Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

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Tue May 23, 2017 3:27 pm

Steeplechase jockey Paddy Young critical but stable with head trauma

Five-time champion steeplechase jockey Paddy Young is in critical but stable condition in a Pennsylvania hospital after being involved in a spill Saturday at the Radnor Races in Malvern, Pa., according to his wife, Leslie Young.

http://www.drf.com/news/steeplechase-jo ... ead-trauma
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Tue May 23, 2017 11:19 pm

PJMIII wrote:Steeplechase jockey Paddy Young critical but stable with head trauma

Five-time champion steeplechase jockey Paddy Young is in critical but stable condition in a Pennsylvania hospital after being involved in a spill Saturday at the Radnor Races in Malvern, Pa., according to his wife, Leslie Young.

http://www.drf.com/news/steeplechase-jo ... ead-trauma
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Wed May 24, 2017 2:19 am

Apollo wrote:
stark wrote:Name that trainer from his 8th grade basketball shot.....
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http://www.latimes.com/sports/more/la-s ... story.html
Good one. I missed it badly. I thought it might be Baffert even though it didn't really look like him.

The Los Angeles Times link through me off. I was trying to name someone with a Southern California background. I don't associate the correct answer with California.
The photo would have thrown me off also, but I've heard Kurt Hoover mention this connection with Pletcher a couple of times on TVG.
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Fri May 26, 2017 3:09 pm

Stewards at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania have suspended trainer Jonathan Wong 60 days as a result of a barn search by Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission employees that led to the finding of two hypodermic needles and syringes and two bottles of an injectable substance. The search, according to a ruling dated May 20, occurred on March 4.

Wong appealed the ruling, but his request for a stay of the suspension was denied by the racing commission. His suspension is scheduled to run from May 30 through July 28.
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:21 pm

Jockey Robby Albarado, who has been sidelined with a fractured leg since April 23 at Keeneland, is named to ride horses June 8 at Churchill Downs.

"I've been putting myself through a bunch of training on our farm," Albarado said. "I've been doing a lot of physical therapy as well and my leg feels great."

Albarado, 43, galloped two horses for trainer Dale Romans the morning of June 2. It was Albarado's first time on horseback at Churchill Downs since he fractured his leg nearly six weeks ago.

Romans is scheduled to run Gotham Stakes (G3) winner J Boys Echo in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1). He and owners Albaugh Family Stable have yet to name a jockey for the son of Mineshaft and reitereated that Albarado remains an option.

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Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:25 pm

Now, here is a man dedicated to his craft. Congratulations to Mr. Bozzo!

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Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:07 am

In case Godolphin hasn't had enough trainer drama this year, Saeed Bin Suroor has revealed that he has been knocking heads with Godolphin Chief Executive John Ferguson and Charlie Appleby has been getting the creme de la creme of Godolphin horses. An excerpt:
He then bemoaned his latest two-year-old intake, extremely backward relative to the collection entrusted to Appleby, stating: "It is a disaster. I can't train them, have no chance to run them. The system is not quite great this year."
He usually is a pretty quiet guy, I guess that is how you work as the head trainer for Godolphin for 25 years. I wonder what his goal is with this interview and am interested to see what happens

https://www.racingpost.com/news/comment ... eud/288245
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:53 pm

Northport wrote:In case Godolphin hasn't had enough trainer drama this year, Saeed Bin Suroor has revealed that he has been knocking heads with Godolphin Chief Executive John Ferguson and Charlie Appleby has been getting the creme de la creme of Godolphin horses. An excerpt:
He then bemoaned his latest two-year-old intake, extremely backward relative to the collection entrusted to Appleby, stating: "It is a disaster. I can't train them, have no chance to run them. The system is not quite great this year."
He usually is a pretty quiet guy, I guess that is how you work as the head trainer for Godolphin for 25 years. I wonder what his goal is with this interview and am interested to see what happens

https://www.racingpost.com/news/comment ... eud/288245

Of the thirteen Dubawi two-year-olds Ferguson bought at auction as weanlings or yearlings, Bin Suroor got *one* of them. On the other hand, Appleby got ten. Bin Suroor's group of two-year-olds are a joke at best.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:20 am

BREAKING: John Ferguson reveals to the Racing Post he has resigned as chief executive and racing manager of Godolphin.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:00 pm

If Bin Suroor's revealing interview was a sign of a power struggle at Godolphin, it would appear that he has won the war.

In a news release posted June 6 on Godolphin.com, it was announced John Ferguson has stepped down from his position as chief executive and racing manager at Godolphin.
Joe Osborne, the current managing director of Godolphin in Ireland, will take up the position of interim chief executive of Godolphin's global operation.

Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -godolphin
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Saeed bin Suroor's interview on Monday had a very 'it's me or him' tone to it, I guess he knew he would win out, though Ferguson has been working alongside Sheikh Mohammed in some capacity or another for the last 25 years. He had a pretty successful National Hunt stable called Bloomfields that did very well with former Godolphin plodders who excelled over jumps. He walked away from that when he became CEO of Godolphin, with his horses being sold or resorbed into Godolphin as Gold Cup horses/high class stayers. I wonder if he will try to revive that.

The constant reshuffling of Godolphin certainly has been fascinating to watch to say the least. Though I cannot blame Saeed Bin Suroor for complaining about being assigned stable jockeys and racing managers/assistant racing managers/chief executives when the only man he really needs the opinion of is Sheikh Mohammed. That's a lot of middlemen to report to who don't exactly have boots on the ground for day to day happenings. I don't think he is the best trainer in the world, or even the best at Godolphin, but I see why he is frustrated. I also didn't know that fact about the Dubawi two years olds, Afrashad. But Ferguson's son is Charlie Appleby's assistant trainer, I wonder if that also had an impact on decided which horses go where.
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:41 pm

I wonder if Ferguson will return to being bloodstock advisor for the Sheikh, or if he will leave his employ altogether.
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Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:54 am

Northport wrote: I also didn't know that fact about the Dubawi two years olds, Afrashad. But Ferguson's son is Charlie Appleby's assistant trainer, I wonder if that also had an impact on decided which horses go where.
To add further, Appleby has 31 Dubawi two-year-olds, and bin Suroor has 18. Having Ferguson's son as an assistant trainer just screams conflict of interest to me. I think most parents want to see their children be successful. There was a rumor Ferguson had his son, Alex, put on one of bin Suroor's horses last year, and he screwed up the ride.
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Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:27 pm

Desormeaux warned by stewards after training whip use
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Starine wrote:Desormeaux warned by stewards after training whip use
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Horse has a history of quitting abruptly. Trainer acknowledges that. Jockey taps him post work to keep him going on the gallop out. Stewards try to punish the jockey. What.........
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Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:10 pm

I guess I'll put this here since this is where we were discussing the changes at Godolphin. I really hope that long-standing "feud" between Godolphin and Coolmore does come to an end. We had a nice long chat with Joe Osborne at Darley when we were in Ireland a couple of years ago and, if there's any chance at all, I could see him managing the way through it. Fingers crossed!

New regime at Godolphin has the chance for a fresh start with Coolmore
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It's like Fat Sam's speakeasy: anybody who is anybody will soon walk through that door. Anybody who wants to breed a Classic winner, that is, and can either afford the fee or offer mares of sufficient quality to merit a foal-share. Well, jolly nearly anybody. On Galileo's dance card this spring, yet again, there has been one conspicuous no-show - a figure so familiar elsewhere that his absence would be utterly mystifying, had it not become axiomatic; had it not become, in fact, the ultimate Turf shorthand for "cutting off your nose to spite your face."
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:14 am

Trainer Manny Azpurua, a fixture on the South Florida Thoroughbred racing scene since 1980, died June 13 at Florida Medical Center.

The native of Caracas, Venezuela, who started the last horse of his training career at Gulfstream Park in April 2016, was 88.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... dies-at-88
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Horacio Karamanos Reaches 2,000 Wins

Journeyman Horacio Karamanos, a perennial leading rider in Maryland since his arrival in 2002, celebrated Father's Day in style, winning the third race June 18 at Laurel Park for his 2,000th career victory.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... 2-000-wins
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:19 am

Doyle skips trip to Europe to focus on Ellis Park meet

Sophie Doyle could have been on a whirlwind trip to Europe, but duty called.

Doyle, perhaps as much as anyone on this side of the pond, is taking a fervent interest in this week's Royal Ascot meet. Her younger brother, James, has become a world-class jockey who won the Group 1 St. James’s Palace on Tuesday aboard Barney Roy for Godolphin.


http://www.drf.com/news/doyle-skips-tri ... -park-meet
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:51 am

Milestone Victory for Goodwin Comes at Canterbury Park

Jockey Nik Goodwin won his 1,000th career Thoroughbred race when he rode favorite Saganaga to victory for trainer Gary Scherer in the sixth race at Canterbury Park on June 22.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... rbury-park

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