Equicizer Racing News
2019 Australian biographical sports drama film directed by Rachel Griffiths tells the story of Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne.
Officially released world-wide 2020. This great film tells the true story of jockey Michelle Payne and her painstaking journey in becoming a jockey. In 2015 Michelle became the first ever female jockey to win the great Melbourne Cup. We are very proud Michelle is an Equicizer owner and received some cameos during the film!
Hall of Famer John Velazquez and Jose Ortiz warming up 2018 Preakness Stakes Pimlico Racecourse.
Great video showing how jockeys can use the Equicizer as a great way to warmup and stretch prior to race time. This Equicizer many years old still going strong in the jockey's room at Pimlico.
Triple Crown Winning Jockey Mike Smith
We'd like to offer our sincere congratulations to Equicizer owner and dear friend, Jockey Mike Smith, who has won the 2018 Triple Crown about the incredibly talented, Justify! Horse racing's Triple Crown is composed of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes and they are only the 13th duo in history to accomplish this feat. Mike has long been an Equicizer supporter and even visited our workshop a few years back. Below are some photos and videos documenting Mike's personal Equicizer history:
In 2006, Mike Smith visited the Equicizer workshop with fellow jockey, Chantal Sutherland. They each put on a pair of silks and went at it in an Equicizer Race Demo!
We have had the pleasure of building Mike many Equicizers over the years but in 2012 we built him a new Equicizer modeled after the champion racehorse, Zenyatta.
In 2016, Mike was filmed warming up in the Jockeys' Room prior to the Breeders' Cup (often referred to as horse racing's "Super Bowl") at Santa Anita Park.
In 2017, Mike Smith let the Ellen Degeneres Show use his Equicizer "Zenyatta" for a taping with world-famous polo player Nachos Figueras.
Jockey's Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland pose with Equicizer creator and maker Frankie Lovato Jr. in his Equicizer workshop in 2006.
2015 Triple Crown Winning Jockey Victor Espinoza, rider of American Pharoah warming up on the Equicizer.
Video with Victor Espinoza Prior to riding California Chrome to win the Preakness Stakes