Jockey fined $500 in assault

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Associated Press

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 14 at 12:02 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jockey Robby Albarado has been fined $500 for his misdemeanor conviction of assaulting his former girlfriend during a scuffle for a cellphone.

The veteran jockey was not in the Louisville courtroom Tuesday when Judge Ann Bailey Smith imposed the fine recommended by a jury that convicted Albarado of 4th-degree assault last month.

He won't have to pay the fine pending an appeal.

The Preakness-winning jockey's legal problems aren't over, however.

A November 14 hearing was set to decide whether Albarado should be sent to jail for up to a year for violating conditions of his release in a previous assault case.

Albarado has won more than 4,300 races, including the 2007 Preakness aboard Curlin.

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