Nothing compares to being in the starting gate with the roar of the crowd filling your ears and a powerful thoroughbred beneath you ready to run like the wind. It's a memory jockey Tammi Piermarini said she'll never forget about her 29 years at Suffolk Downs, the Hub racetrack that is closing after the sole Boston-area casino license went to rival Wynn Resorts in Everett. Read More
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Jockey Eddie Castro is used to taking risks. He must be in order to have become Monmouth Park Racetrack's third rider overall, based on 23 winners from 140 mounts. But on June 29, 2014, Castro suffered a large laceration on his leg when kicked from his mount Kamarius prior to the ninth race at the Monmouth Park card. The accident occurred as Castro mounted the horse. Kamarius, who was making his first career start, reared up, knocking off and kicking the jockey. Read More
Jockeys and humanitarians will come together Sunday, October 12, 2014 to benefit both The Simunye Project of South Africa and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. Former jockey Shane Sellers and Bridget Parker of Parker View Farm are hosting the Second Annual All-Star Jockeys' No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at The Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, Ky.Read More
Jockey Chris Landeros — winner on his past three mounts at Churchill Downs, including mutuels of $69.60 and $74.20 — is considered a patient rider. And this year he's had to test that trait off the racetrack as well. The 26-year-old Landeros, one of the top riders in Texas, made the jump to Kentucky after spending the winter in New Orleans for the first time. He has won 1,076 races, for purse earnings topping $17 million. But in Kentucky, he was almost starting over.Read More