Keyword: Frank Alvarado

  • Jockey Frank Alvarado, picks up his 3,000th victory in North America aboard Curly Girly.

    Jockey Alvarado Collects 3,000th Victory

    Jockey Frank Alvarado, a 45-year-old native of Panama City, Panama, earned his 3,000th victory in North America June 6 when he guided Curly Girly to a 1 1/2-length score in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Trainer Steve Specht Records 1,000th Victory

    Steve Specht, a mainstay in the Northern California training ranks since the mid-1980s, collected his 1,000th career victory Oct. 28 at Golden Gate Fields when his 2-year-old filly Veillit' won the fifth race.

  • Siren Lure Ends Long Skid in Sausalito

    Siren Lure snapped a 12-race losing streak Nov. 22 when he charged powerfully down the stretch to score a 1 1/4-length victory over odds-on favorite Indyanne in the $75,000 Sausalito Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Frank Alvarado Notches Career Win 2,000

    Jockey Frank Alvarado, known as a strong finisher, displayed his skill while recording his 2,000th career victory Sept. 18 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • The horses and riders face the crowd during the final post parade at Bay Meadows on Aug 17.

    Hollendorfer Nabs 'Meadows Last Dance

    Bay Meadows wrapped up 74 years of racing with the $63,450 Last Dance Stakes Aug. 17 and fittingly, it was trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, winner of 37 consecutive training titles at the San Mateo track, who had the honor of winning the final race with a filly named You Lift Me Up.

  • Bonfante Blows Past Faves in BM Sprint

    Favorites Tribesman and Vicarino dueled each other into submission in the $100,000 Bay Meadows Sprint (gr. III), allowing the late-running Bonfante to earn an easy 4 1/2-length win for trainer Ron McAnally March 15 in San Mateo, Calif.

  • Trainer Steve Specht's McCann's Mojave captured the All American at Golden Gate Fields.

    'Mojave Rolls On in All American

    The millionaire McCann's Mojave captured the first graded race contested on Golden Gate Field's new Tapeta Footings main track, fighting back along the inside in deep stretch to win the $150,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 17.

  • Now Victory Cruises to Bay Meadows 'Cap Upset

    Now Victory, sent off at odds of 31-1, skipped away from the field at the start for jockey Frank Alvarado and never looked back, winning the $140,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf without a serious threat Sept. 22.

  • McCann's Mojave, with Frank Alvarado up, wins the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.

    McCann's Mojave (33-1) Wins Sunshine Shocker

    McCann's Mojave, on the upswing this winter after bottoming out on the Southern California circuit last year, shook loose of the favored Sweetnorthernsaint in upper stretch and was all out to win Saturday's $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic for California and Florida breds at Gulfstream Park at odds of 33-1.

  • Desormeaux Makes Agent Change

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux, currently seventh in the Del Mar riding standings with 12 winners, has replaced his agent of the past two years, Tom Knust, with Brad Pegram, who also serves currently as agent for rider Frank Alvarado.

  • Gondolieri Wins Inglewood

    Nelson Bunker Hunt's Chilean-bred Gondolieri, ridden by Frank Alvarado, scored an easy victory in Saturday's $103,782 Inglewood Stakes, which was transferred from the turf to the dirt track.

  • Ninebanks Slugs Way to Golden Gate BC Win

    Ninebanks and Surprise Halo turned the $150,000 Golden Gate Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) into their own match race Sunday at Golden Gate Fields, battling from start to finish in the 1 1/8-miles turf race for 4-year-olds and up.

  • Jimmy Z Ends 2-Year Drought in Forty-Niner

    Jimmy Z snapped a 16-race losing streak in grand style Friday at Golden Gate Fields when he got up in the final jump to win the $100,000 Forty-Niner Handicap by a head.