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Ramon Dominguez Announces Retirement

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Jockey Ramon Dominguez announced his retirement June 13. “Riding thoroughbreds has always been my passion and my calling,” he wrote in a NYRA Press release. “When I was 13 and watched my first horse race in Venezuela, I knew that I would become a jockey, and my riding career has brought happiness and success beyond what [...](Read more...) Read More...

The Jockey Workout: How Riders Get Fit After Injury

Following the advice of his doctors, Ramon Dominguez still hasn’t set a timetable for his return to the saddle following a skull injury sustained in a January 18 spill. Even after he’s declared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Samitar Captures Garden City Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Samitar rallied strongly through the stretch and held off a late charge from Somali Lemonade in the Garden City Stakes (G1) Saturday at Belmont Park. The petite Rock of Gibraltar filly, third in her stateside debut in the Grade 2 Lake George at Saratog... Read More...

Little Mike Goes the Distance in Arlington Million

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida-bred Little Mike took control of the Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park on Saturday immediately after the break and never relinquished the lead. Priscilla Vaccarezza’s charge made the pace throughout and withstood a late surge by Darley... Read More...

Alpha Returns a Winner in Jim Dandy Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Alpha returned from a 12-week layoff to wire the field in Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Alpha defeated Neck ‘n Neck after leading gate to wire over a sloppy, sealed main track. “He was superb al... Read More...

Ramon Dominguez Wins Six Races in One Day

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Ramon Dominguez, the reigning two-time Eclipse Award winner as Outstanding Jockey, won six races at Saratoga on Sunday. Dominguez joined Hall of Famer John Velazquez as the only riders in the 144-year history of Saratoga Race Course to win six races on... Read More...

Velazquez Among Four Jockey Finalists for ESPY Awards

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Javier Castellano, Ramon Dominguez, Mario Gutierrez and John Velazquez were announced by ESPN as the four nominees in the “Best Jockey” category of the 20th annual ESPY Awards. The ESPYS, which honor a wide array of athletes and sports entities, wi... Read More...

Aruna Impressive in Sheepshead Bay Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Aruna made a bold move to the lead at the three-eighths pole in Saturday’s Sheepshead Bay Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park and won the $200,000 turf event in impressive fashion. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Aruna settled in fourth as Aqsaam opened a double-... Read More...

Aruna Impressive in Sheepshead Bay Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Aruna made a bold move to the lead at the three-eighths pole in Saturday’s Sheepshead Bay Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park and won the $200,000 turf event in impressive fashion. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Aruna settled in fourth as Aqsaam opened a double-... Read More...

Dominguez to Replace Desormeaux Aboard Tiger Walk

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Jockey Ramon Dominguez will ride Tiger Walk in the 137th Preakness Stakes Saturday, replacing Kent Desormeaux, trainer Ignacio Correas IV said Friday. Correas trains the colt for Sagamore Farm. Desormeaux reportedly failed a Breathalyzer test at Belmon... Read More...

Mucho Macho Man Set For Alysheba Stakes on Oaks Day

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Popular runner Mucho Macho Man returns to Churchill Downs Friday afternoon in the $300,000 Alysheba Stakes on the Kentucky Oaks undercard. Contested at 1 1/16 miles, the Alysheba features Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Dream Team One Racing Stables Muc... Read More...

Off and Running at Belmont Park

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
NBC Sports hockey analyst and racing fan Eddie Olczyk, a member of the 1994 Stanley Cup champion New York Rangers, paid a visit to Belmont Park on opening day on Friday. “There’s something about the prestige and the history of this track,” said O... Read More...

Florida-breds to Decide Gulfstream Handicap

Grade 2 event attracts six-pack of Sunshine State products One thing is certain about Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2). A Florida-bred runner will prevail in the $300,000, one-mile test as all six entrants hail from the Sunshine State. The co... Read More...

Hansen impressive in Gotham

Last year’s Juvenile Champion Hansen returns to the winner’s circle in his second start of the season. Read More...

Hansen Impressive in Gotham

Last year’s Juvenile Champion Hansen returns to the winner’s circle in his second start of the season After failing to visit the winner’s circle in the Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park in his 2012 debut in January, Hansen returned to his ... Read More...

It’s Tricky victorious in seasonal debut

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
It’s Tricky made her seasonal bow a winning one at Aqueduct on Saturday, taking down top prize in the Top Flight Handicap (G2) at Aqueduct. The Top Flight was her first start since finishing second to Royal Delta in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs. Read More...