Keyword: John Velazquez

  • 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.

  • Awesome Maria rolls to victory in the Sabin.<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%3D9818478%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Wise Dan leads the way in the Clark at Churchill Downs.

    Wise Dan Impresses in Clark Handicap

    Versatile gelding Wise Dan registered the first grade I victory of his career when he wore down Mission Impazible in the final furlong to easily capture the $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 25.

  • Cup Pre-Race Jockey Interviews to be Allowed

    New policies in place at this year's Breeders' Cup as a result of the Life At Ten incident in 2010 will still allow pre-race television interviews with jockeys immediately prior to the start of a World Championship race.

  • Uncle Mo working at Churchill Downs 10/30/2011.

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    Pletcher's Classic Pair Drill at CD

    Mike Repole's pair of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty get in their final tune-ups at Churchill Downs for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Both colts went five furlongs.

  • Life At Ten Incident Leads to New Policies

    In an effort to avoid another Life At Ten situation, the Breeders' Cup, Churchill Downs, and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission have adopted new policies that will be in effect for this year's World Championships Nov. 4-5.

  • Miss Keller (middle, green/yellow silks) outfinishes I'm A Dreamer and Dream Peace to win the E. P. Taylor.

    Miss Keller Wakes Up in Thrilling E.P. Taylor

    Out of the money in five starts this year, Miss Keller woke up in a huge way at Woodbine Oct. 16, taking the $991,288 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) in heart-pounding style as part of a three-horse blanket finish.

  • Boisterous gets up late to win the Knickerbocker.<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%3D9708594%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous, Denomination Post Belmont Wins

    Phipps Stable's homebred Boisterous never stopped charging and finally overtook Sleepless Knight in the final 40 yards to win the $100,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length Oct. 15 at Belmont Park.