Keyword: Cornelio Velasquez

  • Wonder Lady Anne L surprise winner of Saturday's Demoiselle at Aqueduct.

    Surprising 'Wonder' Captures Demoiselle

    Wonder Lady Anne L, an $8,000 yearling, hit the lead in mid-stretch and drew away in the final sixteenth of a mile to register a surprise in Saturday's $200,000 Demoiselle (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

  • Adirondack winner Folklore looks to grab second Spa win in Friday's Spinaway Stakes.

    Folklore Seeks Larger Story in Spinaway

    A cast of seven fillies will line up for distinction Friday in the 114th running of the Spinaway Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Saratoga. Last month's Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) winner over the track, Folklore, looks to join 2004 Spinaway winner Society Selection and 2003 star Ashado, both of whom used this race as a springboard to grade I Spa glory.

  • Diabolical One to Fear in Sapling

    A field of seven juvenile colts and geldings has been drawn for Saturday's 71st running of the Sapling Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park. The Steve Klesaris-trained Diabolical, impressive while breaking his maiden at Belmont July 7 by 9 3/4 lengths, heads up the field.

  • Gun Salute Shoots Down Channel's Bonus

    Gun Salute took aim on the odds-on favorite English Channel in the stretch run of the $400,000 Secretariat (gr. IT) and shot away to a two-length victory Saturday on a yielding Arlington Park turf course.

  • Noisette Rattles Home Late to Take Modesty

    With a final surge for red-hot Cornelio Velasquez in deep stretch, Noisette snatched victory away from odds-on choice Shaconage in the $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the Arlington Park turf Saturday.

  • Cool Conductor Takes Arlington Express

    Cool Conductor took advantage of a pace vacuum in Saturday's $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT), going gate to wire under Cornelio Velasquez to upset Vangelis on the Arlington Park turf.

  • Don Six the Highweight in Smile Sprint H.

    A field of 10 has been drawn for the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II), part of Saturday's "Summit of Speed" at Calder Race Course. The six-furlong contest carries a rich $500,000 purse. Veteran Don Six, carrying a high impost of 118 pounds, and True North Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) winner Woke Up Dreamin, under 117, head the field.

  • Mr. Light Shows Way in Poker Handicap

    Argentine-bred Mr. Light found a lightning pace to his liking in Sunday's $100,000-added Poker Handicap, sweeping past the field in mid-stretch and holding off the late closer Willard Straight on the Belmont Park Widener turf course.

  • Que Puntual Overcomes All in Taking Nassau

    Earle Mack's Que Puntual survived a rough trip and two claims of foul to win the featured $357,200 Nassau Stakes (Can-II) for fillies and mares on the turf Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Cool Conductor Engineers Dixie Upset

    Cool Conductor finished first in an optional claiming race but was disqualified to third on Kentucky Derby (gr. I) day at Churchill Downs. But on Preakness day,he stepped up and took the $200,000 CompUSA Dixie (gr. IIT), upsetting heavily favored Artie Schiller by a nose in a thrilling stretch duel.

  • Pleasant Home, with Cornelio Velasquez aboard, runs to victory in the Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Pleasant Home Comfy Winner of Bed o' Roses

    Phipps Stable's Pleasant Home put away the leaders at the eighth pole and drew away to a 5 1/4-length win in her stakes debut, the $153,200 Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares Saturday at foggy Aqueduct.

  • A Dozen Sophomores Vie in Sam F. Davis

    A group of 12 3-year-olds has passed the entry box in Saturday's $100,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, a prelude to that track's signature Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) March 19. Trainer Nick Zito sends out two of the top entries in Andromeda's Hero and G P's Black Knight.

  • Madcap Escapade and Society Selection Tangle in Shirley Jones

    The Feb. 19 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park should be one for the record books when a pair of heavy hitting 4-year-old fillies – Madcap Escapade and Society Selection-- clash for the first time in the seven-furlong race.

  • Calder Closes Out 2004/05 Tropical Meet

    Calder Race Course closed out its Tropical at Calder meet Jan. 2, with an increase in total wagering, including all sources and all days.

  • Full field for Pete Axthelm Stakes

    An overflow field of 16 passed the entry box for the 12th running of the Pete Axthelm Stakes Saturday to be contested over 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Calder Race Course. Only 12 3-year-olds will be allowed to start.

  • Versatile Hopelessly Devoted Wins Heubeck

    Hopelessly Devoted made a successful return to the dirt, taking the $200,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares Saturday on Florida Million day at Calder Race Course.

  • Riskaverse Swoops to Flower Bowl Stunner

    Fox Ridge Farm's Riskaverse, winless in seven previous starts at 10 furlongs, made a bold move in the stretch to win the $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) on a yielding turf at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Stroll to Roll in Belmont BC

    Claiborne Farm's homebred Stroll tops a field of five for the 19th running of the $200,000 Belmont Breeders' Cup (gr. II), one of three stakes set for the track's "Super Saturday" card.

  • Humaita edges Where We Left Off to qwin the first division of the Glens Falls Handicap.

    Humaita's Big Surge Wins Glens Falls Division

    The long-striding filly Humaita got into gear in mid-stretch to edge 9-10 favorite Where We Left Off by a half-length in the first division of the $110,400 first division of the Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Ashado, left, and jockey Cornelio Velasquez take the lead over Victory USA at the top of the stretch in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Ashado Sharp in Fair Grounds Oaks' Return

    Heavily favored Ashado, out of action since November 29, showed no signs of rustiness while tallying a 3 3/4-length victory over Victory U.S.A. in Saturday's $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Game Miss Coronado Hangs on in Davona Dale

    Stonerside Stable's homebred Miss Coronado, shipping from Southern California and making her first start on the dirt, held off Eye Dazzler, Society Selection and Last Song in going gate to wire to win the $150,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Second of June leads the field to win the Holy Bull Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Second of June Arrives Early in Holy Bull

    Barbara Cesare's Second of June grabbed command on the far turn and drew away from favored Silver Wagon in the stretch to record a convincing 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hopeful Winner Silver Wagon Upset at Calder

    Second of June scored a minor upset over Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Silver Wagon in Saturday's $100,000 What A Pleasure Stakes at Calder. The race was part of Grand Slam I at the Florida track.

  • Evening Attire, right, finishes ahead of Quest, left, but was later demoted to second for interference in the stretch of the Clark Handicap, Friday  at Churchill Downs.

    Quest's Rugged Clark Journey Ends in DQ Win

    Quest was the declared the winner of Friday's $582,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) on a sloppy track after Churchill Downs stewards disqualified favored Evening Attire from his nose victory for drifting out in the stretch run and repeatedly bumping with the 17-1 upstart.

  • Stretch Burst Makes Riskaverse a Millionaire

    Fox Ridge Farm's Riskaverse, an also-ran in four consecutive grade I starts, found a group of fillies and mares more to her liking Saturday with a three-quarters of a length victory in the $175,200 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf.

  • Stellar Jayne wins Pocahontas; Sweet Jo Jo Euthanized

    Stellar Jayne, ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, assumed the lead inside the final sixteenth of a mile – following a fatal breakdown by race leader Sweet Jo Jo – to win Saturday's $112,300 Pocahontas for 2-year-old fillies by 2 ½ lengths at Churchill Downs.

  • Commendation Wins Bourbon County Handily

    Commendation took charge with an eighth of a mile remaining and drew away to a decisive victory in the $112,800 Bourbon County Stakes Friday at Keeneland.

  • Spice Island Peppers Dowager Field

    Spice Island and jockey Cornelio Velasquez stalked patiently, seized the lead with an eighth of a mile remaining and drew away in the closing stages to win the $150,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes Sunday at Keeneland.

  • Be Gentle makes decisive statement in the Darley Alcibiades, Friday at Keeneland.

    Be Gentle Romps in Alcibiades

    Thomas Van Meter II's Be Gentle took the early lead under Cornelio Velasquez and never looked back, romping to a decisive 5 1/2-length victory Friday in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. II) at Keeneland Racecourse.

  • Smoke'n Frolic gets back on winning track with victory in Turfway BC.

    Smok'n Frolic Cruises in Turfway BC Stakes

    Dogwood Stable's favored Smok'n Frolic gained command on the final turn and cruised to a 3 1/2-length win in Saturday's $175,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III), ending a five-race losing streak. Cajun Beat was the upset winner of the $00,000 Kentucky cup Sprint (gr. III)

  • Churchill Sets Wagering Record at Spring Meet

    Fueled by record wagering on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), strong growth in simulcast betting and a rebound in on-track support, Churchill Downs reported total wagering surpass $600 million for the first time during the 129th Spring Meet that ended on July 6.

  • Champali, Excessivepleasure Top Iowa Hopefuls

    Champali, June's winner of the Northern Dancer stakes at Churchill Downs, emerges as the slight favorite in Saturday's fifth running of the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows.

  • Lismore Knight Off Fence to Take Classic

    J. J. Pletcher's Lismore Knight saved ground early and angled out for the drive en route to a three-quarter length victory in the $175,000 Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Cornelio Velasquez rides to the win in the Fountain of Youth Stakes aboard Trust N Luck.

    Youthful Fortune Smiles on Trust N Luck

    Fortune smiled on Einar Robsham's Trust N Luck in Saturday's $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) as the front-running colt was able to run away to an easy victory in the first major Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep race of 2003.

  • The Judge Sez Who Wins Fred Hooper Decision

    Trainer Milton Wolfson saddled two horses in the four-race Grand Slam II program at Calder Saturday, and both were winners after The Judge Sez Who won the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) for Sez Who Stable.

  • Trust N Luck Romps in What A Pleasure

    Trust N Luck dominated Saturday's $100,000 What A Pleasure Stakes for 2-year-olds at Calder, leading from start to finish while covering the 1 1/16-mile distance in a stakes-record 1:44. The winning margin was 11 lengths.

  • Leading Rider Velasquez Wins Six at Calder

    Cornelio Velasquez, the leading jockey at Calder Race Course, rode winners in six races Sunday, tying the record held by three other riders during the Tropical meet.