Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

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Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:27 pm

Curtis wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:32 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:13 pm
If true, I can think of a few things that might be in play here:
I know SoCal is expensive, but I'm under the impression that NY is worse. :shock:
Our traffic sucks but, after reading some of the posts from TBC members who live in the area, maybe NY's sucks more? :?
There may be more racing along the Eastern seaboard, but the jockey colonies are also well-populated with strong riders. Joel is having to compete for good mounts against award-winning jocks like Castellano, Velasquez and the Brothers Ortiz. If he returns to California, he will be a slightly larger frog in our small pond. 8-)
Weather. I could see where he may be getting tired of riding in the cold, rain and mud. ;)
Or he’s not getting the mounts he was a year or two ago in NY. Also someone may have apprised him of basic geometry and he has ascertained that going 6-wide around the turns at SA, DMR and Los Al is better than going 6-wide around Big Sandy. Wonder if he would be retaining his current representation or if Goof might get back in the game.
I thought he rode Saratoga's turf courses very well and wasn't too shabby on the dirt, either. However, his business -- and victory total -- was down sharply there this year as well. In addition to the Ortizes, Castellano, Cornelio V. and Johnny V., don't forget the development of Manny Franco into an outstanding young rider who did very well at the Spa and was near the top of the standings at Belmont going into the weekend.
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:24 pm

Joel just won the 1 5/8-mile Temperance Hill at Belmont on Rocketry in 2:40-something, breaking Man o' War's 98-year record.
Since there were only five horses in the race, he had to go merely three wide on the turn. :lol:
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Japan: legendary jockey Yutaka Take 武 豊first rider to partner 4,000 JRA winners
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ers/347652
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Yutaka Take racks JRA up win number 4⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣

Won on 16. MEISHO KAZUHIME (French Deputy) Race 10 at Hanshin.
Did it with a classic ride. Number 16, from the car park #legend #hero
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:17 pm

McCarthy Hops Aboard Rival Horse in Attempt to Avoid Spill at Laurel Park

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... at-laurel/

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Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:16 pm

Time to look into your crystal ball a few years or maybe a decade or two from now.

We recently saw another running of the Lukas Stakes, a G3 event going 1 1/8 for 3+up and with Biscuits winning I suppose Churchill may be on their way to getting that to be a G1 event for all time, deserving.

But what about the other guys.....Baffert & Pletcher?

What kind of race should be written in their honor?
Re-name an existing race?
Where?

Your vote counts!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm

Well, for Pletcher, I guess it should be one of Florida's preps for the KY Derby.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:05 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Well, for Pletcher, I guess it should be one of Florida's preps for the KY Derby.
And for Baffert, one of the Southern California preps -- a dirt prep, of course. They could also rename the race at Santa Fe that Real Quiet came out of, but, oops, no more Santa Fe!

I think eventually a turf race at Saratoga will carry local-boy-made-good Chad Brown's name.
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Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:30 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Well, for Pletcher, I guess it should be one of Florida's preps for the KY Derby.
Xpressbet would probably be willing to forego their name being on the Florida Derby, he's won 5 of those so far, the TAP makes logical sense.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:25 am

Going back to New York traffic... and I won't... it can be interesting to be stuck in the middle of an intersection through 3 light changes while your Arabic cab driver is cursing in whatever language he has to practice on that day as the Greek truck driver and Viet Namese pizza delivery man scream at each other over their fender bender.
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:11 pm

You can ask Tampa Bay Downs if they have a stakes they are bored with. He runs them up here as well as Gufstream.🤡
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Jockey Angel Castillo suspended 30 days by Penn racing board for not persevering with mounts in Parx races.
Paulick Report today.
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:06 am

Malaysian jockey Md Zairi bin Hassim has tragically died after a horse reared and flipped over on top of him in the parade ring prior to race four at Perak on Sunday RIP
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:12 am

New Zealand jockey Alysha Collett (currently riding in Singapore) suffered a fracture to a lumbar vertebrae and a fractured right heel in a fall in Singapore on Sunday

https://www.racingnews.co.nz/blog/post/ ... r-Collett/
Great to read about the other jockeys visiting/helping her in hospital
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:07 pm

Someone's big plans are not turning out as planned. Maybe someone didn't do his homework? :oops:

Superstar rider Joao Moreira looks set for Hong Kong return
‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira looks set to make a sensational return to Hong Kong following his failure to secure a full-time Japan Racing Association licence.
Moreira, a three-time champion jockey in Hong Kong, had intended to start a new chapter of his career in Japan. Those plans, however, were scuppered after he failed a test on the history of Japanese racing, rendering him unable to ride in the country once his current short-term licence expires this year.

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... urn/349573
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:04 pm

The JRA test is really really hard. Most riders fail it the first time they take it like Demuro and Lemaire. A american I follow on twitter compared it to the SATs whatever that is
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 pm

The SATs are what American high school students take to use for college entrance scores. I'd say the JRA test is more along the lines of the GRE (what college graduates have to take to enter post-graduate school for master's degree or PhD)... only *one* rider passed it this time.
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:04 am

Australian jockeys Brad Rawiller and Brian Higgins suffered serious injuries after a heavy fall toady at Cranbourne. Injuries include fractured vertebrae and a collapsed lung.

https://www.punters.com.au/news/rawille ... al_173777/
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:46 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:57 pm

Quality horseman. Better man. RIP
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:56 pm

Saw the news on twitter a little earlier... my heart goes out to Violette's family and loved ones, and he's a loss to the sport as a whole, New York racing in particular.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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