Keyword: Jockeys' Guild

  • Former Jockey Rivera Now Guild Regional Manager

    Former jockey Heriberto "Herbie" Rivera Jr., winner of more than 3,200 races during his 23-year career, has been appointed an East Coast regional manager of the 1,300-member Jockeys' Guild.

  • Horsemen: Legislation Hurt Relations With Jockeys

    Representatives of horsemen's groups criticized for not supporting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund questioned jockeys' support for the fund and said pursuit of legislation that would amend the Interstate Horseracing Act has damaged relations between horsemen and jockeys.

  • California Jockeys, Guild Work on Health Insurance

    Jockeys in California, concerned over the rising costs of insurance offered by the national Jockeys' Guild, are looking elsewhere for alternative coverage, though they're continuing talks with Guild management, several California jockeys confirmed Dec. 12.

  • Jockeys' Guild national manager Dwight Manley.

    Guild Links Accident Insurance to Slots License

    The Jockeys' Guild has asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to consider the catastrophic on-track accident insurance policy at Philadelphia Park before it grants the racetrack a permanent license to operate slot machines.

  • Guild: Parity, Solidarity, Political Action for 2007

    The Jockeys' Guild has outlined a five-point plan for 2007 that primarily focuses on financial matters, but it also has made a strong call for solidarity among the membership and heightened political action in individual states and Washington, D.C.

  • Jockey Eddie King, right, in an exchange with member Walter Cullum at the Jockeys' Guild's annual meeting in 2004.

    King Rejects Jockeys' Guild Overture

    Eddie King, ousted as treasurer of the Jockeys' Guild in 2004 and later stripped of his membership for challenging the previous administration's financial dealings, said he has rejected the new leadership's attempt to bring him back into the fold.

  • Jockeys Insurance Bill Opposed by NTRA, Other Groups

    Several horse industry groups took a strong stand against legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday that would divert revenue from simulcasting to state racing commissions to fund accident insurance for jockeys, exercise riders, and other racetrack workers.

  • Jockey Helmets Make First Post at Turfway Park

    The helmets arrived in the nick of time. The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's new regulations on safety helmets for jockeys took effect with the Sept. 6 opening of Turfway Park, and three hours before the first post of 7 p.m. EDT, a shipment of regulation helmets hadn't arrived.

  • Jockeys' Guild manager Dwight Manley  settles with disabled jockey.

    Birzer Reaches Settlement With Jockeys' Guild

    Dwight Manley, who just eight days ago signed a contract as the new national manager of The Jockeys' Guild, said on TVG Saturday afternoon that a settlement had been reached the previous evening with permanently disabled jockey Gary Birzer.

  • Guild hands leadership reins to Dwight Manley.

    Manley Accepts Offer to Lead Jockeys' Guild

    The Jockeys' Guild board met in a conference call with California sports agent Dwight Manley on Friday evening to accept his employment agreement to take over the top management post of the riders' organization.

  • CHRB Focuses on Jockey Safety Issues

    The California Horse Racing Board turned its attention to jockey protection at its meeting July 20 at Del Mar, moving along one rule change that would make safety reins mandatory and a second that revises criteria for vest standards.

  • Jockey Alex Solis, confident in hiring decisions made by The Jockeys' Guild.

    Solis Says Jockeys' Guild Committed to Turnaround

    Jockey Alex Solis, who was instrumental in bringing sports agent and rare-coin collector Dwight Manley to the attention of the Jockeys' Guild, said he's committed to turning around the Guild and hopes to bring it back to prominence in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Fool Me Twice

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - The Guild officers, convinced this time by California-based jockey Alex Solis in the Chris McCarron role, are in the process of hiring two racing outsiders to direct them: sports agent Dwight Manley, who became a millionaire by acquiring rare coins, and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose integrity and credibility have never fully recovered from a scandal involving a mistress, a child out of wedlock, and questionable payments.

  • Velazquez Discusses National Manager Hire, Guild's Relationship With Horsemen

    Jockeys' Guild chairman John Velazquez and other board members from the organization met Monday to discuss the June 26 selection of California sports agent Dwight Manley as the Guild's national manager. Velazquez, speaking about Guild issues for the first time since mid-June, said Tuesday the organization's main objective remains to work with horsemen in a positive manner.

  • Concern Over Guild's Hiring of National Manager

    The apparent hiring of the team of sports agent Dwight Manley and civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson as national manager has created uneasiness among some members of the Jockeys' Guild who put their support behind Dave Stevenson, a former rider and consultant with knowledge of the inner workings and politics of the pari-mutuel industry.

  • Rev. Jackson: Jockeys Entitled to Revenue Share

    Jockeys must "leverage their share of power" in the horse racing industry and have the right to bargain collectively, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said June 26 as Jockeys' Guild leadership moved toward a decision on the individual or company that will serve as its national manager.

  • Take-Charge Jockeys Land Guild Senate Seats

    Many of the jockeys who were instrumental in overthrowing the controversial management team at the Jockeys' Guild last fall and moving the organization in a new direction were re-elected to the organization's senate after the ballots were counted June 5.

  • Maker's Mark Barrelhead to be Auctioned for Charity

    A Maker's Mark barrelhead signed by Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning jockeys, including this year's winner, Edgar Prado, will be auctioned on eBay to benefit the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.

  • Louisiana Jockey Bill Advances to Senate Floor

    An undisclosed agreement between Louisiana racetracks and the Jockeys' Guild caused the latter organization to take a neutral stand on a bill in the Louisiana Senate limiting the ability of riders to raise frivolous lawsuits.

  • Congressman Ed Whitfield, proposed funding plan for jockeys&#39; insurance.

    Jockeys in Favor of Amending 'Horseracing Act'

    Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez said he would be in favor of an amendment to the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 that would provide workers' compensation insurance for jockeys, exercise riders, trainers, and backstretch workers.

  • Ira Hanford, Johnny Sellers Join 'Gallop to Glory'

    Kentucky Derby winning jockeys Ira Hanford and Johnny Sellers will become the latest riders to lend their handprints to the Galt House Hotel & Suite's "Gallop to Glory" tribute to Kentucky Derby winning jockeys on May 3 at 10:30 a.m.

  • Guild, Feeling Pinch, Gets Relief from CHRB

    The California Horse Racing Board approved an agreement March 23 that allows the strapped Jockeys Guild to receive its health and welfare program benefits in a much quicker fashion than in the past.

  • Jockey John Velazquez, left, talks with CHRB chairman Richard Shapiro during a break at the Jockeys&#39; Guild meeting Monday morning.

    CHRB Chairman Shapiro: 'We Are Fighting for Our Lives'

    California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard Shapiro, during a talk at the Jockeys' Guild annual assembly, welcomed the Guild back into the "racing family" and congratulated them for making a management change in November 2005 that ended Wayne Gertmenian's 4 1/2-year tenure as president.

  • Most NTRA-Member Tracks Hike Jockeys' Insurance

    Nine racetracks have increased their minimum on-track accident insurance for jockeys to $500,000 or $1 million since a Nov. 17, 2005 Congressional subcommittee hearing at which lawmakers examined jockey health, welfare, and safety issues.

  • Pledge of Allegiance

    <i>By Chris McCarron </i> - I was a jockey for 28 years and I will always think like a jockey and do what I can to support my brethren. I consider my allegiance to the jockeys very important and I trust the jockeys who know me feel I have lived up to that.

  • Racetrack, Jockeys' Guild Officials Meet

    Racetrack officials met with the new leadership of the Jockeys' Guild Dec. 1 to discuss "issues of mutual concern," according to a Guild release.

  • Jockeys' Guild Moves Tack to New Offices

    In a further attempt to cut ties with former Jockeys' Guild president Dr. Wayne Gertmenian and his consulting firm Matrix Capital Associates, the Guild, under its new management, moved offices this week.

  • Jockey Birzer Sues Guild, Former Officers

    Injured jockey Gary Birzer has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the Jockeys' Guild and two former officers stemming from his accident at Mountaineer Race Track in 2004, according to the Los Angeles <i>Times</i>.

  • House Subcommittee Explores Jockey Insurance/Welfare

    A day after a 16-year-old apprentice jockey died in a racing accident at an Ohio track, racing officials and representatives from horsemen's groups met Thursday before a Congressional subcommittee to report on their ongoing efforts in addressing safety, health and welfare issues for jockeys and their perspectives on on-track injury insurance.

  • No Charges Filed After Fracas at Guild Office

    Soon after the Jockeys' Guild senate elected a new board that voted to terminate the management contract of Matrix Capital Associations Nov. 15, a few Guild members and employees were involved in an altercation with deposed management representatives at the Guild office in Monrovia, Calif.