Jockey Christian Pilares Spends Night In Jail After Alleged Assault On Another Rider At Mahoning Valley by Paulick Report Staff|11.20.202311.20.2023|11:47am1:10pm Altissimo strides out to win 2019 Babst-Palacios Memorial under Christian Pilares. Jockey Christian Pilares Moyohuilca spent a night in jail last week after he was accused of assaulting an unnamed fellow rider at Mahoning Valley Racecourse in Austintown, Ohio last week. Security footage, police told wfmj.com, shows 39-year-old Pilares coming up behind the alleged victim, punching him, and tackling him in the stable area. Witnesses told police Pilares kicked the other rider in the head when they tried to separate the two. When police arrived, the alleged victim was being loaded into an ambulance. After spending the night in jail, Pilares was arraigned Wednesday on one count of misdemeanor assault; he has not ridden at any track since Tuesday. Pilares is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 11. Pilares has won a total of 1,732 races in his career, which stretches back to 2005. He is best known for his association with Altissimo, the Ohio-bred Horse of the Year in 2018, 2019, and 2021. Read more at wfmj.com.