Keyword: the jockeys' guild

  • Jockey tack, including a helmet, protective vest, and goggles.

    Study's Goal: Concussion Management Protocol

    The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.

  • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Formed

    A group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced Feb. 9 the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, an organization designed to serve the accrediting body for aftercare facilities and fundraising.

  • Jockeys' Guild Seeks Contracts With Tracks

    On the heels of signing a contract with Churchill Downs Inc. that ended a protracted stalemate, the Jockeys' Guild is preparing to launch an initiative to get other tracks to enter into agreements with the organization.

  • Meyocks Offers to Meet With CDI Executives

    A dispute between the Jockeys' Guild and Churchill Downs Inc. over a contract continued Dec. 7, with guild national general manager Terry Meyocks offering to meet with CDI representatives "any time and any place."

  • KY Legislative Panel Defers on Vest Rule

    A Kentucky legislative subcommittee has deferred for a month action on Kentucky Horse Racing Commission rules requiring safety vests for jockeys, exercise riders, and anyone else on horseback at the track.

  • Keeneland Benefit for Disabled Jockeys

    Some leading current and retired jockeys will test their karaoke skills against each other during an April 17 talent competition at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The event, titled "Riders Up!," will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund of the Jockeys' Guild.

  • Jockey Edgar Prado holds the saddle that he used to ride Barbaro in the 2006 Kentucky Derby which he has signed and is donating to a special auction to benefit permanently disabled jockeys.

    Disabled Jockeys' Fund Lacking Financial Support

    During a press conference held at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, Jockeys' Guild manager Dwight Manley called for support of the Disabled Jockeys' Fund as Edgar Prado formally donated the saddle worn by Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), to the fund.

  • Jockeys' Guild legal counsel Barry Broad announces policy changes designed "to insure the survival and fiscal stability of the Guild."

    Guild Forced to Cut Benefits, Increase Dues for Survival

    The Jockeys' Guild on Tuesday made several changes in its dues, insurance, and disability policy designed to bring the organization back from the brink of bankruptcy at which it found itself following a management change in November that purged former president Wayne Gertmenian and his top assistants.

  • Jockeys Unite to Demand Change in Leadership

    A growing number of jockeys across the United States are demanding the immediate resignation of Wayne Gertmenian president and CEO of the Jockeys' Guild and the termination of any relationship with his management company Matrix Capital Associates.

  • Gary Birzer and his wife, Amy, take the oath to testify before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation Hearings Tuesday.

    Guild's Gertmenian Called 'Absolute Disgrace' in House Hearing

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee looking at jockey health and welfare issues was sharply critical of current Jockeys' Guild management during a hearing on Tuesday that began with testimony from paralyzed rider Gary Birzer and ended with a comment calling Wayne Gertmenian's actions as Guild president and CEO an "absolute disgrace."

  • Report Documents Guild Payments to Matrix

    The Jockeys' Guild paid $448,000 to Matrix Capital Associates in 2003, according to a financial report the Guild filed Feb. 11 with the U.S. Department of Labor.

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

    Guild Tight-Lipped at Assembly; King Voted Out

    The Jockeys' Guild began its annual meeting Dec. 6 with a call for solidarity -- even in the face of the dismissal of member Eddie King, who had sued the organization -- and a call for members not to talk to the press.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey has sent a "cease and desist" letter to The Jockeys' Guild.

    Guild Grievances Include Cease and Desist Letter, Lawsuits

    The management company that represents jockey Jerry Bailey sent a cease and desist letter to Jockeys' Guild president Dr. Wayne Gertmenian and Guild vice president Albert Fiss Nov. 19. The letter requested they stop accusing Bailey of having played a role in canceling insurance policies that benefited jockeys.

  • Swan Named Acting Chairman of Jockeys' Guild

    Tomey Jean Swan, a pioneer in the Quarter Horse industry, has been named acting chairman of the board of The Jockeys' Guild, which currently is undergoing a major reorganization. She was elected unanimously by the guild's executive committee, according to a prepared statement.