True to form, jockey Jose Ferrer displayed a minimum of emotion after reaching the 4,000-win milestone Feb. 14 aboard 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Rocket Bottle in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
In her fourth mount, apprentice Rosie Higgins broke her maiden in the second race at Santa Anita Park Feb. 11 aboard Blue Law.
The Japan Racing Association has suspended jockey Luis Contreras for the use of the painkiller oxycodone, according to a Feb. 11 report from Sports Hochi.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's executive committee has unanimously approved a measure to designate retired jockey Ramon Dominguez as eligible for Hall of Fame consideration beginning in 2016.
In his first race since 2014, jockey Stewart Elliott couldn't have started worse, but finished up just fine.
Exercise rider Rosie Higgins, wife to Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, rode against him in her first race Jan. 15 at Santa Anita Park.
Retired jockey Randy Romero is to racehorses what Evel Knievel was to motorcycles and Nik Wallendato high wires. Skill, injuries, and courage are imbedded like bone screws in his career and life.
A career launched with modest expectations led to almost surreal accomplishments for Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux.
Disabled jockey Michael Straight visited the Gulfstream Park winner's circle following the seventh race Jan. 3 to raise awareness of advancements being made in the treatment of paralysis.
James Graham, who has been riding full-time in Southern California, is set to return to riding full-time at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots starting the week of Jan. 4.
Jockey John Velazquez has competed at racetracks around the world during his Hall of Fame career, but the 44-year-old rider will be breaking new ground when he heads to Australia Jan. 2.
Jockey Chad Lindsay and trainer Karen "Boots" Yanez notched their first wins Jan. 1 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Getting established in a veteran-dominated colony at Tampa Bay Downs seems like a minor task compared with what the young rider faced at the start of his career in April 2012.
A deal has been reached between regulators and New York Thoroughbred industry interests for payments to a fund that provides workers' compensation payments for injured jockeys, apprentice jockeys, and exercise riders.
Disabled jockey Michael Straight will raise awareness in the advancements of treating paralysis by walking into the winner's circle at Gulfstream Park Jan. 3 with the help of a bionic exoskeleton.
Sidelined after sustaining multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung during a spill at Los Alamitos Race Course Sept. 17, jockey Flavien Prat registered his first win on the comeback trail Dec. 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Standing together in the annals of Derby history are the two jockeys who have won five editions of the Derby each: Eddie Arcaro and the legendary Bill Hartack.
Jockeys Edgard Zayas and Tyler Gaffalione, who were unseated in separate incidents at Gulfstream Park Wednesday, Dec. 9, took off their mounts for the Dec. 10 card, but are expected to return to riding as early as Friday.
At the conclusion of its second fall season since the closure of Hollywood Park, Del Mar saw a decrease in daily average handle for the five-week stand when compared with last fall's four-week slate.
Jockey Corey Lanerie and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey have locked up the respective jockey and owner titles at Churchill Downs as the 21-day fall meet enters its final day Nov. 29.
Jockey Jareth Loveberry, enjoying a successful second season at Remington Park, posted his 1,000th career victory when he won the second race Nov. 28 aboard Lawless West.
Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez had X-rays come in negative Nov. 20 following a fall well beyond the wire after Friday's fifth race at Golden Gate Fields.
Racing Australia chairman John Messara defended his organization's approach toward modifying whip use after the Australian Jockeys Association voted for the third time to support postponing any rule changes for 12 months.
West Virginia's high court has overturned a circuit court decision that vacated a WVRC order to suspend and fine seven jockeys in a 2009 case in which they were permitted to ride over the published weight.
Headed by Victor Espinoza and Ryan Moore, some of the world's top riders will compete in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 9 at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong.
Jockey Pat Valenzuela is scheduled to ride in races for the first time since January 2014 with two mounts Nov. 19 at Delta Downs for trainer Karl Broberg.
Jockey Flavien Prat, who was injured in a Los Alamitos spill in September, had his body brace removed Nov. 12 and could return to riding by January.
Pat Eddery, one of the most successful jockeys of all time, died Nov. 10 at the age of 63. According to reports from Great Britain, he had been in poor health.
It was a strong Indiana Grand Racing & Casino meet for Jockey Albin Jimenez from start to finish.
Team O'Neill pulled off a deep closing drive to clinch Santa Anita Park's fall meet training title Oct. 25, bypassing Jerry Hollendorfer in the final race on the final day of the month-long meeting.
Apprentice jockey David Lopez, out since June 6 with a back injury, will return to competition Oct. 22, opening day for Golden Gate Fields' 32-day fall meet.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez won on all five of his mounts Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park and took five of the first six races at the Arcadia, Calif., track. All of his victories came for different trainers.
Retired jockey and trainer John Baboolal, of North Beach, Md., died at age 65 on Sept 11, said his wife, Barbara.
After winning the first main-track mile race held in many years, perhaps ever, at Keeneland, jockey Corey Lanerie had some advice for riders trying the distance in the weeks to come: Get out of the gate.
Jockey diagnosed with 'incomplete spinal cord injury' perseveres after July 22 incident.
Jockey agent Derek Lawson was surprised when he walked into Flavien Prat's room at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Sept. 23. His rider was standing up, by himself, looking him right in the eye.
Jockey Rajiv Maragh offered a positive update on his long road to recovery Sept. 23, when he shared news of his latest doctor's exam with followers on Twitter.
Five days after breaking multiple vertebrae in his back and puncturing a lung after a fall at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Flavien Prat was out of bed and walking for the first time Sept. 22.
The morning after a fall at Los Alamitos Race Course caused multiple fractures in his back, jockey Flavien Prat remains in the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center's intensive care unit.
After a spill that sent Flavien Prat and Santiago Gonzalez to the ground Sept. 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course, both jockeys were transported to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Apprentice jockey Kali Francois earned her first victory as a jockey Sept. 13 aboard Marcy Brooks and David Diamond's Brave Titan at Monmouth Park.
With a closing drive aboard 3-year-old filly Nite Delite in a maiden special weight event Sept. 12 at Los Alamitos, jockey Edwin Maldonado claimed his 1,000th victory.
Jockey Victor Espinoza has signed up to be one of the contestants in the new fall season of Dancing With The Stars.
Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos won more than 4,000 races and seven Breeders' Cup events in his lengthy career, and he remains grateful for his many years in the racing business.
A day after the California Horse Racing Board cleared Patrick Valenzuela to exercise horses, the 52-year-old jockey was on the track the morning of Aug. 7 at Del Mar doing just that.
California is the third state jockey Santiago Gonzalez has ventured to in his quest to make a place for himself in American racing. It's the place that was his ultimate goal while growing up in Venezuela.
The California Horse Racing Board cleared jockey Patrick Valenzuela to exercise horses Aug. 8 per a settlement between the two parties. His license to ride in races, however, will remain suspended through Oct. 31.
Though he has been cleared by doctors to resume riding, New York-based veteran journeyman Mike Luzzi said he has not set a timetable to return to the saddle.
Almost 30 racetracks will participate in "PDJF Day Across America," a fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund, on Aug. 1, with numerous events and auctions are scheduled at racetracks.
Jockey Sheldon Russell returned to the saddle July 31 at Laurel Park after missing nearly three months of race riding due to injuries.
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