Keyword: Kent Desormeaux

  • Jockeys Will Ride To Benefit Katrina Hurricane Victims

    Ten jockeys, including 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning jockey Mike Smith, are set to ride to benefit Louisiana horsemen in the Katrina Invitational Jockey Challenge Nov. 10 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

  • Geronimo Snatches Morvich from King Robyn

    Favored Geronimo, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, swooped late to get the nod over King Robyn and Jungle Prince Saturday in the $100,000 Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita hillside turf course Saturday at the Oak Tree meeting.

  • Jeremy Rose, wore ad on his jockeys' britches in the Kentucky Derby.

    Jockeys Appeal Fines, Suspensions Over Derby Ads

    Three jockeys have appealed their seven-day suspensions and $5,000 fines levied by the Churchill Downs stewards for wearing unapproved advertising in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and failing to comply with stewards' orders.

  • Stewards to Hear Jockeys on Unapproved Ads

    Three jockeys who appear to have worn unapproved advertising during the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) are expected at a hearing before Churchill Downs stewards May 21 in Louisville.

  • Jockey John McKee, will be among the youngest riders in this year's Kentucky Derby.

    Jockey Mounts Explored: Stevens Seeking Fourth Derby Win

    Jockey Gary Stevens will be the only rider attempting his fourth Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victory this year as he takes the mount on Florida Derby (gr. I) runner-up Noble Causeway, trained by Nick Zito. If Stevens succeeds he will join the rank of Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker who had four victories from a record 26 Derby mounts.

  • Frequent Flyer Desormeaux Starts Hot in Japan

    Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux will ride occasionally at the current Hollywood Park meet but is doing so well in Japan that he will spend much of the spring and summer there.

  • Greeley's Galaxy Derby-Bound After Illinois Romp

    After the inexperienced Greeley's Galaxy made a laugher out of Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II), it didn' take owner B. Wayne Hughes long to make a decision on whether he would spend $200,000 to supplement his chestnut colt to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Fans Seeing a New Attitude from Desormeaux

    Inducted into the Hall of Fame last August at the young age of 34, jockey Kent Desormeaux has a new agent and is displaying a better attitude while regaining his status among Southern California's best riders.

  • Dr. Wayne Gertmenian, following the Jockeys' Guild meeting Tuesday.

    Guild Extends Matrix Capital Contract Through 2009

    The Jockeys' Guild wrapped up its annual assembly Dec. 7 with the announcement that the contract of Matrix Capital Associates, headed by Dr. Wayne Gertmenian, has been extended through 2009. In addition, jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has said he was conducting due diligence into Guild business practices, failed to win re-election to the Guild senate and no longer sits on the executive committee.

  • Drysdale Points Musical Chimes to Matriarch

    Musical Chimes, who was neck shy of victory behind Heat Haze in the 2003 Matriarch (gr. IT), worked six furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday for her second shot at the $500,000 test for fillies and mares at one mile on turf Nov. 28.

  • Ticker Tape (5) holds on to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Ticker Tape Royal Winner of QE II Cup

    Favored Ticker Tape stormed past the leaders in the stretch with a powerful burst and held off the unlucky Barancella to win the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Musical Chimes, center, out bobs Buckland Manor, inside, obscured, and Singletary, outside, to win the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile, Saturday at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    Musical Chimes 1st Filly to Win Oak Tree Mile

    The 4-year-old filly Musical Chimes, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, squeezed between horses in a spectacular stretch run to win a frantic finish by a nose over Buckland Manor in the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Ticker Tape Seals Pucker Up With Late Rally

    Ticker Tape, runner-up as the favorite in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) in her last start, atoned for that defeat with an authorative 2¾-length victory in the $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Super Derby Likely Target for Imperialism

    Imperialism appears headed for Louisiana Downs' Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 25 if trainer Kristin Mulhall and owner Steve Taub can agree on who will ride.

  • Kent Desormeaux, aboard Kicken Kris, right, yells at Jamie Spencer aboard Powerscout (10) just after the finish of the Arlington Million.

    Kicken Kris Awarded Arlington Million Victory

    For the second consecutive year, the winner of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) was disqualified when Powerscourt, ridden by Jamie Spencer, was taken down for starting a chain of events in the stretch that stewards ruled cost K

  • Public Invited to Racing Hall of Fame Day Celebrations

    The public is invited to the National Museum of Racing's annual Hall of Fame Ceremony, Monday, Aug. 9 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion. Members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2004 include trainer Claude "Shug" McGaughey, jockeys Kent Desormeaux and Jimmy Winkfield, and Thoroughbred champions Bowl of Flowers, Flawlessly, and Skip Away.

  • Musical Chimes, left, cruises past Notting Hill to win the John C. Mabee Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Musical Chimes Rings True in Mabee 'Cap

    Musical Chimes, winless in seven starts since taking the French One Thousand Guineas (Fr-I) in May 2003, blew past the leaders in the final eighth of a mile to capture the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) on the Del Mar turf Saturday.

  • Ticker Tape wins the American Oaks, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Ticker Tape Reigns in American Oaks

    Overlooked in a field boasting strong international favor, Southern California-based Ticker Tape blew off the final turn with gusto to run down pacesetting Western Hemisphere and favored Dance in the Mood in the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Janeian Dominates Royal Heroine Foes

    New Zealand-bred Janeian took command near the eighth pole and easily held off the challenge of favored Katdogawn to win the $100,000-added Royal Heroine (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.

  • Island Fashion to Make Next Start in Tokyo

    Trainer Marcelo Polanco said that Island Fashion, a multiple grade I stakes winner, would make her next start in the $1.6-million Yasuda Kinen Stakes (Jap-I) at one mile on turf in Tokyo on June 6.

  • Ticker Tape Turns Tables in China Doll Stakes

    Ticker Tape, a British import from the barn of James Cassidy, chased down heavy favorite Mambo Slew to win the $75,800 China Doll Stakes, a turf mile for for 3-year-old fillies Thursday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Santa Anita Jocks Add Height for Annual Hoops Contest

    In an effort to snap a two-game losing streak, the Santa Anita jockeys will put a new and improved lineup on the floor when they play Holy Angels School in their annual basketball game Feb. 26 at La Salle High School in Pasadena.

  • Domestic Dispute, left, out runs During, center, and Buckland Manor to win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    No Argument: Domestic Dispute Tops in Strub

    Domestic Dispute, who hadn't reached the winner's circle in more than a year, rallied in spite of trouble in the stretch run to defeat During and his former trainer Bob Baffert by a neck in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Ignored for Eclipse, Island Fashion Makes Statement

    Trainer Marcelo Polanco was quite unhappy that Island Fashion wasn't given more consideration for the Eclipse Award for 3-year-old fillies in 2003 after winning a pair of grade I races and two other stakes. After beating a powerful field that included top mares Sightseek and Got Koko in Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita, Polanco may have proved his point.

  • Saint Afleet Hangs On in Millions' NATC Dash

    In spite of blistering fractions, Saint Afleet stuck around to win the $250,000 Sunshine Millions NATC Dash for 3-year-old sprinters by a head in a four-horse blanket finish at drizzly Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Island Fashion wins the La Brea Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Island Fashion Takes Star Turn in La Brea

    Everest Stable Inc.'s overlooked homebred Island Fashion dominated a solid group of 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita, romping to a six-length victory in the $250,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I).

  • Rivals Get Jump as Valenzuela Serves Days

    Except for designated races during the first eight days this meet, Patrick Valenzuela won't ride regularly until the 14th day of the 84-day Santa Anita meeting.

  • Swan Re-Elected Jockeys' Guild Chairman

    Tomey Jean Swan was elected to her third term as chairman of the board of directors of the Jockeys' Guild at the 63rd annual National Assembly in Dallas, Tex.

  • The Herc Too Strong in Sunny Slope

    The Herc, a 2-year-old colt whose 96-year-old owner Sam Longo died Thursday, became the first Oak Tree stakes winner for trainer Gary Stute in the $81,975 Sunny Slope Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Touch of the Blues, foreground, crosses the finish line to win the Atto Mile Sunday in Toronto.

    Atto Mile Ends with Touch of the Blues

    Gainsborough Farm, jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Neil Drysdale teamed up once again to win a thrilling edition of the $1 million Atto Mile (Can-I) Sunday at Woodbine, this time with Touch of the Blues.

  • Desormeaux Makes Agent Change

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux, currently seventh in the Del Mar riding standings with 12 winners, has replaced his agent of the past two years, Tom Knust, with Brad Pegram, who also serves currently as agent for rider Frank Alvarado.

  • Outta Here OK, On for Del Mar Derby

    Bill Currin and Al Eismann's stakes winner Outta Here, who was scratched behind the gate by jockey Kent Desormeaux before the running of last week's West Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT) at Mountaineer Park, is being pointed to the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT).

  • Joey Franco (#10), left, outgames Publication to win the Triple Bend Handicap Saturday.

    Joey Franco Hangs On in Triple Bend

    The Jerry Frankel homebred Joey Franco took advantage of a perfect trip to capture the $300,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) by a head over a fast-closing Publication Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Just Wonder wins Cinema Handicap.

    Cinematic Finish for Just Wonder

    Just Wonder, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, cut loose a furious rally while wide on the final turn and went on to win the $184,550 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

  • Outta Here Confirmed for Affirmed

    Bill Currin and Al Eisman's Outta Here was confirmed a starter for Sunday's Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park after logging a five-furlong work in :59 4/5 handily over Hollywood Park's main track Thursday morning.

  • Dublino wins the Wilshire Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Dublino Struts Out in Wilshire Handicap

    The little filly Dublino, making her 2003 seasonal debut, unleashed her reliably powerful stretch run to pull away in Sunday's $111,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf at Hollywood Park.

  • Kim Loves Bucky wins the Elkhorn, Wednesday at Keeneland.

    Kim Loves Bucky and Keeneland Turf

    For the second consecutive year, Kim Loves Bucky has won the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. The 6-year-old gelding completed the 1 1/2-mile turf distance in 2:29.39, with Man From Wicklow a half-length back in second, and Williams News a nose behind for third.

  • Farina Fires Back At Brancusi Foul Claim

    Jockey Tony Farina, who rode Brancusi, was upset with criticism leveled at him after a foul claim by jockey Kent Desormeaux, aboard Crowned Dancer in Saturday's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Hess Catching Up With Ocean Terrace

    Knowing that the last horse to win the Kentucky Derby who did not race at 2 was Apollo in 1882, trainer Bob Hess Jr. admits he might have rushed Ocean Terrace before the $700,000 son of Saint Ballado made his debut on Dec. 26.

  • Espinoza to Ride Ministers Wild Cat

    Trainer Neil Drysdale said that Victor Espinoza, just removed as the rider of Kafwain, would ride Ministers Wild Cat in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5.

  • Desormeaux to Ride Ocean Terrace

    Trainer Bob Hess Jr. said Kent Desormeaux will ride undefeated El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Ocean Terrace in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5.