Keyword: Jesus Castanon

  • Carve won the 2014 West Virginia Governor's Stakes.

    Carve Faces Only Four in Ack Ack

    Carve, riding a three-race winning streak, is the main danger in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap Sept. 6 at Churchill Downs. The one-turn mile race for older horses drew only five runners.

  • Molly Morgan holds off Tapit's World to take the Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park.

    Molly Morgan Ekes Out Gardenia Score

    Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan took to a class drop and eked out a victory Aug. 9 in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III), staving off the late run of Tapit's World to claim the Ellis Park test by a head.

  • Carve fights for the win in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Carve at His Best in Cornhusker Victory

    Michael Langford's Carve, third in the grade II Oaklawn Handicap in April, worked out a nice trip to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino the evening of June 28.

  • Honey Hues wins the 2014 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Resolute Honey Hues Takes Mint Julep

    Honey Hues held off the stretch challenge from I'm Already Sexy June 7 at Churchill Downs to win the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. III) and earn the first stakes victory of her career.

  • Shackleford goes out a winner in the Clark Handicap.
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    Shackleford Makes Exit With a Bang in Clark

    Shackleford gave his fans something to remember in the final start of his career with a gate to wire victory in the 138th edition of the $447,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs.

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    Shackleford Aims to Go Out On Top in Clark

    In his final career start, classic winner Shackleford will try to add one more highlight Nov. 23 in a compelling edition of the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Two Months Rent surges late to win the Hawthorne Derby.

    Two Months Rent Grabs Wet Hawthorne Derby

    In a driving rainstorm at Hawthorne Oct. 13, Two Months Rent emerged from the pack at mid-stretch to chase down Film Shot in the final yards for a neck victory at 20-1 odds in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT).

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    Yara, 64-1, Denies Grace Hall in Davona Dale

    Peres International's Yara reclaimed the lead from odds-on favorite Grace Hall at the top of the stretch and held her off to post a shocking 64-1 upset in the $350,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) Feb. 25 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jesus Castanon, who is represented by Dennis Cooper.

    Jock Agent Cooper Has Castanon's Back

    Long-time jockey agent Dennis Cooper seeks respect for his client, Jesus Castanon, and other Midwest riders. Castanon is the rider of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Shackleford.

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    Shackleford Passes Test at Gulfstream

    Ridden by Jesus Castanon, Shackleford took over from pacesetter El Grayling nearing the quarter-pole and bounded home for a 2 1/4-length victory in a key first-level allowance race for 3-year-olds Feb. 5 at Gulfstream.

  • Acoma outfinishes You Go West Girl to win the Cardinal.

    Home Sweet Home: Acoma Wins Cardinal Handicap

    Acoma, who entered off couple of disappointing starts, made it a perfect 3-for-3 on the Churchill Downs turf course when she outfought You Go West Girl by a head to win the $111,700 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Nov. 21.

  • Junior College Wins Holiday Cheer

    Junior College owns back-to-back stakes wins after drawing away to a 3 1/2-length victory in Turfway Park's $50,000 Holiday Cheer Dec. 29. Sweetnorthernsaint, the 6-5 favorite who was making his first start since May, finished sixth.

  • Pies Prospect Breaks Tampa Bay Track Mark

    Pies Prospect shattered the 1 1/16-mile track record at Tampa Bay Downs in Friday's featured ninth race with a clocking of 1:43.27. The old mark set on March 29, 1989 was held by Sunny Prospector of 1:43.40.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Opens 80th Season of Live Racing

    The 80th season of live Thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs opens Dec. 10 with changes aimed at impressing racing fans, including bigger payouts on exacta, daily double, quinella, pick 3, and pick 4 wagering. The track's 26 stakes races will be run for more than $2.3 million.

  • Overlooked 'Sunrise Shines at Turfway

    The bettors overlooked Artemus Sunrise in the crowded $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship (gr. III) at Turfway Park Saturday, but at the wire he was right in front where they could see him.

  • Fort Prado Heads Robert F. Carey Field

    A cast of nine runners has been entered for Saturday's Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hawthorne Race Course. Fort Prado, winner of the Sea O Erin Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap, will line up as the 121-pound highweight.

  • Summer Handle Slides at Ellis Park

    Weather concerns that ranged from searing heat to torrential rains were a factor in declines in attendance and wagering as Ellis Park concluded its 41-day 2005 meet on Sept. 5.

  • Key Statistics Increase at Tampa Bay Meet

    Bucking many national trends, Tampa Bay Downs concluded its 94-day season Sunday with increases in major business categories of wagering, attendance, and purses.

  • May Gator Takes Dade Turf Classic at Ellis

    Prior to May Gator's 1 1/4-length victory on Saturday in Ellis Park's $75,000 Dade Turf Classic, trainer Steve Flint gave jockey Jesus Castanon one ultimatum.

  • Burning Roma Holds On For Red Bank Win

    Burning Roma held on for a head victory over a hard-charging Remind in the $100,000 Red Bank Handicap (gr. IIIT) as racing returned to Monmouth Park Saturday under blue skies, bright sunshine and a crowd of of 21,869.

  • Burning Roma Again in Tampa Breeders' Cup

    Harold Queen's multiple stakes winner Burning Roma put another notch in his gun Saturday when the millionaire held off the late charge of Remind by a short neck to take his second consecutive Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Supah Blitz Wins at Sloppy Calder

    Supah Blitz dominated the $50,000 Roman Brother Stakes at Calder Saturday, defeating The Name's Bond by 4 ¾ lengths in the 1 1/16-mile race, which was taken off the turf after late morning rains.

  • Sea Pleasure Springs Americana Surprise

    Reminding some of the late stretch-running style of his sire, Mecke, Sea Pleasure came from last at the top of the lane to win the $100,000 Americana Handicap on Independence Day at Calder Race Course Friday.

  • High Ideal May be Best in Memorial Day

    Judith Brodkin's 5-year-old High Ideal made a furious deep-stretch bid to catch favored Best Of The Rest in last year's $100,000 Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III) at Calder, but his rally fell a half-length short.