Author: C.J. Johnsen

Gilligan Releases Book About Son’s Early Jockey Career

Press Release Patrick Gilligan has released a book about relocating to America so his son Jack could pursue his dream of becoming a jockey. Around Kentucky—with the Bug! is about fathers and sons, professional sport and what it takes to succeed. The book is peppered with stories about love, life, travel and reflection while offering brilliant insight into the intangible allure of Thoroughbred racing. Gilligan’s conversational and humorous tone makes for light reading. “The book started as a few random articles written for Gallop Magazine,” Gilligan said. “Then I wanted to catalog Jack’s bug year, and I thought maybe...

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The marvelous comeback story of jockey David Cohen

by Peter Monaco for BetChicago.com Soon after being born on Oct. 29, 1984, in Torsen, California, David Cohen was introduced into the horse racing scene by his father. Morry Cohen was a well-respected and well-known owner, trainer and breeder on the California circuit, and David dove right into the family business. He started out by breaking young horses for his dad and progressed to becoming a groom and eventually a trainer’s assistant. David Cohen then spent several years in Las Vegas before going back to California to graduate from Laguna Beach High School. He launched his riding career the...

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Da Silva Sets New Record, Earns 2018 Riding Title at Woodbine

Edited Press Release TORONTO, December 16, 2018 – The 2018 Thoroughbred meet wrapped up with a 14-race program on Sunday afternoon. Taking the jockey and trainer meet titles, Eurico Rosa da Silva and Norm McKnight put the finishing touches on their respective record-breaking seasons during the closing weekend. Adding three wins on Sunday, Da Silva extended his record for most wins in a single Woodbine meet to 237. The Brazil native has topped the Woodbine jockey standings five times in his career. Da Silva, who recorded 29 stakes wins, also topped all jockeys for earnings with his mounts banking $10.9 million. He finished the 2018 season with a commanding lead over Rafael Hernandez (168 wins), Luis Contreras (119 wins), Gary Boulanger (93 wins) and teenage apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura, who cracked the top five with 89 wins. Share this:PrintTweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like...

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Bridgmohan Wins Six at Ellis Park, Earns FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week Title

  With six wins at Ellis Park on Sunday, Shaun Bridgmohan was named Jockeys’ Guild FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week for July 30 – August 5, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the Week is sponsored by FoundationDetox.com, America’s #1 Equine Toxin Remover. Bridgmohan wasted no time getting on the board as he swept the early pick 3. In the first race, a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds going one mile on the turf,...

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Edgar Prado Wins 7,000th Race, Named FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week

  After becoming the eighth North American Jockey to win 7,000 races, voters named Hall of Famer Edgar Prado the Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 14 – 20, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the Week is sponsored by FoundationDetox.com, America’s #1 Equine Toxin Remover. The 50-year-old Peruvian spent the first half of the week at Parx, where he notched win number 6,999 aboard the Miguel Vera trainee Hydraulic...

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