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Ellis Park: Albarado to ride in Gardenia Stakes, his first Kentucky mount since being arrested May 4
By Marty McGee
Robby Albarado is scheduled to ride in Kentucky for the first time since he was arrested on the morning of the May 4 Kentucky Oaks, having been named aboard Sassy Image in the showcase event at the Ellis Park meet, the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes on Saturday.
According to an e-mail from Dick Brown, a spokesman for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Albarado has been eligible to ride in Kentucky since late May, when he was awarded a temporary restraining order in Franklin Circuit Court.
Albarado has not ridden in Kentucky since May 3, the day before he was arrested at his home in the east end of Louisville on charges of domestic violence. It was the second time in a little more than a year that Albarado had been arrested on that charge. On July 13, Albarado was convicted by a jury of six in Jefferson District Court in Louisville, Ky., of fourth-degree assault from an April 30 incident that involved a woman named Carolina Martinez.
Albarado is scheduled for sentencing on that conviction next Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Louisville, at which time “it is our understanding that there will be a hearing regarding the revocation of his probation from a 2011 domestic violence case,” Brown wrote. “We are awaiting the outcome of both of these cases before the commission’s License Review Committee meets to discuss and perhaps take action.”
At the time of his May 4 arrest, Albarado had been on probation with the commission for the 2011 domestic-violence charge that involved his then-wife, Kimber. That charge eventually was dismissed after Albarado pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of interfering with a witness, for which he received a suspended sentence. The commission ultimately allowed him to resume riding in Kentucky, conditional on his avoiding any additional criminal charges.
Over the last 10 weeks, since June 1, Albarado has been riding regularly at Arlington Park in suburban Chicago after successfully seeking the restraining order. During that time, he has ridden just once in one other jurisdiction, Virginia, where on July 21 at Colonial Downs he swept the $600,000 Virginia Derby on Silver Max and the $150,000 Virginia Oaks on Volcat.
Sassy Image is trained by Dale Romans, who also trains Silver Max.
Sassy Image is Albarado’s only mount Saturday at Ellis in Henderson, Ky.
Albarado, a 38-year-old native of Lafayette, La., has ridden professionally since he was 16 and has 4,420 winners and more than $176 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.
UNBELIEVABLE! JUST THE THOUGHT OF ANYONE TO EVEN TRY TO JUSTIFY HIS ACTIONS MAKES ME SICK! ROBBY HAS RIDDEN HORSES FOR ME BEFORE AND I WILL NEVER PUT HIM BACK. I HAVE A WIFE AND THREE DAUGHTERS AND IF I HAVE HIM RIDE ONE OF MY HORSES EVER AGAIN, IT IS ME SAYING THAT IS OKAY TO BEAT UP WOMAN. FIRT OF ALL, STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND TRYING TO JUSTIFY HIS ACTIONS JUST BECAUSE HE IS "ROBBY ALBARADO". HIS NAME MEANS NOTHING! CHARITY? I TELL YOU WHAT, BEFORE MR. ALBARADO GOES TO MAKE APPEARANCES AND WRITE CHECKS FOR SOME BS CHARITY, CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME! BE A ROLE MODEL FOR HIS TWO SONS AND HIS DAUGHTER. YEA, I WILL LOVE TO SEE HIM JUSTIFYING IF HIS DAUGHTER GETS BEAT UP. WHAT TYPE OF EXCUSES HE IS GOING TO MAKE IF SOME AS- - - -L BEATS UP HIS OWN DAUGHTER. MAYBE, JUST MAYBE THAT DAY HE WILL UNDERSTAND WHAT HE HAS DONE. AND FOR ALL YOU OUT THERE THAT THINK HE IS MIGHTY GOD, YOU HAVE MOTHERS, SISTERS AND DAUGHTERS AND NO MATTER WHAT, NO MAN HAS THE RIGHT TO PUT HIS HANDS ON A WOMAN. AND BY THE WAY, HE WAS ALREADY FOUND GUILTY! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. HE IS A DISGRACE FOR THE HORSE INDUSTRY. TWO WORD “OCHO CINCO! COME ON NOW, KENTUCKY RACING COMMISSION, IT IS TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE!!!
I would have to say that 85.27% of you people commenting here should be Phychic Readers. You KNOW EVERYTHING about EVERY person in racing and do nothing but complain. I'll make you guys a deal. If you all STOP WHINING about everything, I will post a couple winners here and there so you will be in happier moods and CONTRIBUTE. Nothing over 2 or 3-1 though, as I don't just give away money.
TO THE MODERATOR: Please instruct commentator 'BSB Jaws' to stop following me with his racist and abrasive insults. I am not the only one who has been attacked by this racist and it must stop.
He's already been CONVICTED. He appears in court for SENTENCING on Aug.14 . Learn how to read before YOU comment you inbred hillbilly woman bashers.
Put this low life woman abuser in jail .an absolute disgace to Racing!!!
What is his private live business got to do with racingf
OK Rider, You're down to your last chance... Ya got men like McPeek and Romans stickin' by you. Don't let 'em down.
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