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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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Press Release ALBANY, CALIF. – Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze has announced his retirement, effective immediately. According to Equibase statistics, Baze won 12,842 races in North America, more than any other jockey. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Baze began his career in the Pacific Northwest, winning his first race Oct.

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Quarter Horse jockey Damien Martinez scored a stakes win in The Old South Derby and led all AQHA riders in wins during the month of May. Those accomplishments contributed to Martinez being named the AQHA/Jockeys’ Guild “Jockey of the Month”. The award is voted on by a panel of Quarter

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CHICAGO – June 8, 2016 — Belmont Park-based jockeys “bust a move” by starring in a video doing The Running Man Challenge to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund (PDJF). The video is available on the PDJF’s YouTube channel here (or click on the video below). The jockeys danced in response

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The 2010 Belmont Stakes will probably be remembered for its final sixteenth of a mile, where John Velazquez sent Union Rags through an opening inside of Paynter and Mike Smith. Nearly scraping the inside rail, Union Rags got up in the final strides to win by a neck. But the deft and confident way

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Mario Pino was announced as the 2016 recipient of the of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, earning the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. Established in 1989, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award will be presented to Pino following the conclusion of the first race, with

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Press Release HALLANDALE BEACH – Jockey Cornelio Velasquez, who has earned five riding titles in New York and has won four Breeders’ Cup races, is moving his tack to Gulfstream Park. Velasquez will accept mounts beginning Wednesday, June 1. A winner of more than 3,700 races and $164 million in

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ELKTON, Md. – A Kentucky Derby Day silent auction fundraising campaign held on May 7 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S. raised more than $40,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The auction was a collaborative effort by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA), PDJF, JockeyTalk360, and the

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By Jonathan Stettin There aren’t many things in life more important than taking care of your own. Whether it be in your personal life, in business, or your social life, it’s essential for success and happiness. There is no time this becomes more important than when we are talking about

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