July 29, 1996 |
About 10 minutes before the running of Sunday's $206,750 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap, the troublesome Lit De Justice dumped his jockey, Corey Nakatani, in the Del Mar walking ring. Nakatani smiled, bit his lip and got back up. He has taken worse from trainer Jenine Sahadi's 6-year-old gray. Sahadi had isolated Lit De Justice in the paddock, sending him to an enclosure five stalls from the nearest of the other five starters in the Crosby.
November 27, 1994 |
Jockey COREY NAKATANI, who is on the verge of becoming one of the country's leading riders, and his wife, Michelle, have put their Monrovia home on the market. "They are looking for horse property, though they plan to keep their horses at the Flintridge Riding Club, and they want a larger house, probably in La Canada," said listing agent Jeannie Garr-Roddy, daughter of longtime horse-racing radio personality Bill Garr.
January 27, 1996 |
Corey Nakatani, one of the leading jockeys in the country, was suspended for five days and fined $500 by Santa Anita stewards Friday in what is far from the last chapter in a horse- whipping episode at the track last month. Reacting to the stewards' ruling, one of Nakatani's attorneys, Darrell Vienna, said he will seek a stay from the California Horse Racing Board that would enable Nakatani to keep riding while the suspension is appealed.
October 18, 2006 |
With 10 days left in the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita, jockey Corey Nakatani is on the verge of his second riding title in three years. Nakatani, who topped the standings with 21 victories in 2004, holds a 17-12 lead over Victor Espinoza going into this afternoon. Nakatani is named to ride four horses on the program, including probable favorite I'll Prey For You in the seventh race.
May 1, 1995 |
Trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Corey Nakatani had big meetings at Santa Anita, and they have picked up where they left off at Hollywood Park. Frankel won his second stakes race in three days and fourth race overall when Top Shape provided Nakatani with his fourth consecutive triumph Sunday in the $103,900 Senorita Breeders' Cup Stakes.
November 19, 2006 |
On an afternoon when jockey Corey Nakatani bordered on perfect, fellow riders Richard Migliore and Julien Leparoux made a little history of their own at Hollywood Park on Saturday. After Nakatani rode five consecutive winners, Migliore, a recent arrival from New York, got his first Inglewood victory aboard Moogie, a 4-1 shot, in the eighth race. About 30 minutes later, Leparoux, the country's leading jockey in victories, came through with his first local win.
August 15, 1998 |
Fourteen races and 22 months ago, Corey Nakatani was Gentlemen's regular rider. He's being reunited with the Argentine-bred for today's $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar. In the interim, Gentlemen, ridden in all but one of his races by Gary Stevens, has won seven of 11 starts and earned about $2.6 million.
January 21, 1996 |
Elaborating on a statement that he issued earlier this month, jockey Corey Nakatani testified Saturday that he did nothing wrong while riding Tillie's Joy in his final race and only struck the 2-year-old lightly with the whip before the colt broke down and was destroyed.
August 15, 1991 |
After winning about every stakes or feature race the first two weeks of the Del Mar meeting, jockey Corey Nakatani had been quiet since Bruho's victory in the Bing Crosby Handicap Aug. 3. Nakatani's added-money silence ended aboard heavily favored Soviet Sojourn in Wednesday's $78,225 Sorreno Stakes. Dispatched at 2-5 against three 2-year-old rivals, the Leo Castelli filly trailed early, then came through along the rail to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
May 30, 2006 |
Memorial Day turned out to be, well, memorable for jockey Corey Nakatani. Not only did Nakatani win the $321,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile for the fourth time in 11 years on 6-1 shot Aragorn, he won three other races Monday at Hollywood Park to give him 3,000 in a career that began in 1988. A 4-year-old Irish-bred son of Giant's Causeway, Aragorn turned in the performance of his life to beat a talented field in the Grade I. Trained by Neil Drysdale for breeder Ballygallon Stud Ltd.