Albarado taken off Friday mounts
Updated: May 5, 2012, 2:59 AM ETBloodhorse
Jockey Robby Albarado was arrested and has been taken off all of his Friday mounts at Churchill Downs, including Hard Not to Like in the Kentucky Oaks. Rafael Bejarano picked up Albarado's Oaks mount. Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokesman Carl Yates said Albarado was charged with fourth-degree assault in an alleged case of domestic violence. Yates says Albarado was booked into the local jail. Acting chief state steward Barbara Borden said stewards were notified that Albarado would not ride because of the early Friday morning arrest. Borden said she did not have any details about the arrest and that stewards would determine any disciplinary action once they had more information.
Albarado's arrest and status to ride May 4 was first reported by The Courier-Journal (Louisville). Borden also said Albarado's status to ride the May 5 card would be known later Friday. He's not scheduled to ride a horse in the Kentucky Derby. Last April, the veteran rider in Kentucky and New Orleans was arrested for allegedly attacking and choking his wife.
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