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Kentucky Jockeys Seek Higher Mount Fees

Jockeys riding in Kentucky are seeking an increase in losing mount fees â€" those paid for finishing fourth or worse in a race â€" and have been unable to reach an agreement with horsemen, according to representatives of the Jockeys' Guild who attended the monthly Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting Jan. 6.

E.C. Johnston Jr. Dead

E.C. Johnston Jr. Dead

Texas horseman E.C. Johnston Jr., who owned Affirmed's dam, Won't Tell You, during the latter part of her broodmare career, died March 28.

Johnston Named Winner of Pincay Award

Ellwood W. "Bud" Johnston, owner of Old English Rancho near Sanger, Calif., has been named the fourth annual winner of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award.

Rowland in Critical Condition; Turfway Cancels Thursday Card

Out of continuing concern for the condition of jockey Michael Rowland, injured in a three-horse spill at Turfway Park Wednesday, track officials have cancelled live racing for Thursday. The decision was made in consultation with the trainers and jockeys based at Turfway.

Wick Johnston Dead at 83

Robert Wickliffe Preston "Wick" Johnston, former associate editor of The Blood-Horse and managing editor of The Thoroughbred Record, died Sept. 14. He was 83.

Johnston Rides 3,000th Winner

Four days after Mario Pino rode his 5,000th winner, fellow Maryland jockey Mark Johnston scored his 3,000th career win. Johnson reached the mark today aboard the James Barry owned and trained Komba in the second race at Pimlico

Gold Mover Upset in Astarita

Kenneth Taylor's Xtra Heat handed Gold Mover her first career defeat, winning the $110,100 Atarita Stakes (gr. II) by a neck Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Mark Johnston, the John E. Salzman-trained Xtra Heat completed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.71 on a fast track.

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