Keyword: Jockeys' Guild

  • Belinda Stronach will be honored at annual awards luncheon, held during the Jockeys' Guild assembly

    Jockeys' Guild Set for Annual Assembly in December

    The Jockeys' Guild Annual Assembly, sponsored by Betfair USA, will bring together Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country Dec. 11-12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Jockeys' Guild chairman John Velazquez

    Jockeys' Guild Stops Short of Supporting HRIA

    While the Jockeys' Guild agrees that improved uniform regulation of equine medication and drug testing is needed in the sport, the organization has too many concerns with the Horse Racing Integrity Act of 2017 to support the legislation.

  • Racing regulators want to place more investigators on the backstretch

    Regulators Discuss Adding Backstretch Investigators

    In an era where some states have faced cuts to their budgets, racing regulators talked April 19 about creative ways to place more investigators on the backstretch as a way of discovering wrongdoing and deterring future bad behavior.

  • Dr. Dan Han

    Jockeys Learn Concussions Can Impact Mood

    Dr. Dan Han, chief of neuropsychology clinical service at the University of Kentucky, encourages jockeys to follow gradual protocol in return to racing after a concussion and to communicate with physician about mood changes.

  • Kent Desormeaux with trainer Gary Stute.

    Desormeaux Questions Photo Finish System

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux said he doesn't trust the validity of photo finish systems used to determine the placings in close finishes and said the industry should move to an updated system.

  • Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez would like to see more transparency in U.S. racing.

    Jockeys Call for Transparency in U.S. Racing

    After listening to a talk about the importance of letting investigators know when inside information may be involved with a horse, several jockeys questioned the level of transparency in U.S. racing.

  • Carl Mattacola

    Guild Aims for Uniform Medical Oversight

    The Jockeys' Guild is reaching out to medical professionals at tracks throughout the country to try to improve on-track care of riders, with particular attention paid to concussions and head injuries.

  • Jose Ortiz is one of six new members of the Jockeys' Guild Senate

    Jockeys' Guild Names New Senate Members

    The Jockeys' Guild announced Nov. 30 that 27 members have been elected to the organization's senate, including six new members, Jose Ortiz, Joe Rocco Jr., William Antongeorgi, Eddie Garcia, Esgar Ramirez, and Ricky Ramirez.

  • PDJF Celebrates, Issues Call for Support

    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.

  • Safety Issues at Center of Guild Assembly

    The Jockeys' Guild will continue efforts to raise awareness and develop the best treatment for rider concussions when it meets for its annual assembly Feb. 15-17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

  • 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."

  • Derby Day Fund-Raiser to Benefit PDJF

    A consortium of racing organizations has announced a Derby Day fund-raising campaign to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund will be held May 2 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S.

  • Parx Proposal Continues to Concern Jockeys

    Officials from the Jockeys' Guild plan to meet with riders at Parx Racing Friday, March 13, over continued concerns about the Philadelphia area track's request that riders sign an indemnity waiver.

  • Helmet Tests Revealing for Jockeys' Guild

    Helmet tests conducted by the Jockeys' Guild have revealed the dangers of riding with a helmet that previously has been involved in a spill and also offered initial evidence that a thin skull cap could help improve safety.

  • Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen

    Track Executives Work to Promote Jockeys

    A pair of racetrack executives outlined plans to promote jockeys, and promote horse racing through the use of riders, at this year's Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 19-20 in Hollywood, Fla.

  • NYRA to Administer Jockey Health Insurance

    Facilitating new access to affordable health insurance coverage, the New York Racing Association Nov. 7 announced a formal agreement with the Jockeys' Guild which extends health care coverage to New York State jockeys.

  • Jockey Groups Concerned About Parx Waiver

    Representatives of a local riders' group and the Jockeys' Guild plan to meet with officials from Parx Racing the morning of Friday, Nov. 7, to discuss a waiver riders say the track has asked jockeys to sign.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Receives Mike Venezia Award

    Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Jockeys to Support Childhood Cancer Awareness

    Jockeys from racetracks across the country are planning to make visits to their local children's hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Jockeys' Guild announced Aug. 27.