Female Jockey News
I am working on getting some interviews with some female jockeys from overseas and speaking over overseas below is some info what is going on over there at the moment:
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.
On December 2, 2012:
Jockey Debbie Hoonan racked up seven victories at Portland Meadows setting a new personal record for wins in a day and tying Joe Crispin and Felipe Valdez for most victories on a single card at the Oregon track. Hoonan, 45, picked up her first win in the $28,400 Baxter Andruss Futurity when she guided Sneakin Bye ($19.20) to an upset win. She came right back and won races four and five, taking the fourth aboard Lean Gozzene ($3) and then the fifth with Wild WBT ($4.20).
She won the sixth race with Chicks Dig Him ($5.20), giving her four straight wins and giving Chicks Dig Him his fifth straight victory. Hoonan then took races 10 and 11 when she guided Tullamore Dew ($5.60) to an off-the-pace win and then won wire-to-wire aboard My Ginny N Tonic ($4) in the 11th.
The last win came aboard Fredomslastknight ($6.60) who Hoonan took to the lead and was never headed. The mild mannered Hoonan gave a big pump of her fist pump as she and Freedomslastknight hit the wire for record-tying win under the lights and in the rain at Portland Meadows.
"I want to thank Marbles (David Singer), my agent, for doing such a great job," Hoonan said after the races. "He got me on some great horses and they were all ready to go. All my horses that were sitting on a win got in on the same day."
On December 5, 2012 April Boag got 3 wins, Debbie Hoonan had 4 and Rosie Napravnik had 2 stakes wins.
On December 15, 2012 Emma won 4 on a card and the next day she won 3, including a $ 150,000 stakes race.
On December 24, 2012:
Jockey cheryl charlton won the leading thoroughbred riding title at los alamitos race track,becoming the first female to achieve that in southern cali,meet concluded 12/23/12
On December 28, 2012 Amanda Tamburello won 3 on a card.
To round out the year, Forest Boyce won a $ 100,000 stake race on 12/29/13.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board.
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
In the first bit of jockey news in 2013:
On Jan 5th, Rosie won a $ 60,000 stakes race. and the next day she won 3.
On Jan 21, Forest Boyce won a $ 125,000 stakes race.
On Jan 23rd, Megan Fadlovich won 3 on a card.
On Jan 24, Rosie won 4 on a card and then 2 days later won 2 stake races and on Feb 2rd, she won 4 stake races!!!
On Feb 3rd, Rosie was all over the place, winning 4 stakes races, 2 at the Fairgrounds and 2 at Delta Downs on the same day!!!
On Feb 8th, Rosie got 3 wins, and on Ffeb 13th, Megan Fadlovich gor 3 wins.
On Feb 23rd, Rosie rolled along with 3 stakes wins and the next day bagged 3 more winners.
Now some as "Tips 57" on my message board, "Bomber Pilots:
11/30/12-Emma brought in a $54 winner, on 12/01/12-Joy Scott brought in a $ 117.00 winner and Skye Chernets brought in a $ 64.00 winner.
On 12/08/12-April Boag brought in a $ 97.00 winners and on 12/23/12-Kaylia Albright hit a $ 55.00 winner.
On 12/28/12-Jennifer Reid brought in a $ 64.00 winner to round out the year.
01/04/13-Joy Scott brought in a $ 52.00 winner.
On 01/08/13-Felicia Denninger brought in a $ 54.00 winner and the next day Jennifer Reid brought in a $ 51.00 winner.
On 01/12/13 my favorite jockey Maria Remedio brought in a $ 47.00 winner and 4 days later Annie Seabury brought in a $ 52.00 winner.
On 01/24/13-Kristina Mcmanigell brought in a $ 58.00 winner.
On 01/27/13-a huge "bomber pilot" in Julissa Laredo paying $ 259.00 to win!!!!
On 02/02/13-Jackie Davis brought in a $ 116.00 winner.
On 02/23/13-Kelly Spanabel brought in a $ 74.00 winner.
Thanks to my man "Tips 57" on my message board for a lot of the news on here...
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.
On July 21, 2012 Maria Remedio won her 1st race back since coming out of retirement in October aboard ‘My Elusive Star” for Trainer Ramon Preciado. She took the lead from the start and never looked back. She wanted to thank her friends and family for their support and she is back to riding full time now at Parx.
When I asked her why she decided to come out of retirement, she told me that that being a jockey is something she loved and missed it so much that she decided she wanted to come back to ride races. She also told me she came to harass me and that I will be puckering up again soon to kiss her feet. Great, I can hardly wait. (not).
On 07/22/12 up at Saratoga, Rosie Napravnik won the Sanford Stakes aboard: Bern Identity for Trainer Kelly Breen. “He ran great. He’s really got a lot of grit. We weren’t quite as forwardly placed as I thought we might be, but the pace was extremely fast. He just hung in there down on the rail and finished strongest coming for home. [Co-owner Lori Hall] asked me if this was my first Sanford and I said, ‘Yes.’ I’ve had a lot of firsts for these guys. They’re great supporters and I’m glad to be riding for them. He’s extremely talented and, on top of that, he’s got a lot of heart. I’m excited to see where he goes from here.”
On July 23, 20102 Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman ever to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories on the 23rd at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time with 2,139 career wins.
Piermarini, 45, accomplished the feat with a front-running score aboard Massachusetts-bred Victor Laszlo ($2.80) in the seventh race for owner Patricia Moseley, former chairwoman of Suffolk Downs, and trainer George Saccardo. Piermarini now trails only the retired Julie Krone (3,704) and Rosemary Homeister (2,527), who is currently riding at Arlington Park.
“It's a real honor and it was even more special to do it on a Massachusetts-bred in my home state,” said Piermarini, a native of Amesbury, MA. “The great thing is so many of my wins came here, at home.”
When asked if she has her sights set on moving up to second place, Piermarini’s answer was an emphatic “Yes.”
Piermarini entered the day with 2,136 wins, one behind Cooksey. She earned the equalizer in the third race with Quiet Wave ($7.20) for owner Old Coach Farm and trainer Mike Gorham before taking sole possession of third place with her second win of the afternoon in the seventh. Piermarini tacked on to her career total in the eighth with the favored Blue White Fire ($3.20) for owner Moyglare Stud Farm and trainer Christophe Clement.
Piermarini began her riding career in 1985 as Tammi Campbell, amassing 986 wins under her maiden name. She has competed as Tammi Piermarini since 1999 after marrying her husband and current agent John. Piermarini’s riding career has included time off to give birth to her and John’s three children: Izabella, Johnny and Sophia-Lawren.
In 2007, Piermarini became just the third woman in Suffolk Downs history to win a meet riding title. She is the two-time defending champion at the East Boston oval and is presently atop the standings again this year. Piermarini is also a three-time recipient of the Eli Chiat Memorial Outstanding Jockey Award presented by the New England Turf Writers Association.
Piermarini has won races at 15 different racetracks over the course of her 28-year career, with the vast majority of her triumphs - 1,667 -coming at Suffolk Downs.
Hayley Turner’s international reputation took a leap forward in Chicago on Saturday as Britain’s leading female jockey took the prestigious Beverly D Stakes aboard the David Simcock-trained I’m A Dreamer.
Turner, who came in for the ride only as a late substitute when Ryan Moore opted to remain to ride in Britain, was enjoying her third Group One success but the victory represented a breakthrough at the highest level in the US.
Having struck the front with a furlong to run, I’m A Dreamer had to dig deep to hold the late rally of Marketing Mix.
Turner had a tough north American debut when meeting trouble in running aboard Wigmore Hall at the same meeting 12 months ago, but she enjoyed a far smoother trip on this occasion and had her mount perfectly placed to challenge coming off the home turn.
On Sept 16, 2012 Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson collected her 1,000th lifetime score aboard D’wildcat Gold in Sunday's first race at Woodbine. "It's something I've been chasing,” said Wilson, who piloted Mike Fox to victory in the 2007 Queen’s Plate. “For a couple weeks I had a bit of a lull, but it's good to get the milestone and now I'm counting to 1001. Let's go!” Wilson guided D’wildcat Gold ($8.30) to a 2 ¼-length victory for trainer-owner Tom O’Keefe in the 5 ½ furlong race. The 31-year-old, who won the 2005 Sovereign Award as Canada's top apprentice jockey and 2005 Eclipse Award as North America's top apprentice jockey, was thrilled to reach the milestone.
“As we started to pull away from Jermaine's (jockey Bridgmohan) horse (Perfect Balance), I had a little giggle,” said Wilson, who also won the 2006 apprentice Sovereign. “It was a little surreal and I just wanted to enjoy the moment for the last eighth of a mile. I knew she was running well and I just giggled through the last sixteenth (of a mile).”
In 2005, Wilson was one of 20 women named by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) among the most influential women in sport.
Born in Bramalea, Wilson’s first winner came with Ali Olah on August 28, 2004, at Fort Erie. She won the inaugural Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge in May of 2011, in an event that helped raise money for breast cancer awareness.
As of September 15, she has 54 stakes scores, 11 graded.
In other news, on July 21, Sarah Rook won a $50k stakes race and Tammi Piermarini got 3 wins as well as Eliska Kubinova and Rosemary Homeister Jr.
On July 28th, Lori Keith won a $150k stakes race and Jane Magrell booted home 3 winners.
On July 29th, Chantal Sutherland won a $250,000 stakes race.
On August 1st, Jill Jellison booted home 3 winners and the next day Rosemary Homeister Jr. did the same thing and Anne Sanguinetti did one better and got 4 wins. Cheryl Charlton.
On August 4th Carol Cedeno booted home 3 winners and the next day Cheryl Charlton did the same.
On August 11th, Andria Terrill got 3)wins and Tammi Piermarini won a $50k stakes race and the next day Rosie Napravnik won a $ 200,000 stakes race.
On August 15th, Anne Sanguinetti got 4 wins.
On August 23rd, Eliska Kubinova got 4 wins and the next day Jennifer Reid got 3 wins and the day after that Kelly Spanabe brought in 3 winners.
On Sept 3rd, Napravnik won a $300,000 stakes race and the next day Hoimeister brought in 3 winners and the next day after that Piermarini booted home 3 winners.
On Sept 10th, Melanie Pinto got 3 wins and the next day Piermarini got 4.
On Sept 14th, Eliska Kubinova got 3 wins and also that same day Sarah Rook won a $ 250,000 stakes race on the horse “ I'm Boundtoscore” up at Woodbine. Rook said "(Taking the lead) was the colt's idea. We broke on top and I was trying to get him to settle a little bit more than he did. But that's what he wanted to do and ultimately, if I fought with him any more, it wasn't going to work out. So, I just got him to relax as much as I could and once the other horses started coming to us, I let him roll on. He's a very game horse.".
On Sept 18th, Jackie Davis won 3 on a card and the next day Jennifer Reid did the same and 3 days later Piermarini got 3 as well.
On Sept 22, 2012 Jennifer Reid got 4 wins on a card including a $50k stakes and on Sept 25th Piermarini got 3 wins on a card.
In Bomber Pilot news on August 2nd, Rosemary Homeister Jr. brought in a $67 winner and the next day Deirdre Panas brought in a $76 winner.
On August 21, Elaine Castillo brought in a $47 winner and Carol Cedeno brought in a $66.00 winner.
On Sept 5th, Chamisa Goodwin brought in a $75.00 winner and 5 days later Whitney Valls brought in a $62.00 winner and to round out the news, on Sept 14th, Jenna Joubert brought in a $84.00 winner..
On May 4th, 2012 in Louisville, KY Rosie Napravnik became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, keeping Believe You Can near the front from the start and pulling away from Broadway's Alibi in the $1 million race at Churchill Downs on Friday.
The victory also gave trainer Larry Jones his first Oaks victory since 2008 with Proud Spell. That celebration was cut short when his other filly, Eight Belles, broke down after a second-place finish the Kentucky Derby and was euthanized.
Napravnik lost her Kentucky Derby mount that weekend when the Joneses decided not to run Mark Valeski, but this was a good consolation prize.
"It's unbelievable. I can't even tell you what I'm feeling right now," Napravnik said. "This is what it feels like when your dreams come true."
Sent off at 13-1 odds, Believe You Can paid $29.60, $11.80 and $6.40. Broadway's Alibi returned $6 and $4.20, and favorite Grace Hall paid $3.20 to show.
On May 18thJennifer Rowland Small took Class Rules gate to wire to win the 3rdLady Legends Race at Pimlicio Racecourse.
Jennifer Rowland Small won more than 190 races as a top pioneering female rider in Maryland during the 1970s, but the biggest win on her hometown track came May 18. The 59-year-old Small took Class Rules gate to wire to win the $45,000 Lady Legends for the Cure III race by 2 1/4 lengths at Pimlico Race Course.
Trained by Maryland-based Vernon Allinson, Class Rules completed the six-furlong allowance test for 3-year-olds and up in 1:12.50 on a fast main track. Bellagio, the 6-5 post-time favorite, finished second.
It was the third consecutive year that eight retired female jockeys competed in the Lady Legends race, offered through a partnership involving Pimlico management and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised May 18 will go to the Komen Maryland affiliate to use for community outreach programs in the state. The remaining 25% will go toward breast cancer research.
Small was one of six Lady Legends participants to have taken part in all three races.
“Certainly, this means a lot,” Small said. “I think this is a wonderful opportunity, not only for Maryland racing but for women and certainly for the Susan G. Komen. It brings out the people, and the donation is specifically targeted for breast cancer research. I think we’ve all been touched by some sort of cancer, in all of our lives. I’ve lost dear friends. That’s why I do it. That’s why we all do it.”
Pimlico made a donation of $21,496 to the Komen Maryland affiliate, equal to the amount wagered to win on Class Rules. Second choice in the field at odds of 3-1, the 6-year-old Peace Rules gelding paid $8.80 to win on a $2 bet.
Sixth in last year’s Lady Legends race, Small won 192 races and $696,965 in purses from 1971 to 1977, following in the footsteps of Kathy Kushner, who in 1969 won the legal right for women to ride in pari-mutuel races, and Barbara Jo Rubin, who later that year became the first woman to win a pari-mutuel race in the United States.
“I was in high school when Kathy Kushner was licensed,”Small said. “She was a show rider and she broke her leg in a jumping accident, and then Barbara Jo was able to get her license and won at Charles Town. A year later, Barbara Jo had to stop riding because of injuries, so there wasn’t much progress in the way of women riding.
“I started riding in 1971 as a way of paying my tuition at the Maryland Institute College of Art. I got up at 3:00, came here and got on horses, and then had to be at my first class at 9:30. I think this race was good because we’ve all had help in our lives, and I think it’s a good way to pay back the community.”
The win was the second in six starts this year for Class Rules. The other victory came going 5 1/2 furlongs at Laurel Park on March 17 in his 2012 debut. He had been ridden by Erick Rodriguez in each of his last three races.
“My wife has battled cancer. She’s had melanomas twice, so I felt like I wanted to run in it if for no other reason than because it was for the cure,” Allinson said. “I told Jennifer, just take a light hold of him and pray for the best, and hopefully nobody comes and gets you.”
Class Rules was never threatened after leading through splits of :23.79, :47.11, and :59.37.
“I went to see him on Thursday (May 17), and he said, ‘I love you,’ and I said, ‘I love you, too,’”Small said. “I reminded him of that when we went to the gate. He’s a lovely horse. He’s very quick out of the gate, and he just went about his business. He didn’t want to pull up.”
Mary Russ Tortora, the first female rider to win a grade I race in the 1982 Widener Handicap, finished second on Bellagio in the Lady Legends race.
“My horse is a sweetheart,” she said. “He was really nice to ride. I expected (Class Action) to come back, but he didn't. My horse ran beautiful. The winner kind of snuck away early. It's wonderful to be out there. I want to ride him back. I want to ride the next race. I exercise horses, so that kind of keeps me in striking distance.”
Mary Wagner Wiley, a breast cancer survivor and the wife of Maryland Jockey Club starter Bruce Wagner, was the defending Lady Legends champion, winning last year’s race with Mass Destruction. She ran third May 18 with Fleeter.
“It felt great,” she said. “The horse ran great, and you can’t ask for any more than that. It takes a lot of work, and people take for granted how fit jockeys are or aren’t.”
Officious, ridden by Lady Legends newcomer Jill Jellison, a winner of 1,853 races between 1982 and 2010, finished fourth.
“It was exciting to ride against these women riders that rode for years,” Jellison said. “Getting the chance to ride with them, I have a lot of respect for them. I was hoping to be first or second, but the race didn’t come up the way I thought it would. I thought the five horse would stop but he didn’t.”
Fifth in the race was Muscadine, ridden by Patty “PJ” Cooksey, one of only two women to ride in both the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I), and a breast cancer survivor.
“I had a great trip, but the speed did not come back,” she said. “He ran some through the lane when I hit him left-handed and he passed a few of them. I am more winded from trying to pull him up than from the race.”
Another Lady Legends newcomer, Zoe Cadman, who won 311 races from 2000-04 and now works as an analyst for HRTV, was sixth aboard Salt and Light.
“He started a little slow, and it seemed everybody was sending from the gate and I’m not in that good of shape,” she said. “It was a lot of fun. Next year, make it one mile on the turf.”
Cheryl White, the first African-American female rider, and The Devil You Say crossed the wire in seventh.
“We got a little dirty out there,” she said. “He ran really good. We were laying fourth. He just flattened out. This is a most wonderful event, and I look forward to it each time.”
Rounding out the field was Bandidos Yanquis and the 62-year-old Rubin, whose victory aboard Cohesion at Charles Town on Feb. 22, 1969 was the first for a female against males in a pari-mutuel race at a recognized track.
“He ran good,” she said. “He came out a bit slow and started going good down the backside. He just didn't have enough.”
Also on May 18th Pimlico held their 2NDfemale jockey challenge that was won by Rosie Napravnik.
The competition consisted of seven premier female riders, who earned points for finishing in the top four among challenge competitors in four different races
Napravnik finished with 34 points, while Tammy Piermarini, the runner-up, tallied 16.
“I haven’t had much luck in these challenges, but I guess it all changed today,” Napravnik, a Maryland native, said. “We had a great run. I had a couple of price horses that came in and ran well, so it’s great. I’m really glad to come back on my home turf and represent a little bit.”
Napravnik leads all female jockeys with 93 wins and $4.6 million in purse money so far this year and claimed the $10,000 prize with her win Friday. Napravnik paid $6.20 on a $2 bet to win the challenge, while an exacta with the top two finishers paid $49.20.
The challenge was held as a part of The People’s Pink Party, an effort between Pimlico and the Susan G. Komen foundation to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
Napravnik actually won her first race in 2005 at Pimlico.
“I just rode the races like any other race. This is the elite group so it feels great to win the challenge,” Napravnik said. “I enjoy riding in Maryland altogether. I love coming here, because everybody’s friends of mine and they all root for me. To win a challenge here is great.”
Napravik won the first and third races of the challenge aboard Silver Tie Affair and Share Out, a 22-1 shot. She was the runner-up in the second race and finished seventh in the finale aboard Great Motion, but captured four points as the third challenge rider to cross the line to seal her victory over Piermarini.
“This is probably one of the best challenges I’ve been to so far, and I’ve been to a lot of girls’ challenges,” Piermarini said. “They are very warm and welcoming, and the girls have been great.”
Others in the challenge were Emma Jayne-Wilson (who won last yr), Forest Boyce, Vicky Baze, Rosemary Homeister, Tammi Piermarini and Greta Kuntzweiler.
On March 5th 2012 jockey Chantal Sutherland was on the move at Santa Anita all morning on Sunday, a day after her milestone, and controversial, win in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on the longshot Game On Dude.
“I’m having such a good time,” she said, zooming through Clocker’s Corner, the patio adjacent to the racetrack that is a morning hangout for horsemen and racing fans.
Sutherland, 35, became the first woman jockey to win the Santa Anita Handicap, but only kept the win after a 12-minute inquiry regarding a bumping incident in early stretch among 14-1 Game On Dude, 25-1 Setsuko, and Twirling Candy, the 1-2 favorite.
Stewards Scott Chaney, Kim Sawyer, and Tom Ward voted 2-1 to not to change the order of finish, ruling that Twirling Candy initiated contact that led to bumping among the horses. The stewards ruled that Twirling Candy drifted to the inside, struck Game On Dude and caused the winner to tip to the outside, resulting in a chain reaction of bumping among Game on Dude, Twirling Candy, and Setsuko, who raced farthest wide of the three.
Chaney and Ward voted to make no change, while Sawyer thought the incident merited a disqualification.
“I thought [Chantal’s horse] stepped out when Twirling Candy stepped in,” Sawyer said on Sunday afternoon. “[Game On Dude] was part of the initial infraction that bumped Setsuko and should have been DQ’d. I watched it over and over again and saw it the same way.”
The stewards’decision was met with a chorus of boos from an on track crowd of 23,304.
“The last time I heard that much booing was when Arnold Schwarzenegger was at Hollywood Park,“said winning trainer Bob Baffert, referring to the former California governor’s trip to the races in November 2009.
Sutherland insisted that the crowd reaction did not diminish the excitement of the win, the first Grade 1 win of her career, which began in her native Canada in 2000. Following the crowd’s reaction, track officials took no chances regarding Sutherland’s well-being after the race. She was accompanied from the racetrack to the jockeys’ room by several security guards, although security guards are always present when riders walk through the public from the racetrack to the jockeys’room.
“With all the security guards, I thought I was a rock star,” she said.
The win on Game On Dude was her fourth victory of the meeting with her 60th mount. She picked up the ride on Friday after John Velazquez, who was originally named to ride Game On Dude, did not travel to California. He rode at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Saturday, Sutherland said that Twirling Candy was behind her when the initial contact occurred.
“All I know is that in the race, it felt like I got bumped from behind,” she said. “My horse went off balance, and I hadn’t drifted in or anything.”
After the bumping incident, Game On Dude caught Setsuko in the final furlong to win by a nose. Quindici Man, a 69-1 shot, finished third, while Twirling Candy faded to finish fifth.
The first two finishes emerged in diverse condition.
During the inquiry, the stewards spoke with Sutherland and Espinoza twice, and briefly to Baffert, who was not permitted to provide testimony regarding the bumping incident, Ward said. Trainers do not typically call stewards during an inquiry, and Baffert was asked to the stewards’ office on Sunday morning to discuss his actions.
“It might have been a five-second phone call,” Ward said. “I said, ‘Bob I’d love to talk to you but we’ve got to sort this out.’ If I’d have known it was Baffert, I wouldn’t have taken the call. I told Chantal and Victor, when they called the second time, the same thing.
"It's pretty cool," Sutherland said about becoming the first female winner. "I hope I'm one of many more to come."
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert finished 1-2 for the second consecutive year with Game On Dude and second-place Richard's Kid. In 2011, First Dude held off Game On Dude. He now has four Gold Cup wins.
Carrying high weight of 124 pounds, Game On Dude ran 1¼ miles on the synthetic Cushion Track in 2:04.19 and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite of 6,434 fans. The 5-year-old gelding is co-owned by former Dodgers and Yankees manager Joe Torre, who wasn't on hand.
Two-time Pacific Classic winner Richard's Kid returned $2.60 and $2.10, while Kettle Corn was another 6¼ lengths back in third and paid $2.60 to show in losing his second consecutive race to Game On Dude.
Richard's Kid accelerated quickly around the stretch turn in pursuit of pacesetter Game On Dude. At the quarter-pole, jockey Rafael Bejarano shouted, "Chantal, I'm coming!" as they charged down the stretch. "Oh my God, really?" Sutherland thought to herself
But Game On Dude held on to guarantee himself a spot in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 3 at Santa Anita, a race he and Sutherland lost to Drosselmeyer and her ex-fiance, Mike Smith, last fall. The gelding's entry fees will be waived for Torre and the other owners, including Bernie Schiappa, who was in Dubai in March when Game On Dude finished 12th in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
That's where Baffert had a heart attack days before the race.
"Three stents later and we're doing well," the trainer joked in the winner's circle. "The Dubai race was a throw out. It wasn't her fault. I had a heart attack, what do you expect?"
Long-shot Spud Spivens set the early pace before Game On Dude nudged his way in front approaching the five-eighths pole and inched away into the second turn before hanging on under Sutherland's left-handed whip.
"He wanted to go after that other horse (Spud Spivens) early and kept fighting and fighting, but then he kind of chilled out a little bit," Sutherland said. "When he started getting a little pushy about it, I had to let him do his thing. Down the lane, I didn't want to hit him or push on him, but I was getting a little nervous."
On May 20, 20102 at Arlington Park Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. notched the 2,500th victory of her career when she guided Center Hill Farm’s Eastern Precipice to a 3/4-length win in the 7th race that day. She was joined in the winner’s circle by her daughter Victoria Rose, Arlington officials and her fellow riders as a video played saluting the milestone score as well as highlights of her career.
“I can’t believe its 2,500 wins,” said an elated Homeister in the winner’s circle. “I’m so glad I did it here at Arlington Park – the most beautiful racetrack in the world. I’m blessed to have my daughter Victoria Rose with me and I’m glad to have done it here with so many riders I’ve known for years and so many riders I’m meeting for the first time this year. The fans here have been awesome.”
A 39-year-old native of Hollywood, Florida, Homeister is the second-leading female rider of all time trailing only Julie Krone. Homeister returned to riding last year after giving birth to daughter Victoria Rose and is riding in Chicago for the first time in 2012.
On July 7th, 2012 at Hollywood Park, Sutherland piloted Game on Dude to the milestone victory for trainer Bob Baffert. He covered the 1 ¼ miles in 2:04.19 in defeating stablemate Richard’s Kid in the $500,000 fixture.
Game on Dude and Sutherland tracked the early pace of Spud Spivens before taking over command. At the head of the lane, Game on Dude had opened a clear lead while his stablemate Richard’s Kid began a rally from the back of the pack. Game on Dude had plenty in reserve to hold Richard’s Kid at bay and crossed the wire 1 ½ lengths clear of the runner-up.
“I could actually hear Rafael (Bejarano, who rode Richard’s Kid), yell, ‘I’m coming Chantal,’ at the quarter pole,’’ said Sutherland. “We’re friends and it was just like ‘I’m coming to get you,’ like a game of tag.
“(Game On Dude) wanted to go after (Spud Spivens) early and kept fighting and fighting, but then he kind of chilled out a little bit,” Sutherland added. “When he started getting a little pushy about it, I had let him to do his thing. Down the lane, I didn’t want to hit him or push on him, but I was getting a little nervous. It’s exciting (to be the first female to win the Gold Cup). I feel really honored. It’s pretty cool. I hope I’m one of many more to come.’’
Owned by Joe Torre’s Diamond Pride LLC, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable and Bernie Chiappa, Game on Dude is a gelded son of Awesome Again out of the Devil His Due mare Worldly Pleasure. Game on Dude was sent off as the 2-5 favorite in the 73rd renewal of Hollywood Park’s signature race. He was the shortest price winner of the race since Florida-bred Affirmed in 1979,
With the win, Game on Dude secured a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) as the Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race.
On July 9th Retired jockey Maria Remedio (aka Maria Charles) became unretired and rode her first race back since Oct 11thand she looked like she never left. Her 1st mount was on a horse called “What A Smile” trained by Cory Day. She also rode in the 6thrace that day and came within a whisker hair of winning that race aboard‘Moon’s Prospect” trained by Ramon Preciado. I am sure it won’t be long until I see her in the winner’s circle and after the race she wanted me tell everyone “thanks everyone for all the luck and nice words...my lil filly tried so hard and I did as well :) we will get em next time....!!! Glad to be back felt amazing and can't wait to see how far this chapter takes me in life”.
Below are the following jockeys that have won 3 or more races on a card and stakes winners. Thanks to my man Tips57 from my message board for the below info:
May 4th-Cheryl Charlton had 3 winners
May 6th-Rosie Napravnik won a $ 100,000 stakes race and on May 12 she won a $ 200,000 stakes race.
May 18th-Eliska Kubinova had 3 winners
May 19th-Rosie Napravnik booted home 4 winners
May 26th-Emma Jayne-Wilson won a $ 1500,000 stakes race
June 1st-Rosie Napravnik had 3 winners
June 2nd-Jackie Davis won 4 races and Chantal Sutherland won a $ 150,000 stakes race
June 3rd-Forest Boyce had 3 winners
June 6th-Tammi Piermarini won 3 on a card
June 9th-Jackie Davis won 3 races
June 16th-Forest Boyce had 3 wins
June 17th-Sarah Rook had 3 wins on a card
June 20th-Jackie Davis had 3 wins
June 23rd-Tammi Piermarini won 3 races on a card
June 27th-Rosie Napravik won a $85,000 stakes race
July 1st-Emma Jayne-Wilson won a $ 200,000 stakes race
July 7th-Jennifer Reid won 4 on a card
July 8th-Lori Keith won 3 on a card and Jennifer Reid won 4 on a card
July 9th-Tammi Piermarini had 3 wins on a card.
Here are some of the longshots that female riders have won over the past couple months:
April 9th-Faith Schorr brought in a $93 winner, April 12th-Jackie Davis brought in a $92 winner.
April 21nd-Carol Cedeno brought in a $52 winner, April 27th-Forest Boyce brought in a $63 winner.
April 27th-Jackie Davis brought in a $107 winner and the next day Rosemary Homeister Jr. brought in a $104 winner.
May 20th-Greta Kuntzweiler brought in a $97.00 winner and on May 26-Jenna Joubert brought in $110 winner.
May 31-Oriana Rossi brought in a $72 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.
There is a horse racing show that will be debuting in January called LUCK, which is a behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling’s denizens – owners, trainers, jockeys and gamblers. The nine-episode season, starring Oscar® winner Dustin Hoffman and Oscar® nominee Nick Nolte, debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 29 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT) only on HBO, with other episodes debuting on subsequent Sundays at the same time. You can find some info about the show on the below link:
In other news:
Jockey Bonnie Castaneda was moved out of intensive care recently in Cincinnati and will be relocated to Cardinal Hill Healthcare System in Lexington Friday as she continues to slowly improve from surgery on her back.
Castaneda had eight screws inserted after breaking two vertebrae in a spill at Turfway Park on New Year's Day. Castaneda also suffered a broken neck and three ribs in addition to head injuries, but her husband Marco tells the Blood-Horse she is breathing and eating on her own.
“She is still very sore from the surgery…but yesterday she was able to walk with a lot of help from the doctors,” said Marco Castaneda. "“It’s going to be a long process…we’re just going to hope and see."
On Sunday, January 08, 2012 – Leading jockey Rosie Napravnik escaped serious injury after being thrown from her mount, Benwill, behind the gate prior to Race 6. The 23-year-old did not sustain any fractures, according to Napravnik’s business agent Kelly Wietsma, and was released from East Jefferson General Hospital around 5:30 p.m. CST. Despite some bone bruising, doctors at East Jefferson have cleared Napravnik to ride again when live racing resumes at Fair Grounds on Wednesday.
Napravnik currently leads the Fair Grounds jockey standings with 47 wins. James Graham is second with 39 wins at the conclusion of Sunday’s card.
Apprentice rider Sarah Rook, who broke her left collarbone following the finish in the last race at Laurel Park Thursday jan 5th , will be off for six to eight weeks according to BloodHorse.com.
The 25-year-old finished 2011 with 88 wins from 558 mounts and earnings of nearly $1.3 million.
“She is in good spirits,” said Tim Walsh, her agent.
On Jan 14th– Jockey Abigail Fuller, who rode with great success during the 1980s and 1990s, rode her first winner at Gulfstream Park Sunday aboard Rule Number Six in the second race.
The 52-year-old veteran rider, who returned to riding last summer at Calder Race Course, is best known for riding her father Peter Fuller’s Mom’s Command to victory inthe 1985 New York Filly Triple Crown and the Alabama Stakes (G1). Mom’s Command, the 1985 3-year-old filly champion, has been inducted into Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame.
Fuller, the mother of three who has ridden 581 winners, set most of the pace aboard the Ron Gaffney-trained 14-1 long shot in Sunday’s 1 1/16-mile race for maidens and out-gamed favored Half Wed in a stretch duel to prevail by a head.
“He once ran off with me after a race when I first rode him going short, so we knew going long was his thing,” said Fuller, who rode two winners at Calder after returning to the saddle. “I never rode at this meet. It’s great. It’s always fun to win, but winning at Gulfstream, I’ve never done that, so it’s definitely fun.”
Congratulations to Aymara Rivero on her first win at Turfway! Tonight's 2nd rac...e aboard Wild Alex, almost gate-to-wire, won by 4. Aymara began riding in 2011.
On January 15th Jockey Jackie Davis was released from North Shore University Hospital early Monday morning after X-rays and scans came back negative following a spill Sunday after the conclusion of the ninth race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ryan Curatolo, also involved in the incident, walked off the track and appeared uninjured.
“Her initial X-rays were negative, but she told the doctors she was still in pain, so they did a CT scan, and that was also negative,” said Davis' agent Roger Sutton. “She was hurting, but she’s tough.” Davis should have returned to racing by the time you read this.
Congrads to Tammi Piermarini for winning the Suffolk Downs riding title for the 2nd yr in a row.
On Nov 29th, Katie Lee brought in a $91 winner and on Dec 3rd before she got hurt Jackie Davis brought in a $ 81 winner.
On Dec 7th Erica Strunk-Micklos brought in a $89 winner and 2 nights later Inez Karlsson brought in a $ 52 winner and Katie Reynolds a $ 88 winner on the same night.
On Dec 26th Deidre Panas brought in a $113 winner and Kristina Mcmanigell brought in a $59 winner
In multiple wins and stakes wins news:
Emma-jayne wilson won (3) races on Oct 30th and the next day Francene Villeneuve won a $30k cup race yesterday and earning her 1000th winner of career,she will also be retiring, so congrads to her for that.
On Nov 4th Cheryl charlton got (4) wins and the next day Jane Magrell had (3) winners
On Nov 14th Amanda Tamburello got (3) wins and the next day Eliska Kubinova did the same.
Before she got hurt on Nov 17th-Sarah Elizabeth Rook had (3) wins and 2 days later Deidre Panas did the same.
On Dec 3rd Anna Rose Napravnik won a $75k stakes win as did rosemary Homeister Jr. Cheryl Charlton got 3 wins on that day as well.
On Dec 4th Napravnik won 3 on a card.
On October 1, 2011 Parx Racing held their 3rd Female Jockey Challenge, which was won by Tara Hemmings. I got hold of Tara a few days after the challenge and asked her a few questions and for over 200 pics from that day, check out my photos page.
FOTH: Do you like doing female jockey challenge races?
TH: I do because it is for a good cause (breast cancer) and I have a good time doing them and it also helps promote female riders and cancer research.
FOTH: Now you have been in 3 female jockey challenges so far. What was it like winning a 2nd one?
TH: The 1st one was more special since I am came from out of town and it was my first time winning something like that. Also having the local news come out and stuff was really neat too. (Tara is referring to the 2007 Female Jockey Challenge @ Hoosier Park)
FOTH: Do you think more tracks should do events like having a female jockey challenge?
TH: I think so as there is a lot of different female riders at various tracks and it would also help promote female riders as a whole as well.
FOTH: Last question, when am I getting my dinner from you?
TH: When I get my trophy.
Maria Remedio finished 2nd and Jackie Achsel finished 3rd. Thanks from me to all 9 ladies who participated in the challenge and for signing those sports bras that will go on Ebay for cancer research and extra special thanks to Maria for harrassing me at dinner too!!
In other Jockey News:
Rosie Napranvik is back from her injury and is has been back in the winner's circle several times already.
Stephanie Keever brought a $ 111 winner on August 24th.
Kayla Stra brought in a $ 111 winner on August 28th and then a $ 118 winner on Oct 8th.
On Sept 2nd Deidre Panas brought in a $ 84 winner and the next day brought in a $ 94 winner.
On August 25th Emma Jayne-Wilson and Amanda Tamburello won 3 on a card August 28th Krista Carignan won 3 on a card
on Sept 2nd Sarah Rook won 5 on a card, 4 at Timonium and later on that night one at Penn National and the next day she won 3 more on a card! Also on Sept 3rd Jackie Davis won 3 on a card
on Sept 4th Helen Vanek won 3 on a card and she did it again on Sept 20th and the 27th
On Sept 10th Greta Kuntweiler won a $ 150,000 stakes race
On Sept 12 Betty Jo Williams won 3 on a card
On Sept 18th Francine Villeneuve won 3 on a card
On Sept 24th Elizka Kubinova won 3 on a card
On Sept 28th Tammi Piermarini won the 1st 5 races on a card up at Suffolk Downs
On Sept 29th Sarah Rook won 3 on a card
On Oct 1 Forest Boyce won a $ 100,000 stakes and Chantal Sutherland won a $ 250,000 stakes and also Emma Jayne Wilson won 3 on a card (the next day she won a $ 150,000 stake race) as well as Jackie Davis
On Oct 5th Emma Jayne Wilson she won a $ 125,000 stakes
On Oct 10th Tammi Pieramrini won 3 on a card
On Oct 15 Rosie Napravnik returned and won a $ 75,000 stakes good job on that and 2 days later she won 3 on a card
On Oct 19th Marijo Terleski and Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo won 3 on a card
Maria Remedio has decided to retire for the moment and you can read about why and all the day's events at the jockey challenge at Parx as I had her write a little blog for me that day and you can view that the "interviews" link on my site....
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...
In other news:
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.
In some bomber pilots news Faith Schorr brought in a $ 72.00 winner a day before my birthday on June 3rd. On June 6th Jenna Joubert lit up the board and paid $ 169.00 to win. On June 20th Kristina McManigell brought in a $ 72.00 winner. On June 24th Megan Fadlovich brought in a 25-1 shot at Prairie Meadows. The next day Katie Lee brought in a $ 54.00 winner. On July 1, 2011 Alice Cartwright brought in a $ 64.00 winner and did Kayla Stra the next day. 3 days later Schorr did it again with a $ 71.00 winner. Sarah Rook brought in $ 62.00 horse on July 16th and Rhonda Spieth brought home a $ 187.00 winner (whew) on July 25th.
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.
On July 24th, Emma Jayne Wilson won 4 on a card, including a $ 300,000 stakes race...nice....The next day Jackie Davis won 3 on a card and on July 30th Tammi Piermarini won 3 on a card. On August 2nd Krista Carignan won 3 on a card. On August 7th Ashley Dill won 3 on a card. The next day Jackie Davis did the same thing. On August 12th Dill did it again with 3 on the card. On August 12th Greta Kuntzweiler won a $ 100,000 stakes race and Tammi Piermarini won 3 on a card.
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!!!!"
On May 20, 2011 Pimlicio Race Course held a female jockey challenge featuring Rosie Napravnik, Forest Boyce, Hayley Turner, Emma Jayne-Wilson, Chantal Sutherland and Vicky Baze. Emma-Jayne Wilson finished first or second in three of four races to edge Forest Boyce and win the inaugural $30,000 Female Jockey Challenge on Friday at Pimlico Race Course. Wilson finished with 28 points, four more than Boyce. Hayley Turner, who flew in from England to take part in the competition, was third with 21 points.
In special wagering on the four-race Challenge, Wilson paid $21.80 for the win on a $2 bet. The Wilson-Boyce exacta was worth $108.80.
“I've been in a couple of these challenges in the past, and it’s always about the draw. Sometimes, you just get lucky,” said the 30-year-old Wilson. “I got lucky. All my horses got a chance to run, and they all ran big races. I'm excited. It’s pretty cool.”
Held in conjunction with the Lady Legends for the Cure Race II, featuring eight retired female riders, the Challenge was part of The People’s Pink Party, a joint effort between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, to help raise money and awareness in the fight against the disease.
Twelve points were awarded for finishing first among Challenge participants, six for second, four for third and three for fourth in the second, fourth, sixth and eighth races. For riders whose mounts were scratched, they were awarded the same points, if any, as the finisher of the post-time Challenge favorite.
Rounding out the finishers were Rosie Napravnik (16 points), Vicky Baze (16) and Chantal Sutherland (13). Baze and Napravnik picked up the other Challenge victories, in the second and fourth races, respectively.Wilson won the 2005 Eclipse Award and Canada’s Sovereign Award in 2005 and 2006 as champion apprentice jockey.
In 2007, she became the first female to win Canada’s version of the Triple Crown, the Queen’s Plate.
“This is nice,” Wilson said. “I like doing things like this, because it puts our game in the limelight. It’s good fun. We come out here a lot of times in big money races and everybody’s out there to win, and that’s what you are supposed to do. Coming out for something like this, I'm out to win, but on top of that it’s good to hang out with the riders, not just the girl riders. The pressure’s off. To have fun with it and win it, that’s classic.”
Fourth after the first two Challenge races with 10 points, Wilson took the lead in race six, finishing second with Terra Rolla but first across the line among Challenge participants, giving her 22 points, one more than Turner.
Boyce was the first Challenge finisher in the finale on Lucky Romeo, who ran second overall, but Wilson rallied late on 85-to-1 long shot One Sunday to pass the other Challenge riders and pick up six points for second.
“I don't think any of us aren't competitive,” Wilson said. “We all wanted to win, and that’s why we're at the top of our profession. This was really nice. I truly enjoyed it.”
In the spirit of the afternoon, Wilson donated her $10,000 winner’s share to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
“It’s for a good cause,” she said. “We're all out here to raise money for a good cause, and to put our game out there in the limelight,” she said. “So, if being part of this gets our game out in the limelight and goes for a good cause, why not? They put up a lot of money for this kind of event, and I really respect them for that. This way I can return the gesture right back to them.”
Among the rooting section that drove in from Canada to support Wilson were her parents, Lynne and Jim. In her six-year career, Wilson has won 807 races and more than $38 million in purses.
“Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a jock,” Wilson said. “My parents always used to say, ‘Follow your dreams and give it 110 percent.’ They know it’s the job that I love, and they know I have a true passion for it. They're a true inspiration for me.”
The Challenge brought together six riders who have won a combined 5,471 races and $132,426,474 in purses in the U.S., Canada and England.
I met Jayne-Wilson when she came to ride at Parx Racing this past winner and she is nothing but a wonderful person so congrads to her for her challenge win and donating her winnings to the Susan Komen For The Cure.
Also on May 20th at Pimlicio was the 2nd Legends For The Cure. The riders this year were: Mary Tortora, Jennifer Small, Andrea Seefeldt, Abigail Fuller, Mary Wiley, Patricia Cooksey, Cheryl White and Barbara Rubin. Wagner after winning the race said, “What fun that was! What a good time!” after guiding second choice Mass Destruction to a 6 ½-length victory. A 4-year-old Great Notion gelding, the winner covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:12.44 in the allowance optional claiming event.
Mass Destruction stalked the pacesetter, favored Stone in Love, who was ridden by Abigail Fuller, before slipping around the leader late on the outside and then pulling away from the eight-horse field. Trained by Donald Barr and owned by Walter Veiser II, Mass Destruction scored his second victory in eight career races.
“We've been working with this horse trying to get him to relax,” said Wiley, who had breezed Mass Destruction four times prior to the race. “I felt confident that he (Stone in Love) wouldn't go all the way. When I was able to get him (Mass Destruction) to sit off that horse and relax, I felt really good—really, really confident. He’s been finishing for me really well in the morning workouts when I can get him to relax early and he learned his lessons well. He’s a big, smart horse and he’s such a pleasure to work with, he really is.”
Wiley-Wagner, the wife of Maryland Jockey Club starter Bruce Wagner, ranked among the country’s top five apprentice jockeys in 1983. She briefly returned to competitive riding in 2010 after participating in the first Lady Legends for the Cure event and finishing fourth while being treated for breast cancer.
“They didn't let me win, so I needed to get that win,” said Wiley-Wagner of her decision to ride again in the Lady Legends for the Cure this year.
Stone in Love held on for second, finishing a length in front of Alicantino with Andrea Seefeldt Knight aboard. Rock n' Bid, ridden by breast cancer survivor P.J. Cooksey, was another two lengths behind in fourth.
“It was a competitive race,” Wiley-Wagner said. “That’s how come these women made a mark on the industry. It wasn't because we went out there and pussyfooted around. We're friends in the (jockeys’) room. We said a prayer together before the race. But on the racetrack it’s every ‘man’ for himself.”
Fuller, who retired from the saddle in 2002, was the first female jockey to sweep the New York Filly Triple Crown, a feat she accomplished with racing Hall of Fame member and champion Mom’s Command in 1985. Fuller’s father, Peter Fuller, bred and owned Mom’s Command.
“It was cool, but it was over so fast,” said Fuller of her Lady Legends debut. “I didn't so much want the lead as think my horse would be there. He got bumped a little bit leaving the gate—he was just brushed—and I think it kind of ticked him off. He switched leads a couple times like he was pulling me to go. But he didn't go that fast (while posting fractions of :23.77 and :47.54).”
The Lady Legends for the Cure race was part of The People’s Pink Party at Pimlico the day before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The event was a joint effort by Pimlico and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization to raise money for the fight against breast cancer and raise awareness of the disease.
Speaking of Pimlicio, Jockey Rosie Napravnik became only a little more than handful of female riders to ride in the most recent Kentucky Derby and back on March 26th she won the 1 Million Dollar Lousiana Derby aboard "Pants on Fire. Pants On Fire, the lesser-regarded half of a coupled entry for George and Lori Hall and trainer Kelly
Breen, outdueled favored Mucho Macho Man and held off longshot Nehro by a neck to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds.
Entering off a sixth-place finish in the Feb. 19 Risen Star (gr. II), which Mucho Macho Man won decisively, Pants On Fire earned his first stakes victory under Rosie Napravnik. The 3-year-old son of Jump Start covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.92 on a fast track to jump into the Triple Crown picture. Napravnik became the first woman to win the event in its 98th running. The meet's leading rider, she had five wins on the card.
Pants On Fire, who is out of the Cape Town mare Cabo de Noche, was bred in Kentucky by K & G Stables. Normally speedy out of the gate, Pants On Fire broke poorly in the Risen Star en route to a sixth-place finish.
But in the Louisiana Derby he broke well from the inside and followed pacesetter Liondrive around in opening splits of :23.43 and :47.53. Nehro, an impressive maiden winner last out, and Mucho Macho Man raced behind the two leaders.
Pants On Fire took over rounding the far turn and after running six furlongs in 1:12.02, hit the top of the lane with a narrow advantage over Mucho Macho Man. Those two battled the length of the stretch, first drifting out and then back towards the rail. Pants On Fire never gave in, even as Nehro came flying along the inside, determinedly holding off both rivals.
"He had a lot of heart," said Napravnik, who rode Pants On Fire for the first time. "They said he was best on the lead. And when (Liondrive) went out in front of us, I said if he’s stuck outside, hopefully he’s still well off. But he ran with as much heart as a horse can run with down the lane. Mucho Macho Man came up next to us and he just dug in and he really finished with all heart.”
Napravnik, who I have known for a long time, I would like to congratulate her on both riding in the Kentucky Derby and winning the Louisiana Derby and also being the leading rider at the Fairgrounds. She has come a long way since I first met her that is for sure.
As Anna was doing her think at the Fairgrounds in late March, Emma Jayne-Wilson was over at Gulfstream Park as she urged on Rahy’s Attorney mount at the top of the Gulfstream Park stretch in the $150,000 Pan American (G3), Stakes. “I’ve watched this horse run many times at Woodbine and was very confident in him today. One thing Ian Black told me that was really profound to me was…he said ‘Rahy runs the entire stretch at Woodbine.’ That’s a 3/8-mile stretch. I knew the horses were going to have to do some running to get by us and they didn’t.”
Now onto some other jockey news:
On March 20, 2011 Kelsie Purcell brought in a bomb that paid $ 100.00 and on March 26th Jenna Joubert didthe same thing. On April 3rd she brought
in a $ 87.00 winner and on April 7th Kayla Stra brought in a $ 119.00 winner. On April 14th Katie Reynolds brought in a $ 90.00 winner and April 25th Faith Schorr broughtin a $ 74.00 winner. On May 7th Maylan Studart brought in a $ 114.00 winner. Congrads on all the longshots ladies.
On March 18th Rosie Napravnik won 4 on a card. On March 23rd Stephanie Keever won 3 on a card. On March 25th Rosie won a $ 75,000 stakes race the day before she won the Louisiana Derby.
On March 28th Marijo Terleski won 3 on a card and Deborah Hoonan-Trujillo won 5 on a card and! Keever won 3 on a card on March 30th. On April 2nd Jayne-Wilson won a $ 100,000 stakes and Ashley Dill won 3 on a card. Hoonan-Trujillo won 3 on a card on April 4th and did the same thing 2 days later.
On April 8th Stephanie Korger won 3 on a card and the next day Jayne-Wilson won a $ 150,000 stakes race. On April 10th, Tammi Piermarini won 3 on a card. Lori Keith won 3 on a card on April 15th. On May 3rd shedid one better winning 4 on a card.
On May 7th Chantal Sutherland won 2 stake races, $ 70,000 and $ 100,000.The next day Krista Carignan won3 on a card.
Thanks to my message board man "TIPS" with help with this news section.
Lady Legends Race II, Female Jockey Challenge and Grade 2 Black-Eyed
Susan Stakes Headline Preakness Eve Card
BALTIMORE, February 28, 2011---For the second consecutive year, Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, announced today a partnership to raise funds to aid awareness and research to take place on Black-Eyed Susan Day, Friday, May 20, 2011. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised will go to the Komen Maryland Affiliate to use for community outreach programs in Maryland and twenty-five percent will be used for life-saving breast cancer research.
In addition to the 87th running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) for 3-year-old fillies, the day will feature an encore performance by retired female riders in the Lady Legends For the Cure Race II™ and a jockey challenge with six of the top active lady riders. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes will be broadcast live on
“We are pleased to partner with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for the second straight year to fight breast cancer,” said Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas. “The inaugural People’s Pink Party raised $100,000 for Komen last year and featured the historic Lady Legends Race, one of the highlights of Preakness weekend 2010. The eight retired riders created a buzz around the track, generating interest and excitement that energized fans. Switching the jockey challenge to an all-female format will add spark to the Preakness Eve event. We look forward to another dynamic and worthwhile Black-Eyed Susan Day and thank everyone for their support of an organization truly making a difference in the lives of those impacted by breast cancer.”
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and it launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, the organization is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors.
“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 Russ-Tortora (third in ‘10)---the first female rider to win a Grade I race when she captured the Widener Handicap at Hialeah on Feb. 27, 1982 aboard Lord Darnley.
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.
Patti “PJ” Cooksey (fifth in ‘10)---breast cancer survivor was the first female to ride in the Preakness (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).
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.
Cheryl White (eighth in ’10)---the first African-American female rider, won five races at the Fresno Fair on Oct. 19, 1983.
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.
Forest Boyce---Maryland’s leading rider in 2010 as an apprentice. Runner-up for Eclipse Award after a 129-win year. Won 106 victories from June 29-Dec. 18 and captured the Laurel Park summer and fall riding titles.
Rosie Napravnik---won 300 races in 2006, including 259 at Pimlico and Laurel Park. Earned her first victory at Pimlico aboard Ringofdiamonds in June 2005. Earned her 1,000th career winner in Oct. 2010 at the age of 22 and has $27 million in earnings. Currently the second leading rider in North America with 58 victories.
Chantal Sutherland---ranked 13th in North America last year with $8.8 million in earnings and is third all-time with over $40 million. Regular rider of Mine That Bird as a two-year-old in 2008. One of the stars of the reality show “Jockeys” on Animal Planet (2009).
Hayley Turner---the top female rider in the United Kingdom with nearly 500 career winners. The 2005 champion apprentice is now considered one of the top ten riders in the country. In 2008, became the first female rider to ride 100 UK flat race winners during a calendar year.
Emma-Jayne Wilson---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. Mounts have earned more than $37 million (fourth all-time) in just six years as a rider.
“I am really looking forward to riding against the best girls in the world. It should be competitive,” said Napravnik, who competed in last year’s challenge against seven male riders. “When I hit the head of the lane next to a guy I am very competitive but if it is any other female rider it is on. I don’t want any girls beating me. I love riding at Pimlico. The one big race I want to win is the Preakness because the track is home to me.”
All 14 Lady Legends and Jockey Challenge riders will take part in anautograph session prior to the card.
Vicky Baze Rides 2,000th Winner
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.
Game On Dude won a controversial running of the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday, giving jockey Chantal Sutherland the distinction of being the first woman rider to win the historic race -- and the first woman rider to be booed as she rode into the winner's circle. Game On Dude survived a 12-minute inquiry by track stewards into a bumping incident in early stretch involving the 14-1 winner, runner-up Setsuko, and 1-2 favorite Twirling Candy. After a lengthy review, stewards Scott Chaney, Kim Sawyer, and Tom Ward voted 2-1 to not change the order of finish, ruling that Twirling Candy initiated contact that led to bumping between the horses. The stewards ruled that Twirling Candy drifted to the inside, struck Game On Dude and caused the winner to tip to the outside, resulting in a chain reaction of bumping among Game on Dude, Twirling Candy, and Setsuko, who raced farthest wide. Chaney and Ward voted to make no change, while Sawyer argued for a disqualification, Ward said. The decision was met with a chorus of boos from the ontrack crowd of 23,304, a reaction that surprised Sutherland, 35. The victory was her fourth win of the meeting. "I've never heard anyone boo me -- not even in New York," she said. Sutherland said Game On Dude was slightly in front of Twirling Candy when the bumping occurred. "It looks in the head-on that we're side by side but I was in front," she said. "He was at my flank. I knew in the race, I wasn't coming down." Setsuko, a 25-1 shot, led by a head over Game On Dude at the eighth pole, with Twirling Candy another length behind. Game On Dude slowly caught Setsuko in the final furlong and won by a nose. "We were behind a little bit and I just started riding," Sutherland said of the stretch run. "A couple of jumps from the wire I thought we could do it." Game On Dude ($31.60) ran 1 1/4 miles in 1:59.47. Game On Dude was always near the front, racing within a half-length of First Dude and Aggie Engineer, who dueled through early fractions of 22.95 and 46.73 seconds for the first half-mile. Quindici Man, the second-longest shot in the field at 69-1, closed from eighth to finish third, followed by Soul Candy, Twirling Candy, First Dude, Tweebster, Spurrier, Aggie Engineer, Gladding, and Pode Ir. The victory gave trainer Bob Baffert his second consecutive win in the Big Cap, which he won last year with Misremembered. He trains Game On Dude for Terry Lanni, Mercedes Stable, and Bernie Schiappa. Game On Dude, a 4-year-old gelding by Awesome Again, has won 4 of 8 starts and $852,658. Last year, he was seventh in the Florida Derby and fourth in the Belmont Stakes, his only previous starts in Grade 1 races.
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
On November 18, 2010, Forest Boyce won 3 races on a card and won 3 again on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
On October 7th, 10th and 13th Anna Napravnik won 3 races on
On October 16th Rosemary Homeister won 3 races on a card.
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