May 14, 2015 |
Barbara Borden, chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, said 12 state-approved veterinarians examined American Pharoah following the colt's Kentucky Derby win, which is approximately one examination for every three times jockey Victor Espinoza whacked the misspelled champion as the two of them lugged down the Churchill Downs stretch toward the finish line. The vets didn't find a mark on Pharoah, although he was struck 32 times by Espinoza's whip during a ride that appeared to tread dangerously along the dividing line between encouragement and abuse.
June 20, 2007 |
Victor Molina, the jockey who kicked his mount in the stomach before the third race Monday at Philadelphia Park, will have a formal hearing before the track's stewards on Friday. Molina was to set to ride a 2-year-old named Yes Yes Ohyes in his debut when the colt reared in the starting gate, striking the jockey in the chest. After the colt was scratched from the race because he had suffered cuts, Molina removed the horse's saddle and kicked him. The jockey was ejected.
July 25, 2002 |
Ramon Dominguez, the leading jockey at Delaware Park, who is second nationally in winners this year, suffered what was apparently a broken left wrist yesterday in a spill at the Stanton track. Dominguez, 25, a native of Caracas, Venezuela, was in second position in the seventh race when his mount, Lovely Lady, broke down badly and fell in midstretch. "He apparently broke the wrist trying to brace his fall," Steve Rushing, his agent, said. "It's too early to know if he'll need surgery or how many weeks he'll be out. " Dominguez has been spilled three times this summer but escaped injury until yesterday.
April 19, 1992 |
So you want to be a jockey? You want to climb aboard a 1,300-pound animal and storm out of a starting gate, glide down the back side with the wind in your face, pick your way through horses around the turn, charge down the stretch with hoofbeats pounding all around you, and savor the sound of a cheering crowd? Ah, the glory of it all. And the money! In less than two minutes, you earn $45 minimum. Or 10 percent of the winner's purse, if you happen to be on the winner. Ride six horses a day, which is not uncommon, and you've made $270, at least.
February 9, 2012 |
A jockey who rides at Parx in Bensalem filed suit Wednesday against another jockey, alleging he made sexual advances toward her while she was undressing and taking a shower. Kristina McManigell, 23, alleges that Eriluis Vaz, 28, made advances toward her three times Dec. 7, including twice when she was naked, while she was alone in the female jockeys' room. The suit says she feared rape and screamed for help. Two years ago, Vaz got into a fight with another jockey in the middle of a race at Parx, then called PhiladelphiaPark.
December 31, 2014 |
UNTIL YESTERDAY, Angel Suarez was known around the race track as the horse-whispering whiz kid. Just 21, the quiet jockey based at Parx Racing won so many races - and millions of dollars - two years ago that he drew national notice as one of the sport's top apprentices. That he'd come late to racing made his success even more astounding. "He had no racing background," his former agent, Donna Servis, told the Daily Racing Form in 2013. "He woke up one day, told his mom he wanted to be a jockey, and she said, 'What?
December 22, 2011 |
CARLOS GUERRERO, who has dominated the trainer standings at Parx Racing for the last 2 years, has been charged with one count of misdemeanor indecent assault by Bensalem police, as the result of an incident that took place at the track last month. The track has responded to the charge by ejecting Guerrero from the track for 10 years. The 10 years is arbitrary. Once the case is adjudicated, the suspension will be adjusted to a more reasonable period of time. "We are preparing an appeal as we speak," said William Goldman, Jr., Guerrero's attorney.
July 5, 2002 |
Antonio Pena, who was injured after he was thrown from his horse Tuesday at Philadelphia Park, resumed riding yesterday and brought home two winners and a second-place finisher at the Bensalem track. Pena was reported to be semi-comatose immediately after the accident. He was later listed in stable condition at Frankford Hospital Torresdale Division and was released that night. On Tuesday, Pena was riding Punch Landed when the horse stumbled while leaving the gate in a six-furlong sprint.
May 12, 1989 |
Churchill Downs stewards announced a five-day suspension for jockey Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner 3d for careless riding in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. The suspension begins today and continues through Wednesday, but excludes Monday, the stewards said. They did not elaborate on the careless riding. Ladner was aboard Northern Wolf, who finished sixth in the race won by Sunday Silence.