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Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Probe into fight between jockey and valet

Jockey Martin Pedroza and valet Max Corrales may face sanctions for fighting in the jockeys’ room at Santa Anita last Friday.

Santa Anita steward Scott Chaney said the California Horse Racing Board has launched an investigation into the incident, which could lead to a formal complaint and a hearing. A fine or suspension may be levied, pending the results of the hearing. ... -and-valet


Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:05 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Motion Joins WHOA, Calls For A ‘National Governing Body’
Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act. To date, 65 trainers are represented on WHOA's roster, including Hall of Famers Roger Attfield, Michael Dickinson, Neil Drysdale, and Jonathan Sheppard, as well as leading international trainers Ian Balding, John Gosden, Alec Head, Criquette Head-Maarek and Gai Waterhouse.

In a statement to WHOA, Motion shared the following:

From what I have seen WHOA is the only group that is making a serious effort to form a national governing body with uniform rules and penalties covering all 38 racing jurisdictions and in sync with international rules of racing (IFHA) bringing transparency and integrity to US racing.

I have held off joining WHOA up until now, but frustration with the lack of a governing body continues to become more apparent as shown by the problems that several horsemen including myself have experienced in the last few years.

There is a lack of understanding as to how complicated the medication rules have become from state to state and there seems to be a desire from the powers that be to trip us up rather than guide us through these issues.

We cannot compare ourselves to other countries when it comes to medication infractions. In the US we are allowed certain medications within a closer time frame to race day and in my mind herein lies the problem.

There is only one solution and that is a governing body with guidelines similar to other countries where common sense and uniform rules are used. Despite the sensitivity of testing, little has changed with regards to the environment in which our samples are handled. This also would be better addressed by a group that would oversee all testing protocols. Without change we will continue to give our industry a black eye.

Graham Motion

Herringswell Stables


Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:34 am
by Starine
Trio of Successful Australian Trainers Face Charges ... ce-charges

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:52 pm
by stark

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:08 pm
by stark
Really nice recap of the memorial service for Jack Van Berg ... d-jvb-way/

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Kelsey Danner Earns First Career Training Victory At Turfway

Trainer Kelsey Danner, 32, scored her first career training win Saturday, Jan. 13, when 3-year-old filly Majestic Bold broke her maiden in the first race at Turfway Park.

The milestone win came with Danner's ninth starter. The trainer also counts one second-place finish. ... -saturday/

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:48 am
by Sparrow Castle
Not a jockey or trainer, but a very important person...

Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Battling Lung Cancer
The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the colorful and engaging exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and will immediately begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments to combat it.

“Charlie is in good spirits and ready to take on this challenge,” said Leonard Lusky, spokesman for the Secretariat Team. “His family and friends have rallied around him, and we stand ready to do what we can to help.”

Davis, who turns 78 next month, has regularly made appearances at racing venues, the Secretariat Festival and other events to the delight of generations of fans, always willing to share stories of Big Red and his first-hand experiences as a member of the Meadow Stable Team. Those appearances are a primary source of income for Davis, but due to his illness, he has not been able to travel.

To assist with uncovered medical bills and unforeseen living expenses, his family has launched a fund-raising effort, which already has been seeded long-time pal jockey Ron Turcotte, the family of Penny Chenery, and along with a few special friends and an associated GoFundMe account.

Fans wishing to offer their support can find more information at As a token of appreciation, Davis will sign and send an autographed photo of himself aboard Secretariat to each donor. Cards and letters for Davis can be mailed to:

Charlie Davis
P.O. Box 4865
Louisville, KY 40204

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:52 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Joseph O'Brien @JosephOBrien2
Hi everyone. I’m after setting up a new page on Facebook to post up news, photos and videos from the yard. If you could give it a “Like” and retweet this to spread the word, that would be greatly appreciated. You can find the page here:

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 am
Jockey Jevian Toledo Injured During Training Spill

Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Jan. 21 at Laurel Park. ... ning-spill

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:44 am
Report: Trainer Rice Being Investigated

Trainer tells Daily Racing Form she is being investigated by regulator. ... vestigated