Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:51 pm

Ollie’s Candy, former Morey trainee, nears return
Do you remember Ollie’s Candy? Last summer, she was a multi-surface star for trainer Bill Morey. Ollie’s Candy won twice on synthetic at Golden Gate Fields, scored a Grade 2 upset on dirt at Santa Anita, and finished second in two graded stakes on turf at Del Mar including the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks in August.

And then, Ollie’s Candy disappeared. This spring, so did her trainer. Morey reportedly disbanded his stable in advance of a May 2 hearing before stewards at Santa Anita. (Daily Racing Form story: https://bit.ly/2Pj3ih4)

While the Morey saga unfolds, Ollie’s Candy nears a comeback. She worked five furlongs on April 11 at Golden Gate, and is nominated to the $75,000 Golden Poppy Stakes on April 27 at Golden Gate.

According to the Golden Gate nominations list, Ollie’s Candy is now trained by Brendan Galvin. His career training record is five starters, one win. Galvin has not had a starter since 2012, but he is no latecomer. Galvin is former assistant trainer to Bill Morey.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/47737-ollie ... ars-return
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:19 pm

From Paulick Report:
Paco Lopez suspended 60 days for continuous careless riding.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... ss-riding/
stark
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:01 pm

A Cup of Courage: The Jockey's Story - YouTube. This is a great documentary about the courage and risks that jockeys face on a daily basis. ⁦@JockeysGuild⁩ ⁦@PDJFund⁩. From the 1980’s but timeless with recognizable names!

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:33 pm

stark wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:04 am
A few questions for Aaron Gryder

https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/11 ... 2427358208
Seems like one of the good guys. I always admired his patience with Calidoscopio, especially in the 2013 Brooklyn - still one of the all time fun races to watch.

WarBiscuit (still trying to find some enthusiasm for the Triple Crown season this year - losing time fast).
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:22 pm

I enjoyed these questions and answers Aaron gave, he is actually pretty cool.
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Thu May 02, 2019 8:55 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu May 02, 2019 9:47 pm

Not a household name but this story is fascinating
Hong Kong jockey announces his retirement after controversial ban
https://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/artic ... suspension
Ask me any questions you have about New Zealand and Australia racing
stark
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Sun May 05, 2019 11:10 am

Mike Smith-------Flavien Prat------Richard Mandella?

I was under the impression that Mandella liked Prat as his #1 but a while back he had trouble with his agent, nothing really new there.

Enter Mike Smith and the whole Omaha Beach-Derby transaction, could it have some lingering effects?

Specifically, I'm looking at the 7th race at SantaAnita today.

Prat has ridden the 7 for Richie Baltas a few times, most recently in November at Del Mar.

Prat has ridden the 8 for Richard Mandella a bunch of times, most recently in November in Del Mar.

So who rides what today off the layoffs?
Prat on the 7, Smith on the 8 for the first time, hmmmmm?
https://www.dmtc.com/data/pdf/racing/pa ... s/1535.pdf
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sun May 05, 2019 11:12 am

Mike Smith-------Flavien Prat------Richard Mandella?

I was under the impression that Mandella liked Prat as his #1 but a while back he had trouble with his agent, nothing really new there.

Enter Mike Smith and the whole Omaha Beach-Derby transaction, could it have some lingering effects?

Specifically, I'm looking at the 7th race at SantaAnita today.

Prat has ridden the 7 for Richie Baltas a few times, most recently in November at Del Mar.

Prat has ridden the 8 for Richard Mandella a bunch of times, most recently in November in Del Mar.

So who rides what today off the layoffs?
Prat on the 7, Smith on the 8 for the first time, hmmmmm?
https://www.dmtc.com/data/pdf/racing/pa ... s/1535.pdf
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed May 08, 2019 1:57 pm

Derby-winning jockey Pat Smullen retires following advice from doctors
Nine-time Irish champion jockey and Derby-winning rider Pat Smullen has announced his retirement from the saddle after completing an inspirational recovery from pancreatic cancer.
Smullen's decision not to return to competitive action brings the curtain down on a glittering career that yielded 12 European Classic victories, including a memorable triumph in the 2016 Investec Derby at Epsom aboard Harzand for long-time allies Dermot Weld and the Aga Khan.

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/pat-smu ... ors/378429

I hope Pat enjoys a long, healthy life.
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Fri May 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Donald Warren Dead At 67; Trained Eclipse Award Winner Acclamation
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Thu May 23, 2019 12:10 am

Hollendorfer to have 20-horse stable at Belmont Park
The Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, based primarily on the West Coast for his career, will have an East Coast presence this summer, sending approximately 20 horses to New York for the summer.

“A couple of clients expressed an interest in having some horses on the East Coast this summer,” Hollendorfer said Tuesday by phone from California. “I’m glad to have customers who are giving me the opportunity to work with good horses on the East and West coast. I don’t think people should pass up an opportunity if you can still do things.”

One of those clients who wanted Hollendorfer on the East Coast is Larry Best, who races under the OXO Equine banner. Best has already sent 3-year-old males Rowayton and Oggonis and the 3-year-old filly Brill to Belmont. They arrived early Saturday morning. Rowayton, second in last year’s Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, and Oggonis, a first-out winner at Santa Anita, worked five furlongs in 59.87 seconds together Wednesday morning over Belmont’s main track. Brill is coming off a fourth-place finish in last Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan.

Both Rowayton and Oggonis are eligible for a first-level allowance race. Oggonis, a son of Animal Kingdom, will likely target a turf race.

Best is also expected to send several 2-year-olds to New York, including Vegas Strong, the $850,000 Colonel John colt he purchased Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

John Dowd, a bloodstock advisor to Best, was at Belmont Wednesday. While acknowledging that issues with Santa Anita’s track that led to 25 fatalities was “obviously a part of” Best’s decision, so was the fact there are more opportunities on the East Coast for 3-year-olds during the summer.
More: https://www.drf.com/news/hollendorfer-h ... lmont-park
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