Female Jockey News
I am proud to announce that Parx Racing will be doing another Female Jockey Challenge at their track and the date is October 11th. It is ladies at the track and there will be 4 female jockey challenge races and line-up of who is in the challenge will be announced in the coming weeks.
Jockey Anne von Rosen is preparing for a second surgery after suffering serious injuries incurred in a spill after the first race at Turf Paradise recently. She was knocked unconscious and transported to a nearby John C. Lincoln Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery for leaking spinal fluid.
Currently, von Rosen is paralyzed from the waist down and agent Troy Bainum said that there is little chance she will regain movement in her legs. She is in and out of consciousness but is moving her arms and acknowledging visitors.
Speaking of injuries, and I hate reporting them, Rosie Napravnik was recently injured during a morning workout and will be back riding shortly.
I guess everything comes in 3’s at times:
Jockey Zarella Ore, injured in a spill June 27 at Calder Casino & Race Course, has regained consciousness and remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, trainer Walter Rosas-Canessa said June 30.
Ore has shown improvement since June 28 but is not yet speaking, said Rosas-Canessa for whom she has ridden numerous races. Rosas-Canessa said Ore also suffered several facial fractures as a result of her fall.
On June 30, a Jackson Memorial spokeswoman said Ore's family has requested that the hospital not release any information on her condition.
Ore was airlifted from Calder in Miami Gardens, Fla., to Jackson Memorial June 27 after she was thrown from her mount Pop's Gem in the sixth race.
In non-injury news:
On April 1st, Forest Boyce won a $ 100,000 stakes race.
On April 12th Eliska Kubinova had 3 winners.
On April 26th Rosemary Homeister Jr won a $100k stakes race, Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins and Chantal Sutherland-Kruse won a $150k stakes race.
On April 29th and May 1st, Rosie Napravnik won 3 races on a card.
On May 2nd Rosie Napravnik won the 2014 $1m Kentucky Oaks.
On May 9th, Forest Boyce won 3 on a card.
On May10th Kayla Stra won a $100k stakes race.
On May 16th Ashley Broussard had (3) wins on a card and Lori Keith won a $ 60,000 stakes race.
On May 24th Rosie Napravnik had 5 wins on a card. Wow!!!
On May 31st Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins: $100k stakes and a $65k stakes. Also Taylor Rice won a $ 125,000 stakes race and Forest Boyce had 3 wins.
On my birthday (june 4th) Ashley Broussard had (3) wins and 3 days later she did it again.
On June 10th Melanie Pinto had (3) wins.
On June 11th Chelsie Keiser had (3) wins.
On June 14th Rosie Napravnik won a $100k stakes race.
On June 15th, Chantal Sutherland won a $100k stakes race.
Congratulations go out to Jockey Amanda Auwarter who recently won her 1st race ever at Parx on Oct 7, 2013 on horse “Dover Point”. The horse went off at odds of 16-1 and she ended up winning the race by around 5 lengths. I asked her what it was like when she crossed the wire and said she was made because she had dropped her inside reign and when she was going back to get her picture taken she was shocking and screaming for her uncle to get in the winner’s circle and that she was just in complete awe of the moment.
In other news:
On June 10, 2013 Andria Terrill had (3) wins.
On June 15, 2013 Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins, including a $100k stakes race.
On June 20, 2013 Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins.
On June 21, 2013 Shannon Beauregard had (3) wins.
On June 26, 2013 Megan Fadlovich had (3) wins as well as Tammi Piermarini.
On July 7, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won a $100K stakes race, also Lori Wydick won the $75k Gold Cup.
On July 7, 2013 Kelly Spanabel had (3) wins and Debbie Hoonan won a $50k stakes race.
On July 9, 2013 Megan Fadlovich had (3) wins.
On July 10, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (3) wins.
On July 11, 2013 Chelsie Keiser had (4) wins and Kaylia Albright had (3) wins.
On July 13, 2013 Shannon Beauregard had (3) wins and Rosie Napravnik won (2) stakes races, a $150k stakes and a $200k stakes.
On July 13, 2013 Forest Boyce won a $150k stakes race.
On July 14, 2013 Skye Chernetz won a $150k stakes race and Eliska Kubinova had (3) wins
On July 15, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (4) wins.
On July 20, 2013 Shannon Uske had (3) wins.
On July 21, 2013 Emma Jayne-Wilson had (4) wins (1) was a $200k stakes race.
On July 27, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (4) wins and Shannon Beauregard won a $50k stakes race.
On July 28, 2013 Emma Jayne-Wilson had (4) wins.
On July 28, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won (2) stakes races $150k and a $200k.
On July 30, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (4) wins.
On August 3, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (3) wins including a $50k stakes, and Skye Chernetz won a $125k stakes race.
On August 3, 2013 Skye Chernetz won a $125k stakes race and Rosie Napravnik also won a $100k stakes.
On August 3, 2013 Lori Keith won a $200k derby at Canterbury Park.
On August 4, 2013 Skye Chernetz had (4) wins and Jennifer Whitaker had (3) wins.
On August 6, 2013 Jacky Davis had (3) wins.
On August 10, 2013 Ami Pooli won a $50k stakes race, and Tammi Piermarini also won a $50k stakes race.
On August 12, 2013 Anne Sanguinetti had (3)wins.
On August 16, 2013 Amie Pooli won a $50k stakes race.
On August 17, 2013 Lori Keith had (3) wins and Rosie Napravnik won a $500k stakes race.
On August 18, 2013 Megan Fadlovich had (3) wins today,and Rosie Napravnik won $200k stakes race.
On August 21, 2013 Debbie Hoonan had (4) wins.
On August 24, 2013 Tammi Piermarini (3) wins, Kelly Spanabel (3) wins today, Shannon Beauregard won $50k stakes race, Jill Jellison $50k stakes race and Forest Boyce $50k stakes race.
On August 25, 2013 Chelsie Keiser had (4) wins.
On August 26, 2013 Jackie Davis had (4) wins.
On September 4, 2013 Eliska Kubinova had (4) wins.
On September 7, 2013 Michelle Rainford won a $120k stakes race and Ami Pooli had (3) wins.
On September 7, 2013 Janine Smith won a $50k stakes race and Rosie Napravnik won a $150k stakes race also.
On September 8, 2013 Anne Sanguinetti had (3) wins 1 was a $50k stakes race, also Chantal Sutherland-Kruse and Debbie Hoonan both won $50k stakes races yesterday all at Emerald Downs.
On September 11, 2013 Debbie Hoonan had (3) wins.
On September 14, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (4) wins and Emma jayne Wilson won a $200k stakes race.
On September 14, 2013 Krista Carignan had (3) wins.
On September 15, 2013 Megan Fadlovich had (3) wins.
On September 18, 2013 Rosie Napravnik had (5) wins.
On September 20, 2013 Stephanie Slinger had (3) wins.
On September 21, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won $100k stakes race, also Jackie Davis won a $30k stakes race and Ami Pooli won a $50k stakes race.
On September 22, 2013 Janine Smith won a $50k stakes race.
On September 25, 2013 Tammi Piermarini had (3) wins.
On September 25, 2013 Debbie Hoonan had (4) wins and Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Downs 5 day riding title meet.
On September 27, 2013 Emma Jayne-Wilson won a $100k stakes race.
On September 28, 2013 Krista Carignan had (3) wins and Rosie Napravnik won a $250k stakes race.
On September 29, 2013 Melanie Pinto had (3) wins and Eliska Kubinova had (4) wins.
On October 2, 2013 Debbie Hoonan (3) and Eliska Kubinova (3) wins.
On October 4, 2013 Jane Magrell had (3)wins at 2 different tracks.
On October 5, 2013 Lori Wydick won a $85k stakes race.
On October 6, 2013 Mallory Strandberg had (3) wins.
On October 8, 2013 Tammi Piermarini and Melanie Pinto (3) wins.
On October 14, 2013 Shannon Beauregard won (4) including a $50k stakes race.
On October 19, 2013 Forest Boyce won a $150k stakes race.
On October 19, 2013 Chelsey Keiser won a $50k stakes race.
On October 20, 2013 Heidi Rose (3) and Eliska Kubinova (3) wins.
On October 25, 2013 Rosie Napravnik had (4)wins.
On October 26, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won Keeneland's fall meet riding title.
On October 28, 2013 Jackie Davis had (3) wins.
In “bomber pilot” news:
On June 21, 2013 Bev Burress brought in a $53 winner and Jenna Joubert brought in a $64 winner.
On June 23, 2013 Shannon Uske brought in a $84 winner.
On June 24, 2013 Lindy Gott had a $146 winner.
On July 3, 2013 Sasha Risenhoover brought in a $117 winner.
On July 4, 2013 Connie Doll had a $81 winner.
On July 19, 2013 Chelsie Keiser brought in a $113 winner.
On July 20, 2013 Jessica Rice brought in a $58 winner.
On July 24, 2013 Annie Seabury had a $57 winner.
On July 30, 2013 Lindy Gott brought in a $55 winner.
On August 2, 2013 Chantal Sutherland-Kruse brought in a $73 winner.
On August 4, 2013 Jenna Joubert brought in a $60 winner and Jocelyne Kenny had a $105 winner.
On August 5, 2013 Kaylia Albright brought in a $76 winner and Chelsie Keiser had a $66 winner and Natasha Coddington brought in a $92 winner.
On August 26, 2013 Janelle Campbell brought in a $151 winner.
On September 12, 2013 Chelsie Keiser brought in a $67 winner.
On September 15, 2013 Skye Chernetz had a $66 winner.
On September 29, 2013 Chantal Sutherland-Kruse brought in a $106 winner.
On September 30, 2013 Shannon Uske brought in a $60 winner.
On October 11, 2013 Mallory Strandberg brought in a $104 winner.
On October 25, 2013 Chelsey Keiser brought in a $97 winner.
Thanks to "tips" on my message board for help with all the news
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to jockey Arianna Spadoni , who was involved in a nasty accident at Parx Racing in May. She broke 3 vertabrea in her back and so far so good with her and she plans on riding again…keep her in your prayers…I will posting updates on my Facebook Page…
Congradulations to Jockey Emma Jayne-Wilson for winning a jockey challenge the day before the Preakness Stakes and also on the same day jockey Mary Russ Totora won the Ladies Legends Race also at Pimlicio Race Course.
On May 30, 2013 Jockey Diane King became the oldest female jockey, 67, to win a race when she guided horse “Ledgehill” to the winner’s circle at Thistledowns.
On March 18, 2013, my favorite pest, jockey Maria Remedio won 4 races in a row at Parx Racing and the last race the day before, so it made for 5 in a row. She had 2 more mounts that day, but took off them. The crazy thing is she was thrown from a horse the day before and didn’t ride the rest of that day. Her agent didn’t want her to ride the next day, but those who know Maria figured she wouldn’t go for that and she rode 3 the next day, winning the last race on that Sunday and winning the first 4 races on that Monday.
Speaking of Maria, when you get some time, check out my website I do for her, link is below:
Congradulations to Rosie Napravnik for riding in all 3 Triple Crown Races.
In Bomber Pilot (jock wins on a long shot) News:
On March 3, 2013…Arpanda Battula brought in a $57 winner.
On March 10, 2013 Arianna Spadoni brought in a $86 winner
On March 15, 2013 Kayla Stra brought in a $113 winner and Cassie Papineau brought in a $70 winner.
On March 20, 2013 Orianna Rossi brought in a $127 winner
On March 22, 2013 Greta Kuntzweiler brought in a $85 winner
On April 6, 2013 Tori Gandia brought in a $71 winner
On April 16, 2013 Arienne Cox brought in a $51 winner
On April 18, 2013 Kayla Stra brought in a $75 winner
On April 28, 2013 Mallory Strandberg brought in a $92 winner and the next day Shannon Uske brought home a $ 79.00 winner.
On May 5, 2013 Jennifer Schmidt brought in a $54 winner
On May 12, 2013 Emma Jayne-Wilson brought in a $ 55.00 winner and 2 days later Sasha Risenhoover brought in a $123 winner and 2 days later Orianna Rossi brought in a $ 87 winner and 2 days later Amanda Tamburello brought in a $ 61 dollar winner.
On May 25, 2013 Oriana Rossi brought in a $ 134 winner.
On June 2, 2013 Forest Boyce booted home a $ 89 winner
On June 9, 2013 Chelsie Keisser brought in a $ 56 winner and the day before brought in a $ 85 winner.
On June 12, 2013 Skye Chernetz brought in a $149 winner and the next day Sasha Risenhoover brought in a $76 winner.
On June 16, 2013 Oriana Rossi brought in a $131 winner
On June 19, 2013 Lindy Gott had a $146 winner
Now onto the 3 wins on a card or more news:
On April 1, 013 Ann VonRosen had (3) wins on a card
On April 6, 2013 Forest Boyce won a $100k stakes race.
On April 19, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won a $100k stakes race.
On April 20, 2013 Forest Boyce won a $75k stakes race.
On April 26, 2013 Rosie napravnik had (3)wins on a card,
On April 30, 2013 Ann Vonrosen had (3) wins on a card.
On May 4, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won a $400k stakes race.
On May 14, 2013 Sasha Risenhoover had (3) wins on a card.
On May 18, 2013 Lori Keith had (3) wins on a card.
On May 25, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won a $100k stakes race.
On May 27, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won a $300k stakes race.
On June 1, 2013 Debbie Hoonan had (3) wins on a card.
On June 4, 2013 Maria Remedio won a race just for me on my birthday lol.
On June 8, 2013 Rosie Napravnik won a $150k stakes race and Jackie Davis had (3) wins on a card.
On June 10, 2013 Andria Terrill had (3) wins on a card.
On June 20, 2013 Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins on a card.
On June 21, 2013 Shannon Beauregard had (3) wins on a card.
On June 26, 2013 Megan Fadlovich had (3) wins on a card as well as Tammi Piermarini.
On November 30, 2012 Emma Jayne-Wilson won 5 on a card. If you enjoy horse racing, you may be interested in checking out the latest Guaranteed prices on Cheltenham odds from Paddy Power online.
Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167 thirds in 1,200 starts, Napravnik finished eighth among the top jockeys in the nation in the year-end standings. Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone set the record in 1988 when she finished the year with a ninth-place finish. She finished ninth again in 1992, and the record stood for the past 20 years
This past October marked the end of leading female jockey Chantal Sutherland's career as a thoroughbred rider. The 36-year-old announced her retirement from racing in a statement on her website:
"The moment has come where I have decided to announce my retirement from being a professional jockey," Sutherland said in the statement, "I almost can't believe it myself. I'm not sad, but rather looking at another opportunity to begin a new chapter in my life. Looking ahead, I'm excited about new challenges and new opportunities that life has in store for me.
"Horse racing has been my life for the past 14 years. I've reached many of the goals that I set for myself. I've lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage. I'm so very blessed and grateful of the life that I have lived and career that I've had."
Sutherland, who began her career at Woodbine, finished it there Sunday afternoon following a seventh-place finish aboard Crushin Hard in the Bunty Lawless Stakes behind repeat winner Pender Harbour.
A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sutherland won the Sovereign Award as Canada's leading apprentice jockey in both 2001 and 2002. Keeping Woodbine as her home base, she established herself as the top female jockey in North America when she rode in New York and Florida in 2005 for several leading trainers, such as Hall of Famer Allen Jerkens and Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher.
In 2011, Sutherland moved to Southern California to ride at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. She became the regular rider of Game On Dude and won the Santa Anita Handicap that year with the gelding trained by Bob Baffert.
"Together we travelled the world," the statement continued. "We won the Santa Anita Big Cap, Goodwood, almost won the Breeders' Cup Classic; we won the San Antonio, Hollywood Gold Cup, and the Californian. We travelled to Dubai and raced in the world's richest race, the Dubai Duty Free World Cup."
Jockey and horse finished second in the Pacific Classic this August, but shortly after the race Baffert replaced Sutherland with Rafael Bejarano as Game On Dude's jockey.
Sutherland's final stakes victory came on July 29 at Woodbine in the Wonder Where Stakes aboard Awesome Fire and her last career win came with Castletown on Sept. 3 at Del Mar.
"So now, with the support of my husband, family, and friends I am ending one chapter in my life and starting a new one. I'm excited about my future and the challenges it will bring. I enjoy working hard and striving to achieve goals, so who knows; maybe you will see me pop up somewhere soon," the statement concludes.
Sutherland closes her career with 931 wins, 930 seconds and 987 thirds in 7,350 mounts, with earnings of $47,287,052.
On Nov 3, 2012 Rosie Napravnik joined Krone in BC (Breeders Cup) history as she rode horse Shanghai Bobby (No. 4) to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. She thinks Shanghai Bobby is just getting started.
The 2-year-old colt would be hard-pressed to provide more thrills next year during a possible Triple Crown campaign after he dug deep down the stretch and held off a late charging He's Had Enough to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile by a head on Saturday at Santa Anita.
Now unbeaten in five starts, Shanghai Bobby stamped himself as the early Kentucky Derby favorite with the rousing victory, although his connections weren't making any travel plans for Louisville just yet.
For Napravnik, who joins Julie Krone as the only female jockeys to win a Breeders' Cup race, she was amazed by the horse's resilience.
''I still don't think we've seen the best of him,'' she said. ''He's got unlimited talent.''
Sent off as the betting favorite, Shanghai Bobby sat just off the lead for most of the race, trailing Title Contender. Shanghai Bobby made an early move on the turn as Title Contender faded and the horse found himself all alone — which wasn't necessarily a good position, according to Napravnik.
''Bobby gets a little lost when he's out there by himself,'' she said. ''I just couldn't wait until the horses came up next to me. He turns back on like no one horse I ever felt.''
Shanghai Bobby covered 1-1/16 miles in 1 minute, 44.58 seconds and paid $4.60 on a $2 win bet. Capo Bastone was third.
With the Breeders' Cup win, Shanghai Bobby boosted his career earnings to more than $1.6 million. It was the second Juvenile win for Pletcher, who was in the winner's circle last in 2010 with Uncle Mo. ''I'm really excited to see how good he gets because I don't think anybody knows yet,'' Napravnik said.
In other jockey news and speaking of Napravnik: (thanks to my man Tips on my message board for all this jockey news below):
On September 30, 2012 Rosie Napravnik won a $200k stakes race and Emma-Jane Wilson won a $100k stakes race also.
On Oct 5th, Jockey Marni Williams rode 4 winners on a card.
On October 6, 2012 Amanda Tamburello won a $84k stakes race and Rosie Napravnik won (3) races today a $400k handicap and a $400k stakes.
On Oct 15th Andria Terrill had (3) wins as did Tammi Piermarini.
On Oct 17th Marijo Terleski got (3) wins.
On Oct 20th Deborah Hoonan had (3)wins.
On Oct 27th Emma-Jayne Wilson won a $100k stakes race.
On Oct 28-Rosie Napravnik won a $150k stakes race.
On Nov 3rd-Congrats!! to Tammi Piermarini for winning her 3rd straight riding title at Suffolk Downs.
On Nov 4th-Deborah Hoonan got (4) wins on a card.
On Nov 10th-Rosemary Homeister Jr. won a $ 125,000 stakes race.
On Nov 11th-Deborah Hoonan had 4 wins on a card.
On Nov 22nd-Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins, including a $100k handicap race.
On Nov 24th-Emma-Jayne Wilson won a $150k stakes race and Rosie Napravnik had (3) wins on this date. She did the same thing the next day.
On Nov 30th-Emma Jayne Wilson had (5) wins on a card.
In some long shots bombs away winners:
On October 5th-Kristina Mcmanigell brought in a $56 winner.
On Oct 6-Oriana Rossi brought in a $127 winner and Rosie Napravnik brought in a $58 winner.
On Oct 11th- Nena Matz brought in a $65 win and Melanie Pinto also brought in a $64 win.
On Nov 6-Megan Fadlovich brought in a $99 win today.
On Nov 8th-Stephanie Keever brought in a $ 50.00 winner.
On Nov 16th-Jane Magrell brought in a $70 winner.
On Nov 25-Betty Jo Williams brought in a $103 winner
On Nov 26th-Kristina Mcmanigell brought in a $59 winner.
The People’s Pink Party, the partnership between Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® that was launched in 2010 to raise funds and aid awareness and research for breast cancer will return for the third consecutive year on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 18, 2012.
Seventy-five percent of the funds raised will go to the Komen Maryland Affiliate to use for community outreach programs in Maryland and 25% will be used for life-saving breast cancer research.
In addition to the 88th running of the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies, the day will feature a performance by retired female riders in the Lady Legends For the Cure Race III™ and a jockey challenge between eight of the nation’s top active lady riders.
The 13-race program features eight stakes races, including the return of the Pimlico Special (G3). Fifteen of the 41 winners of the historic race went on to capture Horse of the Year honors, including Seabiscuit who defeated Triple Crown winner War Admiral in their famous 1938 match race.
“It remains a pleasure and privilege to honor many dedicated people involved in the fight against breast cancer on this very special day at Pimlico,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. “We are grateful and appreciative for the support of our fans, colleagues and sponsors in making the partnership with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure an extremely successful one. Black-Eyed Susan 2012 will offer spectacular and competitive racing, live music and exciting day-long entertainment, making Preakness Eve a can’t miss on the calendar.”
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, was founded by Nancy G. Brinker in 1982 after a promise to her dying sister to do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
“Komen Maryland is delighted to again take part in the Black-Eyed Susan festivities,” stated Robin Prothro, Executive Director of Komen Maryland. “We are thrilled to be celebrating the third year of this partnership with the Maryland Jockey Club. This platform allows us to work towards our immediate goal of raising awareness in order to increase mammography screening rates and early detection of breast cancer both in the Maryland community and nationally.”
The Lady Legends For the Cure Race
The 2010 Lady Legends For the Cure Race™ was the first ever pari-mutuel race showcasing retired female riders, two of whom are breast cancer survivors. Profiled on NBC Sports, the race was also filmed as the climatic ending to the feature length documentary in production, JOCK, chronicling the story of the first generation of lady jockeys. Gwen Jocson won the inaugural race aboard Honor in Peace.
Eighteen months after finishing her final chemotherapy treatment, Mary Wiley-Wagner, wife of Maryland Jockey Club starter Bruce Wagner, had another reason to celebrate. With Wiley-Wagner in the irons, Mass Destruction came roaring down the stretch ahead of the field and hit the wire 6 ½ lengths in front to take the 2011 Lady Legends for the Cure Race II™.
Wiley-Wagner will be back again this year. Other returning Lady Legends are:
Patti “PJ” Cooksey---breast cancer survivor was the first female to ride in the Preakness® Stakes (Tajawa-1985) and ranks third all-time among female riders with 2,137 wins. Also had a mount in the Kentucky Derby (So Vague-1984).
Jennifer Rowland-Small---pioneering jockey in Maryland in the 1970’s, winning 192 races.
Mary Russ-Tortora---first female rider to win a G1 race, capturing the Widener Handicap at Hialeah on February 27, 1982 aboard Lord Darnley.
Barbara Jo Rubin---history –maker as the first woman to win a pari-mutuel race in the United States, guiding Cohesion to victory at Charles Town on February 22, 1969.
Cheryl White---the first African-American female rider, winning five races at the Fresno Fair on October 19, 1983.
The 2012 field features two new shooters with Zoe Cadman and Jill Jellison replacing Andrea Seefeldt-Knight and Abby Fuller. Cadman won 311 races during her four-year career and is now an analyst for HRTV. Jellison ranks seventh on the all-time win list among female riders with 1,853 winners, including a career-best 241 in 1989.
“The Lady Legends concept has been a home run for us,” said Maryland Jockey Club racing secretary Georganne Hale, who coordinates The Lady Legends race and the jockey challenge. “Those girls work hard to get fit and then come to Baltimore to enjoy the week. They are good with the press, love interacting with fans but when it is time to compete they are ready.”
In addition to her earnings in the race, each rider will receive a $3,500 bonus. Pimlico will match the amount wagered on the 2012 winner in-state and make a contribution to Komen Maryland.
Female Jockey Challenge
The second annual Female Jockey's Challenge will feature eight of the world’s top female jockeys, two more than a year ago, competing in four races with points award¬ed based upon their finish.
Defending champion Emma-Jayne Wilson, the only female rider to win the Queen’s Plate, one of the three races in Canada’s Triple Crown series, when she guided Mike Fox to victory in 2007, returns to defend her title. Wilson generously donated her $10,000 prize money to Komen Maryland after winning the 2011 event.
She will be joined by three of the other five riders who competed in the inaugural event.
Forest Boyce (second place finisher in 2011)---Maryland’s leading rider in 2010 as an apprentice. Runner-up for Eclipse Award after a 129-win year.
Vicky Baze (tied fourth in 2011)---became the fourth female rider to reach the 2,000 win plateau on March 1, 2011.
Rosie Napravnik (tied for fourth in 2011)---last year became the sixth female to have a mount in the Kentucky Derby. Currently the leading rider at Fair Grounds for the second straight year. She won 300 races in 2006, including 259 at Pimlico and Laurel Park. She earned her first victory at Pimlico aboard Ringofdiamonds in June 2005.
The two additional riders to the challenge missed last year’s event because they were expecting babies. Rosemary Homeister, one of six females to ride in the Kentucky Derby, ranks second on the all-time female win list with 2,473 winners (through February 2012). Inez Karlsson, a runner-up for outstanding apprentice rider, has been one of the top riders at Arlington Park since 2008.
“They are both big-time riders and we are happy to have them added to the lineup,” added Hale. “The afternoon will have a ton of activities and with the return of the Pimlico Special we are looking to take Black-Eyed Susan Day to another level.”
Chantal Sutherland and Hayley Turner will not return. Replacing them will be Tammi Piermarini, who became the fifth female rider to win 2,000 races last summer at Suffolk Downs, and Abby Fuller, who came out of retirement last year after finishing second in the 2011 Lady Legends race.
“I am thrilled to be back. My daughters and I had a great time last year. Riding in the Lady Legends race last year definitely sparked my interest in returning,” said Fuller, who captured NYRA’s Filly Triple Crown in 1985 aboard Mom’s Command, a filly owned and bred by her father. “I was off 10 years and am not riding a ton of horses or winning lot of races but I love it. It is a lot of hard work because I don’t ride three or four a day. I want to ride enough to ride well. It is not easy to ride just every once in awhile but I am having a good time.”
The jockey with the most points at the end of a four-race competition will be crowned champion. Riding assignments are determined by a drawing Sunday, May 13, and jockeys receive points for finishing first (12 points), second (6), third (4) and fourth (3) in each race. The champion jockey will earn $10,000. Other prize money: $7,000 (second), $6,000 (third), $4,000 (fourth), $2,000 (fifth) and $1,000 (sixth through eighth).
All 16 Lady Legends and Jockey Challenge riders will take part in an autograph session prior to the card.
The People’s Pink Party
The People’s Pink Party will welcome 88 breast cancer survivors as guests to Pimlico, where they will be honored in festivities throughout the day, highlighted by an inspirational winners’ circle tribute that has become an event tradition.
Big Machine Records' hot new trio, Edens Edge, will perform live in the Turfside Terrace. They have been profiled as one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch,” were selected as a CMT LISTEN UP! Artist and have been featured on major tours with Country Superstars Brad Paisley, Reba and Lady Antebellum. In June, they will hit the road with labelmates Rascal Flatts on the “The American Band Tour” Presented by Farmers Insurance. Edens Edge is currently in the studio finishing up their debut album, which will feature both their Top 20 debut single "Amen" and their latest offering, "Too Good To Be True." For more on Edens Edge, visit http://www.edensedge.com/. WPOC 93.1 returns as the official media sponsor of the Turfside Terrace with host Laurie DeYoung.
In recognition of Komen’s signature shade, Pimlico will once again be awash in pink on Black-Eyed Susan Day. The horses and pony riders on the track will don pink saddletowels branded with the unity logo created exclusively to commemorate the day. Additionally, the valets and starters will sport pink gear, and colorful pink linens, flowers and banners will blanket Pimlico throughout the day.
A new Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior will be crowned. The contest honoring breast cancer survivors and individuals who have made a difference in the lives of those fighting breast cancer returns for the third year. The winner will be chosen in part through an on-line, interactive process featuring the contestant’s own stories. The title “Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior” is in recognition of the popular anthem, “Pink Warrior”, celebrating the war against breast cancer, written and performed by Candy Coburn. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior will serve as the official ambassador of the Preakness, representing the Maryland Jockey Club at Preakness events throughout the week, including the presentation of the Woodlawn Vase on the storied cupola following the 137th Preakness® Stakes on Saturday, May 19.
ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards and former Miss Preakness Maggie Wolfendale will make selections on the May 18 card, which includes eight stakes races, with a special pre-race handicapping show in the grandstand.
The “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k Race, organized by Corrigan Sports, will be run Saturday, May 12. As in 2011, the entire race will be within the grounds at Pimlico Race Course, including a lap around the iconic track before finishing up in the Infield. A percentage of the race proceeds will be donated to Komen Maryland as part of an all-sources minimum guaranteed donation of $25,000 and in 2012, runners can conveniently create a donation page if they choose during online registration.
The Maryland Jockey Club and Komen Maryland will also team up with Macy's White Marsh to celebrate Women's Health with the second annual Tickled Pink Fashion Show and Health Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Macy's White Marsh.
For more information on Pimlico Race Course and the partnership with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, please visit www.preakness.com.
I am proud to announce that on October 1, 2011 Parx Racing (aka as Phila Park) will be holding its 3rd annual female jockey challenge. There is going to 8 jockeys competing in the challenge and 7 are confirmed with an 8th to hopefully be confirmed soon. The list is below and you can visit my Facebook Page and my message board for further updates on this event. The girls will be signing autographs and there will be an umbrella giveaway to all the ladies at the track that day as it is ladies day there that day. There is also the running of the $750,000 Cotillion Stakes that day. Post time is 12:25 pm and it is free admission and parking come on out for a great time or if you can't make it to the track watch and wager on it via simulating. The list of the ladies in the challenge is as follows
Maria Remedio, Tara Hemmings, Joanne McDaid, Alice Cartwright, Kristina McManigell, Kaymarie Kriedel and Janice Blake-Baeza....with one more to be confirmed...
Jockey Rosie Napravnik had to undergo a second surgery July 8 on left arm. Napravnik broke her arm during a spill July 6 at Delaware Park. “The original surgery was very complicated in that a plate that was put in to repair a break she sustained. She is out indefinitely at this time. Hope you come back 100% Rosie.
Jockeys Rosemary Homeister and Carol Cedeno are expecting and also ex-jockey Jennifer Jennings who is now married to jockey Frankie Pennington is expecting as well.
On August 7th, Mike Smith beat Chantal Sutherland in a match race at Del Mar.
Speaking of Alice Cartwright she recently broke her wrist a few weeks back, but she should be back in action soon and be 100% ready for the Female Jockey Challenge at Parx.
Couple new bug girls at Delaware Park, Sarah Rook and A.D Battula and I will work on getting interviews with them and some that my man Tips 57 on my Message Board wants as well.
On May 30th Orianna Rossi won a $ 75,000 Stakes Race. On June 4th (my birthday) Forest Boyce won a $ 65,000 stakes race. On June 6th, before she got hurt, Rosie Napravnik won 3 on a card. The next day Krista Carigan won 3 on a card. On June 8th, Napravnik won 3 on a card as did Tammi Piermarini. On June 12th Emma Jayne-Wilson won a $ 150,000 stakes race and way to go Emma. Piermarini did one better on June 13th when she won 4 on a card!!!
On June 18th, Napravnik did it again winning a $ 200,000 stakes race and Forest Boyce won 3 on a card on June 19th as did Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo. The next day Betty Jo Williams won 3 on a card. On June 22nd Napravnik and Piermarini teamed up again and won 3 on a card.
On July 4 Oriana Rossi won 3 on a card. On July 8th, Amanda Tamburello and Jocelyne Kenny won 3 on a card. The next day Ashley Dill won 4 on a card. On July 10th Hoonan-Trujillo won 3 on a card. 2 days later Betty Jo Williams won 3 on a card. On July 16th Jackie Davis won 3 on a card. On July 18th Chantal Sutherland won a $ 100,000 stakes race and Amanda Tamburello won 3 on a card. On July 20th Faith Schoor won 3 on a card and 2 days later Hoonan-Trujillo did the same thing.
Hope to see some of you out at Parx Racing on Oct 1st and if your coming please look for me as I'll be there....of course with my thumb up....
Just before this went up on the site I want to congratulate Jockey Tammi Piermarini on getting her 2,000!!! win of her riding career
Jockey Tammi Piermarini became the fifth female rider in Thoroughbred racing history to reach the 2,000 win mark when she won the third race at Suffolk Downs Aug. 22 aboard Sugar Trade.
In reaching the milestone, Piermarini joins the 2,000-win club for female riders that also includes Julie Krone (3,704), Rosemary Homeister (2,438), Patti Cooksey (2,137), and Vickie Baze (Aragon), 2,019.
Piermarini, 44, had 986 victories from the start of her career in 1985 until 1998 while riding under the name Tammi Campbell. The rest of her victories came from 1999 to present under the name Tammi Piermarini. Her husband, John Piermarini, is also her agent.
According to the Suffolk Downs media guide, Piermarini won her second riding title at Suffolk Downs in 2010, with 119 victories, following the birth of her third child. The rider was born in Massachusetts and spent time around her family’s show horses on a farm in Salisbury, according to her profile. She then moved on to working with Thoroughbreds as an exercise rider for Bill Perry, Ned Allard, Karl Grusmark, Frank Shannon, and Jeff Hooper at Suffolk Downs.
I asked what she wanted to say about win number 2,000 and she told me "It feels great!!! I couldn't of done it without all the help from all the owners and trainers who supported me throughout my career along with the support from my agent ( husband ) friends and family!!!!"
“Komen Maryland is delighted to again take part in the Black-Eyed Susan Festivities,” stated Robin Prothro, Executive Director of Komen Maryland. “This partnership provides a generous platform for people to better understand the education, screening and treatment programs provided by our grantees in communities throughout the state and the financial support we provide for national research at Maryland institutions. We look forward to working jointly with the Maryland Jockey Club as we strive to create a world without breast cancer.”
The Lady Legends For the Cure Race
The 2010 Lady Legends For the Cure Race™ was the first ever pari-mutuel race showcasing retired female riders, two of whom are breast cancer survivors. Profiled on NBC Sports, the race was also filmed as the climatic ending to the feature length documentary in production, JOCK, chronicling the story of the first generation of
Gwen Jocson won the inaugural race aboard Honor in Peace for her 764th career victory. Jocson, who won 376 races in 1991 on the Philadelphia Park-Atlantic City circuit, tore ligaments in her hand while exercising for John Servis earlier this winter and will not defend her title.
The 2011 field features the seven other initial participants plus Abby Fuller.
Andrea Seefeldt-Knight (second in ‘10)---one of only two women to have ridden in both the Preakness Stakes (Looming-1994) and Kentucky Derby (Forty Something 1991). Became the first female rider to win the Pennsylvania Derby aboard Valley Crossing, which paid $158.60.
Mary Wiley-Wagner (fourth in ‘10)---breast cancer survivor, who briefly returned as an active rider after the 2010 race only to retire again for this event.
Barbara Jo Rubin (sixth in ‘10)---made history as the first woman to win a pari-mutuel race in the United States when she guided Cohesion to victory at Charles Town on Feb. 22, 1969. Jennifer Rowland-Small (seventh in ‘10)---a pioneering jockey in Maryland in the 1970’s, winning 192 races.
Abby Fuller (new shooter)---captured the NYRA’s Filly Triple Crown in 1985 aboard Mom’s Command, a filly owned and bred by her father. Won a career-best 145 races that year.
The 2011 race will include $20,000 in bonus prizes. In addition to her earnings in the race, the winner will receive another $6,000. Other prize money: $4,000 (second), $3,000 (third), $2,500 (fourth), $1,500 (fifth) and $1,000 (sixth through eighth). Pimlico will match the amount wagered on the 2011 winner and make a contribution to Komen Maryland.
“I am so looking forward to this. The outpouring of support was unbelievable and it will be hard to duplicate,” said Wiley-Wagner, wife of Maryland Jockey Club starter Bruce Wagner. “The thing I will do differently this year is spend more time with the other Lady Legends. Andrea, Jennifer and I were training at Laurel and we missed
out on a lot of the antics at Pimlico earlier in the week. Who would have thought Barbara Jo Rubin, in her early 60’s, would be such a character? She, her husband Gordy, PJ Cooksey and all the others. This is the classiest group of women I have ever had the good fortune to meet and ride with. We are going to have great fun again.”
Female Jockey Challenge
While the 2011 The People’s Pink Party welcomes back many traditions established in 2010, it will also add a new one, a Jockey's Challenge featuring six of the world’s top female jockeys competing in four races with points awarded based upon their finish.
The jockey with the most points at the end of a four-race competition will be crowned champion. Riding assignments are determined by a drawing Sunday, May 15, and jockeys receive points for finishing first (12 points), second (6), third (4) and fourth (3) in each race. The champion jockey will earn $10,000. Other prize money: $7,000 (second), $6,000 (third), $4,000 (fourth), $2,000 (fifth) and $1,000 (sixth).
The six riders who agreed to take part are in alphabetical order:
Vicky Baze---ranks fourth all-time with 1,997 wins (thru Feb. 27, 2011). Won more than 200 races twice (1986 & 1993) and retired in 2001. Returned as a full-time rider in 2009 and won 152 races a year ago.
Vicky Baze joined an elite group of women riders when she rode her 2,000th winner on March 1, 2011. The historic win came aboard maiden Decarchy Park in the ninth race at Turf Paradise. In a riding career which began in 1985, the two-time leading rider at Longacres, under the name Vicky Aragon ( under which she rode a total of 1,686 winners from 10,522 mounts who earned $10,687,119) married Washington Racing Hall of Fame rider Gary Baze in 1998. As Vicky Baze, she has ridden 313 winners, including 17 in 2011. Vicky, who is among the 2011 finalists for Hall of Fame seat, has ridden in 12,657 races with 1,770 seconds, 1,589 thirds and her mounts have earned $13,514,109.
We have some female jocks bring in some longhsots as on Kelsie Purcell brought in a $ 73 horse on Jan 18th and Katie Reynolds topped her the same day with a $ 142.00 winner. On Jan 20th, Anna Napravnik brought home a $ 63.00 winner and Feb 15th Katiedid it again with a $ 83.00 winner and March 6th Janice Blake-Baeza brought in a $ 72.00 winner.
On December 28th of last year Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo booted home 4 winners on a card and the next day she got 3 winners as did Rosemary Homeister.
Speaking of Rosemary I wish her and Maria Remedio nothing but the best as both are expecting. Maria is due in August and I am not sure about Rosemary.
Anna Napravnik started the year off right on New Years day winning a $ 60,000 stakes race. On Jan 19th Faith Schorr booted home 3 winners on a card. Anna did it again on Jan 23rd, winning a $ 100,000 stakes race. She is also the leading rider down at the Fairgrounds. Heck the next day after the stakes win she goes and wins 3 on a card.
On Jan 24th, Faith loved the winner's circle cause she visited it 4 times. On Jan 29th, Anna won 3 on a card and on Feb 5th she won a $ 60,000 stakes race.
By the time you read this, Kristina McManigell should be back in action at Parx Racing. She was injured in a spill in early 2011.
Anna won 3 more on a card on Feb 7th. Debbie won 3 on a card the next day and then 3 more for good measure on Feb 9th he he. Anna keeps rolling along with 3 more winners on Feb 13th. Forest Boyce liked the winner's circle on Feb 17th as she saw it 3 times.
On Feb 19th, Anna won a $ 125,000 stakes race. She must love the winner's circle down there cause she won 3 on a card on back to back days, March 7th and March 8th.
Thanks to my man "TIPS" from my message board for all the jockey wins information...you rule
Emma Jayne Wilson is currently riding at Parx Racing and she will
be there till March when she moves her tack back to Woodbine. Other female riders
at Parx Racing include, Shannon Uske, Tara Hemmings, Carie Kifer, and Kristina
McManigel, and Forest Boyce.
On November 3, 2010, Anna Napravnik became the first female to win a riding title down at Delaware Park so congrads to her for that.
On November 6, 2010, Chantal Sutherland won a $ 171,000 stakes race.
On November 8, 2010, Jackie Davis won 3 on a card.
Shortly after the 2010 female jockey challenge at Parx Racing, Elaine Castillo on 10/23/10 decided to retire from horse racing. I will try and work on an interview with her about that and other stuff she did in her career.
On November 10, 2011, Chantal Sutherland won a $ 126,000 stakes race.
Tammi Piermarini won the riding title at Suffolk Downs so congrads to her for that.
On November 18, 2010, Forest Boyce won 3 races on a card and won 3 again on November 28th.
Congrads to Anna Von Rosen who won 3 races on November 29th. On December 1, 2010, Forest Boyce and Katie Lee each won 3 races on a card. The next day Forest did one better as she won 4 on a card!
On December 4, 2010, Anna Napravnik won 3 races and Chantal Sutherland won a $ 151,000 stakes races up in Canada.
On December 11, 2010 Anna Napravnik won a $ 100,000 stakes races and Greta Kunzweiler won 3 races including a $ 50,000 stake race. Cheryl Charlton also won 3 on a card as well.
On December 16, 2010, Forest Boyce won 4 races on a card. She was also the leading jockey at the recently concluded Laurel Park meet.
On December 19, 2010, Anna Napravnik won 4 on a card. On December 28, 2010 Debbie Honnan-Trujillo won 4 on a card and the next night won 3 more on a card as well as Rosemary Homeister, who won 3 on a card on December 29, 2010.
Maria Remedio is pregnant with her 2nd child and we wish her the best of luck with that.
Look for in May, Pimlicio Race Course to do another female retired jockeys race the day before the Preakness and yours truly will be down there like last year.
On October 2nd, 2010 Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA held their 2nd
annual female jockey challenge. There were 10 jockeys in this year’s challenge
and I would personally like to thank them all for participating in the challenge:
Maria Remedio, Carie Kifer, Carol Cedeno, Anna Roberts, Elaine Castillo, Katie
Lee, Jane Magrell, Janice Blake-Baeza, Rhonda Spieth & Tara Hemmings. There
was a 5 way tie for 1st and Maria, Carie, Carol, Jane and Rhonda will all each
$ 1,000. I will have lots of comments and thoughts about the challenge from
the girls in my next news update. In the meantime you can check out over 200
pics from the day’s event at: http://community.webshots.com/user/femaleonthehorse
In some other jockey news: Oriana Rossi, whose interview I just posted, should be back riding soon as she recently suffered an injury.
In case you have been wondering where Natasha Bracaloni has been, well she is retired.
On Sept 4th, Katie Reynolds brought in a $57 winner and a week later Erin Wilkinson brought in a $105 winner and Amanda Crandall brought in a $93 winner.
On September 17th D freeman brought in an $84 winner and on Oct 2nd, Kelsie Purcell brought in a $70 winner and the next day Julie Veltman brought in a $93 winner.
On August 15th Forest Boyce bagged home 3 winners and 2 days later Tammi Piermarini booted home 3 winners and Francine Villeneuve brought in 4 winners on the same day.
Heard from Joanne Mcdaid day the other day and her and baby are doing well.
On August 19th Anna Napravnik won a $ 75,000 stakes race. The next day Shannon Beauregard won 3 on a card and on August 25th she did it again.
On August 21st Vicky Baze won a $ 75,000 stakes race and Ashley Dill won 3 on a card. 2 days later Krista Carignan won 3 on a card and check out the interview I just posted with her too and she won 3 on a card on August 31st as well.
On August 29th Ashley Dill did it again with 3 wins on a card and September 3rd she did it again.
On September 4th, Greta Kuntzweiler booted home 5 winners on a card. Go Greta. The next day Betty Jo Williams won 4 on a card.
On Sept 6th, Rosemary Homeister won a $ 75,000 stakes race and Jenna Joubert won 3 on a card. 2 days later Vicky Baze won 3 on a card.
On September 10th, Janine Stianson won 3 on a card. The next day Greta Kuntzweiler won a $150,000 stakes race and Anna Napravnik won a $ 75,000 stakes race.
On September 14th, Tammi Piermarini won 3 on a card and the next day Forest Boyce and Shannon Beauregard did the same. On September 24th, Jennifer Schmidt won 3 on a card.
On September 27th Tammi did it again, 34 winners on a card.
On September 30th, Katie Reynolds won 3 on a card.
On October 2nd Anna Napravnik went out to Hawthorne Park and won the $ 250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup aboard “Redding Colliery”. Anna said, “All I heard about the track was that it was speed-favoring and that the stretch is really long.” Anna had never ridden at Hawthorne before. She was not given specific instructions on how to ride the horse. “They said that the horse is well, and ride him as you see fit. That’s what I like to hear.” Her horse paid $ 5.00 to win. Redding Colliery has won 6 of 17 starts and this was his first victory beyond 1 1/8 miles. Anna 2 days later went and won 3 on a card. Thanks to my man “Tips” on my message board for supplying most of this jockey news.
On October 2nd Philadelphia Park is proud to put on the 2nd annual
female jockey challenge and ladies day at the track. Also on that date will
be the running of the $ 750,00 Cotillion Stakes as well as the $ 250,000 Bob
Gallant Handicap. The female jockeys will be doing an autograph signing and
there will be a giveaway on that date as well. There will be 10 jockeys in the
challenge and 9 are confirmed so far with one more tbd. The 9 confirmed so far
Rosemary Homeister Jr.
Maria Remedio (aka Maria Charles)
Carol Cedeno (who won last year)
Please log onto www.philadelphiapark.com for more info or check my Facebook page for further info and I hope you all come out and support this event, parking and admission are free…in other news:
Lots of summer pictures are on my photos link elsewhere
Lots of long shots by lots of different jockeys:
On June 2nd Shelley Moran brought in a $ 97.00 winner and on June 21st Anna Roberts brought in a $ 51.00 winner and on the same date Jacqueline Folk brought in a $ 76.00 winner at Suffolk Downs. On June 29th, Regina Sealock hit the winner’s circle with a $ 68.00 horse at Fort Erie.
In the month of July we had Lucie Herkova bring in a $ 103.00 winner and July 7th Emma Jayne-Wilson brought in a $ 55.00 winner…July 11th Kelsie Purcell had a winner that paid $ 115.00!!! July 15 Emma strikes again with a $ 89.00 winner and Kristina Kenney hit’s the board with a $ 71.00 winner…July 22 Chamisa Goodwin lit the board up at $ 105.00 and July 24th Bethany Taylor had one that paid $ 122.00!!! To round out July, Greta Kuntzweiler paid $ 58.00 to win and my good friend Janice Blake-Baeza paid $ 162.00 to win and in August 6th Bethany Taylor paid $ 121.00 to win.
Congratulations to my good friend Joanne McDaid with the birth of her son Julien recently.
In the past few months female jockeys have been hitting the winner’s circle and winning stake races…On June 2nd Vicky Baze had 4 wins…2 days later Faith Schoor won 3 wins…and a couple days later Chantal Sutherland won a $ 300,000 stakes race and Emma Jayne Wilson won a $ 176,000 stakes…June 8th Rosemary Homeister Jr. won 3 on a card…June 11th Vicky Baze won 3 on a card….June 15th Francine Villenuve won 3 on a card…June 19th Chantal won a $ 102,000 stakes race and Anna Napravnik won a $ 76,000 stakes race….June 22nd Anna won 3 on a card and did Krista Carignan….On June 23rd Janine Stianson and Emma Jayne Wilson won 3 on a card….June 26th Tammi Piermarini and Janine Stianson had 3 on a card….June 28th Elaine Castillo won her 500th race at Finger Lakes….
For the month of July we had Chantal Sutherland won a $ 113,000 stakes race, July 2nd Ashley Dill won 3 on a card, July 3rd and 4th Chantal won a $ 150,000 stake and followed it up the next day with a $ 204,000 stakes win and the next day Carigan won 3 on a card…On July 7th Homeister Jr won 4 on a card and 2 days later Emma Jayne Wilson won a $ 250,000 stakes race….On July 13th Tammi Piermarini won a $ 50,000 stakes race and 4 days later Jenna Joubert won a $ 50,00 stakes race, Inez Karlsson won a $ 150,000 stakes and Emma won a $ 168,000 stakes race and Rosemary won a $ 50,000 stakes win….July 19th Tammi won 4 on a card and on July 21st Anna Roberts won 3 races and 3 days later Karlsson won 3 on a card and Chantal won a $ 312,000 stakes race….July 25th Emma won 3 on a card and 2 days later Tammi won 3 on a card….July 28th Chantal won a $ 128,000 stakes race and the next day Anna Napravnik won 3 on a card and to round out the month on July 30th Emma won 3 on a card.
Onto the August news: On the 1st day Emma won a $ 250,000 stakes race and Francine Villeneuve won 3 on a card…on the 4th Tammi won 4 on a card and 2 days later Oriana Rossi won 3 on a card and Napravnik won a $ 75,000 stakes race….the next day Rosemary won a $ 75,000 stakes race and on the 8th Ashley Dill won 3 on a card and the next day Krista McManigell and Katie Reynolds won 3 on a card…On the 14th Tammi won a $ 50,000 stakes and Napravnik won 3 on a card…on the 15th Forest Boyce won 3 on a card and 2 days later Tammi won 3 on a card and Francine Villeneuve won 4 on a card and on the 20th Shannon Beaurgard won 3 on a card….
Gwen Jocson recently went down to Pimlicio (May 14, 2010) top
compete in the Legends For The Cure Race which featured all retired jockeys
coming out of retirement. Gwen was in the race and ended up winning it and I
got in touch with her to ask her a few questions about the event:
FOTH: How did you end up being asked to do this race you did down at Pimlicio?
GW: I basically started up a Facebook page and ended up getting in contact with people who I had worked with in the past and I was pretty much letting anybody whom asked be my friend and I got an email from G. Harris asking if I wanted to fill in for this race and I said absolutely. I feel privileged to be in the race and I did not think it was going to be as big as it was. The interest in the race was just crazy.
FOTH: I see you a few times a week working horse for John Servis in the morning. Did you have to do anything differently like maybe work horses out a little bit longer in the morning, basically what I am asking is did you do anything special to prepare for this race?
GW: No and it is sad to say and I feel a little guilty about it as one of the girls had to lose 40 pounds and other had to reduce to ride in the race and go back to exercising and going to the gym and others having to back to the barn and get up on horses, something they have not had to do in 10 years, but me, I don’t have to reduce I am 98 pounds and I did my regular thing and just showed up.
FOTH: What was it like going down to Pimlicio for the race and was the response to the race a lot more than you thought it was going to be?
GW: Oh yeah it turned out to be huge and I thought I was riding in the Preakness. The people down there were incredible they treated us like we were monarchs from another country. The privilege to me was just being in the same room with these girls listening to their stories and almost being like an apprentice again listening to these riders and it was great. I can’t describe it. And winning the race was unexpected.
FOTH: What was it like crossing the finish line again after not being in racing for 10 years?
GW: It was fantastic and at the same time I felt bad cause I know all of us girls would have loved to have been in that spot. I wish we all could have cross that line together.
FOTH: Would you do another race like this again?
GW: Absolutely. If it is for a good cause I would and would love to be in a race with those girls again and this time I will ride the long shot next time.
For more information about this race, the female documentary that was being filmed for the race, etc please visit: www.jockthemovie.com
It is not official yet, but it looks like Philadelphia Park is going to be doing a 2nd Female Jockey Challenge and the date would be Oct 2, 2010 and it will be ladies day at the track and also have the running of the $ 750,000 Cotillion Stakes as well. When I get a line-up of who is riding and other info I will post it.
Nice to see my favorite jockey Maria Remedio riding down at the recent Atlantic City meet and I have no idea if she is gonna ride anytime soon, but I hope she does and next time I see her she warned me I may have to kiss something…lol
Janice Blake has mover her tack and is now riding up at Finger Lakes and Jackie Davis is now at Suffolk Downs. Katie Lee, who was a jockey and then a trainer, is now back top riding and is riding at Penn National. Speaking of Penn National, apprentice Sarah McGinn just her first ever win up there a few weeks back.
Joanne Mcdaid is expecting so don’t look for her to come back to riding till at least 2011.
I have added lots of new pics to my “photos page” including pics from the “Legends of the Cure” race and my “Summer 2010” album.
Denise Boudrot, a pioneering female jockey with more than 1,000 victories and the first to win a major race meet title, died May 19 at her farm in Grafton, Vt., after a long battle with brain cancer. She was 57.
A native of Burlington, Mass., Boudrot broke into race riding in 1972 when female jockeys were considered a novelty and struggled to earn mounts. While still an apprentice in 1974, she was dubbed "Longshot Lady" when she won the autumn meet riding title at Suffolk Downs and scored a five-win day on Nov. 12 during that stand. She remains the only female to win that many races on a single Suffolk program. She will be inducted in the New England Racing Hall of Fame this year.
Boudrot rode for 13 years in New England before retiring in 1985. She married prominent local horse owner and newspaper publisher Roland Hopkins and stayed active with show horses and performed a comedy routine with a trick pony called "The Reluctant Racehorse." The horse was featured in national television commercials.
"Denise's title helped pave the way for female riders like myself here in New England," said Tammi Piermarini, who won her own Suffolk riding crown in 2007 and is the early leader at the current meet. "She will always be remembered for the adversity she had to overcome being one of few female riders in a male-dominated sport."
Retired jockey Abby Fuller said: "She was like a big sister to those of us in the room. Sometimes when you got a little big for your britches, she would nicely give you a little poke. She could do it because she never forgot the hard work and never forgot the people who helped her starting out. She was such a nice, honest person."
My best wishes and a speedy recovery go out to Jane Magrell who recently broke her leg in a race recently. Get soon Jane we miss ya.
On April 19th Elaine Castillo brought home a $ 70.00 winner and on May 18th Kristina brought in a $ 99.00 winner.
On May 21st Anna Roberts brought in a $ 56.00 winner and Erin Wilkinson brought in a $ 92.00 winner on May 25th and Katie Lee brought in a $ 70.00 winner.
On May 29th Inez Karlsson brought in a $ 41.00 winner and the next day Maylan Studart brought in a 41-1 longshot in up at Belmont Park.
Anna Napravnik got unseated off her mount at Delaware Park on June 1st and took off her last mount of the day. Hope she is OK, I have no other info at this time.
On March 25th Anna won 3 on a card and Inez Karlsson did the same the next day and again on April 7th and April 13th and April 21st.
On March 30th, April 17th and May 21th Vicky Baze won 3 on a card. On April 10th and April; 18th, Rosemary Homeister won 3 on a card.
Congrads to Chantal Sutherland for her $ 153,000 stakes win on April 18th, $ 174,000 stakes win on April 25th, $ 151,000 stakes win on May 1st. and a $ 150,000 winner on May 15th.
On April 19th Amy Cobb got her 1st career win and Elaine Castillo won 3 on a card.
On May 1st Anna Napravnik won 4 on a card including a $ 75,000 stakes win.
On May 11th Regina Sealock won 3 on a card up at Fort Erie and on May 16th Krista Carignan won 3 on a card and on May 18th she won 4 on a card.
On May 20th Rosemary Homeister won 3 on a card and the next day Vicky Baze won 3 on a card.
On May 22nd Shannon Beauregard won 4 on a card.
On May 29th Inez Karlsson won a $ 100,000 stakes race.
On May 31st Anna Napravnik won a $ 300,000 stakes win.
On June 1st Rosemary Homeister won 3 on a card.
Thanks to my man Tips on my message board for some of the above info…
On March 20, 2010 Maria Remedio rode in her 1st race in over a year over at Phila Park and she finished 3rd on her horse. I talked to her a few hours after the race and I asked her how she felt and she told me, "if felt sooooooo gooooood"! Her words not mine. She is not coming back to ride full time, but she will be riding the upcoming Atlantic City meet in NJ and will ride here and there around the area. I am sure she will have my paying my bet off this summer as well ha ha!!!
Met Jason Neff from the "Jocks" movie recently when he came to Phila Park to do some filming for his documnetary. There is going to be a race the day before the Preakness down at Pimlicio Race Course where 8 retired female riders will be coming out of retirement for the race. The names of the riders will be released in a few days. For all info on this rac and the movie, visit Jason's website at: www.jockthemovie.com
On February 3rd, 2010 Jockey Kelli Kelsie Purcell brought in a $ 51 winner and on February 3rd, 2010 Anna Napravnik brought home a $ 21.00 winner and Carie Kifer a $ 18.00 winner on the same day.
On February 8, 2010 Kristina Kenney brought in a $ 45 winner. On Feb 11, 2010 Kayla Stra brought in a $ 27.00 winner.
On February 11, 2010 Ann Von Rosen brought in a $ 88.00 winner!!! The next day K. McManigell brought in a $ 52.00 winner. My Phila Park girl Jennifer Jennings brought in a $ 57.00 winner on February 18th and on March 5th my ole friend Charleen Hunt brought in a $ 57.00 winner at Santa Anita.
On March 6th one of my other Phila Park girlfriends Shannon Uske brought in a $ 40.00 winner at Penn National and on March 6th Jackie Davis brought home a $ 129.00 bomb at Aqueduct. Nice job Jackie. The next day Jennifer Schmidt brought in a $ 65.00 horse.
On March 8th Lori Keith brought home a $ 112.00 winner and my girlfriends keep coming through as Jennifer Jennings brought home a $ 55.00 winner on March 24th.
On March 3rd Maylan Studart and Anna Napravnik won 5 of of a possible 6 races up at Aqueduct, resulting in a Pick 6 payoff of $54,651!!! Whew baby. Napravnik then went and won 3 on a card on March 18th and then a $100,000 stakes race on March 20th. Also on March 20th Inez Karlsonn and Ashley DIll won 3 on a card.
Thanks to my man "Tips" on my message board for posting all the bomber pilots info and jockey wins on my message board.
There are some new pics in my photos page under the folder "Spring 2010"
It looks like Philadelphia Park will be doing another female jockey challenge in 2010 and it will be in October sometime the same day as the Cotillion Stakes and it will be ladies day again. As soon as I get a date I will post it on here and the lineup as well.
I would like to thank Ast Trainer Antoinette Siegel for all the recent thumbs up in the winner's circle at Philadelphia Park she has given me the past couple weeks. You rule Antoinette.
If your on Facebook please add me as a friend at (www.facebook.com/femalejockeys)
Some new photos have been posted in my photos link under fall/winter 2009 so check em out when you get a chance.
The girls have been bringing in some long shots lately as Carol Cedeno brought in a 50-1 shot at Phila Park on Dec 12th, Maylan Studart brought home a $81 winner on Dec 27th and Anna Roberts hit home with a $44.00 winner the same day. The next day Anna Napravnik brought home a $53 horse up in NY. Jackie Davis has also brought home several long shot winners up in NY the past couple weeks as well.
On January 17th, Chantal Sutherland brought home a $61 winner up in Canada and Ashley Yodice brought home a $32 winner and I hope to interview her soon. On January 29, 2010, Maylan Studart did it again in NY as her horse paid $37.00 to win.
Maria Remedio (aka Maria Charles) is back galloping horses and told me she may start riding a race here and there and in her spare time when she is not beating me up or cooking me dinner (lol) she and her boyfriend David Cohen are taking care of her new addition, Caleb.
At my favorite place, Phila Park, you may notice there is some new female riders there as they now have Shannon Uske, Jennifer Jennings and Carie Kifer riding there as the 3 new faces at the track and thank god none of them have beat me up yet lol.
On December 27, 2009, Rosemary Homeister won 3 on a card.
On January 7, 2010, Apprentice Jockey Kristina McManigell won her 1st ever race so double thumbs up to her.
On January 9, 2010, Anna Napravnik won a $63,000 stakes race up in NY.
On January 13, 2010, Jenna Joubert won 3 in day, one at Penn National and 2 at Laurel.
On January 16, 2010, and the next day Chantal Sutherland won a $150,000 stakes race so that makes 2 stakes win in 2 days. Nice job there Chantal.
On January 16, 2010, Rosemary Homeister won a $67,000 stakes race and on the 23rd she won 3 on a card.
I hope everyone out there had a great holiday and I am sure the female jocks will be kicking more ass in 2010. Let's hope Philadelphia Park brings back the female jockey challenge again in 2010 as I had a great time being involved with it in 2009.
On October 27th Jockey Faith Schorr had 3 winners on a card.
On Oct 30th, Jockey Maylan Studart won a $50,000 stakes race and Rosemary Homeister won 3 on a card.
On Nov 7th, Jockey Inez Karlsson won 4 races on a card.
On Nov 17th, Jockey Forest Boyce got her 1st win.
On Nov 19th Emma Jayne Wilson won 3 on a card and the on Nov 22nd she won a $170,000 stakes race.
On Nov 20th Chantal Sutherland won a $150,000 stakes race and on that same day Jockey Kayla Stra won 3 on a card.
On Dec 4th Jockey Anna Napravnik won 3 on a card including a stakes win and the next day she won 3 more and one of them was a stakes win up in NY. Also on Dec 5th Rosemary Homeister went up to Woodbine to ride and won a $154,000 stakes race.
On Dec 6th Jockey Emma Jayne Wilson won 3 on a card.
On December 17th Jockey Rosemary Homeister won 4 on a card.
On October 3, 2009, Carol Cedeno booted home 3 winners in the
1st annual Female Jockey Challenge and she was the winner of the event. Jackie
Davis finished 2nd and there was a tie for 3rd between jockeys Tammi Piermarini
and Maylan Studart. I got a chance to talk to Carol a few days after the event
and she said this was the 1st time she has ever done any type of jockey challenge
and she feels very proud of being the 1st winner of the event and would love
to do it again next year if asked. It looks like the track will do it again
next year and huge thumbs up to the Director of Racing at Philadelphia Park
Sal Sinatra for making the event happen and it does look like that the Female
Jockey Challenge is going to be an annual event on ladies day with the female
jockey challenge and the running of the Cotillion Stakes. Thanks to all the
riders for making the event a success and we will do it all again next year.
Jockey Jennifer Schmidt who was supposed to be in the jockey challenge, but got hurt posted this recent message (which I am reprinting) on my message board:
Hello to all. Just wanted to thank everyone for all the support and concern. After 2 weeks in the hospital, a week of it in ICU, I am home with my boyfriend-another jock. It's been a horrible year for me, and we cant understand why but I just keep trying to tell myself that God has everything planned. As for injuries this time, my pubix bone is shattered and the cartilage that holds legs to hips is pulled severely on both sides. Also vertebrae L3 and L5 are fractured on the sides. Then on my head behind left ear is fracture and along my face above and below right eye is fractured. All injuries are in spots where doctors cant do much more then time and rest. Slowly I am feeling better, although I have headaches everyday and some times with pelvis is way worse. I think the worst part of it all is how much it affects my mind. I am so used to always being on the go and busy with work or my own horses that being stuck and so sleepy is depressing. I thank God for all the people out there that care and send prayers and concern. Many friends here at BRD (Blue Ribbon Downs) are helping with donations and one trainer is taking care of my horses for me. So that part is good. I have many follow up appointments at hospital, so I will check on mail when I go. I had 3 doctors, but the head injuries were so bad that I only remember the last 3 days in hospital. Even the guy that headed the filly came to talk to me about how close I came to winning, but I don't remember anything about the ride. They say I only got beat a short neck for a $100k futurity. That was the fastest she ever ran, and the best anyone can figure is she swallowed her tongue and lost her air. They say both of us lay on the track for over 5 minutes then she got up like she was fine. I guess I wasn't so easy and fought the medics even though I had blood pouring from my face and all. I check email a lot more often than I am on here, so if anyone wants to stay in contact that way feel free to email. It's email@example.com. I am trying to find as much as possible to keep spirits and faith up. Doctors say for now that I may never ride again. Too many head injuries. I am hoping that at least by the end of year I can ride my barrel horses, and I do have several options that way of people wanting me to train and compete on their horses for them. But for now I guess it's all one day, one hour at a time. Please feel free to stay in touch. Like I said it really helps dealing with all this and getting through it. Sorry for the long post....just wanted to provide updates and thanks to all of you. God bless and take care.
Jennifer has been one of the biggest supporters of my site and
I will continue to update this site on her condition and status...Chris
In some more injuries news jockey Jessie Medina recently broke her collarbone in a race up in NY and jockey Lexi Merson injured her knee when she was working a horse at Philadelphia Park during the morning workouts and the horse threw her and she injured her knee and already had one operation on her knee and is due for another one in a few days. Not sure how long either rider will be out of action for.
On September 18th, Shannon Beaurgard won 3 races on a card and then she won 4 on a card on October 13th.
On September 19th, it was a good day to be a female jockey as Faith Schorr won 3 on a card (she then won 4 on Sept 25th at 2 different tracks), Vicky Baze won 3 and Tammi Piermarini also won 3 on a card.
On September 27th, Chantal Sutherland won a $101,000 stakes race and then on October 7th she won a $126,000 stakes race. Good job on those wins Chantal.
On October 7th, 10th and 13th Anna Napravnik won 3 races on a card.
On October 16th Rosemary Homeister won 3 races on a card.
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