Jockey Robby Albarado, who rode Curlin to win the 2007 Preakness Stakes, was fined $500 on Tuesday for a misdemeanor assault conviction involving a former girlfriend, but another hearing will be held on Nov. 14 on whether he will have to serve jail time for a previous assault charge, the Daily Racing Form reported. The fine resulted from a conviction in an April 30 domestic incident that involved Carolina Martinez. Still to be determined is whether the suspended sentence from a 2011 case -- in which he was charged with domestic violence involving his then-wife Kimber -- should be revoked and the jail term be served. Tuesday's development will not immediately affect Albarado's eligibility to ride, Dick Brown, a spokesman for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, told The Daily Racing Form. Albarado, 38, will continue riding this week at Arlington Park, outside Chicago, where he has the mount Saturday on Silver Max, the favorite in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes on the Arlington Million program.
- Robby Albarado