Ramon Dominguez, the reigning two-time Eclipse Award winner, joined Hall of Famer John Velazquez July 22 as the only riders in the 144-year history of Saratoga Race Course to win six races on a single card.
An international conference on research to improve the health and welfare of jockeys will be held at Monmouth Park in New Jersey Sept. 15-16.
Alex Birzer became the second jockey to win 1,000 races at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 24 when he won the fourth race with Lazeka.
Jockey Robby Albarado entered a not-guilty plea in Jefferson County, Ky., District Court May 8 in connection with his arrest May 4 on assault charges.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez will stick with Hansen in the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), his agent has said.
A subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will conduct a hearing on health and safety issues in horse racing April 30 in Pennsylvania, according to an April 23 notice.
A trial involving an owner and trainer ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in 2010 is scheduled to begin April 23 in United States District Court in Pennsylvania.
The West Virginia Racing Commission April 13 ordered payment of jockeys that were shortchanged on some mount fees at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for almost seven months.
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Jockey Ramon Dominguez, injured in a spill at Aqueduct Racetrack March 18, will ride only a few horses on Friday and Saturday of each of the next two weeks, he said April 2 after talking with his doctor.
One horse was euthanized at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Feb. 29 but other horses and their jockeys escaped serious injuries in a nasty racing accident.
Jockey Julien Leparoux said Feb. 16 he will move his tack to New York this spring, in time for the Belmont Park meet.
The 45th annual Santa Anita Jockeys/Holy Angels charity basketball game will take place Feb. 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif., with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program and disabled jockeys.
Louisiana-based jockey Trevino Clark has been suspended six months by stewards for his refusal to submit to a urine test when requested, the third time the rider has received the same penalty for that offense.
On the heels of signing a contract with Churchill Downs Inc. that ended a protracted stalemate, the Jockeys' Guild is preparing to launch an initiative to get other tracks to enter into agreements with the organization.
New York regulators have given final approval to a first-ever rule in the state requiring race-day testing of Thoroughbred jockeys for the presence of alcohol.
State racing regulators in New York are expected to give final approval to a new rule requiring race-day blood alcohol content testing of Thoroughbred jockeys at the board's Jan. 25 meeting.
A dispute between the Jockeys' Guild and Churchill Downs Inc. has been resolved with the racetrack operating company agreeing to a contract with the jockeys' organization.
This year's Jockeys' Guild Assembly will be held in Hollywood Beach, Fla., Jan. 30-31, the organization announced Jan. 10.
A jockey based at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania has been excluded from the property for allegedly being in the women jockeys' room while one of them was in the shower.
Two jockeys were transported to the hospital after a three-horse spill the evening of Dec. 13 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a ruling filed Nov. 18, has upheld a circuit court decision that seven jockeys ejected from Charles Town Races in 2009 have the right to appeal to the state racing commission.
Jockey Mario Pino moved ahead of Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye for 13th on the all-time win list when he guided 13-1 shot Torcello to victory in the second race at Laurel Park in Maryland Nov. 17.
Jockey Mario Pino tied for 13th on the all-time win list with Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye with a victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park Nov. 10.
The Jockeys' Guild is bringing five disabled jockeys to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Beginning Oct. 10, jockeys in Great Britain will face a minimum suspension of five days for not adhering to stricter limits for use of the whip in races.
A national fundraiser for seriously injured Quarter Horse jockey Jacky Martin will be held at racetracks across the country Oct. 8, the Jockey's Guild said.
Parties in a two-year-old case involving the ejection of seven jockeys from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races made their arguments Sept. 20 in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
Churchill Downs Inc. does not plan to renew its agreement with the Jockeys' Guild when the four-year pact at the four CDI-owned tracks ends at the end of this year.
Jockey Joe Talamo made the most of his first trip to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 6 by winning the first race, the $85,000 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes, with his first mount.
Saratoga jockeys will be in full voice Aug. 22, when they take the stage at Vapors Night Club for "Riders Up," an evening of jockey karaoke and dinner to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Apprentice jockey Ryan Curatolo, who fell from his mount during the post parade for the first race June 19 at Belmont Park, was examined and released from North Shore University Hospital.
On Belmont Stakes morning, several high-profile jockeys signed 2012 calendars for which they posed, to help benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.
Ramon Dominguez joined Jorge Velasquez as one of only two jockeys to win six races in a single day at Belmont Park, aided by a sweep of the June 5 New York Stallion Series races aboard Darrin's Dilemma and Hessonite.
A judge for U.S. District Court in central Pennsylvania ruled May 26 a lawsuit filed by owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo against a group of jockeys will be allowed to proceed.
The National Steeplechase Association has obtained accident-insurance coverage for its licensed jockeys.
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A spill involving four jockeys and their mounts sent two riders to the hospital and resulted in the euthanasia of one horse Feb. 13 at Aqueduct in New York.
Four jockeys escaped serious injury after being unseated from their mounts in during the stretch run of the fifth race at Gulfstream Park in South Florida Feb. 11. Apprentice jockey Jose Alvarez fell in the first race.
Jockey mount fees will increase in Kentucky under a one-year agreement approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, but the decision wasn't unanimous.
Florida-based jockey Eibar Coa was jailed Monday, Jan. 31 on a domestic battery charge after his wife told police Coa punched her in the face, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Apprentice jockey Kristina McManigell, injured in a Jan. 17 racing accident at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, may be discharged from the University of Pennsylvania hospital Jan. 21.
Apprentice jockey Kristina McManigell was taken to the hospital after her mount, High Fly Amore, broke down and fell while leading a field of $7,500 claimers at Parx Racing Jan. 17.
Ramon Dominguez, the leading jockey on the New York Racing Association circuit the past two years, padded his early advantage in the 2011 standings by winning five races Jan. 8 at Aqueduct.
Despite missing nearly three months of time due to a injuries, DeShawn Parker led all jockeys in wins in 2010, the first time he has accomplished that feat during his long career.
With two days remaining on the 2010 racing calendar, there are close races for North America's leading jockey by earnings and leading jockey by number of wins.
Jockey Calvin Borel has a broken jaw that requires surgery and will miss the remainder of the Churchill Downs meet.
Jockey Joe Crispin had a huge day at Portland Meadows Nov. 17, winning seven races on the nine-race card to equal his own record for wins on one program.
Portland Meadows will host the second XpressBet Jockey Challenge Nov. 29. It will feature four riders at the Oregon and four from Southern California.
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