Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

stark
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Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 pm

It's often been said that Papa Mandella has an excellent dry sense of humor, guess this is an example......

I should've gelded Omaha Beach, it sure would be nice to have him running the next few years!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:46 pm

stark wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 pm
It's often been said that Papa Mandella has an excellent dry sense of humor, guess this is an example......

I should've gelded Omaha Beach, it sure would be nice to have him running the next few years!
In an interview, once, he was asked about an attitude change in one of his trainees. The questions were a bit inane and Papa M was as patient as he could be and admitted the horse had been recently gelded. “That changed his attitude?” asked the interviewer. “Yeah, if you don’t believe me......maybe you should try it”, was the reply.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:23 pm

Commentary: ‘Uncalled For’ Jockeys’ Actions At Gulfstream ‘A Bad Look’ For Racing
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... or-racing/
Saturday's final race at Gulfstream Park caused a bit of social media uproar, based on the actions of jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. The elder Ortiz brother, riding Carom, appeared to box in along the rail Paco Lopez on Shazier near the quarter pole, enabling his younger brother, Jose Ortiz, to win the $100,000 race by a length aboard the favored American Tattoo. Shazier finished second, and Carom ran third.

Jon Stettin opined on his website, pastthewire.com, about the incident, which resulted in neither an objection or stewards' inquiry.
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Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:41 pm

Starine wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Commentary: ‘Uncalled For’ Jockeys’ Actions At Gulfstream ‘A Bad Look’ For Racing
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... or-racing/
Saturday's final race at Gulfstream Park caused a bit of social media uproar, based on the actions of jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. The elder Ortiz brother, riding Carom, appeared to box in along the rail Paco Lopez on Shazier near the quarter pole, enabling his younger brother, Jose Ortiz, to win the $100,000 race by a length aboard the favored American Tattoo. Shazier finished second, and Carom ran third.

Jon Stettin opined on his website, pastthewire.com, about the incident, which resulted in neither an objection or stewards' inquiry.
Are brothers really any different than best friends?
If you believe in the conspiracy theories, I'm sure this kind of stuff happens a lot more than we'd care to know.
Two jockeys riding for the same owner, an uncoupled entry.
Two jockeys riding for the same agent.
And the list goes on.
From everything I've read about the Ortiz's on the NYRA circuit, they are on the up and up out on the track.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:47 am

Starine wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Commentary: ‘Uncalled For’ Jockeys’ Actions At Gulfstream ‘A Bad Look’ For Racing
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... or-racing/
Saturday's final race at Gulfstream Park caused a bit of social media uproar, based on the actions of jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. The elder Ortiz brother, riding Carom, appeared to box in along the rail Paco Lopez on Shazier near the quarter pole, enabling his younger brother, Jose Ortiz, to win the $100,000 race by a length aboard the favored American Tattoo. Shazier finished second, and Carom ran third.

Jon Stettin opined on his website, pastthewire.com, about the incident, which resulted in neither an objection or stewards' inquiry.
This is the stupidest thing I've read the whole year. A 2/5 shot makes the lead going 2 turns and the 11:1 fourth choice in the betting (for a 10% owner/'trainer') happily sits the pocket and shockingly (?) gets race ridden at the quarter pole by the 2nd choice with a world class rider who's trying to get a 2nd place check and black type for his owner after a wide trip. Nobody did anything wrong. Each jock did his job. So did the stewards. Except some desk jockey trying for click bait stirring up nonsense.

Hopefully, that's this guy's 15 minutes of fame. Let's move on.

Happy New Year.
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:42 am

Horsebagger wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:47 am

This is the stupidest thing I've read the whole year. A 2/5 shot makes the lead going 2 turns and the 11:1 fourth choice in the betting (for a 10% owner/'trainer') happily sits the pocket and shockingly (?) gets race ridden at the quarter pole by the 2nd choice with a world class rider who's trying to get a 2nd place check and black type for his owner after a wide trip. Nobody did anything wrong. Each jock did his job. So did the stewards. Except some desk jockey trying for click bait stirring up nonsense.

Hopefully, that's this guy's 15 minutes of fame. Let's move on.

Happy New Year.
The retirements of Beyer and Crist have left not just a chasm, but a void, in responsible editorial content on racing. It is not a good thing, especially these days.
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:22 am

Good Horses Have Been ‘Scarce,’ But Desormeaux Hoping For Big Things From Zimba Warrior
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... a-warrior/

Whew this lad looks older.
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:56 am

Happy Birthday #67 today
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:20 pm

ARCADIA, Calif. – Joel Rosario, the leading rider at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting, will ride in Saudi Arabia on Friday and Saturday, according to his agent, Ron Anderson.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:05 am

Jockey Rafael Bejarano was taken to a local hospital during the noon hour on Friday after he slipped and fell in the jockey's room shower, according to a racing official.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:03 am

‘Upsetting And Surprising’ Call From Irad Ortiz Leaves Spun To Run Riderless For Pegasus World Cup
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... world-cup/
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 am

stark wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:05 am
Jockey Rafael Bejarano was taken to a local hospital during the noon hour on Friday after he slipped and fell in the jockey's room shower, according to a racing official.
Yikes. I suppose if you're a jockey you'd never worry about injuries occurring off the track.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:34 pm

Starine wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 am
stark wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:05 am
Jockey Rafael Bejarano was taken to a local hospital during the noon hour on Friday after he slipped and fell in the jockey's room shower, according to a racing official.
Yikes. I suppose if you're a jockey you'd never worry about injuries occurring off the track.
Hit his head, found unconscious, taken to hospital.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:42 pm

French young jockey Thomas Trullier is currently at Santa Anita and is expected to ride soon. He is 19 and works in France for public trainer Nicolas Clement. He is the son of a standardbred trainer, his first ride occured at the end of 2016 and his first win in august 2017.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:44 pm

Starine wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 am
stark wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:05 am
Jockey Rafael Bejarano was taken to a local hospital during the noon hour on Friday after he slipped and fell in the jockey's room shower, according to a racing official.
Yikes. I suppose if you're a jockey you'd never worry about injuries occurring off the track.
Didn't Randy Romero suffer a serious injury in the hot box?
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 pm

thinair wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Starine wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:04 am
stark wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:05 am
Jockey Rafael Bejarano was taken to a local hospital during the noon hour on Friday after he slipped and fell in the jockey's room shower, according to a racing official.
Yikes. I suppose if you're a jockey you'd never worry about injuries occurring off the track.
Didn't Randy Romero suffer a serious injury in the hot box?
Objection!! Leading question.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:21 pm

Has there been any update of Bejarano's condition? I haven't found anything about his injury on the usual racing sites. :?
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Has there been any update of Bejarano's condition? I haven't found anything about his injury on the usual racing sites. :?
Should be accepting mounts for Friday after taking the past weekend off.
Very noticeable black eye.
Concern was for low blood sugar but everything checked out okay.
Not sure what he hit on the way down but he was out cold.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Are there any concussion protocols for jockeys at the tracks? :?
If he hit his head so hard that he was found still unconscious, it seems very likely that he suffered a concussion. I'm not sure I'd want a rider on my horse who might still be suffering the after affects of one. :(
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:13 pm

Australian trainer banned for 3 months after an "euthanized" horse was found alive.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ound-alive
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