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.