Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby stark » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:15 pm

Jockey Norberto Arroyo is off his only mount on Thursday - Onzaway (3) - in the third race after failing to show in the jockey's room at the appointed time, an hour before post time, according to track stewards.

Arroyo has been replaced by Martin Pedroza. Arroyo was not reachable by phone Thursday afternoon.

Arroyo has had a tough Del Mar. He does not have an agent and is no longer riding for trainer Peter Miller, with whom he had a successful relationship in the first six months of the year, winning more than 40 races. Miller said at the start of the meeting that he would no longer use Arroyo on his horses.

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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:27 am

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Jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr. has hired agent J.R. Pegram to work on his behalf, the jockey and agent said on recent mornings. #drf #delmar

D'Amato's Spectator romps in Sorrento Stakes
As great as this Del Mar meet has been for trainer Phil D’Amato, it has been maddening for trainer Peter Miller. Their differing fortunes played out glaringly in the Grade 2, $200,690 Sorrento Stakes on Saturday, when D’Amato’s 2-year-old filly Spectator romped to a 5 1/4-length victory over six rivals - two coming from Miller’s barn, including even-money favorite Surrender Now, who finished last.
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By contrast, Miller – who finished second in the trainers standings to D’Amato here last summer and has been a consistent force on this circuit for years – is 5 for 59 following the Sorrento, and he complained that the track was “bad.”

“It’s deep, tiring. It’s very unfair – and you can quote me,” Miller said. “They say it’s like Santa Anita. It’s nothing like Santa Anita.”

Surrender Now was favored off two wins at Santa Anita, including the Landaluce Stakes, in her two prior starts.

Her jockey, Flavien Prat, said Surrender Now “stopped pretty badly at the quarter pole, so I just took care of her.”

http://www.drf.com/news/damatos-spectator-romps-sorrento-stakes
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:31 am

Short Film Peers Into ‘Brutal’ Life Of Small-Time Jockey
A new short feature film provides an eye-opening window into the idea of athletes playing through pain, specifically a small-circuit jockey who refuses to take off his mounts despite a debilitating injury.

The 11-minute film premiered in June on Short of the Week, a website devoted to high-quality movie shorts.

The film, shot at Retama Park in San Antonio, takes place over the course of one racing card. The main character, a jockey named Gabriel (played by Luis Bordonada), insists he must finish out the final races of the evening despite having broken his collarbone in a spill earlier in the day. The film's director and producer, Clint Bentley, is the son of a former jockey.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/short-film-peers-brutal-life-small-time-jockey/

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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:52 pm

Biancone Granted a Conditonal License in Kentucky
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission granted Patrick Biancone a conditional license to resume training Thoroughbreds during their monthly meeting Aug. 15. The vote, which was 16-1, came after the KHRC license review committee added two conditions to his application on July 19.

Biancone has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn and he was handed a one-year suspension.

"There's a point where you have served your time and you're clean and that's when you give people a second chance," said Dr. Foster Northrop, who was on the commission when Biancone was originally suspended. "That's where we're at. I've gotten more comments on the racetrack over this than anything in the 50 to 60 years I've served on commissions. I've gotten a lot of flack. But they guy has served his time. Isn't that what the justice system is all about?"

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/223125/biancone-granted-a-conditonal-license-in-kentucky
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby PJMIII » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:16 am

David Whiteley, trained Coastal to Belmont Stakes upset, dies at 73

David Whiteley, a three-time Racing Hall of Fame nominee who trained three champions and upset the great Spectacular Bid in the 1979 Belmont Stakes with Coastal, died Saturday of natural causes in Camden, S.C. He was 73.

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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:56 am

Motion Win in Kentucky Courts Could Affect Absolute Insurer Rule
A Kentucky court has ruled in favor of trainer Graham Motion and owner George Strawbridge, tossing out the penalties assessed by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission after their horse Kitten’s Point (Kitten’s Joy) tested positive for the medication Methocarbamol following her win in the GIII Bewitch S. in 2015 at Keeneland. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate justified his decision, in part, on his finding that the “KHRC’s creation of an ‘absolute insurer rule’ for trainers is unconstitutional.”

That portion of the ruling could mean the beginning of the end of the trainer responsibility rule. The rule is a long-standing provision in American racing that whenever a horse tests positive for an illegal medication or drug, the horse’s trainer, no matter the circumstances, is responsible and subject to penalties.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/motion-win-in-kentucky-courts-could-affect-absolute-insurer-rule/
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby PJMIII » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:51 am

Juarez pays his debt in full to old friend Valid

Valid was an important horse early in the career of jockey Nik Juarez. Now, Juarez is paying Valid back by providing him with a good retirement.

Juarez, 24, won his first career stakes on Valid in the Grade 3 Iselin at Monmouth Park in 2015. Later that year, trainer Marcus Vitali and owner Carolyn Vogel let Juarez ride Valid in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Keeneland. They finished fifth.


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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Diver52 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:28 am

GREAT STORY. I am now officially a Nik Juarez fan.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby luvsgeldings » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:55 am

I agree!! Nik Juarez is a fine young man - great guy - keeping his eye on Valid and taking care of him - wonderful story - beautiful man - I didn't know much about him.... but this story tells a lot - huge heart - and so very happy for Valid - wishing them all the best! (love the picture with Valid, Nik and his dog = love it!)
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby With Anticipation » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:01 pm

South Africa: Racing in shock after jockey dies of pneumonia hours after riding final winner

South African racing has been stunned by the sudden death of jockey Alec Forbes early on Thursday, only a few hours after he rode a winner from five rides at Scottsville.

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