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Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

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August 15th 2013:'Winning Ponies' Presents Future Hall of Famer Jockey Garrett Gomez and National Handicapping Champion Michael Beychok

Jockey Garrett Gomez, fresh off his triumphant return to racing and release of his book "The Garrett Gomez Story - A Jockey's Journey Through Addiction & Salvation," will give us an insight to his life through his addiction to drugs and alcohol in 2003 and his successful battle to return in the saddle. Gomez learned to ride by watching his father, Louie, who was a jockey at many tracks in the Southwest United States. When Gomez was in the tenth grade, he dropped out of school to start his career as a jockey, and began riding at Santa Fe Downs in New Mexico in September 1988, picking up his fir

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Garrett Gomez

Gomez learned to ride by watching his father, Louie, who was a jockey at many tracks in the Southwest United States. When Gomez was in the tenth grade, he dropped out of school to start his career as a jockey, and began riding at Santa Fe Downs in New Mexico in September 1988, picking up his first victory at that venue aboard Furlong Circle. After a stint riding on the California Fair Circuit, Gomez switched his tack to the Midwest and rode at Ak-Sar-Ben and Fonner Park in Nebraska. Gomez was the second leading apprentice rider in 1989, racking up 182 winners. In the mid 1990s, Gomez's career began to take off. He won back-to-back runnings of the Arkansas Derby in 1994 (with Concern) and 199
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Michael Beychok

As a part of the Eclipse Awards festivities, and to salute horse players throughout North America, the Eclipses honored Michael Beychok, who won the $1 million first-place prize and title of 2012 Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association Handicapper of the Year last January at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The National Handicapping Championship is the pinnacle of all tournaments for horse players and is the culmination of a yearlong series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino race books, offtrack betting facilities, and horse racing and handicapping websites. The NHC has enjoyed tremendous popularity over the past decade. Th
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies 20/11/2017 01:00 20/11/2017 02:00 Winning Ponies https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1448/winning-ponies Jockey Garrett Gomez, fresh off his triumphant return to racing and release of his book "The Garrett Gomez Story - A Jockey's Journey Through Addiction & Salvation," will give us an insight to his life through his addiction to drugs and alcohol in 2003 and his successful battle to return in the saddle. Gomez learned to ride by watching his father, Louie, who was a jockey at many tracks in the Southwest United States. When Gomez was in the tenth grade, he dropped out of school to start his career as a jockey, and began riding at Santa Fe Downs in New Mexico in September 1988, picking up his first victory at that venue aboard Furlong Circle. Gomez is one of 5 jockeys to be considered for induction into racing's Hall of Fame for 2013. The others are Calvin Borel, Chris Antley, Craig Perret and Alex Solis. In the second segment a previous guest on this show, Michael Beychok who won the $1 million first-place prize and title of 2012 Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association Handicapper of the Year last January at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will help our host with breaking down the Gr. 1 Arlington Million Stakes, and the Gr.1 $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (both Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" races) and both from Arlington Park; the Gr. 1 $600,000 Alabama Stakes from Saratoga and the Gr. 1 $300,000 Del Mar Oaks from Del Mar. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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