Bal Harbour seeks third straight stakes score in Mucho Macho Man

The $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes is the featured race at Gulfstream Park this Saturday. Though it doesn’t carry any points toward the Kentucky Derby, the one-mile dirt stake is still an important stepping stone toward the first Saturday in May. A field of eight three-year-old colts will line up at the starting gate at…

Weekly jockey review, 7/5/17; Gaffalione dominates at Gulfstream

It was a busy holiday weekend in the horse racing world. There were extra days of racing, high-class stakes heats and meet finales going on across the country. We’ll recap how some of the game’s best jockeys fared at various tracks from Belmont to Santa Anita here. Be sure to consider this information carefully for…

Jockey Spotlight: Miguel Mena

It’s hard to believe, but Miguel Mena’s career was almost derailed by alcohol addiction. Fortunately for the talented Peruvian jockey, he was able to get help and is now thriving at the upper echelon of the sport. “I made mistakes,” Mena said in a 2010 interview with the Post-Star. “But I learned from my mistakes…

Jockey Spotlight: Jon Court

The well-respected Jon Court may have turned 56 this year, but he’s still riding at the upper echelon of the game. He just earned his 4,000th win at Turfway Park on Dec. 3 and doesn’t have plans to retire any time soon. “[Retirement] is a topic that comes up quite regularly,” Court told Oaklawn Park’s…

Jockey Spotlight: Corey Lanerie

Corey Lanerie may not have Triple Crown or Breeders’ Cup trophies on his shelf, but he’s been one of the nation’s most consistent riders for the last two decades. Since 1994, Lanerie has won at least 100 races a year and has won numerous riding titles at Lone Star, Sam Houston, Keeneland and Ellis Park…

Jockey Spotlight: Robby Albarado

Robby Albarado has experienced the highs and lows of horse racing multiple times; the 26-year veteran jockey has won several Breeders’ Cup races in addition to the 2007 Preakness Stakes, and has placed numerous times in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. But he’s also suffered a bevy of serious injuries, including one that forced…