Apprentice jockey Ramon Romero had a lot to celebrate Aug. 27, when he guided Lisa's Cat Nap to an upset win in the second race of the night at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to post his first victory.
Arturo Aparicio, an 18-year-old apprentice from Panama, landed his first and second wins in the United States July 17 at Ellis Park.
Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson guided Street Thunder, owned by Tom Grether Farms and trained by Kellyn Gorder, to a victory in the fifth race at Churchill Downs June 17 for the first victory of her career.
Apprentice jockey Kevin Orozco won the first race of his career Feb. 19 by scoring aboard Elle Woods Too in finale at Golden Gate Fields.
Jockey Tyler Gaffalione received the Eclipse Award trophy as the country's leading apprentice rider at the racetrack where he earned his first riding title earlier this year.
Apprentice jockey Lane Luzzi, son of veteran New York rider Mike Luzzi, won his first race Dec. 4 when he rode Midwest Thoroughbreds' Flo's Strawberry in Laurel Park's third race.
Ajhari Williams, a 19-year-old apprentice, recorded his first career win when he guided Bold Wolf to an off-the-pace victory in the second race at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 2.
Jockey Geena Kelly guided in her first career winner April 28 when Voter rallied from last to capture the sixth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Apprentice jockey Eric Cancel tallied his first victory in the United States when riding Acclaimed Racing Stable's Little Baker to victory March 8 in the third race at Gulfstream Park.
He is known as "Little Bill," a nickname given to him by older riders in recognition of a riding style matching that of Hall of Famer Bill Shoemaker.
Parx Racing-based rider Angel Suarez, who was a finalist for an Eclipse Award in 2012 as outstanding apprentice jockey, is in critical condition after being shot following an alleged break-in, according to news outlets.
The Czech Republic native owns the most wins for an apprentice jockey at the Washington State racetrack.
The three finalists in the Eclipse Awards category of Apprentice Jockey are Ryan Curatolo, Kyle Frey and Rosario Montanez.
Because some data presented to voters in the apprentice jockey competition for an Eclipse Award included wins and earnings for one rider after he had lost his apprenticeship, voting in that category will be re-conducted.
Apprentice rider Omar Moreno had a leg up on the competition heading into the 2010 racing season: He'd already been honored with a Sovereign Award as top apprentice in Canada for 2009 and now has an Eclipse Award.
Apprentice jockey Maylan Studart was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for x-rays following an accident in the second race at the Meadowlands Nov. 5.
Another Louisiana-born jockey, another national title. This time the honor goes to Joe Talamo, who won the Eclipse Award on Jan. 21 as the top apprentice jockey. The New Orleans native rode 249 winners and earned $10,705,403.
Emma-Jayne Wilson won the Eclipse Award as apprentice jockey of the year Monday night, becoming the second woman to win in 35 years.Emma-Jayne Wilson, who accepted the Sovereign Award last month for outstanding apprentice jockey in Canada, was awarded another well-deserved honor: an Eclipse Award.
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. had a busy year in 2004. Not only did the 19-year-old Lafayette, La., native finish his senior year of high school, but he also won his first riding title in his first full year of racing.
Irishman James Graham notched his first U.S. victory aboard B.J. Star Tuesday at River Downs.
John McKee, an Eclipse Award nominee for leading apprentice jockey of 2002, will leave Aqueduct in New York March 30 and return to the Kentucky circuit.
Raina Covington breaks her maiden at Meadowlands...Bally's to host handicapping championship.
Jockey John McKee tied the all-time record of apprentice wins by a jockey in one season at River Downs on Aug. 31.
Lorenzo Lezcano, an apprentice rider from Panama, topped Aqueduct's winter meet standings with 70 victories.
His first trip to a racetrack came in 1999. As an apprentice rider the following year, he would win with his very first mount. In a short but very successful career, things have come easy for Jeremy Rose.
Race riding is in the blood of Tyler Baze, who excelled as an apprentice in 2000 while competing on the Southern California circuit.
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