December 10, 1994 |
A possible agreement in the insurance negotiations between jockeys and the nation's racetracks developed Friday after the tracks presented what they called "our best and final offer." Speaking from Tucson, John Giovanni, national manager of the Jockeys' Guild, said, "This could work. . . . I'll take it back to my executive board, and we'll crunch some numbers."
December 9, 1994 |
Breakage? Until a couple of weeks ago, Gary Stevens thought that was what happened when a jockey went down in a spill and was crushed by the horse. "I've been in racing most of my life," said Stevens, who was grooming horses as an 8-year-old in 1971. "But until I went to that meeting at Hollywood Park, this breakage stuff was something I'd never heard of." That meeting was in late November, another in a series between the Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Racing Assns.