Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

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Postby stark » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Jockey Drayden Van Dyke was taken to Huntington Hospital in nearby Pasadena after being involved in a two-horse spill in Thursday's fourth race.

Van Dyke, 22, was alert when he was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

Van Dyke was aboard pacesetter Tawny when the filly broke down badly while leading a starter-optional claimer on the turn of a six-furlong race. Van Dyke fell heavily.

Rally Back, who was trailing Tawny, could not avoid the fallen horse and fell, unseating jockey Chantal Sutherland. Sutherland was on her feet a few moments after the spill and walked off.

Tawny was euthanized as a result of the injuries, according to track stewards. Rally Back was not injured, stewards said.

Van Dyke, the champion apprentice jockey of 2014, had five wins at the current meeting. He began Thursday's program in a tie for ninth in the jockey's standings.
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Postby PJMIII » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:59 am

Trainer Rene Araya Dies at 73

Multiple graded stakes-winning trainer Rene Araya, a veteran on the New York Racing Association circuit, died Jan. 26 in Florida at the age of 73.

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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby stark » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:26 pm

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Jockey Sue Martin, winner of 4th on 25-1 shot Blue Haze of Fire, won 1st race in Idaho in 1974; she's a grandmother of 18 and great-gr. of 4
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:08 pm

Mott attends first day of hearing into 2014 suspension
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – On a typical Monday in late January, the Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott would be in Florida, readying a large string of horses based at the Payson Park training center in Indiantown for upcoming races.

On the last Monday of January this year, Mott was in a conference room at the offices of the New York State Gaming Commission in upstate New York listening to testimony – and prepared to testify himself – in a case that goes back more than two years.

Mott, 63, is fighting a 15-day suspension and a $1,000 fine handed him by the New York stewards regarding overages of the therapeutic medication Flunixin (banamine) and Lasix found in the horse Saratoga Snacks when he finished last in the fourth race at Belmont Park on Sept. 20, 2014.

Mott’s case is based on what he perceives to be a lack of due process afforded him by the commission when there was not enough of a blood sample from the horse to be tested by an independent laboratory to confirm the findings of the state’s initial test. Mott and his attorney, Drew Mollica, have previously argued that the commission grants a right to a split or referee sample. They point to the form Mott signed requesting a split sample that twice uses the phraseology “my right to have an independent test.”

During testimony on Monday, New York State Gaming Commission steward Steve Lewandowski said there is no such rule.

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Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:48 pm

Medical Examiner: Gomez Died From Accidental Overdose Of Methamphetamine
Dr. Gregory Hess, Chief Medical Examiner in Pima County, Ariz., has ruled the death of former jockey Garrett Gomez an accident due to methamphetamine overdose. Gomez, 44, a two-time Eclipse Award winner who stopped riding in October 2013 and announced his retirement in June 2015, was found in his room at a Native American casino hotel near Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 14.

Gomez struggled with alcohol and substance abuse issues throughout a brilliant career that saw him become leading money winner in the country for four consecutive years and earn Eclipse Awards in 2008 and 2009.

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Postby PJMIII » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:42 pm

Gabriel Saez Reaches 1,000th Win

Jockey Gabriel Saez achieved a milestone Feb. 4 when the newly turned 29-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his 1,000th career victory on I Hope in the eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

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Postby PJMIII » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:21 am

Hernandez Has Momentum, Confidence on His Side

Brian Hernandez Jr. is quick to give credit where credit is due.

In recalling his 2016 season, when he celebrated a career-high eight graded stakes wins and tallied his second highest single-season earnings, the 31-year-old jockey talked about the wave of good fortune that came his way. Good mounts make for even better outcomes and in that vein, Hernandez said he "got lucky and had the right kind of horses for the right races."


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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby BlindLucky » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:56 am

Perry Ouzts rode is 49,000th career race at Turfway last night :)
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby stark » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:44 pm

Gary Stevens has been cleared to resume his riding career next month after undergoing surgery for replacement of his right hip on Dec. 21.

“The doctor is very happy; I don't have to see him again for a year,” the 53-year-old Hall of Fame jockey said Saturday morning at Clockers' Corner. “He released me to start getting on horses the first of March and I'll start riding races early March.”

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Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:38 pm

Doyle Out With Fractured Hand
Godolphin retained jockey James Doyle, who was originally treated for minor injuries after his mount Pearls (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) fell in the G3 Robrick Lodge Triscay S. Monday, has sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right hand and will be off mounts indefinitely, Godolphin announced early Tuesday morning. A two-time Group 3 winner, Pearls was immediately transported to the Randwick Equine Centre for evaluation, but was diagnosed with multiple shoulder fractures and could not be saved.

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