Sports

Meet jockeys Eliska Kubinova, Felipe Valdez Saturday | Emerald Downs

Emerald Downs offers another edition of Emerald AM at 9 a.m. Saturday with a jockey-themed edition, followed by a free tram ride touring the track stable area.

Located on the track apron – the perfect vantage point to watch horses training – the two-hour show includes free admission to the day's races, free coffee, snacks and Official Program.

Hosted by Track Announcer Robert Geller and Media Relations' Jacob Pollowitz, Emerald AM features jockeys Eliska Kubinova and Felipe Valdez, followed by an exclusive tour through the jockeys' quarters, which features a first-class locker room, lounge, silks room and more.

Kubinova, the single-season record holder for an apprentice with 75 Thoroughbred wins in 2012, leads female riders with 19 wins this season and currently is tied for fourth overall in the jockeys' standings. Valdez, in his first season at Emerald Downs, has won aboard three of his last 11 mounts and is up to nine wins for the season.

Remaining Emerald AM's are Saturday, July 26 (Owner/Trainer theme) and Saturday, September 13 (Horses theme).

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Nov 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates