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Jockeys' Guild

Jockeys Guild
Union information
NameJockeys' Guild
Full nameJockeys' Guild
CountryUnited States
Key peopleJohn Velazquez, Chairman
G. R. Carter, Vice Chairman
Jon Court, Secretary
Office locationLEXINGTON, KY

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The Jockeys' Guild Inc. is an American trade association based in Lexington, Kentucky, representing thoroughbred horse racing and American quarter horse professional jockeys. The organization filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in bankruptcy court in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 12, 2007.

Established in 1940, the organization's founding members consisted of many of the leading jockeys of the day including Eddie Arcaro, Ray Workman, Johnny Longden, Alfred Robertson, Charley Kurtsinger, Red Pollard and Harry Richards. The Jockeys' Guild founding board was made up of:

* Harry C. Richards - President

* Lester Balaski - 1st Vice President

* Eddie Arcaro - 2nd Vice President

* Raymond Workman - 3rd Vice President

* Irving Anderson - Treasurer

On February 24, 2001, the Thoroughbred Times published an article captioned A debt of remembrance that tells the story of the important work by jockey Tommy Luther that led to the Guild's creation. The story recounted the influence on Luther when he was part of the horrific circumstances North American jockeys lived under at the time fellow jockey Earl "Sandy" Graham was killed while racing at Polo Park Racetrack in Winnipeg, Manitoba in September 1927.

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Colorado Jockeys Receive Mount Fee Increase - BloodHorse Tweet this news
BloodHorse--By Blood-Horse Staff The -Jockeys-' -Guild- and the Colorado Horse Racing Association have reached an agreement on a new mount fee schedule that will provide an increase in base mount fees for jockeys for all races run in Colorado. ... - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:47:00 GMT+00:00
Detrimental effects of toe grabs outlined to commissioners - Thoroughbred Times Tweet this news
Thoroughbred Times--Darrell Haire, of the -Jockeys-' -Guild-, added that besides catastrophic breakdowns, toe grabs also can cause spills when horses clip heels. “It used to be when horses clip heels, you'd hear the shoes hit and that would us - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:13:21 GMT+00:00
Run Charm Run lands Jockeys' Guild feature - Jamaica Observer Tweet this news
Jamaica Observer--BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer RUN Charm Run, a 6-1 chance, beat the 3-1 shot Grand Cabaret, ridden by Omar Walker, to win the $480600 -Jockeys-' -Guild- of Jamaica Trophy feature under Paul Francis at Caymanas Park on Saturday. - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:45:26 GMT+00:00
Two in One - American Quarter Horse Journal Tweet this news
American Quarter Horse Journal--On the business end of things, there's a look at the health insurance needs being met by the -Jockeys-' -Guild-, a review of the AQHA show stewards program and an analysis of the costs involved in owning a racehor - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:02:17 GMT+00:00
Private funeral for National Velvet star Elizabeth Taylor - Horsetalk Tweet this news
Horsetalk--Taylor received a Screen Actors -Guild- Life Achievement Award in 1998. The two-time Academy Award winner first found fame as Velvet Brown in National Velvet, starring with Donald Crisp, Angela Lansbury, Anne Revere and Mickey Rooney, in the cl - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:00:46 GMT+00:00
Gulfstream Donates $50000 To Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital - Tweet this news“It's an incredible experience to meet these extraordinary kids and the wonderful staff of people here at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital,” said Velazquez, also Chairman of the -Jockeys-' -Guild- Board of Director - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:20:13 GMT+00:00
2010 Symposium Transcripts Now Online - Standardbred Canada Tweet this news
Standardbred Canada--The symposium also hosted the NTRA Marketing Summit, -Jockeys-' -Guild- annual meetings and the Harness Tracks of America's conference. The transcripts and other media are free to access and use for research. Reporters that - Date : Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:51:51 GMT+00:00
2011 Safety/Integrity Standards Approved - BloodHorse Tweet this news
BloodHorse---...- Jamie Haydon of The Jockey Club; Charles Hayward of the New York Racing Association; former regulator Frank Lamb of the Alliance inspection team; Terry Meyocks of the -Jockeys-' -Guild-; Scott Palmer of the American Association of E - Date : Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:14:24 GMT+00:00
NTRA Safety Alliance Updates Code of Standards - Tweet this news among -Jockeys-' -Guild- representatives and alliance committee members brought about new parameters for providing timely and quality medical care for human injuries at tracks. The code "strongly" recommend - Date : Thu, 03 Mar 2011 22:17:14 GMT+00:00
Corey Lanerie celebrated his 3000th career win surrounded by family and ... - Tweet this news one-time-only award is voted on by members of the -Jockeys-' -Guild-, who choose from among their peers nominated by Guild regional managers. ... - Date : Fri, 04 Feb 2011 07:01:36 GMT+00:00

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