07/12/2012 5:51PM

Albarado guilty of assault

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Barbara D. Livingston
Robby Albarado is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 18.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Jefferson County, Ky., jury has found jockey Robby Albarado guilty of fourth-degree wanton assault of a former girlfriend in a high-profile domestic violence case that occurred Kentucky Derby week.

Albarado was accused of assaulting Carolina Martinez in late April, and arrested May 4, the day he was to ride at Churchill Downs in the Kentucky Oaks, among other races. He was suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission shortly thereafter, but after obtaining a court order, he was able to resume riding, doing so at Arlington Park in June.

Beyond the $500 fine the jury recommended for the assault, the conviction could place Albarado in further legal troubles, and jeopardize his riding career.

Albarado's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18.

This is the second time that Albarado, 38, a leading rider in Kentucky, has been charged with domestic assault. Last year he was arrested after being accused of wanton endangerment and domestic assault against his then-wife, Kimber Albarado. Albarado ultimately pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of interfering with a witness.

As a result of that incident and his guilty plea, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required Albarado avoid any criminal charges in order to retain his license.

During the trial, Martinez alleged she suffered a shoulder injury and bruises when Albarado assaulted her in a struggle over his cell phone, which she took from him to listen to a voice mail message from another woman.

Henry Vincent More than 1 year ago
this guy iis a thug,some time in prison should teach him some basic values do not hit women.
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
i dont like to see a guy abuse a woman,i dont like jockeys in general,but for crying out loud what has this got to do with racing.lets fix the real issues facing the sport getting rid of the crooks out there,i mean guys,a trainer gets a 10 year suspension and continues training and winning titles,jockeys are beating up on the sport by stiffing favorites and fixing races and were discussing robbie albarados personal issues with a girlfriend come on.
Ronnie Malo Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
what was this guys greatest mount was it MINESHAFT?
William Tracy More than 1 year ago
Rachael Alexandria
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Calvin Borel rode Rachael Alexandra
ron breton More than 1 year ago
When are these MEN going to be Men ,,,dump these women....are all men stupid,,,Hire a hooker ..Since when does a Man need a woman to stop him from doing the things that he wants ....Hire a Hooker..eat at reaturants...do your own laundry...then you got nobody nagging...What does it take for you Men to figure it out ...Hire a hooker ..Charley sheen said it best ...he pays women to leave.... not stay ...Never will i have a women move into my home and try to take it later...men have got to smarten up
rmartin1125 More than 1 year ago
I don't care what Robby's done, I still love him as a person! He's a great rider and to this day is one of the nicest jockeys I have ever met. Trust me, I'm not defending him. It's never okay to hit a woman. But even if he did, I hope he knows he's got guys like me out there that still love him.
Randall More than 1 year ago
A lot of folks posts says he hit someone. It is NOT OK to hit a woman or for that matter anyone else; but I have not read one article stating he hit her.She may have been the aggressor, who knows? Quit bashing the man like he goes around kicking puppies unless you were there and can honestly say you saw him hit her. I am not defending abuse I just wish folks would not be too quick to put him down without all the facts.
Judy Racca More than 1 year ago
YES I AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS ONE
David Brandt More than 1 year ago
WHEN MEN STAND UP FOR WOMEN... ...makes them feel pretty wonderful. Thanks Ralph.
Ralph Gonzales More than 1 year ago
hey robby, try this: if you can't be satisfied with the one you've got, and you have a wandering 'third eye', beat your meat, not your women. fame and personal life are not reasons for him to be shielded. when your 'shortcomings' get out for the world to see any personal abuses can and most likely will result in termination of your job. he wouldn't be the first. learn your lesson now you fool before it's too late, and you end up in a van down by the river. or hide your phone.
Judy Racca More than 1 year ago
HE NEEDS TO LEAVE THOSE LITTLE GIRLS AND JUST DATE HOWEVER MANY HE WANTS TOO..AND YOU ARE A NASTY MAN
David Brandt More than 1 year ago
REPLY TO TOM Charity work for children (and others) has been used as a front for many, many men guilty of violence agaqinst women and children. You onow that , don't you?
Judy Racca More than 1 year ago
I WILL NEVER BELEAVE THAT ROBBY DOES ANYTHING BUT GOOD FOR HIS FOUNDATION.HE IS A VERY CARING AND HE IS TRYING TO GIVE BACK TO THE LESS FORTUNATE PEOPLE.HE WOULD NEVER DO WHAT YOU SAID IN YOUR COMMENT.DID YOU EVER THINK IT COULD BE THE WOMANS FAULT.......GOD BLESS YOU ANYWAY
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
she alledges that she recieved some bruises and a shoulder injuries trying to keep a trained athlete from his own cell phone by force,he should have had more sense and she should have more sense.
Judy Racca More than 1 year ago
I AGREE THEY ARE TWO ADULTS ACT LIKE IT IS WHAT I SAY