Jockey guilty of assaulting woman

Jockey guilty of assaulting woman

Published Jul. 12, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

A jury in Louisville has found jockey Robby Albarado guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend.

A Jefferson County District Court jury convicted Albarado on Thursday of fourth-degree assault and recommended that he pay a $500 fine. The trial started earlier this week.

Albarado was accused of assaulting Carolina Martinez in late April. He was arrested a few days later, hours before he was to ride in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

He is third on the career wins list at Churchill Downs. After his arrest, he was suspended from racing, but that action was blocked by a judge, allowing him to continue riding.


Prosecutors said Albarado intentionally hurt Martinez, but the defense maintained the woman had barged into the jockey's home.