Trainers and Jockeys

Taylor Rice making quick work of apprenticeship

Mar 21st, 2014 | By TrackSide View

taylorrice120webSean Morris
NYRA

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – In the midst of a long, cold winter in New York, jockey Taylor Rice has enjoyed a meet-long hot streak at Aqueduct Racetrack, propelling her from relative obscurity to fifth place in the inner-track jockey standings and placing her name alongside some of the best riders in the business.

Through Thursday, Rice has compiled a record of 40-28-34 from 200 starts, putting her behind journeymen Irad Ortiz, Jr., who sits atop the…



Chris DeCarlo finding success in return to Aqueduct

Mar 4th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

decarlo-chris-LJon Forbes
NYRA/Aqueduct Racetrack

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – In 1985, jockey Christopher DeCarlo won with his first mount when he rode Romeo’s Mistress to a victory in a $25,000 claiming race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Things have come full circle for DeCarlo 29 years later as the 45-year-old veteran has found himself back at the Big A after establishing himself as a top rider in New Jersey, competing overseas, and having a brief foray as a stock broker.

DeCarlo, who…



Corey Lanerie named 2014 George Woolf Award winner

Feb 26th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

laneriecorey125webMike Willman
Santa Anita Park

ARCADIA, Calif. — Corey Lanerie, one of the Midwest’s most successful jockeys, has been named the winner of the 2014 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers.

It is expected that Lanerie, who is currently based at Gulfstream Park, will venture west to Santa Anita to accept the award in either March or April.

Lanerie, who broke his maiden at Evangeline Downs in April, 1991, outpolled four…



Apprentice Katie Davis wins first career race

Feb 21st, 2014 | By TrackSide View

KatieDavis275webJon Forbes
NYRA/Aqueduct Racetrack

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Apprentice Katie Davis, a daughter of retired jockey Robbie Davis and a sister to jockeys Jackie and Dylan Davis, garnered the first victory of her career by guiding Ivanovna to a one-length victory in race 2 on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Davis, 22, was making her 15th start and was competing aboard Ivanovna for the first time in race 2, a one-mile race for $12,500 filly and mare claimers who have…



Cohen to be out 6-8 weeks after fracturing lower leg

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By TrackSide View

David-Cohen21111webJenny Kellner
NYRA/Aqueduct Racetrack

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey David Cohen suffered an injury to his right leg prior to the running of the fourth race on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack and was discharged from the hospital to be evaluated by his own orthopedist. He latered was diagnosed with a fracture in both his tibia and fibula.

According to Dan Nelson, Director of Safety for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), Cohen was moving with the assistance of…



Karamanos goes two-for-two in season debut

Feb 1st, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Maryland Jockey Club

LAUREL, Md. – Jockey Horacio Karamanos rode two winners this afternoon at Laurel Park with his first two mounts since Dec. 31.

“I am happy,” Karamanos said. “I caught a cold at the beginning of the year. It took me about 10 days to get better so instead of taking a chance in the cold weather I took a vacation and went to visit relatives in Argentina. Then we went to Florida for the Jockey Guild meeting.”…



Apprentice Taylor Rice rides four winners at Aqueduct

Jan 27th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Jon Forbes
NYRA/Aqueduct Racetrack

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Apprentice jockey Taylor Rice, who is riding her first winter in New York, won four races on Monday at Aqueduct Racetrack.

It was the first time Rice, a 25-year-old niece of trainer Linda Rice, had won four races on a single card in her career.

“It’s awesome. Nothing is better. God is good,” said Taylor Rice of her big day.

Rice won with two of her first three mounts on the…



Leatherbury ties, passes Van Berg for fourth all-time win list

Jan 18th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Leatherbury-tieswebMike Gathagan
Maryland Jockey Club

LAUREL, Md. -King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Leatherbury got win 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth. Three races later, Princess Appeal ($7.60) got up in the final jumps to allow the 80-year-old conditioner to move into sole possession of the spot with career victory…



Luis Saez gets 1,000th career win in Hal’s Hope

Jan 11th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

Luis_Saez_5275webGulfstream Park report

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Jockey Luis Saez celebrated his 1,000th career victory by guiding Lea to a mild upset in the $100,000 Hal’s Hope Handicap (G3) at Gulfstream Park today. It was the second win on the card for the 21-year-old, who achieved national fame in 2013 as the rider of likely Eclipse Award winner Will Take Charge. Saez also won the Hal’s Hope 12 months ago aboard Csaba.

“It’s amazing,” Saez said in the winner’s circle.…



Trainer D. Wayne Lukas to get Eclipse Award of Merit

Jan 7th, 2014 | By TrackSide View

dwayneklukas120webJim Mulvihill
NTRA

Capping a season in which he became the all-time leading Triple Crown trainer, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters Tuesday announced that D. Wayne Lukas, the most successful trainer in the history of horse racing, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the Thoroughbred industry.

Lukas, 78, will be presented the Award of Merit at the 43rd…