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Martin Pedroza
Leading apprentice jockey at Santa Anita (1983) Leading apprentice jockey at Oak Tree (1983) Leading apprentice jockey at Los Alimitos (1983) Leading jockey at Fairplex Park (1989, 1999-2010) Leading jockey at Hollywood Park (Fall, 2005)Honours Fairplex Park
Fairplex Park
Hall of Fame (2009)Significant horsesMartial Law Martin A. Pedroza (born July 20, 1965 in Panama City, Panama) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. Pedroza trained at the Panama jockey school and in 1981 rode his first winner at Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama City
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Jockey
A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. The word also applies to camel riders in camel racing.Contents1 Etymology 2 Physical characteristics 3 Role 4 Racing colors 5 Awards 6 Risk factors 7 Women jockeys7.1 Australia and New Zealand 7.2 Great Britain and Ireland 7.3 United States and Canada8 Robot jockeys 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksEtymology[edit] The word is by origin a diminutive of "jock", the Northern English or Scots colloquial equivalent of the first name "John," which is also used generically for "boy, or fellow" (compare "Jack", "Dick"), at least since 1529. A familiar instance of the use of the word as a name is in " Jockey
Jockey
of Norfolk" in Shakespeare's Richard
Richard
III. v
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San Miguel Stakes
The San Miguel Stakes is a race for thoroughbred horses held at Santa Anita Park, located in Arcadia, California. As of 2009, the running of the San Miguel Stakes was shifted from the beginning of January to the end of March. The race is open to three-year-olds willing to sprint six furlongs on the dirt and carries a purse of $75,000. It is prep to the Santa Anita Derby and other stakes at Santa Anita. Tompion came in third, and T.V. Lark placed in 1960. Linda's Chief won and Ancient Title placed in 1973. Bold Forbes placed in 1976. A filly, Motivity, won in 1981
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Thoroughbred Horse Race
Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse racing is a worldwide sport and industry involving the racing of Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horses. It is governed by different national bodies. There are two forms of the sport: Flat racing and jump racing, called National Hunt racing in the UK and steeplechasing in the US. Jump racing can be further divided into hurdling and steeplechasing.Contents1 Ownership and training of racehorses 2 Values 3 Organizations3.1 Ireland 3.2 Great Britain 3.3 United States 3.4 Canada4 Types of racing4.1 Flat racing 4.2 Jump racing5 Horse
Horse
breeding 6 Types of races 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksOwnership and training of racehorses[edit] Traditionally racehorses have been owned by very wealthy individuals. It has become increasingly common in the last few decades for horses to be owned by syndicates or partnerships
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Hollywood Park Racetrack
Hollywood Park, later sold and referred to as Betfair
Betfair
Hollywood Park, was a thoroughbred race course located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
and adjacent to the Forum indoor arena.[1][2] In 1994 Hollywood Park Casino, with a poker card room, was added to the racetrack complex.[1] Horse racing
Horse racing
and training were shut down in December 2013 though the casino operations continued while a new state of the art casino building opened in October 2016.[1][2] The former horse racetrack area will be the site of Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, home of the Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
and the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League, when the stadium is completed in 2020
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Fairplex Park
Fairplex, formerly known as the Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County
Fairgrounds prior to 1984, has been the home of the L.A. County Fair since 1922. It is located in the city of Pomona, California. The L.A
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Los Alamitos Race Course
Los Alamitos Race Course
Los Alamitos Race Course
is a horse racing track in Cypress, California.[1] The track hosts both thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. The track has the distinction of holding four quarter horse stakes races with purses over $1 million, more than any other track in the United States.[2] Although the track is geographically located in the city of Cypress, it has a Los Alamitos postal address (zip code 90720). Los Alamitos lies just across Katella Avenue to the south. Ed Burgart is the track commentator for races other than thoroughbreds.Contents1 Early history 2 Go Man Go 3 Ed Allred 4 Thoroughbreds 5 Quarter Horses 6 ReferencesEarly history[edit]Track infield, 2016Arriving from Kentucky with only $19 to his name, Frank Vessels Sr. built a fortune in the construction industry and eventually purchased a 435-acre (1.76 km2) ranch in Orange County
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Oak Tree Racing Association
The Oak Tree Racing Association is an American not-for-profit corporation that exists to conduct live thoroughbred horse racing in Southern California. Contents1 History 2 Graded Stakes Races at the Oak Tree meet 3 Track Announcers 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]This article or section may have been copied and pasted from http://www.freewebs.com/animeniac4494/#Oak%20Tree (DupDet · CopyVios), possibly in violation of's copyright policy. Please remedy this by editing this article to remove any non-free copyrighted content and attributing free content correctly, or flagging the content for deletion. Please be sure that the supposed source of the copyright violation is not itself a mirror. (June 2014)In 1968, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, operators of Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California, decided to inform California racing authorities that they did not intend to use the fall dates they were granted and to instead race only a summer meet
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Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park
is a Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
racetrack in Arcadia, California, United States. It offers some of the prominent racing events in the United States
United States
during the winter and in spring. With its backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, it is considered by many the world's most beautiful race track.[1] The track is home to numerous prestigious races including both the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap as well as hosting the Breeders' Cup
Breeders' Cup
in 1986, 1993, 2003, 2008, 2009, and from 2012 to 2014, plus 2016. In 2010, Santa Anita's ownership was moved to MI Developments Inc
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Cigar Mile Handicap
The Cigar Mile Handicap is an American race for thoroughbred horses at Aqueduct Racetrack
Aqueduct Racetrack
in New York City. Run annually in late November, it is named in honor of the U.S. Hall of Fame horse Cigar, who won the race in 1994 when it was known as the NYRA Mile. Renamed in 1997 following Cigar's retirement, the Grade I race is for horses three years old and older under handicap weight conditions. It is run at the distance of one mile on the dirt. The current purse is $500,000. There was no race held in 1993. Records[edit] Speed record:1:32.46 - Discreet Cat (2006)Most wins:2 - Congaree (2002, 2003)Most wins by a jockey:5 - Jerry Bailey (1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003)Most wins by a trainer:4 - Todd A. Pletcher
Todd A. Pletcher
(2001, 2004, 2005, 2012)Most wins by an owner:2 - Michael B
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Tokyo City Cup
The Tokyo
Tokyo
City Cup Stakes is an American Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse race run annually at the beginning of April at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park
in Arcadia, California. A Grade III event raced on dirt at a distance of ​1 1⁄2 miles (12 furlongs), it is open to horses aged four and older. Run as the San Bernardino Handicap prior to 2005, the race's name honors the partnership between Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park
and Ohi Racecourse
Ohi Racecourse
in Tokyo, Japan. The race was open to three-year-olds only in 1957 and for three-year-olds and up from 1958 through 1967
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Cougar II Handicap
The Cougar II Handicap is an American Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse race run annually in late July/early August at Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar Racetrack
in Del Mar, California. A Grade III event open to horses age three and older, it is contested on dirt over a distance of a mile and a half (12 furlongs). The winner automatically qualified for a berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon
Breeders' Cup Marathon
before that race was discontinued. Inaugurated in 1937 as the Escondido Handicap, it was renamed in honor of National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
inductee Cougar II. The race was run as an overnight stakes from 1997 to 2007
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San Antonio Handicap
Antonio
Antonio
is a Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese first name of Latin
Latin
origin. In the English language it is translated as Anthony, and has some female derivatives: Antonia, Antónia, Antonieta, Antonietta, and Antonella. It also has some male derivatives, such as Anthonio, Antò, Antonis, Antoñito, Antonino, Antonello, Tonio, Tono, Toño, Toñín, Tonino, Nantonio, Totò, Tó, Tonini, Tony, Toni, Toninho, Toñito, and Tonis. The Portuguese equivalent is António (Portuguese orthography) or Antônio (Brazilian Portuguese). In old Portuguese the form Antão was also used, In Galician the form Antón. The Greek versions of the name are Antonios (Αντώνιος) and Antonis (Αντώνης). The name derives from Antonius, a well-known Latin
Latin
family name, probably of Etruscan origin
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Panama City, Panama
Panama
Panama
City (Spanish: Ciudad de Panamá; pronounced [sjuˈða(ð) ðe panaˈma]) is the capital and largest city of Panama.[3][4] It has an urban population of 880,691,[1] with over 1.5 million in its metropolitan area. The city is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama
Panama
Canal, in the province of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, as well as a hub for banking and commerce.[5] The city of Panama
Panama
was founded on August 15, 1519, by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. The city was the starting point for expeditions that conquered the Inca Empire in Peru
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Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes
The Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late May at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Open to two-year-old horses, it is contested on dirt over a distance of five and one half furlongs. The event offers a purse of US$75,000 added plus a $22,500 bonus for horses bred in the State of California. In 1999 and 2000, the race was contested at four and one half furlongs and at five furlongs from 2001 through 2005. Inaugurated in 1953 as the Westchester Stakes, for that first year only it was restricted to fillies. From 1979 through 1982 the race was run as the First Act Stakes. There was no race in 1983 and in 1984 it reverted to its original Westchester Stakes title until 2000 when it was renamed to honor for long-time California trainer Willard L. Proctor who died in 1998. The race was on hiatus from 1985 through 1994
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Hutcheson Stakes
The Hutcheson Stakes is an American Thoroughbred
Thoroughbred
horse race held annually at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Park
in Hallandale Beach, Florida. A Grade III event raced on dirt, it is open to three-year-old horses. Run over a distance of seven and a half furlongs, it currently offers a purse of $100,000. Inaugurated on March 31, 1954, it was raced at a distance of seven furlongs prior to 2005. The Hutcheson Stakes is one of five races considered as prep races for the Grade 1 Florida Derby
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