Jockeys Guild Honors Jensen

Champion jockey Cody Jensen is honored by the Jockeys' Guild.

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Champion jockey Cody Jensen received another national honor from the Jockeys' Guild.

During its annual assembly last week in Hollywood, Florida, the Jockeys’ Guild honored three people for outstanding achievements and contributions to the horse racing industry, including reigning AQHA champion jockey Cody Jensen.

Jensen received the Guild’s Jacky Martin Award, given annually to the outstanding Quarter Horse jockey for exceptional achievement during the past year. Jensen’s mounts earned $3,156,175 in 2013, and his horses won 64 of their 415 starts and included champion Feature Mr Bojangles and multiple Grade 1 winner Wicked Courage.

Jensen is also a member of the Jockeys’ Guild senate.

Also honored were Javier Castellano, who was awarded the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, presented to the Thoroughbred jockey for outstanding achievement during the year, and Nancy Kelly, who was presented the Eddie Arcaro Award, given to those who have shown exceptional commitment to jockeys and the Jockeys’ Guild.

“These individuals have shown an exceptional commitment to racing, and are extremely deserving of their awards,” said Jockey’s Guild national manager Terry Meyocks.

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