Ryan Goldberg has won the Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Commentary category for an article on the father-son bond between Eibar and Keiber Coa in "Keiber Coa Presses on a Year After Father's Fateful Spill."
Apprentice rider Keiber Coa suffered a fractured bone in his left hand after being unseated in the sixth race Aug. 4, according to his agent, Cory Moran.
Hammer Time's Deirdre Biles continues her Panama trip with a visit to the Pincay Jockey Academy. read blog
The Coa family riding tradition will continue this winter when jockey Kieber Coa begins his apprentice career in the United States. Coa, 19, is the son of journeyman Eibar Coa.
The Jockeys' Guild wants Churchill Downs Inc. to come to the table to discuss reinstatement of roughly $330,000 the racing and gaming company has paid annually to support insurance for jockeys.
The Jockeys' Guild is bringing five disabled jockeys to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Injured jockey Eibar Coa returned to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle on closing day April 24 and presented Paco Lopez with a trophy to commemorate his second straight riding title.
Comments from Coa and his doctor about his miraculous recovery. Watch Video
After a Feb. 18 spill, Coa was completely paralyzed from the neck down. Quick action by surgeons and Coa's positive attitude led to a recover his neurosurgeons are calling 'miraculous.'
Jockey Eibar Coa, who suffered a severe spinal injury Feb. 18 in a spill at Gulfstream Park, will be discharged from Memorial Regional Hospital South on April 14, according to hospital spokesperson Marla Oxenhandler.
After sitting on the sideline for nearly a month, jockey Paco Lopez couldn't wait to get back to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle March 16. He didn't have to.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino is holding the first Florida Derby Golf Tournament to benefit injured jockey Eibar Coa and the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement & Adoptive Care Program.
Mucho Macho Man owner Dan Reeves pressnted Eibar Coa, who was seriously in an accident last month, with the winner's share from the Risen Star (gr. II) last month at Fair Grounds.
According to family spokesperson Tito Fuentes, Eibar Coa underwent a second surgery March 2 on the wrist he broke in the spill. Coa continues to have movement in his hands and feet, and feeling throughout out his body.
Jockey Eibar Coa was resting comfortably the morning of Feb. 26 after undergoing a second surgery on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken Feb. 18 in a spill after the running of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.
Jockey Eibar Coa remained in good spirits and showed slight improvement overnight after undergoing surgery Feb. 19 on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken in a spill following the finish of the sixth race the preceding day.
With Rajiv Maragh picking up the mount for the injured Eibar Coa, Mucho Macho Man held off Santiva to win the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/2 lengths Feb. 19 at Fair Grounds.
Jockey Eibar Coa underwent approximately six hours of surgery Saturday, Feb. 19 at Memorial Regional Hospital on his C-4 vertebra, which was broken in a spill following the finish of Friday's sixth race.
Catesby Clay's homebred Rogue Romance installed the 3-1 favorite for the Feb. 19 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds; shares top billing with Mucho Macho Man.
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.
Two months after his BC Sprint (gr. I) win, Big Drama opened his 5-year-old season with a brilliant four-length score in the Mr. Prospector (gr. III) while setting a new track record at Gulfstream Park.
Making his first start away from his home base of Calder, Determinato surprised a good field in Gulfstream Park's first male 3-year-old stakes of the meet, winning the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Jan. 8.
Harold L. Queen's homebred Big Drama took the lead at the break and never looked back en route to victory in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6.
Trainer Derek Ryan confirmed Oct. 13 that Musket Man will make his next start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Live Oak Plantation's Dynaslew sat off of pacesetter Silver Reunion for a mile, pulled even in mid-stretch, and inched clear for a half-length victory in the $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 28 at Saratoga.
With a powerful move around the far turn, 16-1 Duke of Mischief swept to the lead and rolled to a 2 1/4-length win in the $300,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park Aug. 21
Favored Big Drama dominated the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) to cap a grand day for owner/breeder Harold L. Queen on Summit of Speed day at Calder Casino & Race Course July 10.
Jockey Eibar Coa notched career win number 4,000 when Maddy's Crowd won the ninth race at Monmouth Park on July 9.
Undefeated Final Mesa made it three wins at three different tracks when she ran away from her four rivals to capture the $149,139 My Dear Stakes as the 3-10 choice at Woodbine June 26.
Taqarub, a son of Aldebaran, goes wire to wire in the six-furlong Maryland Sprint Handicap at Pimlico on the Preakness Day undercard.
Trainer believes Schoolyard Dreams could finish ahead of Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner if he gets a clean trip.
Baletti took the Fort Marcy (gr. IIIT) and Dynaslew set all of the fractions to score in the Beaugay (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares in front of a crowd of 9,405 on Kentucky Derby day at Belmont Park May 1.
Duke of Mischief made the right move at the right time to get the jump on favored Win Willy and hold him off late to win the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park April 3.
Frequent traveler Duke of Mischief outfought Kiss the Kid and favored Mambo Meister to win the off-the-turf Ft. Lauderdale Stakes by a neck at Gulfstream Park Jan. 10.
Calder Casino & Race Course concluded its 47-day Tropical Meet on Jan. 2 with Kathleen O'Connell highlighting the session by becoming the first woman to win a training title in the 39-year history of the Florida racetrack.
Grade I winner Quality Road will finally return to action in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) on opening day at Gulfstream Park.
Silver Timber, in a no-holds-barred speed duel with even-money favorite Heroes Reward from the very start, finally inched clear of his rival in upper stretch and held on for a narrow victory in the $156,000 Jaipur Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Belmont turf July 18.
Duke of Mischief, sent off at 13-1 in the June 26 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows, took the lead on the turn and rolled to a five-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds.
A month after a troubled fifth-place finish in the Preakness (gr. I), Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama rebounded with a dominating performance in the $250,000 Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town the night of June 20.
Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner Musket Man continued his progress toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong workout in 1:14 4/5 at Churchill Downs April 25.
- By Claire Novak
A quarrel between jockey Eibar Coa and his agent, Matt Muzikar, has been resolved, Muzikar said April 13.
Five-year-old Eternal Star took advantage of a perfect stalking trip to bag his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) April 11 on the Keeneland Polytrack.
Eibar Coa splits with agent Matt Muzikar, hires Drew Mollica to handle his book.
Favored This Ones for Phil was awarded victory in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) when Big Drama was disqualified for interference in the stretch after posting a track record for seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park March 28.
The stalking favorite Leah's Secret pulled clear of her rivals in the final furlong to impressively win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff, the last of four rich stakes races at Santa Anita Jan. 24, for her third consecutive stakes win.
Charles Fipke's Tale of Ekati finished a nose behind Stronach Stables' Harlem Rocker when the horses hit the wire in the Nov. 29 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct, but was placed first after stewards disqualified Harlem Rocker for interference in the stretch. Wanderin Boy was euthanized after fracturing the sesamoids in his left front leg.
Doremifasollatido saved ground early, moved into contention while splitting horses at the top of the stretch and pulled away for a two-length victory in the $250,000 Matron (gr. II) Sept. 13 on the Belmont dirt.
My Princess Jess muscled her way through a narrow opening in deep stretch on the inner turf course to register a three-quarter length victory in the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga July 25. She earned her third straight victory for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stable.
Harlem Rocker seized the lead at the top of the stretch and outfought the surprising East End Tap to win the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown series, for owner Frank Stronach and trainer Todd Pletcher.
Odds-on choice Mint Lane controlled the pace and was never threatened while posting a 2 3/4-length victory in the $198,500 Dwyer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), tallying his first graded win for trainer James Jerkens July 6 at Belmont Park.
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