LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested Friday on an assault charge for allegedly accosting a woman who says she was breaking up with him, resulting in the veteran rider losing his spot in the Kentucky Oaks later in the day.
Albarado was accused of throwing the woman to the floor of a residence on Tuesday, according to the arrest warrant. The woman, who had lived with Albarado, suffered a separated shoulder and bruises to her legs, an arm and shoulder, the report said.
The jockey was booked into the local jail after his arrest without incident by sheriff's officers at a residence, said Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokesman Carl Yates. Albardo's arrest on the fourth-degree assault charge came hours before he was to ride the filly Hard Not to Like in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the female version of the Kentucky Derby.
Local court officials said there was no document yet indicating that Albarado had hired a lawyer in the case. His arraignment was set for Tuesday.
It's the second straight year Albarado has faced assault accusations.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 05-04-2012 at 01:48 PM.
This Derby race is insane to handicap. I just saw a track expert from the local newspaper make picks and she chose: Take Charge Indy on top of Gemologist. Then to work in exotics, she mentioned Union Rags (who she prefers for the Preakness based on pedigree), Dullahan, Creative Cause, Daddy Nose Best ("has looked terrific"), Hansen (speed will work against him) and Prospective (a "bomber"). I didn't hear her mention Bodemeister but she said to throw out I'll Have Another based on the post position.