Jockey Settles Lawsuit With Miami Herald

MIAMI (AP) _ A Hall of Fame jockey has settled his libel lawsuit against The Miami Herald over an article raising questions about his actions aboard 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide.

Jose Santos' attorney says his client is "pleased'' with terms of the settlement, which are confidential.

The lawyer lawyer representing The Herald tells the newspaper they've settled the lawsuit and both parties are satisfied with the result.

Santos sued the newspaper for libel in circuit court after the newspaper published a story indicating he may have carried an illegal object in his hand during the 2003 Derby. He was cleared of the allegations by racing officials who found he carried only a whip.

Santos, a native of Chile, retired last year after more than 4,000 racing victories. He was best known for his 2003 victories in the Derby and Preakness with Funny Cide, who finished third in the Belmont Stakes to miss the Triple Crown.


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