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November 12, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE
The next sport that could be shut down because of a labor dispute is horse racing, which might have a severe jockey shortage on Jan. 1 if the tracks and the riders don't reach an agreement on health and accident insurance. "I don't think the jockeys will ride without a contract," said John Giovanni, national manager of the Jockeys' Guild, whose members ride 85%-90% of the horses in the United States.
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December 31, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Racing Assns., close to an impasse over insurance coverage that would have resulted in second-string jockeys riding at tracks throughout the country Sunday, reached an unexpected agreement Friday afternoon. When entries were drawn for Sunday's card Friday morning, all the big-name jockeys but Pat Valenzuela were expected to be on strike. Trainers grabbed whatever riders were available.
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March 21, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owner Allen Paulson said Saturday that suspended jockey Pat Valenzuela would no longer ride as the contract jockey for his stable. Undecided, Paulson said, is whether Valenzuela will resume riding Corby and continue riding Eliza, two of the leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby. Valenzuela called in sick, telling the Santa Anita stewards he had a sore back and virus, and Chris McCarron took over for Corby's victory March 13 in the San Felipe Stakes.
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December 9, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 31, 1991 | Associated Press
A strike by the nation's thoroughbred jockeys apparently was averted Monday night when the Jockeys' Guild reached a tentative agreement on a contract with the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. Guild spokesman Brian Meara said the tentative agreement will result in the cancellation of a walkout by riders on Wednesday. Final details of the contract will be worked out by today, he said. The guild advised riders to accept regular mounts for Wednesday.
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January 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jockey Steve Cauthen turned down a contract extension with Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's Darley Stud Management and might quit riding in Britain, his agent said Monday. Cauthen was in his native Kentucky, but his agent, John Hanmer, said: "Steve was offered a retainer for the year by Sheikh Mohammed, but turned it down. As no one else would be able to offer him anything like that retainer. . . . I have my doubts as to whether he will return."
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January 24, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pitfalls of being a contract rider for a racing stable are unavoidable, and Pat Valenzuela, who has signed on as owner Allen Paulson's first-call jockey for this year, cannot expect to escape them. The best example of a jockey getting himself trapped because of a contract is Heliodoro Gustines, who in the 1970s was the regular rider for Martha Gerry's Forego, while his first obligation was to John Hay (Jock) Whitney's Greentree Stable.
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December 31, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Racing Assns., close to an impasse over insurance coverage that would have resulted in second-string jockeys riding at tracks throughout the country Sunday, reached an unexpected agreement Friday afternoon. When entries were drawn for Sunday's card Friday morning, all the big-name jockeys but Pat Valenzuela were expected to be on strike. Trainers grabbed whatever riders were available.
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December 9, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 12, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE
The next sport that could be shut down because of a labor dispute is horse racing, which might have a severe jockey shortage on Jan. 1 if the tracks and the riders don't reach an agreement on health and accident insurance. "I don't think the jockeys will ride without a contract," said John Giovanni, national manager of the Jockeys' Guild, whose members ride 85%-90% of the horses in the United States.
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March 21, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owner Allen Paulson said Saturday that suspended jockey Pat Valenzuela would no longer ride as the contract jockey for his stable. Undecided, Paulson said, is whether Valenzuela will resume riding Corby and continue riding Eliza, two of the leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby. Valenzuela called in sick, telling the Santa Anita stewards he had a sore back and virus, and Chris McCarron took over for Corby's victory March 13 in the San Felipe Stakes.
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January 19, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jockey Steve Cauthen turned down a contract extension with Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's Darley Stud Management and might quit riding in Britain, his agent said Monday. Cauthen was in his native Kentucky, but his agent, John Hanmer, said: "Steve was offered a retainer for the year by Sheikh Mohammed, but turned it down. As no one else would be able to offer him anything like that retainer. . . . I have my doubts as to whether he will return."
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January 24, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pitfalls of being a contract rider for a racing stable are unavoidable, and Pat Valenzuela, who has signed on as owner Allen Paulson's first-call jockey for this year, cannot expect to escape them. The best example of a jockey getting himself trapped because of a contract is Heliodoro Gustines, who in the 1970s was the regular rider for Martha Gerry's Forego, while his first obligation was to John Hay (Jock) Whitney's Greentree Stable.
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December 31, 1991 | Associated Press
A strike by the nation's thoroughbred jockeys apparently was averted Monday night when the Jockeys' Guild reached a tentative agreement on a contract with the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. Guild spokesman Brian Meara said the tentative agreement will result in the cancellation of a walkout by riders on Wednesday. Final details of the contract will be worked out by today, he said. The guild advised riders to accept regular mounts for Wednesday.
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