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  • Woolf Award Finalists Announced

    Jockeys Roberto Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder, Randall Meier, Richard Migliore, and Mario Pino have been nominated to receive the 2008 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the winner of which will be announced in February of 2008.

  • Zanjero (behind) holds off Bwana Bull to win West Virginia Derby.

    Zanjero Takes West Virginia Derby By Nose

    Zanjero carried a six-race losing streak into the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III), having last been to the winners circle in an allowance at Belmont Park in November. The 3-year-old colt outfought Bwana Bull in a heart-pounding finish to take the feature at Mountaineer Park Aug. 4.

  • Mark Guidry Voted 2006 Woolf Award Winner

    Mark Guidry, a Louisiana native who began riding in 1974 and has won more that 4,700 races, was selected the winner of the 2006 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by his fellow jockeys.

  • Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

    Louisiana-born rider Mark Guidry, a veteran leader of the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, gave the track's campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina a kick start when he arrived for his riding assignments Thursday.

  • Mark Guidry Now Fourth All-Time at Arlington

    Veteran jockey Mark Guidry, enjoying a highly successful mid-summer return to Arlington Park, became the fourth leading rider in Arlington history with a pair of victories Sunday.

  • Guidry Released From Hospital After Mishap

    Jockey Mark Guidry was released from Norton Audubon Hospital Monday afternoon following examination for possible injuries suffered in a post parade mishap before the running of the second race at Churchill Downs.

  • Mark Guidry to Ride Regularly at Santa Anita

    Mark Guidry, a successful rider on the Chicago, Kentucky, New York and Florida circuits since he began his career in 1973, will compete at Santa Anita beginning on opening day Sunday.

  • Jockeys Named for All Churchill Races Wednesday and Thursday

    Despite the absence of 15 riders who were ejected from Churchill Downs for refusal to commit to mounts on the Wednesday and Thursday race cards in a dispute over insurance, jockeys have been named to ride horses entered for those two days, according to a statement from the track.

  • Saint's Honor to Cajun in Louisiana

    Saint's Honor, who won the 2000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), will enter stud at Connie Mack Guidry's Cajun Oaks Farm near Lake Charles, La.

  • Allamerican Bertie wins the Sabin Handicap.

    San Dare, Allamerican Bertie Win Gulfstream Stakes

    San Dare came from last at the quarter pole to win by 2 1/4 lengths in the $100,000 The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the grass at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. In the co-featured $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares on the main track, favored Allamerican Bertie won easily by 5 1/4 lengths.

  • Island Echo Lowers Track Record at Churchill Downs

    Lewis Lakin's Island Echo, with Mark Guidry aboard, set a Churchill Downs record by covering five furlongs in 55.91 seconds to win Friday's $60,395 allowance turf race by 2 1/2 lengths over Petite Diablo.

  • Bonnie Miss Winner Leaves Belterra in 'Dust'

    Dust Me Off earned her first careeer stakes win in Friday's $250,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, upsetting previously undefeated grade II winner Belterra.

  • Seattle Chief Wins and Claimed for Fourth Straight Race

    Six-year-old gelding Seattle Chief must be feeling more and more like an Army brat. On Saturday, he earned his fourth straight win and for the fourth time this Gulfstream Park meet was claimed for $18,000.

  • Hook and Ladder Climbs Back at Gulfstream

    Hook and Ladder aims to maintain his perfect record over the Gulfstream Park track against eight foes Sunday in the $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at six and a half furlongs. The 13th running of the Deputy Minister offers a winner's prize of $60,000 and drew a field of nine, three of them unbeaten over the track.

  • Make No Mistake, en route to victory in the Arlington Handicap.

    Make No Mistake, Discreet Hero and Ioya Two Win on Million Preview Day

    The first two stakes races on Million Preview Day at Arlington Park ran true to form Saturday, with 17-10 favorites Make No Mistake and Discreet Hero winning their grade III preps. In the day's final stakes race, 7-1 Illinois-bred Ioya Two held off Megans Bluff and favorite Solvig to win the $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a nose.

  • Balto Star romps to victory in the Arkansas Derby on Saturday.

    Oaklawn Park Report: Balto Star Repeats

    Those who thought Balto Star's romping win in the March 24 Spiral Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park was a fluke better think again. It appears Balto Star is indeed a star. Under Mark Guidry, Balto Star danced away from what was thought to be a competitive field of 11 3-year-olds April 14 in the $500,000 Arkansas Derby (gr. II). Finely tuned by trainer Todd Pletcher, Balto Star went fast early and late and drew off to a 4 1/2-length win in the slop. He covered the nine furlongs in a solid 1:49.04.

  • Balto Star crosses the finish line after his runaway victory in the Turfway Spiral Stakes.

    Turfway Park Racing Report: Balto Star Shines Bright

    In the days, hours, and even minutes leading up to the March 24 Spiral Stakes (gr. II), there wasn't a clear-cut favorite -- much less a star -- among the nine 3-year-olds going to the starting gate. Six of the nine starters were between 3-1 and 6-1 in the wagering. But all that changed at 4:42 p.m. EST as a star did emerge coming down Turfway Park's stretch. His name: Balto Star. And the strapping dark bay gelding, in an effortless performance, ran off from his foes to a surprising 12 3/4-length romp in the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep.

  • Guidry Recovering After Saturday Spill

    Jockey Mark Guidry missed his Sunday mounts at Arlington International Racecourse as the result of a spill at the Chicago-area track on Saturday. Guidry was treated and released from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., after he was thrown to the track when his mount, Lex a Million, broke down at the half-mile pole during the seventh race on Saturday.

  • Guidry Injured in Arlington Spill

    Jockey Mark Guidry was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., after he was thrown to the track when his mount, Lex a Million, broke down on the backstretch during the seventh race at Arlington International Racecourse. Track officials said Guidry was conscious and alert.