FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 21, 2008
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ROBBY ALBARADO TO BE THURSDAY'S GUEST ON BLOODHORSE.COM "TALKIN' HORSES"
Lexington, Ky. - Join jockey Robby Albarado for this week's edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses sponsored by TrueNicks.com. Albarado will be the online guest for the Thursday, April 24 edition which begins at noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT). Special Note: Due to his riding commitments and previous schedule commitments related to his foundation, please submit your questions for Robby Albarado no later than Tuesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. ET.
The Lafayette, La.-native began his career riding the bush tracks in his home state. He scored his first official career victory in 1990 at Evangeline Downs on One Little Point. He rode mostly in Louisiana, Arkansas and Chicago before moving to the Kentucky circuit in the spring of 1996. He has been leading rider at Arlington Park, Fair Grounds, Keeneland, and Oaklawn Park, scoring more than 3,700 victories to date.
At Churchill Downs, Albarado won his first grade I race on Joyeux Danseur in the 1998 Early Times Turf Classic. He faced some very tough times soon after, suffering two skull fractures in a 17-month period during '98 and '99, one of which required the replacement of a damaged portion of his skull with titanium mesh and polymer. He also fractured his pelvis in a spill at Keeneland on Oct. 13, 2000, and as a result he had to sit out most of 2001.
Albarado was the regular rider of 2003 Horse-of-the Year Mineshaft. The following year he won the 2004 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, presented annually since 1950 to the jockey in North America who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct on and off the racetrack.
More recently, Albarado has been in the international limelight as the jockey of Curlin, the 2007 Horse of the Year and winner of the 2008 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), who Albarado also guided to victory in the 2007 Preakness (gr. I) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I). Last year he also won the Arlington Million (gr. IT) with Jambalaya and the Stephen Foster (gr. I) with Flashy Bull.
Albarado is using his good fortune and hard work to give back to the community. The Robby Albarado Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was established in late March to assist Louisville residents who are homeless, socially-economically disadvantaged, or less fortunate. An avid golfer, Albarado plans to kick off the Foundation's fundraising efforts with a Celebrity Golf Classic, which will be held April 28 at the Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville, preceded by an April 27 Celebrity Cocktail party. More information is available from the Robby Albarado Foundation c/o Bob Bender, 2501 Plantside Drive, Louisville, KY 40299 - or through RobbyAFoundation@aol.com. The foundation website, http://www.robbyalbaradofoundation.org/, is scheduled to launch in the near future.
How to participate in the BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses"/ask questions:
Questions for Robby Albarado should be submitted for consideration by no later than Tuesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. ET by visiting BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses. The same Internet address will also carry BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" webcast on Thursday. BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is sponsored by TrueNicks.com and offers an entertaining and engaging opportunity for racing enthusiasts to talk online one-on-one with high-profile insiders, newsmakers and legends of the Thoroughbred industry.
Racing enthusiasts are invited to enjoy and monitor the informative "Q&A" session by visiting BloodHorse.com/TalkinHorses at noon ET on Thursday. Each edition of BloodHorse.com "Talkin' Horses" is archived online and available 24/7 for later reading.
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