August 28, 1989 |
Jockey Angel Cordero Jr. was fined $1,000 Sunday for a display of temper toward an official after a race Saturday. Cordero was disqualified from first place when his mount, Foresta, was deemed to have interfered with Sultry Secret during the stretch run. He was suspended by the stewards for 10 days, Aug. 31 through Sept. 9. Cordero appealed the decision and was granted a stay pending a hearing before the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
July 30, 1997 |
The California Horse Racing Board has suspended the license of jockey Richard Pfau, who pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of race fixing. Pfau, who has been licensed in California since 1985, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 20 for holding back a horse in an Arabian race at Los Alamitos in 1985. The racing's board suspension bars Pfau from all state tracks, as well as training and betting areas. Under racing's reciprocity rule, Pfau also will be barred at other U.S. tracks.
March 21, 1992 |
Jockey Mark Guidry dominated Friday's 10-race program at Sportsman's Park, riding six longshot winners to match the all-time track record. Guidry, a 33-year-old native of Lafayette, La., won the first race with Valkeith, who paid $22.60; the second with Maybe K.B., $14; the fifth with Bonne Blue Boy, $21; the seventh with Full Forward, $18.40; the eighth with Hesaneighborto, $19.20, and the ninth with Compodray, $12. Guidry's performance is the best by a jockey at Sportsman's Park in 42 years.
October 25, 1997 |
Apprentice jockey J.C. Gonzalez will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking a leg and his pelvis in a spill during the fourth race Friday at Santa Anita. Riding longshot Don Pasqual in the $10,000 claimer, Gonzalez, 22, was thrown when the 5-year-old horse broke his left knee just inside the quarter pole in the six-furlong race. Gonzalez, a native of Mexico who has ridden 10 winners in the Oak Tree meeting, was taken to nearby Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
February 25, 1993 |
The nine-race program at Sportsman's Park on Wednesday was canceled after jockeys voted not to ride because they said the track was unsafe. The jockeys contended frozen clods of dirt were in the racing surface. But Charles W. Bidwill III, the track's vice president, said: "With the temperature rising to between 15 to 18 degrees, we had utmost confidence that any clods in the track would have been taken off before post time."
September 11, 1992 |
Two jockeys have been barred from racing while investigators probe charges of an alleged race-fixing scam at the Three-County Fair. Both men deny involvement. "It's a matter of losing our reputation," said one, Abad Cabassa. Cabassa spoke Thursday as he and Julian Vazquez, the leading rider through the first five days of the nine-day meet in Northampton, were waiting to be interviewed by state racing officials. They were among seven jockeys kept from riding Wednesday and Thursday.
November 8, 1987 |
Steve Cauthen won the British Jockeys' Championship for the third time Saturday, clinching the title on the final day of the racing season. Cauthen, 27, finished with 197 victories, the most for him since coming to Britain in 1979. Defending champion Pat Eddery of Ireland was second with 195, also a career best. Cauthen, who won titles in 1984 and 1985, and Eddery each had one winner Saturday at the last meeting of the year at Doncaster, in northern England.
April 27, 2008 |
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Imagine downing a juicy cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake -- then going to the bathroom a few minutes later, sticking a finger down your throat and vomiting. No, we're not talking about teenage girls with bulimia, or models struggling for the high-fashion gaunt look. These are grown men trying to keep their jobs as jockeys, those diminutive athletes in colorful silks sent out to ride 1,200-pound racehorses worth millions of dollars. The quest to ride in next Saturday's Kentucky Derby begins long before 3-year-old thoroughbreds take to the track.
May 18, 2007 |
Jockeys Alex Bisono, Martin Garcia and Martin Pedroza escaped serious injury after being involved in a spill in the fourth race Thursday at Hollywood Park. The chain-reaction accident began when Royal Change, ridden by Bisono, broke a leg while leading the $40,000 maiden claiming race. Bisono went down, as did Garcia and Pedroza. Bisono was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle and Garcia with a sprained left wrist.