida in May, had won with three of his first nine mounts

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By Jennie Rees SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – July 14, 2016 – Robby Albarado — whose three Indiana Derby victories are the most for a jockey and who is looking for a fourth Saturday night aboard Whateverybodywants — recently became only the 14th rider to surpass $200 million in North American purse earnings. He

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) have teamed up to organize a lively day of golf and games during Travers week to benefit the two vital non-profit organizations. The first annual “Tee-Off for TRF/PDJF” will be held at McGregor Links

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By Tom Pedulla for America’s Best Racing When Angel Cordero Jr. started his riding career in New York in the early 1960’s, he was anything but an overnight success. Despite showing promise in his native Puerto Rico, he attracted only an occasional mount. When he worked horses on frigid mornings,

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QHQuarter Horse Jockey of the Month

Quarter Horse jockey Ivan Carnero was the winner of three stakes races this month including a dominating win aboard Jess Good Candy in the Ruidoso Derby. Those big wins and recently wrapped up riding title at Remington Park led him to being named the AQHA-Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Month

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Two-time champion Lanerie returns to all-star riding lineup HENDERSON, Ky. (June 17, 2016) — With the return of 10-time Churchill Downs leading rider Corey Lanerie, Ellis Park features its most accomplished jockey colony as the 94-year-old western Kentucky track runs its 2016 meeting July 2-Sept. 5. Lanerie, also a two-time

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Press Release HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – On the sidelines for nearly four months due to injuries, jockey Rafael Hernandez was happy to get back in action at Gulfstream Park in Sunday’s sixth race. The 31-year-old native of Puerto Rico eased his way back with one mount on Sunday’s program, finishing

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