Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:45 pm

Starine wrote:Jane Driggers Proctor, pioneering rider, wife of trainer/horseman Hap, has died from a brain tumor

Ugh, lots of sad news today. Condolences to her many family and friends.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby MySaladDays » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:41 am

Wasn't sure where to put this. If you haven't read the 4 part series that Tere Albanese did with Mandella, it is worth settling in with a cup of coffee or tea and reading.

He is my top 3 favorite trainer. Looking at what he did with Bal a Bali, a 7 year old horse, just getting into his prime.......genius........ like one commenter said, NOBODY takes this kind of time with a horse. (I often think of all the horses we will never hear about because nobody sticks with them and develops them anymore)

(I have the documentary On The Muscle: Portrait Of A Thoroughbred Racing Stable --- it is the best behind the scenes look at a barn I've ever seen, during breeders cup with pleasantly perfect, etc. which is also OUTSTANDING)

Part 1: ... our-parts/

Part 2: ... -part-two/

Part 3: ... art-three/

Part 4: ... fort-zone/

There is just so much INSIGHT here.

If you followed the Tere Albanese series she did on trainer Frankel, you'll appreciate this one even more!
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Alvarado to have shoulder surgery
By David Grening
ELMONT, N.Y. – Junior Alvarado will undergo surgery to repair his left shoulder and be out of action about two months, according to his agent, Mike Sellitto.
Alvarado was injured in a spill at Aqueduct on Sunday’s closing-day card. Though X-rays revealed no fractures, an MRI taken on Tuesday did show some minor damage to the shoulder. Alvarado had surgery on that same shoulder last December to repair a tear in his rotator cuff.
Sellitto said Alvarado’s doctor told him that without the surgery, there would be no guarantee that his shoulder would not pop out of its socket while riding.
“You can’t ride if your shoulder has a shot to pop out,” Sellitto said.
The surgery will be performed Tuesday, and if he comes back in the expected time frame, Alvarado should be back in time to ride the end of the Belmont spring-summer meet and most certainly by Saratoga. ... -surgery-0

I hope the surgery is successful. Chronic rotator cuff problems suck. :(
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