After 35 years, 52 racetracks, and 32 broken bones, jockey Joe Steiner announced his retirement July 21.
A large crowd at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame July 20 peppered panelists with questions on a wide variety of Thoroughbred racing issues.
The California Horse Racing Board has denied jockey Patrick Valenzuela a license to ride during races in the state, citing a recommendation made by a hearing officer, according to a July 20 news release from the regulatory agency.
Belmont Park's spring/summer meet wrapped up July 17, with jockey Jose Ortiz winning his third straight individual title on the New York Racing Association circuit and trainer Chad Brown earning his first at the 54-day meet.
Jockeys Orlando Mojica and Frankie Pennington both won their 2,000th career race July 10, with a caveat for Mojica.
Jockey Tyler Gaffalione continued his hot start for Gulfstream Park's summer meet July 9, when he rode five winners during the 12-race card.
Leading Maryland jockey Trevor McCarthy returned to the saddle July 4 at Laurel Park two days after he was thrown from a horse in the gallop-out after a victory.
Steve Neff, who won multiple riding titles at River Downs and Latonia Race Course (now Turfway Park) in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area, died the week of June 26, said his friend and former riding colleague Clifton Schwing.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy, who was injured in a post-race spill July 2 at Laurel Park, took off his mounts Sunday and remains day-to-day with a sore right knee, agent Scott Silver said.
Only in the United States for two weeks, the 23-year-old jockey from Arequipa, Peru, which is the same hometown as perennial leading Southern California jockey Rafael Bejarano, won in his first day of racing at Santa Anita Park July 2.
Trevor McCarthy rode three winners June 26, closing day of the Preakness (gr. I) meet at Pimlico Race Course, to earn his second consecutive jockey title in Maryland this year.
Apprentice jockey Katie Clawson guided Street Thunder, owned by Tom Grether Farms and trained by Kellyn Gorder, to a victory in the fifth race at Churchill Downs June 17 for the first victory of her career.
California racing officials June 16 acknowledged a possible communications breakdown in regard to two races being taken off the turf on the final day of the Golden Gate meet and apologized to bettors for how the move impacted the Golden Pick 6.
Jockey Feargal Lynch has put the past behind him and has been making some noise during the current Pimlico Race Course meet.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, racing's all-time winningest rider, has announced his retirement, effective immediately, according to media officials at Santa Anita Park.
The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
Jockey Rafael Hernandez, who was injured in a racing accident at Gulfstream Park Feb. 20, returned to action at the Florida track June 12.
Tyler Gaffalione, the 2015 Eclipse Award winner for outstanding apprentice jockey, took off his mounts June 3 at Gulfstream Park after a hospital stay June 2.
The California Horse Racing Board May 26 advanced a proposal that would alter its current rule restricting whip use by jockeys riding Thoroughbreds.
Jockey Daniel Centeno, who suffered a fractured collarbone after a fall in the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course May 21, returned home to Tampa, Fla., to continue his recovery.
Management and horsemen at Belterra Park Gaming plan to meet later in the morning of May 12 to discuss a plan to resurface the main track only two weeks after the meet began.
Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, a winner of 24 riding titles at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, is returning to Maryland beginning with the May 12 opening of the Pimlico meet.
Jockey Deshawn Parker won the 5,000th race of his career when he guided heavy favorite Be Nice to victory in the third race May 2 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
A bill that would legalize online poker, and also send $60 million a year in subsidies to the horse racing industry in California, passed unanimously through a state assembly committee April 27.
"It's going to be hard," Espinoza said of tackling the Run for the Roses on Whitmore. "But you never know. As long as I have a horse in the race, I always think I can win the Kentucky Derby."
Jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Rudy Rodriguez wrapped up Aqueduct Racetrack's 19-day spring season April 24 with their second and third straight meet titles, respectively, while Midwest Thoroughbreds was the leading owner.
Dean Butler earn victory No. 2,000 April 22 in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs aboard Impromptu, a 4-year-old gelding owned by Empire Racing and trained by Bernell Rhone.
The PDJF pays a monthly stipend to injured jockeys unable to work, and doesn't have permanent guaranteed funding.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze suffered a broken right collarbone in a third-race spill April 16 at Golden Gate Fields.
Apprentice jockey Ashley Castrenze won with her first mount April 15 at Tampa Bay Downs, taking the fourth race on Sister Pat.
Santa Anita Park saw a significant increase in on-track attendance and a slight decrease in all-sources handle when its 2015-2016 winter meet came to a close April 10.
State provides some money to offset insurance cost for owners and trainers, but horsemen say the measure is only a stop-gap.
Trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano, and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey were honored by Gulfstream Park April 1 for leading their respective standings during the 2015-2016 championship meet.
Godolphin jockey William Buick is out to spoil California Chrome's chances in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) for a second consecutive year.
Jockey Santiago Gonzalez will be sidelined for six weeks because of a broken jaw, agent Craig Stephen said March 21.
It's too soon to know if Jose Ortiz will have a Derby ride this year, but he did pilot the promising Matt King Coal to an allowance win March 6. The son of Cool Coal Man is under consideration for the Wood Memorial (gr. I).
Jockey narrowly missed track's single-day record for victories.
As the rain subsided at Santa Anita Park March 11 following a short but heavy rainstorm, track officials announced the final three races of the Friday card would be canceled.
William Mahorney, a former jockey and trainer in Northern California, died March 10 after contracting pneumonia. He was 75.
Apprentice jockeys Carlos Hernandez and Alvaro Donis recorded their first career victories Thursday at Gulfstream Park.
Joel Rosario, one of two jockeys hospitalized following a Feb. 20 spill at Gulfstream Park, is nearing a return that could have him riding the week of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.
Regulators have approved a new rule that makes it simpler for the New York State Gaming Commission to impose upon Thoroughbred owners and trainers an insurance program to provide workers' compensation coverage.
The third "Jockeys and Jeans" fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund is set for Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. About $400,000 in non-guaranteed stallion seasons are available through an online auction.
Victor Espinoza, a 43-year-old native of Mexico City, has been selected by a vote of jockeys nationwide as the winner of Santa Anita's highly coveted 2016 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
Eclipse Award-winning rider Kyle Frey suffered hematomas and crush injuries to his muscles covering his femur and humerus during a fifth-race spill Feb. 20 at Golden Gate Fields.
Jockeys Joel Rosario and Rafael Hernandez will both be sidelined for at least a month after suffering injuries in a spill in a turf race at Gulfstream Park Feb. 20.
Jockey Juan Hernandez won three consecutive races Feb. 20 at Golden Gate Fields, picking up his 1,000th victory in the United States in the process.
Jockeys Rafael Hernandez and Joel Rosario were transported to a local hospital after a chain-reaction spill in the Melody of Colors Stakes Feb. 20 at Gulfstream Park.
Celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund was joined by a serious message at the Jockeys' Guild 2016 Assembly in Hollywood, Fla.
True to form, jockey Jose Ferrer displayed a minimum of emotion after reaching the 4,000-win milestone Feb. 14 aboard 3-year-old Florida-bred filly Rocket Bottle in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
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