Manuel Ycaza (1938-), known as Manny, had a fine racing career lasting from 1957-1971 (and a comeback in 1983) with 10,561 mounts and 2,367 winners for a winning percentage of 22.4%. He was given the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1964, topping a career that saw him ride such fine horses as Sword Dancer, Dark Mirage, Hill Rise, Gamely, Bald Eagle, Silky Sullivan, Ack Ack, Tompion, Dr. Fager, Damascus, Quadrangle, Ridan, Lamb Chop and Fort Marcy. Manuel Ycaza was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
Will Take Charge trained by D. Wayne Lucas ridden by Luis Saez won the million dollar Travers Stakes this Saturday afternoon at the Saratoga Race Course.Photo Erica Miller/The Saratogian 8/24/13 TraversEM6
TOP ROW- Victor Espinoza, Gary Stevens, Mike Smith, Jake Olesiak, Chris McCarron 2nd Row- Julie Krone, Rosie Napravnik, Joel Rosario, Jose Ortiz, Johnny V. 3rd Row- Javier Castellano, Irad Ortiz Jr., Chantel Sutherland Kruse, Ron Turcotte, Pat Day 4th Row- Joe Talamo, Jery Bailey, Alex Solis, Kayla Stra, Aaron Gryder 5th Row- Garrett Gomez, John Court, Joseph O’Brien, Corey Nakatani, Martin Garcia
HOF’S GARY STEVENS, PAT DAY AND CHRIS MCCARRON HAVING LAUGH TOGETHER.
The well-traveled Jon Court has ridden horses at numerous racetracks across the United States. In his career, Court has won more than 2,300 races and ridden the earners of more than USD 32 million
Barbara Jo Rubin – 1969…1st woman jockey to win a race in North America. She was riding Cohesion at Charlestown in West Virginia