After a week on the sidelines due to an injured left foot and a "misunderstanding" about calling in to the stewards to report his ailment, Patrick Valenzuela worked horses Sunday morning and has been named on horses this Wednesday.
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela met informally with Santa Anita stewards Pete Pedersen, Tom Ward and Ingrid Fermin Wednesday morning, nearly three weeks after the 41-year-old rider was suspended Jan. 23 for failing to fulfill the provisions of his conditional license.
Santa Anita stewards have suspended Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's conditional jockey license for an indefinite period of time and his case has been referred to the California Horse Racing Board for further investigation.
Former jockey and current TVG horseracing expert Corey Black has accepted the position as agent for jockey Patrick Valenzuela effective immediately. Valenzuela and his former agent, Nick Cosato, parted ways earlier this week after Valenzuela expressed concerns over Cosato also representing Corey Nakatani.
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