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November 2, 2013 | By John Cherwa
The first Breeders' Cup race of the day was filled with controversy and heartbreak. She's a Tiger beat Ria Antonia by a nose to seemingly win the $2-million Juvenile Fillies race Saturday at Santa Anita. But the stewards flashed the inquiry sign having seen She's a Tiger, with Gary Stevens aboard, lug out in deep stretch and make contact with Ria Antonia. About 10 minutes later the results were reversed with She's a Tiger was dropped to second. The move was met with much displeasure with the crowd as a 5-1 horse was supplanted an entry that 32-1 horse, meaning much fewer winning tickets.
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November 4, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Horses and jockeys were on the move Sunday returning to their home bases after the two-day Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita, but Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez remained at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after having his spleen removed following a spill Saturday during the Juvenile Fillies. He was listed in serious but stable condition in the critical care unit. Agent Angel Cordero Jr. told the Daily Racing Form that Velazquez is expected to be hospitalized four to five days and won't ride again in 2013.
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January 13, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Jockey Angel Cordero suffered a broken right arm when he was thrown from his mount in a four-horse spill during Sunday's second race at Aqueduct. Cordero and jockey John Velazquez were in the intensive-care unit at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center on Sunday night. Jockeys Jorge Chavez and Jean-Luc Samyn suffered minor injuries. Deal Rowdy, a 3-year-old gelding, broke down under Velazquez and was humanely destroyed after the incident.
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November 2, 2013 | By John Cherwa
Jockey John Velazquez underwent emergency surgery Saturday afternoon to remove his spleen as the result of a spill he took in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race. Velazquez was riding Secret Compass in the fourth race when the horse broke a front leg and went down. Velazquez was thrown forward to the ground. The horse was euthanized on the track because her injury was not repairable. Velazquez was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and was set to be released when doctors discovered internal bleeding.
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November 17, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Bettors will have two pick six carry-overs to shoot for today. Aqueduct has one of $105,610, and Golden Gate Fields has a five-day buildup of $111,026. My Snookie's Boy will get a lot of attention from pick six players in New York. The 3-year-old son of Crafty Friend may be a single on a lot of tickets as he drops in class in the sixth, a $52,000 optional claimer at 1 1/8 miles.
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July 6, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The first time Angel Cordero saw John Velazquez ride, the Hall of Fame jockey wasn't impressed. "I saw a kid who had been riding for about two weeks," recalled Cordero, who was sent tapes of a teenage Velazquez riding at El Comandante in his native Puerto Rico. A longtime friend of Cordero's also watched the tapes and had a different opinion. Former major league baseball player and horse racing fan Richie Allen saw ability. "Richie said to me, 'That kid has talent,' " Cordero said.
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April 22, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
John Velazquez, who has won an Eclipse Award the last two years as the nation's top jockey, will be sidelined indefinitely after being injured in a spill Thursday at Keeneland. Velazquez, who ranks fourth in the country in earnings this year, broke his right shoulder blade when Up An Octave, who had just won the $110,600 Forerunner Stakes on turf, broke down and rolled on top of the rider.
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June 11, 2011 | By Kevin Van Valkenburg
Reporting from Elmont, N.Y. A wild and unpredictable Triple Crown season came to an appropriately stunning conclusion Saturday as 24-1 longshot Ruler On Ice won the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. Ruler On Ice, a gelding who didn't run in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness and was wearing blinkers for the first time, sat just off the lead for most of the race, and then jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. let him surge to the lead with a quarter of a mile to go. The temperamental but talented colt ran hard to the wire, holding off Stay Thirsty (second)
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November 2, 2013 | By John Cherwa
Jockey John Velazquez underwent emergency surgery Saturday afternoon to remove his spleen as the result of a spill he took in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race. Velazquez was riding Secret Compass in the fourth race when the horse broke a front leg and went down. Velazquez was thrown forward to the ground. The horse was euthanized on the track because her injury was not repairable. Velazquez was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and was set to be released when doctors discovered internal bleeding.
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November 3, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Horses and jockeys were on the move Sunday returning to their home bases after the two-day Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita, but Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez remained at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after having his spleen removed following a spill Saturday during the Juvenile Fillies. He was listed in serious but stable condition in the critical care unit. Agent Angel Cordero Jr. told the Daily Racing Form that Velazquez is expected to be hospitalized four to five days and won't ride again in 2013.
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November 2, 2013 | By John Cherwa
The first Breeders' Cup race of the day was filled with controversy and heartbreak. She's a Tiger beat Ria Antonia by a nose to seemingly win the $2-million Juvenile Fillies race Saturday at Santa Anita. But the stewards flashed the inquiry sign having seen She's a Tiger, with Gary Stevens aboard, lug out in deep stretch and make contact with Ria Antonia. About 10 minutes later the results were reversed with She's a Tiger was dropped to second. The move was met with much displeasure with the crowd as a 5-1 horse was supplanted an entry that 32-1 horse, meaning much fewer winning tickets.
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November 2, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty. In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event, a Bob Baffert -trained horse named Secret Compass, competing in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies, went down hard in the home turn. She was competing near the front of the pack, digging hard. Then came the fractured leg, horrifying in its suddenness.
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June 11, 2011 | By Kevin Van Valkenburg
Reporting from Elmont, N.Y. A wild and unpredictable Triple Crown season came to an appropriately stunning conclusion Saturday as 24-1 longshot Ruler On Ice won the 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes. Ruler On Ice, a gelding who didn't run in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness and was wearing blinkers for the first time, sat just off the lead for most of the race, and then jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. let him surge to the lead with a quarter of a mile to go. The temperamental but talented colt ran hard to the wire, holding off Stay Thirsty (second)
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April 22, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
John Velazquez, who has won an Eclipse Award the last two years as the nation's top jockey, will be sidelined indefinitely after being injured in a spill Thursday at Keeneland. Velazquez, who ranks fourth in the country in earnings this year, broke his right shoulder blade when Up An Octave, who had just won the $110,600 Forerunner Stakes on turf, broke down and rolled on top of the rider.
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September 19, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The early knock on Leroidesanimaux was that all of his U.S. wins had come over the firmer grass courses in California. Debunking that, Leroidesanimaux, making his first start in almost six months, won a Grade II stake at Saratoga in late August. When it started raining in Toronto last weekend, there was the fear that soft going might be Leroidesanimaux's undoing. But that was no obstacle, either.
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July 6, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The first time Angel Cordero saw John Velazquez ride, the Hall of Fame jockey wasn't impressed. "I saw a kid who had been riding for about two weeks," recalled Cordero, who was sent tapes of a teenage Velazquez riding at El Comandante in his native Puerto Rico. A longtime friend of Cordero's also watched the tapes and had a different opinion. Former major league baseball player and horse racing fan Richie Allen saw ability. "Richie said to me, 'That kid has talent,' " Cordero said.
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September 19, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The early knock on Leroidesanimaux was that all of his U.S. wins had come over the firmer grass courses in California. Debunking that, Leroidesanimaux, making his first start in almost six months, won a Grade II stake at Saratoga in late August. When it started raining in Toronto last weekend, there was the fear that soft going might be Leroidesanimaux's undoing. But that was no obstacle, either.
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November 17, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Bettors will have two pick six carry-overs to shoot for today. Aqueduct has one of $105,610, and Golden Gate Fields has a five-day buildup of $111,026. My Snookie's Boy will get a lot of attention from pick six players in New York. The 3-year-old son of Crafty Friend may be a single on a lot of tickets as he drops in class in the sixth, a $52,000 optional claimer at 1 1/8 miles.
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