Updated on 05/26/2012 10:16AM

Robby Albarado obtains court order to resume riding; shifts tack to Arlington

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Robby Albarado

Jockey Robby Albarado, who was suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Board while awaiting trial in connection with a domestic violence charge, was granted a temporary restraining order by a Kentucky judge Friday. The judge’s order allows Albarado to begin riding again, which he intends to do next week at Arlington Park in Illinois.

Judge Thomas Wingate of Franklin Circuit Court issued the order, which will remain in place until the racing commission provides certain records sought by Albarado’s lawyer and an administrative hearing is held.

An Arlington jockey’s agent, Jay Fedor, said that he has agreed to handle Albarado’s business and that Albarado will start accepting mounts at Arlington on Friday, June 1.

“He’s going to be out working horses Thursday and will start riding Friday,” said Fedor.

Days after Albarado’s arrest, he and agent Lenny Pike ended a long business relationship. Albarado once rode regularly at Arlington, but has not been part of the local jockey colony since 2007.

Albarado was arrested on May 4 and charged with fourth-degree assault of Carolina Martinez, who has said she is Albarado’s girlfriend.

It was the second time that Albarado, a leading rider in Kentucky, had been charged with domestic assault. Last year, Albarado was arrested after being accused of domestic assault against his wife, Kimber Albarado. The charges were dismissed after Albarado pleaded guilty to attempting to interfere with a witness. Kimber Albarado has filed for divorce.

Kentucky stewards had required that Albarado avoid any more criminal charges in order to retain his license. The stewards suspended him indefinitely after his latest arrest, which cost him a mount in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.
Albarado is third on Churchill’s all-time wins list.

smitty More than 1 year ago
he hasnt been found guilty yet,but if he is they will ban him again and if he goes to jail he wont ride in jail he will be ridden
Betany Caballero More than 1 year ago
What a photo! Background and hair spike make horns on his head. One evil winking eye, and crooked smile. Editor who chose this photo, you're a rip!
Geral John Pinault More than 1 year ago
Violence against women is unacceptable! You cannot take out your frustrations at the track on your femal partner Robby! SHAME ON YOU! Get some help now before you kill someone!
morton erskine More than 1 year ago
In a rush to judgement, lets not forget all the charitable work Robby has been involved in !!!!!
Geral John Pinault More than 1 year ago
Screw his charity work! He's a danger to society! Get help Robby Boy!!!
Nascar19661 More than 1 year ago
I guess it's okay to hit your significant other?
JOHN More than 1 year ago
Charity begins at home.
morton erskine More than 1 year ago
In a rush to judgement, lets not forget all the charitable work Robby has been involved in!!!!!!!
Goldhybrid More than 1 year ago
His behavior is not only abusive but self destructive. Hope he can find counseling and resolve things with the people he loves and hurts. He's got to have good qualities too. Who knows what's troubling hime.
Bellwether4U More than 1 year ago
maybe he'll beat one of the trainers @sses too when he gets back???...
JOHN More than 1 year ago
Yeah, if the trainer is female.
David More than 1 year ago
He will get plenty of mounts, business and personal life are a separate entity when horse racing is the business.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For that, he'll need a good jockey agent---oh, wait.
Geral John Pinault More than 1 year ago
They are not seperate when a person is violent! Violence has NO PLACE IN THE WORK PLACE OR HOME!!!
Jeffrey Mathews More than 1 year ago
easy 2 dump on when we're down but i'll keep hope 4 CURLIN's jock
David Robinson More than 1 year ago
nothing better then a little man with an attitude and a chip on his shoulder. really proves your a big man by beating up women, you litle b***h!!!