Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

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Diver52
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Mon May 08, 2017 5:31 pm

I guess the public hissy fit Simon Callaghan threw when he lost Abel Tasman didn't hurt him after all. :roll:
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Mon May 08, 2017 5:36 pm

I suspect that there was so much sympathy for Callaghan that he didn't lose respect from other owners. The whole 'fire a trainer over laundry!?' thing seems to have created more jokes aimed at China Horse Club than criticism of Simon. ;)
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Mon May 08, 2017 10:59 pm

Anybody know if ex-trainer on the SoCal Circuit Caesar Dominguez has a good relationship with Baffert?

Jockey Martin Garcia has switched agents & is now represented by former trainer Caesar Dominguez.
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Sat May 13, 2017 1:19 pm

firehorse wrote:I'm sure she'd of rather been in Louisville, but Chantal Sutherland got her 1,000th win on Saturday at Santa Anita.
Nice article by Hovdey:

http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-sutherla ... ally-sweet
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Tue May 16, 2017 12:56 pm

NYRA has renamed G1 King's Bishop the Allen Jerkens Memorial in honor of the late Hall of Fame trainer known affectionately as "The Chief"
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Fri May 19, 2017 12:25 pm

Sources: Prominent jockey Julien Leparoux also allegedly bilked by former Kentucky hoops staffer

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Prominent thoroughbred racing jockey Julien Leparoux is the fourth professional athlete that the U.S. Department of Justice alleges was defrauded by former Kentucky basketball staffer turned financial adviser Leon Smith, Yahoo Sports has learned.

Leparoux is referred to in the federal indictment that was handed down earlier this month in Lexington, Kentucky, only by his initials, “J.L.” Multiple sources confirmed to Yahoo Sports this week that it is Leparoux who had business dealings with Smith several years ago.

“I don’t want to talk about that,” Leparoux told Yahoo Sports on Thursday at Churchill Downs, before the day’s race card got underway.

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-p ... soc_trk=tw
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Sat May 20, 2017 1:19 pm

Name that trainer from his 8th grade basketball shot.....
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http://www.latimes.com/sports/more/la-s ... story.html
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Mon May 22, 2017 9:29 pm

Sometimes these things are worth noting, a shakeup, maybe in some different barns etc....

Jockey Kent Desormeaux has hired Nelson Arroyo as his agent, and has parted with J.R. Pegram, according to his publicist.
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Mon May 22, 2017 10:26 pm

James Cummings Appointed Head TrainerImage
Godolphin have appointed James Cummings as the global operation’s Head Trainer in Australia.

Cummings joins Godolphin after almost a decade at Leilani Lodge at Randwick as Foreman, Co-Trainer with his grandfather Bart Cummings, and ultimately as Head Trainer.

Godolphin Managing Director in Australia Henry Plumptre said Cummings was exactly the person Godolphin needed to fill such a pivotal role.

“James is a great fit for Godolphin and his appointment is an exciting new chapter in the Godolphin story in Australia.”

“In a short space of time James has established himself as one of the most talented trainers in Australia and he has all the attributes to take us in the direction we want to go as a racing team both on and off the track,” Plumptre said.

Speaking of his appointment, James Cummings commented “It is truly an honor to be asked to join the Godolphin team as the Head Trainer in Australia and I am very grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed for the opportunity."

“I am confident in my experience and I definitely have the enthusiasm to build on the incredible success that has already been achieved by Godolphin in Australia."

"I have been very fortunate in my career so far to have learnt my trade from some of the best in the business and I will be forever grateful to the fantastic and loyal owners that have supported me in my career so far, in particular Eduardo Cojuanco Jnr and Dato Tan Chin Nam.

Cummings will take up his new position on Saturday 8th July.

Darren Beadman will remain the Head Trainer during this interim period. He will then continue with the team in his original role of Assistant Trainer.
https://news.godolphin.com/news/james-c ... ad-trainer
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Mon May 22, 2017 10:29 pm

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.
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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.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ium=social
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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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