Author: Wynn Elliott

Apprentice Weston Hamilton Rides First Two Pro Winners

Press Release LAUREL, MD – Apprentice Weston Hamilton, the youngest son of multiple graded-stakes winning journeyman Steve ‘Cowboy’ Hamilton, picked up his first two professional wins with his only mounts of the day Monday at Laurel Park. The 19-year-old shares the Laurel jock’s room with his dad, a winner of more than 1,300 career races who returned to the irons last year following a decade’s absence in part to help raise his sons, including older brother Garrett. Hamilton had ridden in three amateur races, winning a seven-furlong claiming event on My Uncle Al for trainer Patricia Farro Nov. 5...

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Woodbine’s 2017 Thoroughbred Meet Concludes

Press Release TORONTO, December 10, 2017 – Leavem in Malibu scored a front-running victory in the $125,000 Valedictory Stakes (Grade 3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance during Woodbine’s final program of the 2017 Thoroughbred season on Sunday. Jockey Patrick Husbands guided Leavem in Malibu ($9.40) to victory over even-money favourite Melmich in the last stakes race of the meet for owners Gary Barber and Conrad Farms. Sent postward as the 7-2 second choice in the 12-horse...

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The Longines International Jockeys’ Championship: a celebration of the world’s best jockeys

Press Release Creating a build-up to the Longines Hong Kong International Races, the Longines International Jockey’s Championship each year invites twelve world-class jockeys from all over the globe to take part in four intense rounds of racing. The jockey accumulating the biggest score is crowned the winner of the championship. With 24 points, Zac Purton claimed the coveted title, taking home the first prize as well as a Longines timepiece. Silvestre de Sousa finished second with 18 points, followed by Pierre-Charles Boudot with 16 points. The Longines International Jockey’s Championship is not the only occasion to celebrate the jockeys...

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Jala Jala Scores Dominating Triumph in Clasico del Caribe

Press Release Mexico-Based Filly Gives Ortiz Jr. 3 Clasico Internacional del Caribe Wins Well-Traveled Coltimus Prime Captures Copa Invitacional HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Mexico’s Jala Jala ran away with a nine-length victory in Saturday’s $300,000 Clasico del Caribe presented by Fasig-Tipton at Gulfstream Park, giving jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. three stakes victories in the $600,000 Clasico Internacional del Caribe. The Clasico del Caribe, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds, concluded the five-race Clasico Internacional del Caribe that was hosted outside the Caribbean and Latin America for the first time in its 50-year history and highlighted an all-stakes 11-race program....

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Torres Retires in Wake of Fourth Broken Neck

By Jennie Rees ‘It’s time for me to walk away – and I mean literally walk’ Jockey looks to be agent for young rider he can mentor Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 — Having returned from four broken necks to compete at a top level, jockey Francisco Torres said Saturday morning that he is retiring from the saddle after 32 years to pursue another career in horse racing. The catalyst came Nov. 23 — a month after Torres’ return from fractured and dislocated cervical vertebrae and a fractured tailbone — when his Thanksgiving Day Handicap mount suffered a catastrophic leg...

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