Author: Wynn Elliott

Sophie Doyle Lands Four Wins On Thursday

Arlington Press Release Sophie Doyle equaled her North American best on Thursday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse when recording four wins on a single card for the second time in her career. After taking the opener by almost 10 lengths aboard Gary Broad’s Student Body ($8.60) for trainer Chris Davis, Doyle went on to capture race three for trainer Brian Williamson with Nancy Vanier, Brady Tauber, Steve Gordon and Bryan Ward’s Big Al ($7.20). She scored in the fourth race aboard Moon Snow Farm’s wagering-favorite Ginger Snap Dance($6.60) for trainer Wayne Catalano and again in the sixth with Williamson trainee Romeo O Romeo ($10.20) for Nancy Vanier, et al. “It’s been fantastic,” said Doyle. “Just to win with my first three mounts on the day was amazing. When it happens it just comes so easily – it all works out.” “Sophie is riding so well right now,” said trainer Brian Williamson. “She has great hands and a good sense of pace. It’s always nice to see that.” This is Doyle’s first season riding full time at Arlington since the England-native moved her tack to the United States in 2013. She finished second overall in the jockey standings this spring at Hawthorne Race Course, where she first won four races in a single day on their April 26 card. Doyle currently ranks third at Arlington with 51 total wins this...

Read More

Anonymous Owner Donates $5K To Carmouche Toward Jockey’s Recovery

By Jennie Rees FRANKLIN, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018) — A stakes-winning owner during Kentucky Downs recent meet is donating $5,000 for assistance to Kendrick Carmouche, the jockey who sustained a severely fractured leg when his mount fell after being forced to clip heels. “Our group was fortunate enough to win a large purse at Kentucky Downs,” said the owner, who did not want to be identified. “Sadly, Kendrick Carmouche did not fare as well as we did. “Jockeys are as integral a part of our sport as are owners and the horses themselves. Kendrick is expected to be sidelined four to six months. Even with insurance, that’s a very long time to be unable to work, and expenses mount quickly. We are pleased to share some of our good fortune with Kendrick and his family for their use during his recovery. We hope other owners who benefited from the racing at Kentucky Downs will do the same.” Those wishing to contribute can send checks (or similar) made out to Kendrick Carmouche and mailed to the Jockeys’ Guild, 448 Lewis Hargett Circle, Suite 220, Lexington, KY 40503. The Guild will ensure all contributions go directly to the jockey and his family. Carmouche’s mount, Chattel, was among the leaders in midstretch of the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint on Sept. 8 when another horse vying for the lead, Sovereign...

Read More

Hector Diaz, Jr. Hits A Triple On Sunday At Suffolk Downs; Rubensilvera Wins $5,000 Jockey Challenge

Suffolk Downs Press Release East Boston, MA — SuffolkDowns hosted the final of four scheduled live racing and food truck festivalweekends of the year and concluded the 2018 season on Sundaywith aneleven-race card. Jockey Hector Diaz, Jr. rode three winners on the day andRuben Silvera swept the $5,000 Jockey Challenge. “We arevery happy about the way these festival weekends have turned out and thesupport they have gotten from the local horsemen and horsewomen,” said Chip Tuttle, the Chief Operating Officer at SuffolkDowns. “As part of our ongoing partnership with the New England HBPA and theMassachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders Association, we plan to file a request fordates in 2019 with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission by the end of themonth.” Jockey Hector Diaz,Jr. kicked off his triple in the second race with a win aboard Stormy Change($3.80) for trainer Gregory Sacco. He piloted King of New York ($10.40) tovictory in the seventh race for trainer David Donk and took the featured ninthrace with Diamond Play ($6.00) for Kelly Breen. Suffolk Downs also concludedthe fourth $5,000 Jockey Challenge of the year in which the riders compete forpoints over the course of the weekend. Jockey Ruben Silvera took home the topprize of $2,000 and led the standings with 41 points. Erik Barbaran finishedsecond with 40 points for a prize of $1,500 while Jose Baez and PedroMonterrey, Jr. tied for third with 36 points each and each received $750. The2018...

Read More

Gulfstream Jockeys Visit Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital

Gulfstream Press Release HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockeys and staff from Gulfstream Park visited children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in nearby Hollywood Monday afternoon. Jockeys visited children in the play room before visiting children and parents in individual rooms. The jockeys brought coloring books, stuffed animals, backpacks, bracelets and goggles. Children also took pictures wearing jockey silks. Jockeys attended included Tyler Gaffalione, C.C. Lopez, Carlos Montalvo, Luca Panici and Raul Mena. “It means so much to me to be able to give just a small portion of my day to visit with the kids,” Panici said. “It’s truly a humbling experience,” Gaffalione said. “I’ve been coming for the last four years. It makes you realize how blessed we are.” “It’s like a wake-up call to have such a small period of time with these kids,” Montalvo said. “They’re in a lot of pain, and some are so young they do not even understand why they are here. To see what their families and friends have to go through is a lot. For us to be able to come and visit it means a lot from the bottom of our hearts.” Shannon Bajwa, a Child Life Specialist at Joe DiMaggio, said: “It means a lot to the patients. Sometimes they’re here for a long time and they don’t have much to look forward to, so when we have visitors...

Read More

Carmouche Sustains Hairline Leg Fracture In Spill

Kentucky Downs Press Release (Jennie Rees) FRANKLIN, Ky. (Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018) — Kendrick Carmouche sustained a hairline fracture of his right femur when he went down in a spill after his mount Chattel clipped heels in the stretch during Saturday’s $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint, according to Daily Racing Form writer Marty McGee and confirmed by the jockey’s agent. Carmouche told McGee, who spoke with the jockey by phone early Sunday, that he would be transferred from the TriStar Skyline Medical Center north of Nashville to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for surgery. Kevin Bubser, the jockey’s agent, said the surgery would be either late Sunday or early Monday. “I had another set of X-rays taken and there’s no separation in the bone,” Carmouche told McGee. “They’re going to put a screw in it and I’m going to be able to put pressure on the leg” soon thereafter. “They’re saying seven to eight weeks before I’m back riding.” Chattel was battling for the lead with eventual winner Moonlight Romance and Sovereign Impact, when Sovereign Impact came out sharply and caused Chattel to clip heels and fall, sending Carmouche hard to the ground. Chattel sustained a fractured right shoulder in the spill and had to be euthanized. Sovereign Impact, ridden by Adam Beschizza, was disqualified from third to last, for causing interference. The filly Moonlight Romance wound up winning...

Read More

Foundation Detox

Foundation Detox

@JockeyTalk

Half A Chance

Half A Chance

Ride to Win: An Inside Look at the Jockey’s Craft

Ride to Win: An Inside Look at the Jockey’s Craft

Horse Races NOW

Horse Races NOW
%d bloggers like this: