Keyword: Patricia Cooksey

  • Mary Russ-Tortora brings Haywired home in front in the Lady Legends for the Cure Race. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2517684094&k=ZhHN77J">Order This Photo</a

    Russ-Tortora Beats Jitters, Wins Lady Legends

    Mary Russ-Tortora retired as a professional jockey in 1994, and even though she had ridden in the "Lady Legends for the Cure" the past three years, she was extremely nervous in the starting gate for the race at Pimlico.

  • Old Friends 'Jockey Day' Oct. 20

    There will be Jockeys galore at Old Friends Oct. 20, as more than a dozen top riders have confirmed their appearance for "Jockey Day."

  • Retired jockey Pat Cooksey will make her second appearance against a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver on June 9.

    Cooksey on Horse, Bengal on Foot for 'Man Vs. Beast'

    Retired jockey Patti Cooksey will return to the saddle June 9 at River Downs for a special race in which her mount will square off against Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson, who will be on foot.

  • 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.

  • Breeders' Incentive Program Announces New Developments

    The Kentucky Breeder's Incentive Program, which is comprised of sales tax on stud fees and awarded its first check during Kentucky Derby week, is kicking into high gear to get more mares registered and is expanding its efforts to include non-race breeds.

  • Industry Shows Appreciation for Day's Career

    After more than 11,000 racing fans enjoyed "Pat's Day" at Churchill Downs on Saturday afternoon, horsemen gathered to honor the Hall of Fame jockey at a charity roast Saturday evening.

  • Steve Haskin, senior correspondent for <i>The Blood-Horse</i>.

    Cooksey, Threewitt, Haskin to be Honored

    Retired jockey Patricia Cooksey, trainer Noble Threewitt, and <i>Blood-Horse</i> senior correspondent Steve Haskin have been selected to receive awards from the National Turf Writers Association during the organization's dinner Oct. 27 in Dallas in conjunction with Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships week.

  • Pioneering jockey Patricia Cooksey hangs up her tack after 26 years in the saddle.

    Patricia Cooksey Ends Her Riding Career

    Jockey Patricia "P.J." Cooksey, the second leading female rider in Thoroughbred racing, ended a trailblazing 26-year career in the saddle on Thursday when she finished third in a race at Churchill Downs.

  • Cooksey Gets First Victory of Comeback

    Veteran jockey Patricia Cooksey, the all-time leading female jockey at Churchill Downs and second in wins by women in U.S. racing history, scored the first win of her latest comeback from adversity as she rode Donner Pass to victory in Thursday's third race at the Louisville track.

  • Finalists Named for Venezia Memorial Award

    Patricia Cooksey, Aaron Gryder, Edgar Prado and John Velazquez have been named as the finalists for the 2004 Mike Venezia Memorial Award. The Venezia Award was instituted by the New York Racing Association to honor riders who "exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship." Venezia was killed in a tragic spill at Belmont Park on Oct. 13, 1988.

  • Patricia Cooksey returns to action at Turfway.

    Cooksey Looks for Return to Winner's Circle

    Jockey Patricia Cooksey, whose career nearly ended April 12 when she broke both legs in a frightening spill at Keeneland, returned to the saddle Friday night at Turfway Park, just shy of one year later.

  • Cooksey Among Nominees for Venezia Award

    Jockey Patricia Cooksey, the all-time leading female rider at Churchill Downs, has been named as a finalist for the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) 2003 Mike Venezia Award, which goes to riders who "exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship."