Keyword: Javier Castellano

  • Protonico will carry top weight of 120 pounds in the Ben Ali.

    Protonico Carries High Weight in Ben Ali

    Protonico, winner of the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) and runner-up in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) to close 2014, will carry top weight of 120 pounds in a field of six entered for the April 11 Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Gears Up for Busy FL Derby Day

    Javier Castellano will ride all 14 races at Gulfstream Park March 28, including Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), and he wasn't even supposed to be in South Florida that day.

  • Molly Morgan makes her seasonal debut in the Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xWbd3MD">Order This Photo</a>

    Molly Morgan Heads Royal Delta Lineup

    On an upward trend since her career debut in 2011, the Ghostzapper mare had a breakthrough year in 2014 and begins her 6-year-old season March 21 in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Honor Code gets up late to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Honor Code Surges to Take GP Handicap

    Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code, in his first start of 2015, mowed down the front-runners with a strong rally to capture the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 7.

  • Khozan wins at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22
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    Khozan Impresses Again at Gulfstream Park

    A bumped start barely fazed heavily-favored Khozan in his second straight romp at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22. The $1 million purchase by Al Shaqab Racing impressed again with a 12 3/4-length win.

  • Javier Castellano gets his 4000th win aboard Captain Stan.

    Castellano Reaches 4,000th-Win Milestone

    Javier Castellano reached a significant career milestone Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park when the reigning two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey notched his 4,000th career victory aboard Captain Stan in the 10th race.

  • Mshawish gets the win over Slumber in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-d9bjvGj">Order This Photo</a>

    Mshawish Squeezes Out Gulfstream Turf 'Cap

    Al Shaqab Racing's Mshawish overcame traffic in the stretch and prevailed in a tight finish with Slumber in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sandiva flies home to win the Suwannee River Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CWrLg4m">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Surges to Capture Suwannee River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva won her second straight stakes and first North American graded contest with a length victory over Rosalind in the Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Javier Castellano

    Hallandale Beach to Honor Javier Castellano

    Javier Castellano, who has won the Gulfstream Park riding title the past three seasons and the Eclipse Award as North America's leading jockey the past two years, will receive the Key to the City of Hallandale Beach Jan. 28.

  • Bluegrass Singer leads them home in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-4HHZj2x">Order This Photo</a>

    Bluegrass Singer Sizzles in Mucho Macho Man

    A fast pace under strong pressure failed to deter front-running Bluegrass Singer, who shook loose of his rivals in the lane and held sway to the wire in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Night Prowler comes running late to win the Dania Beach Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-XS55kPF">Order This Photo</a>

    Night Prowler Pounces Late in Dania Beach

    Missing the break proved advantageous for Night Prowler, who came fast and late for his first stakes victory Jan. 3 in the Dania Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park.

  • Divine Oath wins the W. L. McKnight Handicap.
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    Divine Oath Holds On in McKnight Handicap

    Facing older horses for the first time in his career proved no problem for Divine Oath as he held on to top the field in the $100,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Gulfstream Park Dec. 27.

  • Merry Meadow comes home strong to win the Sugar Swirl Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GLfWLZB">Order This Photo</a>

    Merry Meadow Takes Sugar Swirl for Castellano

    Jockey Javier Castellano notched his first winner at the Gulfstream Park meeting when he rallied Merry Meadow from just off the pace to post a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 13.

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    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • Honor Code rolls to victory at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rbPDcsf">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

    Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano.

  • Dame Dorothy wins the Turnback the Alarm Stakes.
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    Dame Dorothy Delivers in Turnback the Alarm

    Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy remained undefeated in four starts when she held off a late run from Catch My Drift to take the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) by a half length on closing day at Belmont Oct. 26.

  • Twilight Eclipse

    Twilight Eclipse Merits Long Look in BC Turf

    After three narrow losses in grade I turf events on East Coast this summer, hard-trying gelding is poised to turn the tables in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Daredevil romps to victory in the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-f3mTSH5">Order This Photo</a>

    Daredevil Cruises to Victory in Champagne

    Favored Daredevil cruised to victory in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) on a sloppy track at Belmont Park Oct. 4, handing trainer Todd Pletcher his third consecutive win in the prestigious race.

  • Imperia wins the Pilgrim Stakes.
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    Imperia Breaks Maiden in Belmont's Pilgrim

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin took a shot with well-bred maiden Imperia in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont Park, and the colt now appears Breeders' Cup bound after uncoiling a big late charge.

  • I Spent It wins the Saratoga Special Stakes.
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    I Spent It Squeezes Out Saratoga Special

    Javier Castellano, waiting for room aboard I Spent It in the stretch, squeezed through on the rail at the furlong mark and cleared off to win the Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) in smashing style Aug. 10 at Saratoga.

  • Stopchargingmaria wins the CCA Oaks.
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    Stopchargingmaria Impressive in CCA Oaks

    Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria took over rounding the far turn and drew off to an impressive five-length victory over Unbridled Forever in the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course July 20.

  • I Spent It First Winner for Super Saver

    In his career debut at Belmont Park, I Spent It showed a good kick in the stretch to notch a three-quarter-length victory in a five-furlong maiden special weight race to become the first winner for freshman sire Super Saver.

  • We Miss Artie won the 2013 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2813053442&k=8DQfZgC">Order This Photo</a>

    We Miss Artie Stands Out in Plate Trial

    After finishing off the board in the Kentucky Derby, grade I winner We Miss Artie will prepare for a run at the Canadian classics when the son of Artie Schiller starts in the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes June 14.

  • Real Solution rolls home to win the Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-QTJn9W6">Order This Photo</a>

    Real Solution Runs Down Manhattan Rivals

    Real Solution, kept to the outside for a clear path, overpowered his rivals in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) to post his second grade I victory June 7 on the turf at Belmont Park.

  • Coffee Clique (right) gets the win the Just A Game over Strahnaver. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-22FMz4P">Order This Photo</a>

    Coffee Clique Wins Just a Game in Nose Bob

    Coffee Clique and jockey Javier Castellano won a nose bob over longshot Strathnaver for an upset victory in the Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) on the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard at Belmont Park.

  • Last Gunfighter Wins Return in Mountainview

    John Gunther's Last Gunfighter, away since his victory in the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) last November, had plenty of ammunition for his return with a victory in the $200,000 Mountainview Handicap at Penn National May 31.

  • Bobby's Kitten was an easy winner of the Penn Mile.

    Back on Turf, Bobby's Kitten Takes Penn Mile

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby's Kitten, again showing his affinity for the turf, rated nicely early and pulled away to a comfortable victory in the $500,000 Penn Mile on the grass at Penn National Race Course May 31.