Keyword: Jockey

  • Diane Nelson at in the winner's circle Belmont Park

    Jockey Diane Nelson Dies

    Diane J. Nelson, a multiple graded stakes-winning rider, who made her mark in the saddle and in front of the camera, died this month and was memorialized in a service in her native New York July 10. She was 54.

  • Channing Hill

    Jockey Hill Guides in 1,000th Winner

    Jockey Channing Hill was all smiles the morning of June 25 for a good reason. The 28-year-old native of Grand Island, Neb. scored his 1,000th career win the previous day aboard Shut the Gate in the eighth race at Churchill Downs.

  • Jockey Justin Stein

    Jockey Stein Set to Retire

    Veteran rider Justin Stein, whose 1,028 victories include the 2012 Queen's Plate with Strait of Dover, has announced he will retire from race riding following the May 1 card at Woodbine.

  • Get to know 19-year-old New York-based jockey Eric Cancel, whose mounts earned more than $5.4-million in 2015. Courtesy of ABRFilms

    Stars of Tomorrow: Eric Cancel

    Get to know 19-year-old New York-based jockey Eric Cancel, whose mounts earned more than $5.4 million in 2015. Courtesy of ABRFilms

  • Dubai World Cup: William Buick on Frosted

    Last year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey William Buick looks to win again March 26 at Meydan, this time for Kiaran McLaughlin on Frosted.

  • Jockey Rajiv Maragh

    Maragh Released From Hospital

    Jockey Rajiv Maragh was released from North Shore Hospital July 13 and is resting at home near Hempstead, N.Y., after sustaining several injuries in a July 10 fall at Belmont Park.

  • Whip Abuse: I Wish I Had the Answers

    In 2011, the British Horseracing Authority adopted a new rule, in which a jockey in a flat race was not permitted to hit a horse more than seven times and no more than five times in the final furlong.

  • New Racing Fantasy Game Focuses on Jockeys

    Equus Interactive's Racetrack Warriors announced an agreement May 5 with the Jockeys' Guild and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) that will bring a new fantasy draft game to market called "Jockey Draft."

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik to Be Honored at Alibi Breakfast

    Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.

  • Gill Laiz

    Rider Gil Laiz Breezing Along at OBS

    Gil Laiz is most comfortable in the saddle. It's a good thing. The 60-year-old exercise rider breezed 76 2-year-olds during the recent under tack preview ahead of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale April 21-24.

  • Day By Day

    Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career, but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony.

  • Hunter Light wins the Jebel Hatta

    Hunters Light winning the Jebel Hatta with parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Sky Hunter wins the Dubai City of Gold

    Dubai City of Gold winner Sky Hunter, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • African Story wins Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Maktoum Challenge Round 3 winner African Story, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Andrew Lakeman and Ramon Dominguez

    Lakeman Succeeds in Career Transition

    Andrew Lakeman, seven years removed from the catastrophic accident which left him paralyzed at the age of 32, has made the difficult transition from rider to trainer.

  • Mike Smith, right, with his aunt Nedra Matteucci after his recent induction into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame.

    Q&A With Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith

    "I try to ride the best I know how to ride," Smith said. "I love horses, I truly do. I like people to know that and I hope it shows in my riding, let's put it that way. I have to be the best I can possibly be."

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Gary Stevens Reflects

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens shares his favorite Breeders' Cup memories, talks about the hardest Breeders' Cup races to win, and fills us in on his roster of runners as he returns from a seven-year absence.

  • Jockey Calvin Borel

    Borel, Agent Both on the Mend

    Both jockey Calvin Borel and his longtime agent Jerry Hissam are recovering--one from injury and one from illness--as the three-time Kentucky Derby winner sits one away from 5,000 career victories.

  • Melbourne Cup - Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor

    Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor reflects on his horse Calvaryman's draw for the 2012 Melbourne Cup in Australia. Calvaryman will be one of jockey Frankie Dettori's last mounts for Godolphin in Australia.