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  1. Velazquez sets win record at Saratoga

    Claire Novak

    Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez became the new all-time leading rider at Saratoga Race Course July 27, when he rode his 694th winner in the fourth race on the card.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2013
  2. Jockey leads HOF inductees

    Claire Novak

    An emotional John Velazquez received a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the jockey led five other inductees into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  3. John Velazquez breaks collarbone in Churchill Downs spill

    Claire Novak

    Jockey John Velazquez broke his right collarbone and will require surgery, Churchill Downs officials confirmed Saturday, after the 40-year-old rider was injured in a three-horse spill during the ninth race at the Louisville oval.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  4. Claire Novak: Life after the Breeders' Cup

    Claire Novak

    Life At Ten, the Todd Pletcher trainee who ran eleventh, and last, in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs, has returned from a layoff and is gearing up for a 2011 campaign.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  5. Claire Novak: It's time to embrace higher standards

    Claire Novak

    Two Eclipse Awards finalists -- Pletcher and Velazquez -- were involved in one of the sport's blackest incidents last season, the Life At Ten debacle that remains under investigation by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2011
  6. Claire Novak: Jockeys take center stage

    Claire Novak

    Next Saturday, the 48-year-old son of longtime Louisiana racing commissioner Al Stall Sr. will saddle a brilliant bay runner named Blame in an attempt to take down the undefeated race mare Zenyatta.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  7. Claire Novak: Revenue sharing dispute is hurdle to more widesprea...

    Claire Novak

    An argument that once centered on "the tradition of the turf" is now based on a more practical disagreement -- revenue sharing.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2009
  8. For jockeys, beating Mine That Bird in the Belmont Stakes comes d...

    Claire Novak

    John Velazquez has one piece of very important advice for his fellow riders going into the June 6 running of the Belmont Stakes. Stay. On. The. Rail.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2009