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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

British Champions Day headlines weekend racing

British Champions Day anchors the weekend racing schedule with some rich state-bred cards filling the U.S. lull before the Breeders' Cup.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Argentine horse wins BC Marathon

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Calidoscopio came from Argentina to take Friday's $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon, closing outside the leaders to win by 4 1/4 lengths.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The weekend in Thoroughbred racing

Important turf races, some key tests for the 2-year-olds and a jockey challenge in England highlight weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Curlin draws 12th slot Dubai World Cup

Curlin draws 12th slot Dubai World Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 26 (UPI) -- Curlin, last year's Horse of the Year, drew the No. 12 post position for Saturday's $6 million Dubai World Cup.
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Aaron Gryder
LOU2001050507 - 05 MAY 2001 - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA: Jockey Aaron Gryder, aboard Songandaprayer (blue and white), leads the pack around the first turn during the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 5, 2001, in Louisville, Kentucky. Monarchos, and jockey Jorge Chavez defeated favorite Point Given and Gary Stevens to win the roses. mk/fp/Frank Polich UPI
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Aaron Tod Gryder (born June 5, 1970 in West Covina, California) is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.

Growing up fifteen minutes away from the Santa Anita racetrack, as a boy Gryder had no contact with horses other than his father and his grandparents' interest in attending the nearby races. But from as early as he could recall all he wanted to be was around horses as a professional jockey. At the age of 13 he left home to learn to ride at the invitation of retired jockey Rudy Campas.

At 16, he made his first attempt to ride professionally at Santa Anita, but within days, exercising a horse, his saddle slipped, throwing him to his left side, His right foot was trapped in the iron (stirrup). For this, he was asked to leave the track by the racing stewards for being green and unready. Aaron was advised to go to Tijuana, Mexico and hone his skills at its Agua Caliente Racetrack. Short by a few wins of becoming the track's leading rider, he was persuaded to return to California and try again.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Aaron Gryder."
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