06/06/2014 2:08PM

Jockey Morales caught with five buzzers


ALTOONA, Iowa – Jockey Roberto Morales was in possession of five electrical devices apparently intended for use in race riding when he was arrested Friday evening and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and prescription drugs following a routine search.

The officers of Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation conducted a search in the parking lot just outside of the jockeys’ quarters at Prairie Meadows. The officers conducted similar investigations of three other unnamed riders and nothing illegal was found.

Morales, who was off to a 4-for-79 start to the current meet, was suspended indefinitely by the Board of Stewards this morning.


Tito Rivera More than 1 year ago
You can't. Wipe em then buzz em! I guess with his record no one would suspect him.
John Murray More than 1 year ago
5???, plus drugs and a gun???
Carlos Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
i belivtht on thos smalltrack ththappen constaly becous thelivg this nothappinbig trck becasjockey made thirlivg yes he my sele thetoothrjoky tousdthm in othrraces!!6/9/14
Kurt More than 1 year ago
Do you type with a speech impediment? Or are you drunk?
Stephen Mercier More than 1 year ago
I saw give him a job as a steward ....he seems qualified....
Raycing W More than 1 year ago
My guess is that he was a supplier for other jocks...just hadn't yet delivered the goods and got caught with all of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4 for 79. Did anyone tell him you're supposed to put batteries in them ?
John More than 1 year ago
Lefty More than 1 year ago
4 for 79, but had 5 buzzers. If he had been 5 for 79. Maybe it would have been worth it. I mean what the...
Dennis Fisher More than 1 year ago
Come on guys and dolls Jockey Morales is one of a thousand jockeys, who ride daily with electrical devices, many are protected by the Elite Blue Blood Breeders and the hierarchy of the horse racing industry, what comes to mind is Statutes 550.235 - Florida Statues 550.235 which stipulates as a rule of law "Any Persons which includes the high authorities of Horse Racing conniving to fix a horse race refer to web page http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2012/550.235
John Murray More than 1 year ago
a thousand ? daily? Blue Bloods, really??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Comical! That's what you are!
John More than 1 year ago
You need to take your medication. The safety of the jockey and horses are closely watched at all of the major tracks .
sjm80s . More than 1 year ago
Simple, never allow him to ride a horse again. STEP UP TRACKS!!!
TEDK215 More than 1 year ago
toss out Medal Count man......lol....... had 200 to show on him! go MC!
mikey More than 1 year ago
Morales found out from knowledgable peeps that the buzzer actually stop a horse from racing. So find out how many favorites he rode did not finish in the money. lol
John Murray More than 1 year ago
Where do you get this info from, knowledgable peeps?