Author: Jen Perkins

Luis Contreras Reaches Career Milestone, Honored as FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week

On the final day of the Woodbine meet, Luis Contreras won his 2,000th career race and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 10-16, 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. Luis Contreras wrapped up the 2018 Woodbine Thoroughbred season in style, winning his 2,000th career race on closing day of the meet. Contreras started the day just one...

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David Cohen Awarded 2018 Comeback Jockey of the Year

GRAPEVINE, Texas (Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018) — David Cohen — enjoying a banner season after resuming his promising riding career following an injury-induced hiatus spanning almost four years — is the recipient of JockeyTalk360.com’s fourth annual Comeback Jockey of the Year Award, presented by Red Brand Fence. Cohen will receive the award during the Jockeys’ Guild Assembly luncheon Tuesday at Top Golf located adjacent to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Irad Ortiz will be honored as JockeyTalk360 Turf Jockey of the Year, with Drayden Van Dyke recognized as JockeyTalk360 Breakthrough Jockey of the Year. The JockeyTalk360 awards are in...

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Drayden Van Dyke Named 2018 Breakthrough Jockey of the Year

Grapevine, Texas (Monday, Dec. 10, 2018) – The 2014 Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey, Drayden Van Dyke was unanimously voted TVG Breakthrough Jockey of the Year for 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. It was a notable year for Van Dyke as evidenced by his annual statistics, but also due to several career milestones, including winning his first Breeders’ Cup race,...

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Irad Ortiz, Jr. Honored as 2018 Turf Jockey of the Year

Grapevine, Texas (Monday, Dec. 10, 2018) – Irad Ortiz, Jr., the current leading jockey by earnings and wins in 2018, will also be acknowledged for his skills on the turf course as the 2018 Turf Jockey of the Year, sponsored by Duralock. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Voters respected the strong turf racing statistics and accomplishments of Irad Ortiz, Jr. on the ballot...

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Grade 1 Double Delivers FoundationDetox.com Jockey of the Week Honors to Drayden Van Dyke

  With wins in the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity and the Starlet Stakes, Drayden Van Dyke was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 3 – 9, 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. Van Dyke had just two mounts on the Saturday card at Los Alamitos, but they were in the two biggest races of the week: the...

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