A bill that would increase riding fees for California jockeys and tie future hikes to the state's minimum wage law cleared the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee April 25.
Jockey Danny Sorenson underwent surgery at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood Sunday morning for a broken right hip suffered in a training mishap at Hollywood Park Saturday.
Jockey Danny Sorenson suffered a fractured left collarbone as the result of a mishap in Monday's first race at Del Mar. Sorenson's mount, longshot Perfect Judgment, stumbled badly while racing in the clear along the rail in midstretch and fell, unseating Sorenson.
Del Mar stewards heard two hours of testimony Friday during the second day of jockey Patrick Valenzuela's hair follicle testing case before adjourning the suspension challenge until Sunday morning.
Bernard C. Schiappa's front-running Giovannetti opened up a sizeable advantage over heavily-backed Green Team in the stretch and gamely held on for a sharp 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Ken Maddy Sprint Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
Jockey Danny Sorenson, sidelined since Sept. 17 with a shoulder fracture, has been cleared to ride again. He will be aboard Giovanneti in the El Canejo Handicap (gr. III) on Jan. 1.
Danny Sorenson, who suffered a fracture at the base of his neck in a spill in Thursday's seventh race, was a visitor to the Santa Anita jockeys' room Friday afternoon.
Veteran jockey Danny Sorenson, 45, suffered a fracture at the base of his neck when his mount, Kifissos, broke down and fell past midstretch in Thursday's seventh race at Santa Anita.
After a disappointing start, the $100,000 Ken Maddy Sprint at Golden Gate Fields Saturday featured a thrilling finish.
Jeff Mullins was a mainstay in Arizona for years, but the 39-year-old trainer recently moved his base of operations to Southern California, where he has been a frequent visitor to the winner's circle.
Longshot Taliano ran down even-money favorite Elan in the stretch and pulled away to post a three-length win in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile at 6 1/2 furlongs at Fairplex Park Sunday.
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