07/09/2014 1:27PM

Delaware commission investigating possible jockey fight

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The Delaware Racing Commission is investigating a possible fight between jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Angel Serpa following the fifth race at Delaware Park last Saturday. A stewards’ hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning.

During the race in question, a $40,000 maiden-claiming race, Serpa was vying for the lead along the inside on the far turn aboard first-time starter Fairbanks Gold when he took up sharply. McCarthy, on Apple Orchard, was racing behind Fairbanks Gold and lost position when that horse dropped back suddenly. Apple Orchard finished fifth, while Fairbanks Gold was last in the eight-horse field.

McCarthy went on to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Delaware Oaks later in the day.

McCarthy was involved in another altercation at Delaware Park on June 23. Trainer Juan Vazquez was deemed to be the aggressor in that fight, which took place near the winner’s circle. Vazquez was suspended 90 days for the incident and directed to attend an anger-management course. He has appealed the penalty.

 

Joseph Rotell More than 1 year ago
where can I see a replay of this fight?
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
this is what happens when the stewards are a.o.l....rough riding is the norm and mcarthy is usually the infractor.stewards do nothing so its up to the injured party to take action to right the situation. Not saying that was the case here.but if the stewards were more proactive and suspended jockeys with rigor. this would happen a lot less and racing would be a lot more form full.
Arnold Baxter More than 1 year ago
this makes all the sense in the world. why some things can't be dealt with properly makes one wonder.
walesfoodmusic More than 1 year ago
just doing their roids
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
2 fights with the same guy hmm
Paul Aswad More than 1 year ago
HEY REMEMBER BOREL AND CASTELLANO. PEOPLE LOSE IT SOMETIMES.HOW ABOUT DALE ROMANS AND INDIAN CHARLIE LOL IF IT GETS TOO CRAZY THEN THEY HAVE O GET FINED OR SUPENDED.
will More than 1 year ago
We are given small blurb of info, let not jump aboard the mccarthy hate train, in reality we don't know what is going on.
Frank Reach More than 1 year ago
I totally agree with Art Brown. Jockeys are adults. Let these things work themselves out. Sometimes this has to happen to get respect amongst athletes. I am happy to hear there is some emotion out there. I'd rather see that, rather than when jockeys appear to apathetic.
Boyd More than 1 year ago
They picking on the white guy
will More than 1 year ago
uh what?
Art Brown More than 1 year ago
So what let the Jockeys work things out. Some fistacuffs amongst men is allowed in their jockeys room. Let the Jockeys police themselves. /stewards can't even get inquiries and fouls right half the time.
mikey More than 1 year ago
Based on what Vasquez got away with let him go.Stop racing at Del park and put up a ring.
Robert Clayton More than 1 year ago
Edward I thought the same thing......Serpa's wife is Carol Cedeno who is riding first call for Vazquez......