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Life At Zen
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:26 pm

Javier Castellano will replace the injured Joel Rosario on Orb in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, per McGaughey.
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:30 pm

Homeister reflects on summer spills

At the start of racing on June 19, jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. was having another fine meet at Arlington International, entering the day just six wins off the lead in the rider standings and sitting fifth in overall earnings. She wasted little time adding another tally, scoring an easy victory aboard the Jimmy DiVito-trained O T B Bob in the day's 2ND race.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=39636
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:22 am

From Brisnet

Gary Stevens couldn't be happier with the revival of his Hall of Fame career. He returned to riding at the age of 50 last January after a seven-year retirement. "We're tickled to death," Stevens said, referring to his agent, Craig O'Bryan. "With the horses I'm riding and the way things have gone, winning some major races this year (specifically the Preakness on Oxbow for longtime patron and fellow Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas), it's been a lot of fun. With the Breeders' Cup and the prep races coming, we're pretty well armed right now." One potent piece of ammunition Stevens has in his holster is Beholder (Henny Hughes), the champion two-year-old filly of 2012. Stevens rides the sophomore filly in next Saturday's Zenyatta (G1), a "Win and You're In" event for the $2 million Distaff on November 1. "She gave me an unbelievable feeling," Stevens said, speaking of Beholder's 2 3/4-length victory in the Torrey Pines at Del Mar on September 1. "It was like driving a brand new Ferrari for the first time."
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:07 pm

Good to see King Leatherbury in the winners circle again with another great performance by Bens Cat in the Laurel Dash.

Great trainer, wonderful horse - congrats to all...


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Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:02 am

From Brisnet

Trainer Jorge Navarro enjoyed a banner day at Monmouth Park on Sunday, winning four races to tie for most victories on a single card at the Oceanport, New Jersey, racetracke. The 38-year-old native of Panama's four-bagger kicked off in the 3RD race with Awesome Vow (Awesome Again). He then won the 5TH with Don'tcallmeshirley (Don't Get Mad), the 8TH with first-time starter All About Karma (Harlington) and the 9TH with Conte (Doneraile Court). Navarro tied the mark of four wins on a single card set by J. Willard Thompson on September 8, 1975, and equaled by Robert Klesaris on July 10, 1987; John Forbes on August 28, 1989; and, Kiaran McLaughlin on July 9, 2011. With his four wins on Sunday, Navarro moved into the lead for top conditioner at Monmouth Park, saddling 41 winners this meet, two more than Eddie Plesa Jr. The 2013 racing season runs through October 6.
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Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:45 pm

Santa Anita: Gomez taken off all mounts

Jockey Garrett Gomez, who missed part of the summer while dealing with issues related to alcoholism, took off his mounts at Santa Anita on Thursday, and was later removed from his mounts for the rest of the racing week by track stewards, pending a hearing regarding his absence.

http://www.drf.com/news/santa-anita-gom ... all-mounts
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Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:51 pm

PJMIII wrote:From Brisnet

Trainer Jorge Navarro enjoyed a banner day at Monmouth Park on Sunday, winning four races to tie for most victories on a single card at the Oceanport, New Jersey, racetracke. The 38-year-old native of Panama's four-bagger kicked off in the 3RD race with Awesome Vow (Awesome Again). He then won the 5TH with Don'tcallmeshirley (Don't Get Mad), the 8TH with first-time starter All About Karma (Harlington) and the 9TH with Conte (Doneraile Court). Navarro tied the mark of four wins on a single card set by J. Willard Thompson on September 8, 1975, and equaled by Robert Klesaris on July 10, 1987; John Forbes on August 28, 1989; and, Kiaran McLaughlin on July 9, 2011. With his four wins on Sunday, Navarro moved into the lead for top conditioner at Monmouth Park, saddling 41 winners this meet, two more than Eddie Plesa Jr. The 2013 racing season runs through October 6.

This Navarro, I presume. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s ... ke-a-deal/
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Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:46 am

Santa Anita: Tyler Baze takes step toward return

Jockey Tyler Baze, who has not ridden since June 9, completed a 60-day residency stay at a Southern California alcohol treatment center earlier this week and has traveled to Washington State to exercise horses for an intended comeback.

http://www.drf.com/news/santa-anita-tyl ... ard-return
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Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:04 pm

hoping he can come back and stay clean, best of luck Tyler
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Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:22 am

Castellano Wins Six at Aqueduct

Jockey Javier Castellano won six races at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, but missed what he thought was going to be his best mount of the day when Anjaz was scratched from the featured Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT).

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... t-aqueduct
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:58 pm

Stevens, Smith Lead U.S. Team for Longines International Jockeys’ Championship
by Press Release | 11.13.2013 | 8:13am
A stunning line-up of 12 superstar riders will take centre stage at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 4 December for the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship, worth HK$800,000.
The top three riders in the four-race contest will each receive prize money, with the winner carrying off HK$500,000, the second HK$200,000 and the third HK$100,000.
In what is one of the strongest international line-ups ever assembled, North American legends Mike Smith and Gary Stevens will join peers from around the globe, among them the three-time British champion Ryan Moore, five-time champion of France Christophe Soumillon and two riders who have ignited the Hong Kong circuit this season, 13-time champion Douglas Whyte and Joao Moreira.
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/peopl ... mpionship/
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:33 pm

Man, this game is tough. Javier Castellano has been riding so well and, then, this....
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -for-tests
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:04 pm

A little tougher for jockey Tony Vega:

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -vega-dies
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:58 pm

Borel to Miss Rest of Year, Targets Oaklawn

Jockey Calvin Borel, three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and a 2013 inductee into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, will take the rest of the year off as he recovers from injuries suffered in an October riding mishap at Keeneland.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ts-oaklawn
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:09 am

From Brisnet

Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. missed a fourth consecutive day of riding on Friday. He was injured in a starting gate mishap on Sunday at Churchill Downs...
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:49 pm

Apprentice jockey Cecily Evans was injured, apparently seriously, when her horse fell and threw her in the first at Laurel. Doctor on site said she had a concussion and a neck injury. Reports from friends and family at the hospital, none confirmed, indicate she can move her appendages and had 2 clean CAT scans. However, she was having seizures and has been placed in an induced coma.
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:02 pm

second_glance wrote:Apprentice jockey Cecily Evans was injured, apparently seriously, when her horse fell and threw her in the first at Laurel. Doctor on site said she had a concussion and a neck injury. Reports from friends and family at the hospital, none confirmed, indicate she can move her appendages and had 2 clean CAT scans. However, she was having seizures and has been placed in an induced coma.
Oh dear. Bless her heart.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:31 am

Ziggypop wrote:
second_glance wrote:Apprentice jockey Cecily Evans was injured, apparently seriously, when her horse fell and threw her in the first at Laurel. Doctor on site said she had a concussion and a neck injury. Reports from friends and family at the hospital, none confirmed, indicate she can move her appendages and had 2 clean CAT scans. However, she was having seizures and has been placed in an induced coma.
Oh dear. Bless her heart.
Hope she will be OK. This sounds scary.
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Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:03 am

From Brisnet

Jockey Julien Leparoux took off his remaining mounts at Churchill Downs Sunday after he sustained an injury in the paddock in the lead-up to the 6TH race. Darren Rogers of Churchill's publicity department tweeted that Leparoux was "kicked in the buttocks and has a deep bruise."
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Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:47 am

PJMIII wrote:From Brisnet

Jockey Julien Leparoux took off his remaining mounts at Churchill Downs Sunday after he sustained an injury in the paddock in the lead-up to the 6TH race. Darren Rogers of Churchill's publicity department tweeted that Leparoux was "kicked in the buttocks and has a deep bruise."
Sounds like a horse objecting to "first you want me to run (=out of the gate) and then you hold me back?"
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