08/14/2012 12:26PM

Albarado sentencing hearing to be continued in November


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Jockey Robby Albarado had a $500 fine upheld Tuesday in Jefferson District Court from his jury conviction last month, but a revocation hearing on whether he will have to serve a 10-day jail term was postponed until November. The conviction is for fourth-degree wanton assault stemming from an April 30 domestic incident that involved a woman named Carolina Martinez.

This latest development will not immediately affect Albarado’s eligibility to ride, according to Dick Brown, a spokesman for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Albarado therefore will continue riding this week at Arlington Park, where he has the mount Saturday on Silver Max, the favorite in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes on the Arlington Million program.

Brown said via email that Albarado will remain licensed in Kentucky until such time that the commission’s licensing review committee has a chance to convene. No such meeting had been scheduled as of Tuesday. Racing jurisdictions typically employ reciprocity in such legal matters.

The licensing review committee meeting will include a formal discussion of a possible revocation of his license because of a probation violation, said Brown. When Albarado was arrested May 4 for the incident involving Martinez, he already was on probation with the commission for a 2011 domestic-violence charge that involved his then-wife, Kimber. That 2011 charge eventually was dismissed in court after Albarado pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of interfering with a witness, for which he received a suspended sentence that included 10 days in jail. The commission, meanwhile, ultimately allowed him to resume riding, conditional on his avoiding any additional criminal charges.

Part of the Tuesday court hearing focused on whether the suspended sentence from the 2011 case should be revoked and the jail term be served, but Judge Anne Bailey Smith postponed making a ruling until another hearing is held Nov. 14. David Lambertus, attorney for Albarado, said the fine and sentence from his July 13 conviction by a six-person jury will be appealed in the meantime.

Since June 1, Albarado has been riding regularly at Arlington in suburban Chicago after successfully seeking a temporary restraining order in late May in Franklin Circuit Court in Kentucky. Since then, he has ridden twice in other jurisdictions. On July 21 at Colonial Downs, he swept the $600,000 Virginia Derby on Silver Max and the $150,000 Virginia Oaks on Volcat. Last Saturday, he had two mounts at Ellis Park in western Kentucky, with neither winning.

Albarado, a 38-year-old native of Lafayette, La., has ridden professionally since he was 16 and has 4,422 winners and more than $176.5 million in mount earnings to his credit. He was the regular rider of two runners to be voted Horse of the Year, Mineshaft in 2003 and Curlin in 2007-08.

Rob Sacret More than 1 year ago
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
I think ur nothing but a fraud mr secret!!!
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
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TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
I have NEVER come across a more one sided site like this in my life!!
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
mr secret, I tried to look up on line who u say u are and guess what? u dont even exist!! RED FLAG!!
Terry Don More than 1 year ago
morton erskine More than 1 year ago
I will repeat this again....... Lets not forget all the charitable work Robby has been involved with over the years !!!!!
Dawood K More than 1 year ago
Women are always trouble This will never ever change ever !
John Flynn More than 1 year ago
Robby is a "Brilliant Rider". Very Talented!!! He Made A Couple of Mistakes. Who Hasn't. Lets Not Be So Quick To Condemn Him.
Saw Mill Worker More than 1 year ago
"Brilliant " is going way to far. Try Above Average rider and Talented.
Mark Whalen More than 1 year ago
A bigger question is: Why is he employed as a jockey right now? What I mean is, why has anyone hired him since these incidents? His horses can win with other jockeys; what are the owners and trainers thinking?
Joey W More than 1 year ago
4th degree assault is a misdemeanor. So anyone with a misdemeanor in your eyes should not be employed. That would open some jobs. The man has to change his ways but I don't think putting him out of work is the answer.
Saw Mill Worker More than 1 year ago
Trainer listen to their owners. Owner's just want to win, Horse racing is not know as a business of honesty and morals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He should have his racing license suspended immediately upon his conviction. This is what is killing racing is this softball approach. This is a serious offense and he should get the rest of the year off to think how he will treat people and animals alike. He got a pass the first time and it is now time to pay the piper. Sorry Albarado I like you but get a grip. Sign up for a class or two. Take up boxing and get hit back once in awhile.
Joey W More than 1 year ago
yeah that is what is killing racing. please. nobody but people who really enjoy horse racing is looking on drf or any other site about horseracing. And if he turns you from the sport well I hate to tell you every sport has a problem child or two. I do agree with you about taking some classes or standing toe to toe with someone being capable of hitting back.
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
Robby, why put ur career on the line over a woman? you already have fame and fortune does she? why muck up a good thing? play the field man!! youve earned it.
Dave Schuler More than 1 year ago
The Girls Go After The MONEy Get Some Counciling-LOLK-DS
Saw Mill Worker More than 1 year ago
Fame and fortune? Fame : An above average rider. Fortune: Doesn't have a 100,000 dollars to his name. Future: Will be an exercise rider after he retires.
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
and I assume u know this because u have 1st hand information about his bank account? go back and cut more 2x4s ahole!! next stop for u might be 7.85 an hr lmao!!