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  • Dettori Named Shoemaker Award Winner

    Jockey Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, who rode Ouija Board and Red Rocks to victory during the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Thoroughbred Championships, was named recipient of the annual Bill Shoemaker Award during a press breakfast the following morning at Churchill Downs.

  • Friday Morning Line at the Breeders' Cup

    All of the credentialed photographers are gathered around the winner's circle, receiving their locations to shoot tomorrow's races. It's their views to the thrill.

  • Barbaro Doing Well: Vets Plan to Remove Cast Next Week

    Barbaro, the unbeaten winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is in good health and progressing well on his road to recovery, Dr. Dean Richardson told reporters in a Nov. 1 press conference during the National Turf Writers' Association dinner in Louisville, Ky.

  • Thursday Morning Line at the Breeders' Cup

    The great Laffit Pincay Jr., now retired but still the world's all-time leading jockey (and winner of eight Breeders' Cup races), is at Churchill Downs to introduce the nominees for the Race Track Chaplaincy's White Horse Award.

  • Tuesday Morning Line at the Breeders' Cup

    Rev. Ed Donally is standing outside Barn 36 with an armful of new halters, watching as Lava Man cools out from his morning gallop. Donally, with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, is in from California to coordinate the White Horse Award Luncheon.

  • Bejarano to Return Wednesday at Churchill Downs

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who took off his remaining mounts Sunday after riding two races on Churchill Downs' opening day card, was at the track Monday morning to work John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) contender Rush Bay for trainer Tom Amoss.

  • Bejarano to Return Wednesday at Churchill Downs

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who took off his remaining mounts Sunday after riding two races on Churchill Downs' opening day card, was at the track Monday morning to work John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) contender Rush Bay for trainer Tom Amoss.

  • Gorella, Many More Contenders Work at Keeneland

    Martin Schwartz's Gorella worked in the company with a stablemate and got five furlongs in :58 over the Polytrack at Keeneland Race Course Sunday in preparation for the Nov. 4 World Thoroughbred Championships at Churchill Downs. She wasn't alone as several horses with Breeders' Cup aspirations got their final works in on the morning.

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    Lava Man, Other O'Neill Horses, Work at Keeneland

    STD Racing and Jason Wood's Lava Man, gearing up for a showdown with Bernardini in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, worked six furlongs in 1:15 over Keeneland's Polytrack on Friday, Oct. 27.

  • Badge of Silver Headed for NetJets BC Mile

    Multiple graded stakes winner Badge of Silver, in training with Bobby Frankel, is to make his next start in the Breeders' Cup NetJets Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, according to owner Ken Ramsey.

  • Farish to Succeed Bassett as Keeneland Trustee

    William S. Farish will succeed James E. (Ted) Bassett III as a trustee of the Keeneland Association, the corporation announced Wednesday. Bassett, retiring from his position on the executive committee after 15 years, will remain a member of the association's board of directors.

  • It's a Keeneland Surprise as Polytrack Debuts

    As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did just that.

  • Jara Off Mounts Thursday After Belmont Spill

    Fernando Jara took off the remainder of his mounts Sept. 28 after he was thrown at the start of the fourth race at Belmont Park. The 18-year-old jockey was aboard 2-year-old Kulia, a first time starter for trainer John Terranova, when the filly ducked out slightly and unseated her rider after a slow start.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano, involved in incident on plane.

    Bejarano's Wild Ride Ends With Comeback Victory

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano won his comeback race Wednesday at Turfway Park after more than four weeks on the sidelines, but only after he was involved in an incident on a Lima, Peru-to-Miami flight that sparked an FBI investigation.

  • Belmont-winning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin named MS Champion in Kentucky-Southeast Indiana.

    McLaughlin Named 2006 MS Champion

    Kiaran McLaughlin, trainer of 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil, has been named this year's MS Champion by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter.

  • Desormeaux Off Mounts After Car Accident

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux took off his Sunday mounts at Saratoga Race Course after he was involved in an automobile accident in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. According to Desormeaux's agent, Mike Sellito, the jockey was the passenger in a vehicle that collided with another car sometime late Saturday evening.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano out for undetermined amount of time.

    Bejarano Sidelined Due to Rib Injuries

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who took off his mounts at Saratoga Race Course Friday after complaining of pain in his side and trouble breathing, will be out for an undetermined amount of time due to multiple rib injuries sustained in a fall on August 14.

  • NYRA Asks Horsemen to Join in Aqueduct VLT Push

    Issuing what he termed a "call to action to horsemen and all of the racing community," New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Charles Hayward asked horsemen for their cooperation in lobbying Gov. George Pataki for immediate permission to install and operate 4,500 video lottery terminals that have been delayed at Aqueduct.

  • Indicted Baeza Gets Help From Race Industry

    Industry leaders continue to support former jockey Braulio Baeza, who was terminated from his position as the New York Racing Association's assistant clerk of scales in September of 2005 following a NYRA-initiated probe of the weigh-in process.

  • 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.

  • Apprentice Leparoux Wins Churchill Riding Title

    At age 23, Julien Leparoux became the second apprentice in Churchill Downs' 131-year history to earn a leading rider title when he finished the 2006 spring meet with 87 winners on July 16.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen declines further legal action, will serve suspension between July and January.

    Blasi Taking Over for Suspended Asmussen

    Steve Asmussen, North America's leading trainer in 2004 and 2005, has decided not to seek legal recourse over a six-month suspension that was upheld by the Louisiana Racing Commission. He is to serve the ban for a medication infraction from July 10, 2006 to Jan. 10, 2007.

  • 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.

  • Rollins Takes 'Miraculous' Stride in Recovery

    Jockey Chance Rollins, injured at Bay Meadows on June 11, has been moved from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital and is taking "truly remarkable and miraculous" steps toward recovery, track physician Dr. David Seftel said Wednesday.

  • Velazquez Returns a Winner at Belmont Park

    Jockey John Velazquez returned a winner in his first start since being sidelined in an April 20 racing accident at Keeneland when he piloted Mr Sam I Am to a 2 3/4-length win for trainer Todd Pletcher in Belmont Park's fourth race on Friday.

  • In Last-Minute Change, Velazquez to Make Comeback at Belmont Park

    Jockey John Velazquez, originally planning a return to racing aboard the Todd Pletcher-trained Scat Daddy at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, will make his comeback Friday at Belmont Park instead. According to Velazquez's agent, Angel Cordero, the jockey's original mount scratched at Monmouth and will run Saturday at Belmont.

  • Eduardo Perez Taken to Hospital after Spill

    Jockey Eduardo Perez was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., after being thrown by his mount, Cats Jazzy, in the first race at Arlington Park Monday.

  • Velazquez Hopes to be Riding Before Belmont

    Jockey John Velazquez, sidelined with a fractured right shoulder blade and cracked ribs after a Keeneland racing accident on April 20, said he may return to racing before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 10.

  • Jockey Chapa Out With Broken Collarbone

    Jockey Roman Chapa suffered a broken collarbone and will be off his mounts for at least six weeks after falling in a racing accident at Lone Star Park on Friday.

  • Jockey Murphy Bruises Spinal Cord in Fall

    Jockey Cindy Murphy remained hospitalized Friday after she was thrown in the fifth race at Prairie Meadows Thursday night. According to her husband, Travis Murphy, the jockey did not sustain any broken bones or head trauma from the accident, but was experiencing temporary paralysis due to a bruised spinal cord.

  • Black Gets 5,000th Career Win in His Back Yard

    Jockey Anthony Black earned his 5,000th career victory when he piloted the Robert Seeger-trained Actcentric to a 12-length victory in the fifth race at Philadelphia Park May 1.

  • Castellano Will Appeal Five-Day Suspension

    Javier Castellano became the second rider to receive a five-day suspension during Keeneland's 2006 spring meet when the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority ruled on an incident involving the 28-year-old jockey on Friday.

  • Jockey Garrett Gomez to ride for Todd Pletcher.

    Pletcher Says Gomez to Sub for Velazquez

    Jockey Garrett Gomez, currently riding in California, has been named to replace the injured John Velazquez as Todd Pletcher's first-call rider.

  • Rafael Bejarano Wins Six at Santa Anita

    Rafael Bejarano missed Keeneland's card to ride nine mounts in Southern California Saturday, including Triple Crown candidate Point Determined in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). The trip proved worthwhile when six of Bejarano's horses – four in succession – brought him to the winner's circle.

  • Retired jockey Gary Stevens appears in ABC series.

    Stevens Back in Saddle for ABC 'Wildfire' Debut

    Retired jockey Gary Stevens will make his first guest appearance on the ABC family series <i>Wildfire</i> March 13. According to Stevens' Web site, the two-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner plays jockey Augie French in "Break Down," episode 2009 of the drama's second season. Jason London and singer Aidan Hawken also guest star in the program.

  • Jockey Sunny Ho, continues to make progress after fall.

    'Positive Developments' Seen in Ho's Recovery

    Sunny Ho, the 44-year-old jockey who was severely injured in a March 1 racing accident at Golden Gate Fields, continues to make significant gains after undergoing emergency brain surgery last week.

  • Bailey's Former Agent to Represent Gomez

    Agent Ron Anderson, who formerly represented Jerry Bailey, and West Coast jockey Garrett Gomez announced their decision to work together Saturday after Gomez parted ways with Jim Pegram.

  • Jauregui Discharged, Begins Physical Therapy

    Jockey Luis Jauregui, who fractured one of his lower vertebrae in a Jan. 26 racing accident, was discharged from Arcadia Methodist Hospital Jan. 30 after a four-day stay.

  • Jockey Jauregui Fractures Lower Vertebrae

    Jockey Luis Jauregui remained hospitalized Friday due to injuries incurred in an accident at the start of the eighth race Jan. 26 at Santa Anita.