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July 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Jockey Jose Santos, who returned from an unsuccessful stay in California to resume riding in New York, was suspended for 10 calendar days Thursday for what Belmont stewards termed "careless riding" during the seventh race Wednesday. Santos's mount, Alywar, finished first but was disqualified and placed third for bearing out through the stretch and making repeated contact with third-place Uptown Gala. The disqualification followed a stewards' inquiry and a claim of foul by Art Madrid Jr.
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May 13, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Winning the Kentucky Derby was easy for jockey Jose Santos. What came afterward was difficult. At Belmont Park over the weekend, after failing to win with a couple of favorites, Santos heard from the stands, "You can't win when they take your battery away." Even when Santos won a stakes race Saturday, the unkind remarks persisted. Santos kept his children away from the track Saturday and Sunday -- after his 8-year-old son, Jose Jr.
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November 7, 1990 | JOHN NADEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Southern California jockey colony, already considered the strongest in the world, gets even stronger today when Jose Santos, the country's leading rider the past four years, becomes a resident. Santos was scheduled for three mounts, including Daughter of Wolf in the $60,000-added Allez France Handicap, on opening day of Hollywood Park's 37-day fall-winter meeting. Santos, a native of Concepcion, Chile, has been riding in the United States for seven years.
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May 4, 2003 | Diane Pucin
Jose Santos had just ridden the winner of the 129th Kentucky Derby. The horse was Funny Cide, a 12-1 underdog, the first New York-bred horse to win the Derby, the first gelding since 1929 to win the Derby. But Santos was a bigger underdog, a Derby winner, finally, in his seventh try. A jockey who had disappeared for years, unable to get good mounts or cursed with ill-timed injuries, loyal for too long to owners and trainers and agents who weren't helping him much.
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July 5, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Santos, who has won $1-million races with Criminal Type the last two times he has ridden him, won't get the chance to win a third when the 5-year-old son of Alydar runs in the Arlington Challenge Cup on Aug. 4. New York racing authorities have dredged up a five-day suspension that Santos owed them from last year and ordered him to serve the time Aug. 1-5.
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September 7, 1989 | Bill Christine
Jose Santos is at Longchamp in Paris today, casing the place. If the 27-year-old jockey likes what he sees, France may be seeing a lot of Santos next year. "I think it would be a good experience, riding in France," Santos said the other day, after winning the Arlington Million with a patient, ground-saving ride on Steinlen. "I'm young and I think it would be good to try it for a year."
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August 25, 1988
Angel Cordero, seeking to reclaim New York's Saratoga riding title, which he won for 11 straight years before finishing behind Jose Santos last year, was suspended for 10 days by track stewards for impeding two horses on the first turn during a race last Sunday. Cordero will appeal the ruling.
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February 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jockey Jose Santos will be sidelined for at least a month because of a hairline fracture of the right collarbone. The injury resulted from a spill in the eighth race Friday at Gulfstream Park when Hi Lo Eleven broke down badly at the quarter pole. Jockey Heberto Castillo Jr. sustained a bruised ankle in the starting gate Saturday and was expected to be riding again in a few days.
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February 12, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jockey Jose Santos will be sidelined for at least a month because of a hairline fracture of the right collarbone. The injury resulted from a spill in the eighth race Friday at Gulfstream Park when Hi Lo Eleven broke down badly at the quarter pole. Jockey Heberto Castillo Jr. sustained a bruised ankle in the starting gate Saturday and was expected to be riding again in a few days.
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July 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Jockey Jose Santos, who returned from an unsuccessful stay in California to resume riding in New York, was suspended for 10 calendar days Thursday for what Belmont stewards termed "careless riding" during the seventh race Wednesday. Santos's mount, Alywar, finished first but was disqualified and placed third for bearing out through the stretch and making repeated contact with third-place Uptown Gala. The disqualification followed a stewards' inquiry and a claim of foul by Art Madrid Jr.
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July 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Nauset Stable's Serene Nobility took the lead in the final furlong and went on to a 1 1/4-length victory over Proud Karen on Wednesday in Belmont Park's $96,450 Mt. Vernon Stakes for older fillies and mares. The race was the first victory for rider Jose Santos since he returned from California to resume his career in New York.
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July 13, 1991
Jockey Jose Santos, national money-winning leader from 1986 to 1989, said Friday that he will return to New York, beginning at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Santos will leave after Sunday's card at Hollywood Park. He had 19 winners through 58 days of the meeting going into Friday night's card. Two of those victories came in stakes, but Santos expected to be much more successful when he arrived from New York for the 1990 Hollywood fall meeting. "It's a tough decision for me," Santos said.
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February 23, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockey Jose Santos was comparing two horses. "It would be a tough choice on who to ride if they were in the same race," he said. A guess that Santos was talking about Fly So Free and Meadow Star, the 2-year-old champions he rode last year, would only be half right. Santos likes Meadow Star, the undefeated filly, but not to give him his first victory in the Kentucky Derby.
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November 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Gary Stevens, the popular 27-year-old jockey from Caldwell, Ida., who has been riding in Southern California for six years, is on a mission to deny Jose Santos a fifth straight national riding championship. The drama of leader Stevens' quest was heightened this month when Santos, who has been stationed in the East since his U.S. arrival from Chile in 1984, moved his base to Hollywood Park. Stevens began Hollywood Park's fall meeting, which commenced Nov.
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July 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
Nauset Stable's Serene Nobility took the lead in the final furlong and went on to a 1 1/4-length victory over Proud Karen on Wednesday in Belmont Park's $96,450 Mt. Vernon Stakes for older fillies and mares. The race was the first victory for rider Jose Santos since he returned from California to resume his career in New York.
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October 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jose Santos walked away from a disaster and won two million-dollar races Saturday at Belmont Park. Santos was aboard Shaker Knit in the Breeders' Cup Sprint when the horse fell entering the first turn--the same race and same turn where Mr. Nickerson fell and died of an apparent heart attack. The jockey was unhurt in the accident and won the next race, the $1-million Juvenile Fillies aboard 1-5 favorite Meadow Star. Santos also won aboard Fly So Free in the $1-million Juvenile three races later.
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November 7, 1990 | JOHN NADEL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Southern California jockey colony, already considered the strongest in the world, gets even stronger today when Jose Santos, the country's leading rider the past four years, becomes a resident. Santos was scheduled for three mounts, including Daughter of Wolf in the $60,000-added Allez France Handicap, on opening day of Hollywood Park's 37-day fall-winter meeting. Santos, a native of Concepcion, Chile, has been riding in the United States for seven years.
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October 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jose Santos walked away from a disaster and won two million-dollar races Saturday at Belmont Park. Santos was aboard Shaker Knit in the Breeders' Cup Sprint when the horse fell entering the first turn--the same race and same turn where Mr. Nickerson fell and died of an apparent heart attack. The jockey was unhurt in the accident and won the next race, the $1-million Juvenile Fillies aboard 1-5 favorite Meadow Star. Santos also won aboard Fly So Free in the $1-million Juvenile three races later.
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