Keyword: John Velazquez

  • 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.

  • Coup won the Hilltop Stakes by a length on May 18.

    Coup One to Catch in Regret

    Coup, an Empire Maker filly and winner of Pimlico's Hilltop Stakes on Preakness day, has the top stakes experience in the field for the June 16 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Data Link wins the Monmouth Stakes.

    Data Link Connects in Time in Monmouth Stakes

    A day after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), jockey John Velazquez teamed with odds-on Data Link to produce a victory in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at the New Jersey track June 10.

  • Jockey Hamilton, Planet Elected to HOF

    Anthony Hamilton, a prominent jockey during the 19th century, and Planet, a dominant racehorse in the years leading up to the Civil War, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

  • In Lingerie and John Velazquez take the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
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    In Lingerie, Pletcher Top Black-Eyed Susan

    In Lingerie took over in upper stretch and held off a late bid from stablemate Disposablepleasure in the late stages, giving trainer Todd Pletcher a one-two finish in the $300,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico May 18.

  • Stephanie's Kitten sets a new stakes record in the Edgewood.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1828917017&k=rJcbWdq">Order This Photo</a>

    Edgewood: Stephanie's Kitten Sets Stakes Mark

    Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) winner Stephanie's Kitten returned to the Churchill Downs turf course and put in another dominating performance, setting a stakes record in the Edgewood Stakes.

  • John Velazquez (right) is congratulated by Angel Cordero Jr, after moving into the No. 2 spot among the all-time leading jockeys at Saratoga Race Course.

    Velazquez: Cordero Will Be 'Ecstatic'

    While he is proud to be among the four inductees into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in the class of 2012, jockey John Velazquez said the honor will mean even more to Angel Cordero Jr.

  • Wise Dan wins the Ben Ali Stakes.

    Wise Dan Sets Track Mark in Ben Ali Romp

    Wise Dan, a grade I winner in his final start of 2011, picked up right where he left off in his first race of the year, romping by 10 1/2 lengths while setting a Keeneland Polytrack record in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes.

  • Broadway's Alibi

    Broadway's Alibi Favored in Comely

    Broadway's Alibi, a 16 3/4-length winner of the Forward Gal (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park in January, will attempt to deliver another brilliant performance when she tops a field of seven in the Comely (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Casino  Host wins the Mervin Muniz Jr. Handicap.

    Casino Host Hits Muniz Memorial Jackpot

    Casino Host, with a well-timed ride by John Velazquez, closed with determination on the outside to post a half-length win in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds April 1.

  • Awesome Maria takes control late to win the Rampart Stakes.

    Awesome Maria Easily Repeats in Rampart

    Sent off as the 1-10 favorite against five overmatched contenders, E. Paul Robsham Stables' Awesome Maria was a comfortable winner of the $150,000 Rampart (gr. III) March 31 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Awesome Maria Dominates Royal Delta in Sabin

    E. Paul Robsham Stables' Awesome Maria, who hadn't raced since last June, destroyed four foes, including champion Royal Delta, to win the $98,000 Sabin Stakes (gr. III) by eight lengths at Gulfstream Park Feb. 25.

  • R Holiday Mood wins the Hurricane Bertie Stakes.

    R Holiday Mood Hangs On in Hurricane Bertie

    R Holiday Mood hooked up with Funny Sunny at the start and those two fought all the way to the wire before R Holiday Mood prevailed by a neck in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 19.

  • Animal Kingdom comes home strong to return a winner at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9814991%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Animal Kingdom Sharp in Return

    Team Valor International's Animal Kingdom made a successful return after being off for nearly nine months, as he kicked away from rivals in the stretch to win an optional claimer by two lengths Feb. 18 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jockeys' Guild Seeks Contracts With Tracks

    On the heels of signing a contract with Churchill Downs Inc. that ended a protracted stalemate, the Jockeys' Guild is preparing to launch an initiative to get other tracks to enter into agreements with the organization.

  • Broadway's Alibi

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    Broadway's Alibi Makes Splash in Forward Gal

    Favored Broadway's Alibi, racing on an off-track for the first time in her career, made quite a splash in her stakes debut with a dominating 16 3/4-length victory in the Forward Gal (gr. II) Jan. 29 at rainy Gulfstream Park.

  • John Veitch

    Hearing Officer Rules Against Veitch

    A hearing officer has concluded that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch violated five rules of racing in his handling of the Life At Ten incident during the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships.