05/17/2012 10:09AM

Albarado denied reinstatement, will stay suspended pending July trial


Kentucky licensing regulators on Wednesday denied a request by jockey Robby Albarado to have an indefinite suspension lifted, ruling that the rider should remain on the sidelines until the resolution of charges that he abused a woman.

The License Review Committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission deferred action on Albarado’s plea until at least July 18, when he is set to appear in a trial on the abuse charges. Albarado was arrested on May 4 and charged with fourth-degree assault of Carolina Martinez, who has said she is Albarado’s girlfriend.

This is the second time that Albarado, a leading rider in Kentucky, has been charged with domestic assault. Last year, Albarado was arrested after being accused of wanton endangerment and domestic assault against his wife, Kimber Albarado. The charges were dismissed after Albarado pleaded guilty to attempting to interfere with a witness. Kimber Albarado has filed for divorce.

As a result of those charges, Kentucky stewards had required that Albarado avoid any criminal charges in order to retain his license. The stewards suspended him indefinitely after his latest arrest, which cost him a mount in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

Albarado is third on Churchill’s all-time wins list.


morton erskine More than 1 year ago
In a rush to judgement, lets not forget all the charitable work Robby has done!!!!!!!!
R. Carlos Nanez More than 1 year ago
I hope they hang him,women abuser s.o.b
Arlene Bromberg More than 1 year ago
Robby should never be able to ride anywhere.'domestic violence is a no no if he keeps on getting his license back he will keep on committing domestic violence.'maybe heshould do some jail time to straighten himself out. He should also get help.
Morethanready More than 1 year ago
Sure they suspend Robbie like they should but PWhiff keeps getting his license back in California.
Chris Walsh More than 1 year ago
PWiff has commited any violent acts, has he?
julien richards More than 1 year ago
Good call by the stewards. It's time to clean the sport and they have to start somewhere.
Betany Caballero More than 1 year ago
I'm glad the committee stuck to their guns. He knew the deal and needed to be particularly cautious about his behavior and choices, including the type of company he chose. He claims it didn't happen as charged. If so, he made a poor choice for a live-in girlfriend.
Rick Marciniak More than 1 year ago
He'll be riding sooner than you think. He thought he can go in and they would allow him to ride, but was wrong. Hope they boot him for beating women. I guess the horse that stomped on him last year didn't do enough to change his ways.
Arlene Bromberg More than 1 year ago