Keyword: Jean-Luc Samyn

  • Pierre Tomas

    Apprentice Tomas Fractures Nose at Aqueduct

    Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas was recuperating April 7 after fracturing his nose when unseated by his mount during the nightcap at Aqueduct Racetrack two days earlier.

  • Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas (left) is "congratulated" after his first North American win.

    French Rider Tomas Gets First U.S. Victory

    Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas won his first race in North America Feb. 1 when he rode Victorious Leader to a 41-1 upset in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Jean-Luc Samyn Retires to Become Agent

    Jean-Luc Samyn celebrated his 55th birthday Nov. 6 by taking out his license as a jockey agent and announcing his retirement from a riding career that spanned more than 30 years on The New York Racing Association circuit.

  • Golf Tournament to Benefit BEST

    The Horsemen's Golf Tournament, to benefit the New York Racing Association's Backstretch Employee Service Team, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in Williston Park, Long Island, New York.

  • Naughty New Yorker runs off with the Red Smith Handicap, which was moved from turf to the main track.

    Theft Tactics Work for Naughty New Yorker

    Fox Ridge Farm's Naughty New Yorker, allowed to set a leisurely pace under Jean-Luc Samyn, drew away from favored Angliana at the eighth pole to win the $147,000 Red Smith Handicap, which was moved from the turf to dirt at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Naughty New Yorker Rallies in Albany

    Fox Ridge Farm's Naughty New Yorker beat Carminooch by a half-length Wednesday in the $150,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-old New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Naughty New Yorker captures the prize in the Mike Lee Stakes.

    Big Closer Naughty New Yorker Wins Mike Lee

    Naughty New Yorker and second-place finisher Sort It Out, two prominent local stakes horses from this winter, came from off the pace to sweep the $108,000 Mike Lee at Belmont Park on Sunday.

  • Dreadnaught Fires Again in W.L. McKnight

    Trillium Stable's Dreadnaught closed out his 2004 campaign with back-to-back graded stakes victories, coming from off the pace with a dramatic surge to nip Demeteor by a neck with a dramatic surge in the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap at 1 1/2 miles on the Calder Turf Course Saturday.

  • Favored Shine Again Tops Vagrancy Cast

    Shine Again, who has grinded her way to earnings of more than $1 million in 29 starts, gets some respect Sunday as the favorite in Belmont Park's $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II). The Vagrancy tops a card that includes a pair of New York Stallion series stakes.

  • Fog-Cutting Shine Again Takes Genuine Risk

    Bohemia Stable's Shine Again and jockey Jean-Luc Samyn bolted past heavy favorite Carson Hollow near the eighth pole and drew off to win Sunday's $145,000 Geniune Risk Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at fog-shrouded Belmont Park.

  • Cyber Secret No Surprise in Busanda

    Cyber Secret and Jean-Luc Samyn made every post a winner, taking the $82,500 Busanda Stakes on Super Bowl Sunday at Aqueduct.

  • One Colony, Fircroft Win Juvenile Stakes at Big A

    With both 1 1/8-mile juvenile stakes races at Aqueduct taken off the turf because of rain, One Colony, in the Pilgrim Stakes, and Fircroft, in the Miss Grillo, were victories Sunday.

  • Saint Verre Splashes to Cliff Hanger Victory

    Saint Verre commanded the early lead and withstood all challenges to take the 26th running of the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. III) on Friday night at the Meadowlands.

  • Shine Again won the Ballerina for the second straight year.

    Shine Again Shines Again in Ballerina

    For the second straight year, Bohemia Stable's Shine Again captured the $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares with a narrow half-length victory over favored Raging Fever at Saratoga Sunday.

  • Puzzlement Gets in Final Travers Workout

    Joseph Shield's Puzzlement breezed three furlongs in :36 1/5 on the main track at Saratoga Racecourse Friday morning in preparation for Saturday's $1-million, grade I Travers Stakes.

  • Puzzlement's Travers Work Interrupted; Accident Averted

    Puzzlement's scheduled final breeze for the Travers (gr. I) ended abruptly near the top of the stretch Tuesday morning when jockey Jean-Luc Samyn was forced to stop the colt quickly to avoid colliding with two horses and a man on the track at Saratoga.