Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

peeptoad
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 am

stark wrote:The New York stewards suspended jockey Pierre-Chares Boudot 15 days for "gross careless riding and extremely unprofessional riding" after the finish of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby on July 7 at Belmont.

Boudot rode Kingstar, who rinished fifth in the Belmont Derby, a half-length in front of Maraud, who finished sixth under John Velazquez.

Galloping out after the race, Boudot allowed Kingstar to come over several paths and make contact with Maraud and Velazquez, putting them into the rail. A review of the head-on replay shows Velazquez yelling at Boudot.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43670-stews ... mont-derby
Just read this on Paulick R (which gives less detail than that DRF nugget). Is 15 days the normal suspension time something like this? I've seen way more egregious incidents happen during a race that resulted in no fine being handed out.
thinair
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:18 am

You can watch the head-on replay on the NYRA site ( the 10th race on 7/7 ) and clearly see what happens as well as an obvious exchange between riders....


https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/replays


I don't know why the suspension was this long, especially relative to other suspensions, but it is an odd incident.
peeptoad
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:27 pm

Thanks, thinair. It looks more pronounced on the head-on vs pan shot (not surprising)...
PJMIII
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Hall of Fame Jockey Ycaza Dies at Age 80

Native of Panama was a pioneer for Latin jockeys in North America.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -at-age-80
stark
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:21 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:52 pm

So he’ll ride if the CHRB grants him a license? I think that program has been rerun more than I Love Lucy.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:28 am

Curtis wrote:
So he’ll ride if the CHRB grants him a license? I think that program has been rerun more than I Love Lucy.
Riding first call for the Mick Ruis barn could make all the difference this time around!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:28 am

Curtis wrote:
So he’ll ride if the CHRB grants him a license? I think that program has been rerun more than I Love Lucy.
Riding first call for the Mick Ruis barn could make all the difference this time around!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:41 pm

135 23% 53% -0.85

Turf 61 8% 41% -1.48

23% winners from 135 mounts overall at the top end of the game is exceptional, congrats Mike Smith

But what's up with only 8% winners on the turf, strange, no?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:35 pm

Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured and the stakes-winning sprinter Bobby Abu Dhabi perished in a spill Sunday morning at Del Mar.

Espinoza was working Bobby Abu Dhabi when the horse dropped suddenly and without warning nearing the end of a drill, apparently from a sudden cardiac event.

Espinoza was placed on a backboard and had his neck immobilized by paramedics. He was transferred to a waiting ambulance and was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43872-victo ... at-del-mar
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Espinoza has fracture in C-3, out indefinitely, had "stinger" in left arm following accident in which Bobby Abu Dhabi perished
Jockey Victor Espinoza suffered a fracture to the C-3 vertebrae and will be sidelined indefinitely, his agent, Brian Beach, reported Sunday.

Espinoza also had some numbness in his left arm, but it is subsiding. Beach described that arm injury as similar to a "stinger" suffered by football players.

Espinoza was injured during an accident on Sunday morning at Del Mar in which the stakes-winning sprinter Bobby Abu Dhabi perished.
More: http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43872-espin ... i-perished
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Wishing Victor a speedy recovery and healthy future.
Will not be shocked one bit if he announces an early retirement.
The luckiest Mexican on earth!
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:16 pm

Victor Espinoza, the Hall of Fame jockey who fractured a vertebrae in an accident at Del Mar on Sunday morning, will miss the remainder of the meeting, his agent, Brian Beach, said Monday afternoon.

Beach said that Espinoza would be required to wear a neck brace for the next six weeks, “more to remind him not to turn his head sideways suddenly.” Espinoza is at Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he is expected to remain for several more days, Beach said.

Espinoza has feeling in all his limbs and doctors are encouraged that he’s going to make a full recovery, Beach said.

“His left arm, which had the stinger, is still sensitive to the touch,” Beach said. “The doctors want him to lay still, thinking that with rest that should calm down. They think he’s going to be completely fine.”

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43904-break ... gent-beach
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katmandu
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:30 pm

It's totally irrelevant, but I'm surprised every time I read one of these articles and they only mention Victor as being AP's jockey. I personally associate him much more with Chrome. AP is obviously the TC champion, but I thought Chrome was much more high profile, perhaps it was the crazies! And wasn't that Victor's return to the larger stage again?
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:51 pm

katmandu wrote:It's totally irrelevant, but I'm surprised every time I read one of these articles and they only mention Victor as being AP's jockey. I personally associate him much more with Chrome. AP is obviously the TC champion, but I thought Chrome was much more high profile, perhaps it was the crazies! And wasn't that Victor's return to the larger stage again?
AP is much more widely known among non-racing fans, he, maybe Justify and maaaaaybe Zenyatta are the only horses from the past 10 years with any real name recognition in the US.
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:04 pm

Maybe Zenyatta? Oh, them's fightin' words. :P
Zen's popularity passed far beyond the racing community, with articles in non-racing publications. She may have been racing's first superstar whose recognition was accelerated by internet fandom.
During 2009's Summer of Girl Power, IMHO both she and Rachel achieved far greater 'name recognition' than Justify has.
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:42 pm

Well it was amusing to see the front page story on MSNBC about Victor's injury and saying a Triple Crown jockey had been injured, rider of AP, etc. BUT, he had on his Chrome silks in the picture, LOL. I don't know about the name recognition, I worked with people who knew who Chrome was during the TC chase, there was quite a bit of publicity about the nose strips vs. NY, too.


Rachel was in Vogue, that's a pretty high profile, general public appearance.


http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-hard-tim ... r-espinoza
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:52 pm

Victor suffered a C3 fracture. So did I. A vertebroplasty fixed that sucker, and I was good to go the next day. Thank you Catalina.
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:09 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -dies.html

This is the headline in the Daily Mail

"Triple Crown Jockey--------" his winning the triple crown is what caused this story to go around the world in many many publications.
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:01 pm

And my nephew just managed to do the same thing Friday. He has to wait a couple of weeks before the drs decide what more they will do with him. He totalled an ATV.
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