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By Bill Finley and Bill Finley,New York Daily News | December 31, 1991
A tentative agreement has been reached between the Jockeys' Guild and the Thoroughbred Racing Association, preventing a nationwide jockey strike tomorrow, the Guild said last night.Some paperwork and some minor details had not been worked out, but the riders' union is satisfied that the main stumbling blocks -- accident and health coverage as well as television revenues -- have been solved. Guild members throughout the country have been told to once again start accepting mounts."It's just a matter of us going over a few things and we don't want to hold the riders up over language," said Jockeys' Guild spokesman Brian Meara.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
After a vigorous discussion, the Maryland Racing Commission approved the first raise in 12 years for losing jockeys during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting at Laurel Park. All losing riders -- those who finish out of the top 3 spots in a race -- will now make $75 per mount instead of a sliding scale that started at $45. The commission debated whether $75 was a large enough increase but passed the raise with an amendment requiring the board to reassess the amount of the raise, based on available funding numbers six to 12 months after it goes into effect Jan. 1. The $75 plan was proposed by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association by unanimous approval of its board.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2012
After a vigorous discussion, the Maryland Racing Commission approved the first raise in 12 years for losing jockeys during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting at Laurel Park. All losing riders -- those who finish out of the top 3 spots in a race -- will now make $75 per mount instead of a sliding scale that started at $45. The commission debated whether $75 was a large enough increase but passed the raise with an amendment requiring the board to reassess the amount of the raise, based on available funding numbers six to 12 months after it goes into effect Jan. 1. The $75 plan was proposed by the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association by unanimous approval of its board.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2012
More than $26 million - 7 percent of all revenue from slots in Maryland - has been pumped into racing purses at the state's tracks over the last two years. As industry insiders work to figure out a long-range plan they believe will restore Maryland as a top state for horse racing, they also must negotiate with a group that typically has stayed quiet when it comes to discussions of how the money is doled out: jockeys. About 20 riders appeared at the September meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, during which Terry Meyocks of the national Jockeys' Guild requested an increase in the amount a losing rider makes for a race.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 28, 1994
As the deadline for a possible nationwide jockeys walkout Sunday edges closer, feelings on the issue have intensified at Laurel Park.Yesterday, John E. Mooney, the track's senior vice president and general manager, warned Jimmy Edwards, local representative for the Jockeys' Guild, that the Maryland Jockey Club will institute legal action if necessary if the guild violates antitrust laws by encouraging a job action by the local riders.The guild is not a union and does not have the authority by law to organize a strike.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 29, 1994
Management at Turf Paradise Race Course in Phoenix reported no problems yesterday in filling races or naming riders for its Sunday card, the first day of a proposed nationwide walkout by members of the Jockeys' Guild.Trainers entered 86 horses for nine live races at the Arizona track. Riders included the track's second leading rider, Mark Hanna, according to track publicist Vince Francia. However, leading jockey Scott Stevens and several other Guild members did not accept mounts.Turf Paradise, which takes entries on a 72-hour basis, is the first ,, of about dozen tracks that are scheduled to race Sunday to publish its card.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | November 5, 1994
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Viewers watching the Breeders' Cup races today on television might see jockeys wearing buttons imprinted with the number "47."At local tracks, the "47" emblem might be worn on a jockey's boot.The figure stands for the number of disabled riders who are fTC members of the Jockeys Guild and are dependent on the organization for their health and life insurance benefits.The guild is currently renegotiating a contract with the Thoroughbred Racing Associations to increase funding for the jockeys' benefit package from the current $1.7 million to $9 million or $10 million.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 22, 1994
Racetracks across the country, including Laurel Park, have vowed to conduct full racing cards on Jan. 1, whether or not there is a jockeys' walkout, officials of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations said yesterday.Chris Scherf, executive vice president of the TRA, which represents most major tracks, said he has contacted about a dozen of the organization's member tracks that are racing that day "and all of them are convinced that they will be able to run their regular cards. Their message to horsemen is: 'Get the jockeys and we'll be open.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 16, 1994
The attorney for the proposed Colonial Downs racetrack near Richmond told the Virginia Racing Commission earlier this week that construction of the planned $40 million facility will be delayed until a lawsuit filed by a losing applicant for the track franchise is settled."
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By Bob Pickering and Bob Pickering,Sun Staff Writer | August 27, 1995
Mudra, the lone maiden in the field, captured the initial running of the Bobby Hale Stakes by leading every step of the way at Timonium Race Course yesterday, the opening day of a 10-day meet in conjunction with the Maryland State Fair.Well-respected at the mutuel windows by a crowd of 10,020, Mudra reached the wire three lengths ahead of Ay Alo.The 2-year-old colt was never seriously challenged in the 6 1/2 -furlong --. He returned $10.20 for a $2 wager. Jockey Jeffrey Carle handled the son of Private Terms for trainer Buddy Delp.
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By Bob Pickering and Bob Pickering,Sun Staff Writer | August 27, 1995
Mudra, the lone maiden in the field, captured the initial running of the Bobby Hale Stakes by leading every step of the way at Timonium Race Course yesterday, the opening day of a 10-day meet in conjunction with the Maryland State Fair.Well-respected at the mutuel windows by a crowd of 10,020, Mudra reached the wire three lengths ahead of Ay Alo.The 2-year-old colt was never seriously challenged in the 6 1/2 -furlong --. He returned $10.20 for a $2 wager. Jockey Jeffrey Carle handled the son of Private Terms for trainer Buddy Delp.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 30, 1994
At least three jockeys who plan to ride at Laurel Park on Sunday say they have been threatened or harassed by members of the Jockeys' Guild who intend to be part of a nationwide walkout that day.Laurel general manager John E. Mooney confirmed last night that he has met with two of the riders who say they have been under attack."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 29, 1994
Management at Turf Paradise Race Course in Phoenix reported no problems yesterday in filling races or naming riders for its Sunday card, the first day of a proposed nationwide walkout by members of the Jockeys' Guild.Trainers entered 86 horses for nine live races at the Arizona track. Riders included the track's second leading rider, Mark Hanna, according to track publicist Vince Francia. However, leading jockey Scott Stevens and several other Guild members did not accept mounts.Turf Paradise, which takes entries on a 72-hour basis, is the first ,, of about dozen tracks that are scheduled to race Sunday to publish its card.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 28, 1994
As the deadline for a possible nationwide jockeys walkout Sunday edges closer, feelings on the issue have intensified at Laurel Park.Yesterday, John E. Mooney, the track's senior vice president and general manager, warned Jimmy Edwards, local representative for the Jockeys' Guild, that the Maryland Jockey Club will institute legal action if necessary if the guild violates antitrust laws by encouraging a job action by the local riders.The guild is not a union and does not have the authority by law to organize a strike.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 23, 1994
With talks stalled, a lull settled over negotiations yesterday in the track owners-jockeys dispute that could lead to a nationwide walkout by the riders Jan. 1.Each side has rejected the other's last offer. Right now, there is no initiative planned by either side to jump-start the discussions and there are no fresh ideas being espoused. The current contract between the two groups expires Dec. 31.The Thoroughbred Racing Associations, which represents the track owners, says the next move is up to the jockeys.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 22, 1994
Racetracks across the country, including Laurel Park, have vowed to conduct full racing cards on Jan. 1, whether or not there is a jockeys' walkout, officials of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations said yesterday.Chris Scherf, executive vice president of the TRA, which represents most major tracks, said he has contacted about a dozen of the organization's member tracks that are racing that day "and all of them are convinced that they will be able to run their regular cards. Their message to horsemen is: 'Get the jockeys and we'll be open.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 31, 1991
LAUREL -- Threat of a jockeys walkout tomorrow at Laurel Race Course and other racetracks throughout the United States and Canada ended last night after a daylong conference among representatives of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and the Jockeys' Guild.Although no new contract was signed, sources said an agreement was imminent and a work stoppage would be averted. Mickey Solomone, East region manager for the Guild, said last night: "The riders are going to name on horses for Wednesday.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 21, 1994
Sources in the Jockeys Guild said last night that a nationwide walkout on Jan. 1 has become a real possibility and that riders are being alerted to prepare for it."Obviously, they [the track owners] don't want to work with us in good faith and there certainly appears that there is going to be a walkout," said Jimmy Edwards, local manager for the guild at the Middle Atlantic tracks. "I've never seen the riders more unified."Yesterday, track owners rejected the jockeys' two latest proposals and said that when their current three-year contract with the riders is up Dec. 31, they no longer will feel any responsibility to pay the jockeys for their media rights.
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