Keyword: Patrick Valenzuela

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    CHRB Denies Valenzuela License Again

    The California Horse Racing Board has denied jockey Patrick Valenzuela a license to ride during races in the state, citing a recommendation made by a hearing officer, according to a July 20 news release from the regulatory agency.

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    CHRB Clears Valenzuela to Exercise Horses

    The California Horse Racing Board cleared jockey Patrick Valenzuela to exercise horses Aug. 8 per a settlement between the two parties. His license to ride in races, however, will remain suspended through Oct. 31.

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    Pat Valenzuela Suspended for Latest No-Show

    The California Horse Racing Board suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela indefinitely Feb. 7 for failing to appear before stewards at Santa Anita Park over charges that he failed to fulfill his riding agreement.

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    Valenzuela Aboard Easy Solution in Best Pal

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Acclamation bounds home to win the Eddie Read at Del Mar.

    Acclamation Wins Eddie Read for 7th Straight

    Champion Acclamation ran his winning streak to seven en route to his second straight triumph in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), drawing away in the stretch after setting the pace on the Del Mar turf July 21.

  • Acclamation takes the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap for the third consecutive year.

    No Rust for Acclamation in Whittingham Return

    Acclamation, last year's champion old horse, made his long-awaited return to action with a front-running victory in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.

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    Pat Valenzuela Announces Latest Comeback

    Patrick Valenzuela has announced his latest comeback through agent Tom Knust, that he plans to return to race riding at Betfair Hollywood Park April 26.

  • Acclamation wins the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship

    No Stopping Acclamation in Clement Hirsch

    Odds-on choice Acclamation continued his dominance over the Southern California turf division when he held off a determined Champ Pegasus in the $150,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Oct. 2.

  • Acclamation wins the Pacific Classic

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    Acclamation Pulls Off Pacific Classic Heist

    Acclamation, with a patented front-running ride from veteran jockey Patrick Valenzuela, held off favored Twirling Candy in the final furlong to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) by a head at Del Mar Aug. 28.

  • Burns holds off Lil Bit O'Fun to win the La Jolla Handicap.
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    Burns Scorches La Jolla Foes

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela drove Burns through an opening at the rail past mid-stretch to capture the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), giving trainer Barry Abrams a special moment at Del Mar Aug. 13.

  • Krone, Valenzuela Recall 'Battle of Sexes'

    On the eve of the "Battle of the Exes" match race between Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland, the last combatants in such an event at Del Mar, Julie Krone and Patrick Valenzuela, offered recollections of their 2003 battle.

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    Valenzuela Off Mounts July 9 at Hollywood

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela is off his mounts at Hollywood Park July 9 after being unseated in a race the night before. According to his agent, Tom Knust, the 48-year-old rider should return to action July 10.

  • Courageous Cat outfights Caracortado to win the Shoemaker Mile.
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    Courageous Cat Claws Out Shoemaker Mile Win

    Even-money favorite Courageous Cat chalked up his first grade I stakes victory when he held off the closing Caracortado by a neck to win the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) on a firm Hollywood Park turf course.

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    Valenzuela To The Top?

    Jockey Pat Valenzuela, who rode Sunday Silence to victory in the 1989 Kentucky Derby, looks for a repeat aboard Comma to the Top.

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    Separate Forest Stops Unzip Me in 'Cienegas

    Upstart Separate Forest opened a substantial lead in her stakes debut and refused to give way to heavy favorite Unzip Me to win the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck at Santa Anita.

  • Briecat in the Las Palmas.

    Briecat, Valenzuela Claw Out Las Palmas Theft

    Briecat led all the way for jockey Patrick Valenzuela to score a 13-1 upset by a neck in the $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the Oak Tree meet Oct. 31 over the Hollywood Park turf.

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    Valenzuela Ends Stakes Drought in Morvich

    Quick Enough lived up to his name in the Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) Oct. 11 as he gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela his first Oak Tree stakes win in nearly four years with a 1 1/2-length score in the six-furlong turf event.

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    Valenzuela Picks Up Best Pal Win With 'Gusto

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela earned his first California stakes victory since the fall of 2007 when he guided J P's Gusto to a front-running half-length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 8.

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    Valenzuela to Ride J P's Gusto in Best Pal

    Patrick Valenzuela, a five-time champion at Del Mar but riding at the seashore for the first time in three years, will ride 2-1 morning line favorite J P's Gusto in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 8.

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    Bejarano Closes in on Southern Cal Sweep

    With one week left until the end of Hollywood Park's 2008 fall racing season, jockey Rafael Bejarano is poised to complete a rare riding feat: a sweep of each victory title at every major meet in Southern California in 2008.

  • Stormy West splashes to victory in the Blushing K.D. Handicap.

    Stormy West Wins as Fair Grounds Opens

    After challenging for command entering the lane, Stormy West withstood late challenges from Final Refrain and Barbette to capture the inaugural running of the $60,000 Blushing K.D. Handicap, the co-feature on a wet opening day to Fair Grounds' 137th season Nov. 14.

  • Patrick Valenzuela celebrates his 4000 win.

    Valenzuela Wins 4,000th Race

    Patrick Valenzuela, whose career as a jockey has been both troubled and brilliant, won his 4,000th race Oct. 9. His milestone victory came at Louisiana Downs aboard Burst of Light in a one-mile allowance/optional claiming event.

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    Valenzuela Eyes Louisiana Downs Return

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, on three years' probation for a California DUI and unable to apply for a riding license in that state until Dec. 31 of this year, plans to begin riding races at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., according to a report in the Daily Racing Form.

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    Valenzuela Gets Fine, 3-Year Probation

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela was fined $1,595 and sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence during a pre-trial hearing May 6 in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

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    Valenzuela Makes Appearance in DUI Case

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela showed up in a Southern California court April 18, three weeks after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear for a hearing that stemmed from a driving under the influence charge in December.

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    Arrest Warrant Issued for Valenzuela

    A warrant has been issued in a California county for the arrest of jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who failed to appear at a recent hearing associated with a charge against him for driving under the influence.

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    Pat Valenzuela's License Revoked

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's conditional racing license was terminated by the California Horse Racing Board Dec. 28 for violating terms of his agreement regarding the consumption or possession of alcohol.

  • El Gato Malo Storms Gold Rush

    West Point Thoroughbreds appears to have a good one in the 2-year-old El Gato Malo, who stormed to victory over his Golden Gate Fields' rivals in the $75,000 Gold Rush in just his second start Dec. 15.

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    Valenzuela Returns to Hollywood

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela returns to California for the first time in nearly one year Nov. 17 at Hollywood Park.