Luis Quinones

Agent Says Jockey Mauro Cedillo Is “Going to Be Okay”

It was not hard to expect the worst when apprentice jockey Mauro Cedillo went down in a May 1 spill at Thistledown. It was as frightening a spill as you could ever see and it appeared that he had been trampled by one, if not more horses, after being thrown to the track. He was taken to the intensive care unit at Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center and was on a ventilator while heavily sedated. But less than a week after the spill, the 24-year-old apprentice from Guatemala is in the...

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No Change To Cedillo's Condition

Jockey Mauro Cedillo remains in intensive care on a ventilator in Cleveland's Metro Health Medical Center after a spill in the first race at Thistledown Monday, according to his agent, Luis Quinones. Cedillo was thrown from his mount, Spectacular Road, when the horse stumbled entering the turn. The 24-year-old native of Guatemala was trampled by one or more trailing horses. A popular and well-liked rider on the Ohio circuit, Cedillo has had 31 wins from 252 mounts in 2023, after being the leading rider at Mahoning Valley at the fall...

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Quinones Wins 2020 Woolf Award

Puerto Rican native Luis M. Quinones, America's second leading rider by races won in 2019, has been selected the winner of the 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Given annually by Santa Anita since 1950, the award will be presented to Quinones in a winner's circle ceremony Mar. 22. Quinones, who competes along the midwest and southern racing circuit--including Ohio's Mahoning Valley Racecourse and Thistledown and Mountaineer Park in West Virginia--outpolled five finalists: veteran riders Tyler Baze, Javier Castellano, Chris Emigh and James Graham. "It's a great honor just to...

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