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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:31 pm
by middleground
stark wrote:The Ortiz brothers in the New Yorker magazine....

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017 ... rse-racing


Great article. Not often that you'll see a long, thoughtful article about horse racing in a national publication. When I was young, the New Yorker had a weekly column about horse racing written by "Audax Minor," aka G.F.T. Ryall. He had a great eye for horses; if he pointed out a promising two-year old at Saratoga, it was likely that the horse would amount to something.

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:30 am
by Sparrow Castle
middleground wrote:
stark wrote:The Ortiz brothers in the New Yorker magazine....

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017 ... rse-racing


Great article. Not often that you'll see a long, thoughtful article about horse racing in a national publication. When I was young, the New Yorker had a weekly column about horse racing written by "Audax Minor," aka G.F.T. Ryall. He had a great eye for horses; if he pointed out a promising two-year old at Saratoga, it was likely that the horse would amount to something.

Really good article, very comprehensive, including a bit about the horror at Hipódromo Camarero. I love well-researched, well-rounded, and informative articles like this. Kudos to John Seabrook and The New Yorker.

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:08 pm
by Diver52
middleground wrote:
stark wrote:The Ortiz brothers in the New Yorker magazine....

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017 ... rse-racing


Great article. Not often that you'll see a long, thoughtful article about horse racing in a national publication. When I was young, the New Yorker had a weekly column about horse racing written by "Audax Minor," aka G.F.T. Ryall. He had a great eye for horses; if he pointed out a promising two-year old at Saratoga, it was likely that the horse would amount to something.

I haven't thought of that writer for years--he was brilliant. I would read his column surreptitiously in the magazines section of our local supermarket.

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:21 pm
by PJMIII
Veteran Jockey Hebert Secures 4,000th Career Win

Jockey Tracy Hebert guided Rational Decision to a front-running, 4 1/4-length score in the fourth race Nov. 28 at Zia Park to earn the 4,000th victory of his career.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... career-win

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:15 am
by PJMIII
Jockey David Cohen Back After Three-Year Hiatus

The 32-year-old returned for Robertino Diodoro at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ear-hiatus

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:13 pm
by PJMIII
Castellano, Talamo Among Finalists for George Woolf Award

Five finalists for one of American racing's most prestigious honors, the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, have been announced, with the winner to be revealed in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide.

Jockeys Alex Birzer, Javier Castellano, Jose Ferrer, Rodney Prescott and Joe Talamo are the finalists for the prestigious trophy that has been presented annually by Santa Anita since 1950.


https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... olf-award/

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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:08 pm
by stark

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:33 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Yutaka Take Honoured
Japanese jockey Yutaka Take has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit. The award recognizes distinguished racing participants for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing and will be presented to Take in Japan Dec. 21 ahead of the G1 Arima Kinen at Nakayama. Born in 1969 Yutaka Take has become a legend in his native Japan since embarking on his riding career in 1987. To date Take has ridden 3,940 winners, with 74 of those at the highest level. He has set records in Japan for the most winners ridden in a year (212) as well as for the most prize-money earned in a single year with that figure standing at ¥4,414,042,000, which equates to almost $39 million.

“It is a great honor to receive such a prestigious award,” said Take. “As a jockey, I am happy to fly with a saddle back and forth locally as well as internationally as requested. It doesn’t matter if there is a difference in the rules and language, I have been riding the same way everywhere, and therefore did not recognize that I was making a contribution to the achievement and improvement of global horse racing. If my attitude to horse racing has delivered me international recognition with this award, I will make a continuous effort to the development of global horse racing.”...

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/yutaka-take-honoured/#.Wi8uLaopT3Y.twitter

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Jockeys'Guild‏ @JockeysGuild
Our fearless favorite @bravoace tries on a developmental protective vest. It has a CO2 canister that rapidly expands the vest upon falling to protect upon impact.
https://twitter.com/JockeysGuild/status/940653542573871104

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:00 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
That sounds like the rapid-inflating vests that the three-day riders have started using. In those, if the rider is thrown, a cord/strap attached to the saddle yanks/triggers the vest to inflate.