Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby middleground » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:31 pm

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.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:30 am

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.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Diver52 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:08 pm

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.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby PJMIII » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:21 pm

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
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby PJMIII » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:15 am

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
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby PJMIII » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:13 pm

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

Postby stark » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:08 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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