Keyword: Alex Solis

  • Alex Solis, received Bill Shoemaker award.

    Solis Receives Inaugural Shoemaker Award

    Jockey Alex Solis, who had two victories and one second on Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships card at Santa Anita, was voted recipient of the inaugural Bill Shoemaker Award.

  • Ruler's Court, winning Norfolk Stakes.

    Ruler's Court Lords Over Norfolk

    Trainer Eoin Harty didn't give up on Ruler's Court and the 2-year-old colt proved Harty's faith to be well placed with a 14-length triumph in Sunday's $250,000 Norfolk (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Pleasantly Perfect pulls away from Fleetstreet Dancer to win the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Oak Tree.

    Pleasant Comeback for Mandella's Stalwart

    Favored Pleasantly Perfect, making his first start since March 1, won Saturday's $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita for the second year in a row, tenaciously defeating a determined Fleetstreet Dancer by a half-length.

  • Jockey Agent Ray Kravagna Calls it a Career

    Jockey agent Ray Kravagna, who booked mounts for four Hall of Fame jockeys during his career of 43 years since he was discharged from the Army in 1960, has decided to retire.

  • Got Koko, right, winning the Lady's Secret. Azeri, left, finished third but was moved up to second.

    Azeri's Streak Over; Got Koko Grabs Lady's Secret

    Azeri's 11-race winning streak came to a surprising halt Sunday – 27 days before the Breeders' Cup – when Got Koko rallied past the reigning Horse of the Year and went on to a half-length win in the $300,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Spring Star Outlasts 'Mission in Palomar 'Cap

    In spite of coming out in the stretch, Wertheimer Farm's front-running Spring Star held on gamely between Magic Mission and Garden in the Rain to register a neck score in the $191,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Del Mar grass.

  • Fairly Ransom Pays Off in Del Mar Derby

    Making his third United States start, French import Fairly Ransom put it all together to win the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) on the grass Saturday by 1 1/4 length over Devious Boy and Sweet Return.

  • Irish Warrior Nips Game 'Red in Del Mar 'Cap

    Kentucky bred Irish Warrior, fighting for his first graded stakes in all-out deep stretch battle with Continental Red, prevailed by a head with jockey Alex Solis in $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 mile on the turf.

  • Azeri, with Mike Smith up, makes it 11 wins in a row.

    Azeri Gives Smith Perfect Birthday Gift

    Jockey Mike Smith got a great big 38th birthday present from Azeri, the horse he says put him in the Racing Hall of Fame, Sunday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Del Mar.

  • No Horse Park for Kona Gold, Headley Says

    Champion sprinter Kona Gold, who was retired after a fifth-place finish in the July 26 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, will not be sent to the Kentucky Horse Park to join the Hall of Champions there, trainer Bruce Headley said.

  • Kona Gold won the 2000 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

    Champion Sprinter Kona Gold Retired

    Champion sprinter Kona Gold has been retired, co-owner and trainer Bruce Headley said Sunday, one day after the 9-year-old gelding finished fifth in the Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar.

  • Megahertz, left, rallies to win the John C. Mabee Handicap at 8-1 odds.  Golden Apples (partially obscured), Dublino (#2) and Tates Creek, far right, finished in a photo for second.

    Ignored Megahertz Wins Mabee for Frankel

    Michael Bello's Megahertz, overlooked in the wagering at a generous 8-1, rallied from last place under Alex Solis to win the featured $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) Sunday, taking a four-horse blanket finish that resulted in a triple dead-heat for second place.

  • Eye of the Tiger wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Eye Of The Tiger Romps to Affirmed Win

    Alex Solis slipped favored Eye Of The Tiger through an opening at the rail at the head of the stretch and went on to a convincing triumph in the $103,096 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

  • King Robyn Wins Hollywood's Harry Henson

    Cornejo Racing's 4-5 favorite King Robyn got a perfect stalking trip under jockey Alex Solis and pulled away for a three-length victory in Hollywood Park's opening day feature, the $82,200 Harry Henson Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf Wednesday.

  • Comfortable Spot for Champion Lodge

    A field of nine was entered for Sunday's San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita. At about 1 3/4-mile on turf, it is the longest grade I race in North America.

  • New Rider, Less Weight for Kona Gold

    Corey Nakatani takes over the reigns on 9-year-old Kona Gold in Saturday's $200,000 Portrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at 6 1 /2 furlongs at Santa Anita.

  • Man Among Men Likely for Arkansas Derby

    Man Among Men, in need of more time following his disappointing seventh in the San Felipe, probably will pass the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on april 5 and point to the $500,000 Arkansas Derby (Gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles at Oaklawn Park a week later.

  • King Robyn Captures San Pedro Crown

    Front-running King Robyn and jockey Alex Solis held on desperately in the stretch to defeat Truckle Feature and Eye of the Tiger by a half-length in Saturday's $80,700 San Pedro Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Mullins, Stute Planning to Saddle in Dubai

    Jeff Mullins, who trains Captain Squire and Lusty Latin, both already are in Dubai for the March 29 World Cup card, plans to leave for Dubai on Sunday, he said from Santa Anita on Thursday.

  • Affluent, Solis to Team Again for Apple Blossom

    Alex Solis, who won the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) aboard Affluent but opted to get off of her to ride Got Koko in the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), will be back aboard the daughter of Affirmed when she meets Horse of the Year Azeri in the April 5 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.

  • 10-Year-Old Men's Exclusive in Winner's Circle

    Ten-year-old Men's Exclusive overtook heavy betting favorite Hombre Rapido entering the stretch and held off Golden Hare for a half-length victory Wednesday in the $79,040 classified allowance feature at Santa Anita Park.

  • Champion Lodge Likes it Soft in San Luis Rey

    Irish-bred Champion Lodge took advantage of Santa Anita's yielding turf course Saturday, coming from off the pace to deliver a sharp six-length upset in the $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Sightseek, making first start for rider Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Sightseek Brings Gas to Stellar 'Margarita Cast

    Sightseek is the lone speed in Sunday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I), which drew a small but stellar cast of six older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles at Santa Anita.

  • With substitute jockey Alex Solis aboard, Redattore wins the Kilroe Mile.

    Subbing Solis Gets Redattore Home in Kilroe

    Alex Solis made the most of his opportunity to ride Redattore for the injured Laffit Pincay Jr. in the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) Saturday at Santa Anita. He took the 8-year-old Brazilian-bred son of Roi Normand to the front and kept him there, scoring a one-length victory over the hard-closing favorite, Good Journey.

  • Affluent, Got Koko Work for Santa Margarita

    Affluent and Got Koko, prepping for the March 9 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles, worked on Santa Anita's fast main track Friday.

  • Lucky Baldwin Stakes Win for Buddy Gil

    Buddy Gil and jockey Gary Stevens took advantage of a red-hot pace to win Sunday's $114,550 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Santa Anita downhill turf course.

  • Too Much Lead on Kona Gold, Headley Says

    Trainer Bruce Headley recently made his case for assigning less weight to his champion sprinter Kona Gold, who finished sixth and last in the Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) in his last start Jan. 26.

  • Long Term Wish Takes Boo La Boo

    Golden Eagle Farm's Long Term Wish and jockey Alex Solis hit the wire just in time to register a 14-1 upset in the $112,500 Boo La Boo Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Avanzado zips to victory in the Palos Verdes.

    Avanzado Coasts to Palos Verdes Win; Kona Gold Last

    Benefiting from blinkers and the scratch of speedster Hombre Rapido, Argentine-bred Avanzado led from start to finish to win the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park by more than four lengths on Sunday, covering six furlongs on a fast track in 1:07.85.

  • Affluent outruns Sightseek in the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

    Affluent Shows Her Class in Santa Monica

    Affluent and jockey Alex Solis found room on the inside behind a wall of horses in the stretch and went on to defeat heavily-favored Sightseek in the Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares Saturday at Santa Anita.

  • Captain Squire breaks away from field to win the $250,000 FedEx Sprint.

    Captain Squire in Bistering Sunshine Sprint Win

    After Captain Squire scored a 5 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $250,000 FedEx Sunshine Millions Sprint at Santa Anita in a blistering time of 1:08.15, trainer Jeff Mullins left little doubt on what's on his mind later this year.

  • Kona Gold, in Sunday's Palos Verdes.

    Kona Gold to be Tested in Palos Verdes

    Kona Gold had his final breeze over the Santa Anita main track Friday morning for Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at six furlongs.

  • Johar (#8) readies to catch The Tin Man (#3) and Grammarian (#1) to win the San Marcos Stakes.

    Johar Thunders Home in San Marcos

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s rapidly blossoming Johar unleashed an explosive stretch run to prevail in the final jump by a head over The Tin Man and Grammarian in Monday's exciting $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass for older horses at Santa Anita.

  • Got Koko, en route to El Encino victory.

    Got Koko Delivers Again in El Encino

    Got Koko, upset winner of the La Brea (gr. I) in her last start, proved she's no fluke in Sunday's $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II), delivering a 1 1/2-length triumph over favored Bella Bellucci at Santa Anita.

  • Got Koko Won't Sneak Up in El Encino

    Texas-bred Got Koko heads a field of nine 4-year-old fillies set to match strides Sunday in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Solis Likes His Chances in San Fernando

    Jockey Alex Solis likes what he sees in Rushin' To Altar, a $485,000 Kentucky-bred son of Pulpit he'll be riding in Saturday's $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at 1 1/16 mile at Santa Anita.

  • Sore Solis Off Mounts Tuesday

    Jockey Alex Solis, still sore following a spill in Saturday's ninth race at Santa Anita, took off Tuesday's scheduled mounts but hoped to ride on Wednesday, agent Scott McClellan said.

  • Kona Gold, 9, Tops New Year's Day El Conejo

    Kona Gold will try to become the fifth 9-year-old to win a stakes race at Santa Anita when he takes on eight other sprinters in the $100,000 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III), Wednesday's New Year's Day feature.

  • Solis Hospitalized After Spill, Released

    Alex Solis was scheduled to be released from Arcadia Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after an overnight stay following a spill in Saturday's ninth race.

  • Got Koko posted an upset victory in the La Brea.

    Got Koko KO's You at 17-1 in La Brea Stakes

    Got Koko mounted a furious late rally and cruised to victory in the $200,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita Park.<br>

  • Hollywood Reports Declines at Autumn Meet

    Hollywood Park made gains following a disappointing opening weekend due to rain, but was unable to erase the deficit. Attendance and handle figures were down from 2001 following Sunday's conclusion of the 35-day Autumn Meet.

  • No Separating Tout Charmant, Surya in Dahlia

    Multiple stakes-winning Tout Charmant closed from out of the clouds to dead heat with a tenacious Surya in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Tout Charmant Works for Dahlia

    Tout Charmant, winner of the 2000 Matriarch (gr. IT) on the turf at Hollywood Park, worked seven furlongs in 1:28.40 at Santa Anita Friday for the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on grass Dec. 21.

  • Pincay to Sit Out Final Days of Hollywood Meet

    Laffit Pincay, Jr., entered the final nine days of the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet atop the jockey standings with 28 winners, but he will have a tough time staying there.

  • Johar overcomes rough start to win the Hollywood Derby.

    Johar Sweeps to Victory in Hollywood Derby

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's Johar and jockey Alex Solis circled the field from last place on the final turn to win the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at 1 1/8 mile on the turf.