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December 17, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contract negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. tracks were at a standstill after a three-hour session in New York Friday, leaving open the possibility that many of the country's jockeys won't ride at Santa Anita or other tracks on Jan. 1. A week-old proposal from the tracks regarding jockeys' accident and health insurance was not accepted by the guild. Apparently the only movement by the tracks was to extend their deadline, which had been Friday.
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July 28, 2001 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Jockeys' Guild, an organization of race riders that was cobbled together by Eddie Arcaro, John Longden and others in 1940, held a coast-to-coast celebration in honor of its 60th anniversary last summer. There was a big cake at Churchill Downs, and at 24 other tracks from New York to California there were moments of silence for the 141 jockeys who had lost their lives in riding accidents. This summer, the Jockeys' Guild is showing that the next 60 years may be the hardest.
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January 2, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockeys Corey Black and Alex Solis were talking to reporters Sunday after a day of silence, but they won't be giving television interviews, a practice that is expected to be followed by other riders at Santa Anita. "I'm not doing any television interviews," Black said. "About the other guys, I don't know. This is my decision. We're not the stars, so they don't need us." The Jockeys' Guild's insurance agreement with the Thoroughbred Racing Assns.
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December 21, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prospect of substitute jockeys riding at Santa Anita and other tracks on Jan. 1 grew stronger Tuesday after Brian McGrath, commissioner of the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. tracks, referred to a counterproposal from the Jockeys' Guild as "outrageous." The tracks and the jockeys have been bargaining since August in an effort to sign a new contract covering the riders' health and accident insurance. Their three-year contract runs out Dec. 31.
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January 2, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockeys Corey Black and Alex Solis were talking to reporters Sunday after a day of silence, but they won't be giving television interviews, a practice that is expected to be followed by other riders at Santa Anita. "I'm not doing any television interviews," Black said. "About the other guys, I don't know. This is my decision. We're not the stars, so they don't need us." The Jockeys' Guild's insurance agreement with the Thoroughbred Racing Assns.
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October 25, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE
Seth Hancock, the owner of Forty Niner, has named Julie Krone to ride his colt in the $3-million Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 5, which will make her the first female jockey to compete in the annual races. Krone got the mount on Forty Niner because Laffit Pincay, in support of a jockeys' strike in New York, chose not to ride the horse Saturday in the New York Racing Assn. Mile at Aqueduct.
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December 25, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pat Valenzuela didn't ride the winner of the closing-day stake at Hollywood Park on Tuesday, but he still won the season's riding title, and the most important victory of all came via a phone call to the jockeys' room minutes after the eighth race. Valenzuela's lawyer, Scott Zimmermann, told the jockey that they had obtained a stay in Los Angeles Superior Court that will enable the rider to be aboard Dinard and several other horses Thursday when Santa Anita opens its season.
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October 20, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Although a jockey strike in New York hasn't spread to California, it has put two leading Santa Anita riders in awkward positions because they are scheduled to ride in a $500,000 race at Aqueduct Saturday. John Russell, the trainer of Precisionist, one of the horses scheduled to run in the New York Racing Assn. Mile, talked by phone to Chris McCarron in the Santa Anita jockeys' room Wednesday and was given the indication that McCarron may not be able to ride.
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December 27, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cliff Goodrich, president of Santa Anita, said Monday that the track is making arrangements to find replacement riders if many of the regular jockeys don't ride Sunday because of a national dispute with Thoroughbred Racing Assns. tracks over health and accident insurance. At a news conference attended by both sides in the stalled negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the tracks, Goodrich also said Santa Anita's business would be affected by the absence of important jockeys.
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January 1, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call Now, the 2-5 favorite, received a lively but unsuccessful chase from Denim Yenem in the stretch of Saturday's $80,800 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita, and in a curious aftermath to the potential jockeys' walkout, their riders declined to discuss the duel after the race. "No comment," Alex Solis said to two reporters after riding Call Now to a one-length victory. Earlier, when a representative from Santa Anita's publicity department asked Solis for a few quotes, he said the same thing.
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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 27, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cliff Goodrich, president of Santa Anita, said Monday that the track is making arrangements to find replacement riders if many of the regular jockeys don't ride Sunday because of a national dispute with Thoroughbred Racing Assns. tracks over health and accident insurance. At a news conference attended by both sides in the stalled negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the tracks, Goodrich also said Santa Anita's business would be affected by the absence of important jockeys.
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December 21, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prospect of substitute jockeys riding at Santa Anita and other tracks on Jan. 1 grew stronger Tuesday after Brian McGrath, commissioner of the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. tracks, referred to a counterproposal from the Jockeys' Guild as "outrageous." The tracks and the jockeys have been bargaining since August in an effort to sign a new contract covering the riders' health and accident insurance. Their three-year contract runs out Dec. 31.
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December 17, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contract negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. tracks were at a standstill after a three-hour session in New York Friday, leaving open the possibility that many of the country's jockeys won't ride at Santa Anita or other tracks on Jan. 1. A week-old proposal from the tracks regarding jockeys' accident and health insurance was not accepted by the guild. Apparently the only movement by the tracks was to extend their deadline, which had been Friday.
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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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January 1, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call Now, the 2-5 favorite, received a lively but unsuccessful chase from Denim Yenem in the stretch of Saturday's $80,800 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita, and in a curious aftermath to the potential jockeys' walkout, their riders declined to discuss the duel after the race. "No comment," Alex Solis said to two reporters after riding Call Now to a one-length victory. Earlier, when a representative from Santa Anita's publicity department asked Solis for a few quotes, he said the same thing.
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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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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 25, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pat Valenzuela didn't ride the winner of the closing-day stake at Hollywood Park on Tuesday, but he still won the season's riding title, and the most important victory of all came via a phone call to the jockeys' room minutes after the eighth race. Valenzuela's lawyer, Scott Zimmermann, told the jockey that they had obtained a stay in Los Angeles Superior Court that will enable the rider to be aboard Dinard and several other horses Thursday when Santa Anita opens its season.
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