Author: Jen Perkins

Nik Juarez Honored as Jockey of the Week after Five-Win Day at Monmouth

Jockey Nik Juarez won five races in a single race card at Monmouth Park and led all North American jockeys by number of wins last week to be named Jockey of the Week for June 12-18, 2017. 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 Animal Element’s Foundation Detox and Product X Performance Enhancer. Currently the leading rider at Monmouth, jockey Nik Juarez had a mount in 10 of the 11...

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Mike Smith Stuns with Five Stakes Wins and Earns Jockey of the Week Honors

Mike Smith won a remarkable five stakes races on a single card at Belmont Park and has been voted Jockey of the Week for June 5-11, 2017. 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. It is a challenge to win five races on a single card, let alone five stakes, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith accomplished the rare feat Saturday at Belmont Park. The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival offered ten stakes races on Saturday,...

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Lanerie Wins Five Races on Churchill Card and is Recognized as Jockey of the Week

Corey Lanerie won five races on a single card at Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 Aristides Stakes, and was recognized as Jockey of the Week for May 30 – June 4, 2017. 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. When jockey Corey Lanerie began his day on the Churchill Downs Saturday card, he had a scheduled mount in each of the 11 races, including the feature race of the day, the Aristides Stakes (G3). He...

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Tyler Gaffalione Leads in Wins, Named Jockey of the Week

Tyler Gaffalione led the North American jockey colony by wins last week to be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 22 – 29. 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. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend of racing, many jockeys traveled from coast to coast in search of graded staked victories, but jockey Tyler Gaffalione stayed home in Gulfstream, picking up 35 mounts and winning an impressive 13 times over the course of...

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Javier Castellano Named Jockey of the Week

In a rare unanimous vote, Preakness Stakes winning jockey Javier Castellano was awarded Jockey of the Week honors for May 15 – 22, 2017. 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. There will be no Triple Crown this year, but the excitement in the Pimlico stretch during this year’s Preakness Stakes was the next best thing as Javier Castellano and the up-and-coming Cloud Computing engaged multiple graded stakes winner and champion 2-year-old colt Classic Empire in...

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