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Jockey Robby Albarado Arrested, WIll Miss Kentucky Oaks

The Kentucky Oaks horse race on Friday will be missing a jockey as Chief State Steward Barbara Borden has announced, as reported by Gregory Hall on twitter, that Robby Albarado has been arrested. His horse for the Kentucky Oaks, Hard Not To Like, will be taken over by Rafael Bejarano.

No details of the arrest have been released as of yet.

Albarado did not have a mount in this year's Kentucky Derby but was the original jockey of last year's winner, Animal Kingdom. He was originally going to ride Mark Valeski, a horse that dropped out of the race on Wednesday. He was also forced to miss the Derby in 2011 after sustaining cuts and bruises to his face after being bucked off his horse in an unrelated event.

Over the years, Albarado has had an up and down but mostly successful horse racing career spending lots of time riding the 2007/2008 Horse of the Year Curlin as well as 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft. He has finished third at the Kentucky Derby twice.

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