Keyword: Apprentice

  • Octavio Vergara Jr. winning aboard Drop to Pop at Woodbine on Aug. 20.

    Vergara Wins Inaugural Apprentice Competition

    Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural "Canadian Apprentice Invitational" at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on the Aug. 20 evening card.

  • Apprentice Cedeno Tries Aqueduct

    Apprentice Carol Cedeno has already made her presence known this year at Philadelphia Park and the Meadowlands. The 19-year-old is now tackling Aqueduct, and got off to a quick start opening day of the inner track meet by winning two races on Nov. 28.

  • Julien Leparoux led all riders in first year of North American competition.

    Leparoux Chosen Eclipse Apprentice Jockey

    If you don't recognize Julien Leparoux from the photo, that might be because you best remember the French-born jockey with his face down flying over the rail after being thrown during the Keeneland spring meeting.

  • 2003 Eclipse Apprentice Jockey of the Year: Eddie Castro

    While working in Los Santos, Panama, Eddie Castro had to make a big decision. Would he continue attending night school to become an electrician or would he concentrate full time on racehorse riding and move to the United States? The 18-year-old chose to continue riding and now is an Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey.

  • Brandon Whitacre Breaks Maiden With His Second Mount

    Apprentice rider Brandon Whitacre scored his first career victory with his second career mount when he piloted Pyrite Gun ($7.80) to a ground saving victory in the fourth race at Laurel Park.

  • McKee After Cauthen's Apprentice Record

    The impressive performance turned in by apprentice jockey John McKee in the fall meet at Churchill Downs has put another record held by legendary rider Steve Cauthen in real danger.

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  • Apprentice Pacheco Gets First Win

    Apprentice rider Enrique Pacheco, 24, won the first race of his career today at Calder Race Course. Sondeo, the<br>jockey's winning mount, is trained by Juan Rizo, for whom Pacheco is an exercise rider. He literally grew up working for the Rizo family's Santa Cruz Ranch. He started on the ranch in Peru, where his father has worked for 25 years, and moved to South Florida nearly two years ago. This was the 12th mount of his career.