Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Somnambulist
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Tue May 15, 2018 8:06 pm

I will say - as an athlete, it is brutal to be here in NY. Fans will actively rally against players over management/an organization any day but I feel like in this state it even moreso.

Hard to say who is in the wrong or right here without knowing the actual story.
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Wed May 16, 2018 5:26 pm

Joe Bravo to Receive 2018 Venezia Award

Award will be presented May 28 in a ceremony at Belmont Park.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ezia-award
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Diver52
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:37 pm

Has anyone seen the TV ad for the Chase payment app? It introduces Victor Espinoza and shows him riding a horse into a packed winner's circle. Then the horse starts chewing the flowers off a lady's fancy hat. Victor whips out his smartphone (doesn't it add to his riding weight?) and opens the app to pay for the ruined hat. :lol:
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Diver52 wrote:Has anyone seen the TV ad for the Chase payment app? It introduces Victor Espinoza and shows him riding a horse into a packed winner's circle. Then the horse starts chewing the flowers off a lady's fancy hat. Victor whips out his smartphone (doesn't it add to his riding weight?) and opens the app to pay for the ruined hat. :lol:
stark wrote:For those that haven't yet seen Victor Espinoza

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/w9rM/jpmorgan-c ... r-espinoza
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Yes, I've seen it. It's kind of cute, but no self-respecting horse with a sense of smell is going to eat fabric flowers off a hat. Grab it off her head and play with it? Yes. But eat it? Nope. :lol:
I know...asking for reality in ads is like asking for your horse that finished 2nd to win it in the replay. :P :lol:
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Wed May 16, 2018 7:14 pm

Sorry, stark--late to the party, as usual! :oops:
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Sat May 19, 2018 1:42 am

The extent of her injuries are horrific but her spirit, and that of her husband, is amazing.

Column | Burned horse trainer Martine Bellocq finds love, hope among the ashes
Sitting in a bedside chair at Vibra Hospital in Hillcrest, Martine Bellocq thumbs at the tracheotomy opening in her neck with reddish-white hands as visitors in protective gowns and gloves lock eyes and listen.

The horse trainer burned over 60 percent of her body during the deadly Dec. 7 fire at San Luis Rey Downs waited almost four months to speak, isolated in a burn unit. She’s braved a port in her chest, tubes flowing from her nose, three-times-weekly dialysis, eight skin-graft surgeries and the amputation of her lower left leg.

Talking matters so much, because Bellocq has so much to say.

When her prized colt Wild Bill Hickory refused to budge as ink-black smoke filled his stall and flames licked across from the far side of the barn, Bellocq decided she had one more shot. She grabbed a hose, doused herself from head to toe, and charged inside. The fire had other ideas.

“When it got so hot, my body started to burn,” Bellocq said Wednesday. “It hurt so much. I just walked out of the barn. He’ll find me. He’ll find me.”

Parked at the edge of her hospital bed a few feet away, her husband Pierre reached out a hand and spoke in a muffled whisper.

“I found you,” he said.

True love stories rarely unfold like airport paperbacks, the hulking heroes with flowing manes cradling Southern belles in absurdly sculpted arms. Reality is an exhausted husband helping a wife of nearly 42 years in and out of her wheelchair.

Sometimes, love reveals itself through simply finding a way, day after day, for someone impossible to live without.

“He’s the best husband,” Martine said. “Every day, he came. Every day, he supports me. He’s a wonderful man.”

Martine reached for a pair of sunglasses. She’s waiting on surgeries to both lower eyelids. More will follow.

“You’re really a rock star now,” Pierre said.

They’re facing the beast — the fire then, the ashes now — together.
More: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... story.html

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Marlon St. Julien Undergoes Spinal Surgery After Prairie Meadows Incident
Jockey Marlon St. Julien, 46, was involved in a serious spill on Saturday at Prairie Meadows, reports drf.com. In the ninth race, his mount Carbaugh was interfered with at the start and St. Julien went down hard.
“He went headfirst into the ground,” said his agent, Bobby Dean.
On Sunday, St. Julien underwent spinal surgery to fuse the C5 and C7 vertebrae, in an attempt to keep the pressure of his discs off his spinal cord. The rider was on a ventilator on Sunday, and his range of motion is under evaluation.
The rider of 2,468 winners with earnings just shy of $47 million, St. Julien has won multiple graded stakes races over the course of his career.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... -incident/
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Mon May 21, 2018 8:34 pm

I saw that. Best wishes for Marlon.
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Tue May 22, 2018 7:28 am

New York Revokes Charlerie's License Three Years

Thoroughbred trainer Brandon Charlerie had his license to own and train Thoroughbreds revoked for at least three years and was fined $3,000 after what regulators say was his role in claiming a horse in 2016 at Belmont Park on behalf of two individuals who weren't licensed as owners.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hree-years
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:46 am

Jockey St. Julien remains in ICU but has movement in extremities
Jockey Marlon St. Julien, who injured his spine in a one-horse spill at the start of a race last Saturday night at Prairie Meadows, still was in an intensive-care unit as of Wednesday. St. Julien underwent surgery on Sunday to relieve pressure on his spinal cord.

St. Julien still is intubated but is awake, able to communicate, and has movement in his limbs, according to Robin Dean, the wife of St. Julien’s agent, Bobby Dean. She has visited St. Julien several times in the hospital and has monitored his condition. A full evaluation, treatment plan, and prognosis can’t be fully formed until inflammation at the injury site subsides and St. Julien’s overall condition improves.
http://www.drf.com/news/jockey-st-julie ... xtremities
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Thu May 24, 2018 12:55 am

That's good news, and I hope the good news continues for Mr. St. Julien.
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Thu May 24, 2018 8:01 am

Father, Son Riders Pushing One Another in Maryland

Veteran jockey Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton is indebted to his son, Wes, for helping him make a comeback on the Maryland circuit after a 10-year absence from competition. Wes, in turn, is displaying considerable ability as an apprentice and may someday owe much of his success to the tutelage of his father.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-maryland
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Thu May 24, 2018 10:33 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun May 27, 2018 8:40 am

Carlos Marquez Notches Win No. 3,000

The 50-year-old native of Puerto Rico has been riding since 1984.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-no-3-000
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Jockey St. Julien remains in ICU but has movement in extremities
Jockey Marlon St. Julien, who injured his spine in a one-horse spill at the start of a race last Saturday night at Prairie Meadows, still was in an intensive-care unit as of Wednesday. St. Julien underwent surgery on Sunday to relieve pressure on his spinal cord.

St. Julien still is intubated but is awake, able to communicate, and has movement in his limbs, according to Robin Dean, the wife of St. Julien’s agent, Bobby Dean. She has visited St. Julien several times in the hospital and has monitored his condition. A full evaluation, treatment plan, and prognosis can’t be fully formed until inflammation at the injury site subsides and St. Julien’s overall condition improves.
http://www.drf.com/news/jockey-st-julie ... xtremities
Oh my, I am beyond upset to hear this. He is one of the locals at Oaklawn. Please update this if anything comes thru, also what was the name of the horse ?
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MySaladDays wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:Jockey St. Julien remains in ICU but has movement in extremities
Jockey Marlon St. Julien, who injured his spine in a one-horse spill at the start of a race last Saturday night at Prairie Meadows, still was in an intensive-care unit as of Wednesday. St. Julien underwent surgery on Sunday to relieve pressure on his spinal cord.

St. Julien still is intubated but is awake, able to communicate, and has movement in his limbs, according to Robin Dean, the wife of St. Julien’s agent, Bobby Dean. She has visited St. Julien several times in the hospital and has monitored his condition. A full evaluation, treatment plan, and prognosis can’t be fully formed until inflammation at the injury site subsides and St. Julien’s overall condition improves.
http://www.drf.com/news/jockey-st-julie ... xtremities
Oh my, I am beyond upset to hear this. He is one of the locals at Oaklawn. Please update this if anything comes thru, also what was the name of the horse ?
Carbaugh, an Iowa-bred first-time starter from the Dick Clark barn. Chart says "vanned off" after losing rider, nothing more.
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Tue May 29, 2018 1:38 pm

WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Carbaugh, an Iowa-bred first-time starter from the Dick Clark barn. Chart says "vanned off" after losing rider, nothing more.
The lead-in to a mention on Paulick Report appears to say that the horse was "later reported to be OK", but that part of the article seems to be on DRF. I will update my response if I can get to the DRF article.

Edited to add: Found the article but it contained nothing re the status of the horse.
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Thu May 31, 2018 5:12 pm

What in the heck happened to Nick Zito?

3/77 this year with $180K in earnings.

huh?
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Thu May 31, 2018 8:46 pm

Recovery going slow for St. Julien
Marlon St. Julien, the veteran jockey who was injured in a one-horse accident just after the start of a race May 19 at Prairie Meadows, remains in the intensive care unit at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, as he continues a slow recovery from a spinal cord injury.

St. Julien, who had surgery the day after the accident, has movement in his legs and shoulders but has struggled to regain motion in his lower arms, according to Robyn Dean, the wife of St. Julien’s agent, Bobby Dean.

Robyn Dean, who has regularly visited St. Julien in the hospital and kept close tabs on his condition, said St. Julien remains in good spirits and that he and his family are grateful for the outpouring of support from the racing community.

Dean said St. Julien has recovered from a case of pneumonia that set back his progress, and that he was fitted with a tracheostomy tube May 24 to assist with his breathing. St. Julien nevertheless could be discharged from Mercy Hospital later this week and moved to a rehabilitation clinic.

“He’s making progress every day, but this is not going to be a short race,” said Dean.

St. Julien, 46, is a native of Lafayette, La., whose riding career began in 1989 and has produced 2,461 winners.
http://www.drf.com/news/recovery-going- ... nable=true
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