Miguel Mena won three races on the opening day card at Ellis Park, capped by Dixiana Farm’s 4-year-old filly Brie’s Lucky Charm taking the nightcap, a $50,000 maiden special race on turf. Mena, who missed last year’s meet while recovering from heel and ankle fractures resulting from a spill in mid-March at the Fair Grounds, […]
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Exactly six months after seeing his Championship Meet end with a serious leg injury, jockey Edgard Zayas celebrated as the leading rider at Gulfstream Park’s 2019 spring meet, which ended Sunday. Zayas, who turned 26 June 27, completed the 54-day stand with 70 victories, 13 more than runner-up Emisael Jaramillo (57). The native of Rio […]
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Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura somehow managed to regain his seat in the saddle in a display of true athleticism at Woodbine during Sunday’s sixth race. Riding a slightly rank Red Rollin down the backstretch, Kimura appeared to be unable to settle his mount. As frontrunner Red Queen’s Court crossed over toward the rail, Red Rollin […]
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Veteran jockey Corey Lanerie entered Saturday’s closing day program at Churchill Downs with a commanding 41-29 win lead over Miguel Mena in the jockey standings and clinched his 17th leading rider title at the 38-day Spring Meet. Lanerie, 44, has won six of the last eight Spring Meet riding championships. Lanerie was poised to win […]
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Brian Hernandez Jr. became only the 13th jockey in Churchill Downs history to ride 600 winners at the home of the Kentucky Derby when the 33-year-old won Friday’s featured 10th race aboard Twelfth Labour for trainer Dallas Stewart. “It certainly means a lot to get this accomplishment,” Hernandez said. “I started riding at Churchill the […]
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According to the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee on Twitter, jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured left wrist during an incident on Sunday at Churchill Downs. During the second race, Albarado was riding 2-year-old first-time starter Dennis’ Moment for trainer Dale Romans. The colt appeared to either stumble or clip heels with a drifting rival near […]
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“Horses have always been a huge part of my life. I’ve always loved them. They bring us freedom. I think horses should be honored, respected and appreciated because they do so much for us and without them we would have nothing. They are the most important things and we need to give back to them […]
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A spill in the fourth race at Parx Sunday sent jockey Richard Bracho to Philadelphia’s Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, where he remains as of Tuesday afternoon. According to drf.com, agent Evan Lauro reported that the 48-year-old Bracho suffered a fractured C-4 vertebrae as well as injuries to his back and bleeding on the brain. Cinnamon Latte, the […]
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After winning his 4,000th career race last week, Rafael Bejarano was chosen as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 10-16, 2019. 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 […]
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Jockey Rafael Bejarano celebrated the 4,000th win of his Thoroughbred career on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, riding the 3-year-old filly Portal Creek for trainer Bob Hess, Jr. The 37-year-old rider was born in Arequipa, Peru. “I feel blessed. Over all these years, this job is a love and it’s all about the horses,” Bejarano […]
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