Keyword: John Velazquez

  • Kauai Katie cruises in the Forward Gal Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2337169645&k=ntRZXJG">Order This Photo</a>

    Kauai Katie Romps in Forward Gal

    Kauai Katie, who had begun her 3-year-old campaign with a smart eight-length score in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 1, captured the Forward Gal at seven furlongs in 1:22.13.

  • Kauai Katie won the Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream on January 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2299490637&k=TNwvPqD">Order This Photo</a>

    Kauai Katie, New Stablemate Top Forward Gal

    Kauai Katie has proven her talent among the best in North America, while Fusaichiswonderful is undefeated with four graded stakes victories earned in Puerto Rico. Pletcher saddles both at Gulfstream Jan. 26.

  • Teaks North cruised to victory in the Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2327055967&k=Mb5pkw3">Order This Photo</a>

    Teaks North, Regalo Mia Win SM Turf Races

    Teaks North secured his first victory since 2011 when the two-time grade I winner opened a clear lead in the stretch on his way to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes Jan. 19 at Gulfstream.

  • Csaba won the Harlan's Holiday by 3 3/4 lengths on Dec 16.

    Hal's Hope Could Springboard Csaba to Donn

    Csaba is the best he's ever been, and if he sails through the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13, he'll punch his ticket to his first grade I stakes attempt in the $500,000 Donn Handicap on Feb. 9.

  • Jockeys' Guild Elects New Senate Members

    The Jockeys' Guild announced Jan. 3 that 27 Guild members have been elected to the organization's senate. New senators include Alex Birzer, Abel Castellano Jr., James Graham, Brian Hernandez Jr., and Sheldon Russell.

  • Unlimited Budget and John Velazquez take the Demoiselle Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2234249494&k=FXHbJG5">Order This Photo</a>

    Unlimited Budget Rolls On in Demoiselle

    Unlimited Budget went straight to the lead and stayed there in the $237,500 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack, remaining unbeaten with her first stakes score.

  • Wise Dan delivers in the Breeders' Cup Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Mile/26128708_Rzcb63#!i=2193125321&k=Dg9TTVC">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Takes BC Mile in Course-Record Time

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan squarely put himself in the mix for a variety of championships this year with a superior course-record victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.

  • Gypsy Robin rolls home in the Lexus Raven Run at Keeneland.

    Gypsy Robin Soars to Victory in Raven Run

    Gypsy Robin was an impressive wire-to-wire winner of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Oct. 20, blitzing to the lead at Keeneland and never looking back as she easily overpowered 13 sophomore fillies by four lengths.

  • Nahrain gets up late to win the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117891274&k=vLwXz6H">Order This Photo</a>

    Nahrain Wins Flower Bowl in a Thriller

    Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum's Nahrain, second in last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), edges Zagora and Dream Peace to win the $400,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • The Lumber Guy rolls home in the Vosburgh.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117659173&k=Pr2HcjK">Order This Photo</a>

    The Lumber Guy Lays It Down in Vosburgh

    Barry Schwartz's homebred The Lumber Guy rallies from just off the pace to win the six-furlong Vosburgh Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Belmont in his first start since mid-May.

  • Wise Dan streaks away from the field to win the Woodbine Mile.

    Wise Dan Brilliant Again in Woodbine Mile Win

    Wise Dan has earned his way into the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall and would be one of the favorites after his smashing win as the 1-2 choice in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 16 on the Woodbine grass course.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan All Set for Upcoming Woodbine Mile

    Grade I winner Wise Dan, currently ranked second on the NTRA's list of North America's top Thoroughbreds in training, is to arrive at Woodbine on the morning of Sept. 14 for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

  • Air Support catches Bombaguia at the wire to win the Bowling Green.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2074394066&k=VC2ZbQp">Order This Photo</a>

    Air Support Grinds Out Bowling Green Triumph

    Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in the Bowling Green Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, winning his first race of 2012 by a head and perhaps punching his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Know More, who won the Best Pal in his first start, returns in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Know More Heads Dozen in Del Mar Futurity

    Twelve juveniles will contest the 65th running of the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Southern California oval's traditional closing-day headliner Sept. 5, including the precocious Best Pal Stakes winner Know More.

  • To Honor and Serve holds off Mucho Macho Man to win the Woodward.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2060885232&k=rBmDbF9">Order This Photo</a>

    To Honor and Serve Shows Courage in Woodward

    To Honor and Serve was undeniable in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, holding off the late challenge of 4-5 favorite Mucho Macho Man to earn his second grade I by a neck.

  • Love and Pride takes the Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2049005879&k=xHTDvdN">Order This Photo</a>

    Love and Pride Stuns Royal Delta in 'Ensign

    Love and Pride, staked to a daylight lead in the stretch by John Velazquez, denied the late bid of 3-5 pick Royal Delta to earn her first grade I victory in the $600,000 Personal Ensign Stakes Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Turbulent Descent takes the Ballerina Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2045199122&k=BFZDHJ6">Order This Photo</a>

    New Owners, Same Result for Turbulent Descent

    Turbulent Descent made her first start for her new connections a winning one Aug. 24, taking the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course and punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the Lake Placid Stakes.
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    Stephanie's Kitten Surges in Lake Placid

    With an eye-catching final burst, favored Stephanie's Kitten prevailed by a half-length in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) on the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 19.

  • Point of Entry is in complete control in the Sword Dancer at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2033111257&k=ZtxMfVJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Point of Entry Sails in Sword Dancer

    Point of Entry stamped himself as one of America's best turf competitors with a four-length triumph in the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18.

  • Five horses return from the Lake George, including Centre Court, who won the Lake George.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1987456268&k=7BLRHKr">Order This Photo</a>

    Five from Lake George Return in Lake Placid

    Five of the top six finishers from the July 25 Lake George Stakes, including top two Centre Court and Better Lucky, return to fight for supremacy in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT) Aug. 19 at Saratoga.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Leads Inductees Into Hall of Fame

    An emotional John Velazquez received a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd Aug. 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the jockey led five other inductees into the Hall of Fame.

  • Saratoga Diary: New York, New York

    One of the meet's best innovations has been having jockeys sign autographs and pose for photos on Thursday mornings at breakfast on the Clubhouse Porch.

  • Dylan Davis

    Saratoga Diary: Time and Hope

    The media took about a nanosecond to realize that both trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez, who teamed up to win Monday's feature race with Kissable, were about to enter the Hall of Fame on Friday.

  • John Veitch

    Veitch Hearing Takes Place in Kentucky

    Former Kentucky chief racing steward John Veitch finally got his day in court Aug. 1 when Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court judge Thomas Wingate heard arguments on both sides of the controversial Life At Ten case.

  • Saratoga Diary: Bourbon, Hold the Water

    Rain entered the picture early on Thursday. By 7:00 am, it was teeming. Then it stopped and stayed dry for the rest of the day, although a few miles away there were downpours.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Rides Six Winners at Saratoga

    Ramon Dominguez, the reigning two-time Eclipse Award winner, joined Hall of Famer John Velazquez July 22 as the only riders in the 144-year history of Saratoga Race Course to win six races on a single card.