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By Najja Thompson Expanded in scope and now preparing Aqueduct’s apprentice jockeys for long and successful careers in thoroughbred racing, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) apprentice jockey program continues to develop new riders through intensive instruction and one-on-one mentoring. Led by legendary jockey and current NYRA television analyst Richard

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Jockey Cristian Esqueda won the Hialeah Juvenile Invitational at Hialeah Park and led all Quarter Horse riders in wins last month on his way to being named the AQHA/Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Month for the month of January. The award is voted on by a panel of Quarter Horse

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By Jennie Rees for JockeyTalk360 It took a huge year for a jockey to overcome a Triple Crown winner as the Eclipse Award champion rider. But Javier Castellano did just that to be voted North America’s outstanding jockey for the third straight year. Castellano rode the winners of the Travers

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Fasig-Tipton is partnering with the third annual Jockeys and Jeans, set for noon Sunday, Feb. 28, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The event benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Jockeys and Jeans will host an online auction of donated seasons for at least a week before the event, listing information on each

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By Rev. Eddie Donnally Though most of you reading this are involved in Thoroughbred racing in Florida, the name Roger Blanco is not likely to jump off the page and into your memory. The name does matter to Jockeys and Jeans and hopefully it will to you. At 23, in

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By Natalie Voss Three days after telling the Paulick Report he was contemplating retirement at year’s end, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza emphasized to the Santa Anita Park publicity department that he isn’t leaving the sport just yet. Agent Brian Beach echoed Espinoza’s comments to the Paulick Report detailing the

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From The Paulick Report Jockey Stewart Elliott, who piloted Smarty Jones to victory in the 2004 Kentucky Derby, will resume riding later this week at Santa Anita. According to the Daily Racing Form, Elliott hasn’t ridden since the fall of 2014 at Keeneland. Elliott rode at Keeneland despite sustaining a rib injury

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From The Paulick Report Ryan Moore, the Longines World’s Best Jockey of 2014, is scheduled to spend six weeks in Hong Kong. That stint began on Jan. 17, and according to the South China Morning Post, Moore hasn’t wasted any time. On Jan. 24, Moore captured the Group 1 Hong

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SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET TO COMPETE IN 49TH ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FEB. 11, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT PERMANENTLY DISABLED JOCKEYS FUND, HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & EYE ON JACOB FOUNDATION GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL BE SPONSORED BY J. PAUL

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By Jennie Rees for JockeyTalk360.com James Graham is back riding at the Fair Grounds, and if he won only three races in his first 52 at the meet through Jan. 24, he’s accomplishing his main mission in returning from Southern California almost halfway through New Orleans’ winter racing season. “I

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