Keyword: Jose Santos

  • Lion Tamer surprises in the Cigar.

    Cigar Mile a Perfect Ring for Lion Tamer

    So often a disappointment when on the verge of stardom, Lion Tamer jumped up and surprised in the 16th running of the $350,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct on Saturday.

  • Eleusis makes successful U.S. debut in Long Island Handicap.

    Eleusis Takes U.S. Debut in Long Island 'Cap

    Gary Tanaka's Eleusis, a 3-year-old filly making her first start in the United States, put away favored Arvada in the final furlong to register her first graded or group win in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on the Aqueduct turf Saturday.

  • Mustanfar takes the Sycamore BC in style.

    Mustanfar Dazzles Sycamore BC Turf Foes

    With an eye-catching move in mid-stretch, 3-year-old Mustanfar defeated older horses for the first time in his career, capturing the $150,000-added Sycamore Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) in fine style Saturday on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Funny Cide and Jose Santos edge out Newfoundland to run away with a dramatic win in the Jockey Club Gold.

    Funny Cide Gets Serious in JC Gold Cup

    The gritty gelding Funny Cide, a loser of six straight grade I races since he won the 2003 Preakness, came back from what appeared to be certain defeat for a spine-tingling victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Lucifer's Stone, ridden by Jose Santos, captures the Garden City Breeders' Cup, Sunday at Belmont.

    Lucifer's Stone Rolls to Garden City Victory

    Lucifer's Stone was bottled up in the slow-paced $264,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT), but when the opportunity arose in mid-stretch, jockey Jose Santos shot the filly through the gap to register an upset over a pair of well-fancied European fillies on the Belmont Park turf Sunday.

  • Santos Fractures Arm in Paddock Accident

    Jockey Jose Santos will miss at least the first half of the Saratoga meeting after suffering a fractured arm in a paddock accident at Belmont Park on Friday. The injury is to the same arm that cost Santos the entire Spa season in 2001.

  • Mustanfar Gets Judges' Decision in Lexington

    Icy Atlantic survived a stretch-long duel with Mustanfar by a nose, but the 9-5 favorite couldn't withstand a stewards' inquiry. Mustanfar was declared the winner of the $111,100 Lexington Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park Sunday through disqualification.

  • New York Turf Writers Honor Mineshaft

    Mineshaft, Eclipse Award winner as Horse of the Year and best older male, has been named winner of the New York Turf Writers Association's Secretariat Award as New York's Horse of the Year for 2003.

  • Funny Cide Named NY-Bred Horse of the Year

    Eclipse Award winner and dual classic winner Funny Cide, first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), was named 2003 New York-bred Horse of the Year.

  • Testify Ready to Stand Up In Aegon Turf Sprint

    If there is a horse for the course, then Testify is the horse for the course and for the race when it comes to the $100,000 Aegon Turf Sprint (gr. IIII). The 7-year-old gelding is shooting for his second win in the five-furlong race on Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard.

  • Lucifer's Stone, outside, and Western Ransom duel down the strech in Wednesday's Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland.

    Lucifer's Stone Takes Appalachian

    Lucifer's Stone and Western Ransom hooked up in a thrilling stretch duel in Wednesday's $113,500 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, with jockey Jose Santos moving Lucifer's Stone to the outside of Western Ransom to score a head win.

  • Full Field Expected in Shakertown Sprint

    A field of 14 turf sprinters, led by Fiscally Speaking, are expected in Saturday's $100,000 Shakertown Sprint (gr. IIIT), going 5 1/2 furlongs at Keeneland.

  • Funny Cide pulls ahead of Evening Attire to win the Excelsior Breeders' Cup Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Funny Cide Reigns in New York's Excelsior

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide made his return to New York successful with a half-length win over Evening Attire in the $196,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Coney Kitty Skirts Inquiry, Wins Hillsborough

    Coney Kitty survived a steward's inquiry and a jockey's objection to record a neck victory over Madeira Mist in the $100,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

  • Smoocher Tries New Look in Florida Derby

    Sovereign Award finalist Smoocher will be sporting blinkers and new shoes when he runs in Saturday's $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Devilish Win for Lucifer's Stone in 'Bride Stakes

    Trainer Linda Rice may have a budding turf star in fast-improving Lucifer's Stone, who hit the starting gate and was steadied on the far turn but managed to win the $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Silver Wagon Now Probable for Fountain of Youth

    Trainer Ralph Ziadie reports last year's Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Silver Wagon is "90%" sure to run in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Donn Handicap Kicks Off Race for Leading Older Horse

    The race for 2004's leading older horse gets underway with the Feb. 7 $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park. The Donn Handicap is expected to lure a field of six or seven of the top handicap horses in the nation, led by Sackatoga Stable's classic winning champion Funny Cide.

  • Request for Parole, with Jose Santos aboard, stays ahead of the pack to win the Mac Diarmida Handicap, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Request for Parole Set Free in Mac Diarmida

    Jeri and Sam Knighton's Request for Parole, a 5-year-old who has found a new lease on life since switching to the turf last year, came from well off the pace to capture Sunday's $100,000 Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Smokey Glacken sizzles in Valley Stream Stakes.

    Smokey Glacken On Fire in Valley Stream

    Frontrunner Smokey Glacken won the the $112,200 Valley Stream Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies under Jose Santos by 3 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct on Sunday.

  • Smokey Glacken Heads Valley Stream Field

    Flaunting her speed while shrugging off all pace challengers, Smokey Glacken was a convincing winner in her first two career starts. Yet her lone defeat, a third-place finish in Belmont Park's Astarita (gr. II), may have been her best effort to date.

  • Photo of Jose Santos is similar to one published by the Miami Herald that provoked an investigation.

    Paper Agrees Santos, Reporter Had Misunderstanding

    The Miami <i>Herald</i>, in a short notice that appeared in its Nov. 1, edition, said a misunderstanding occurred between a writer and jockey Jose Santos in connection with a story that questioned whether Santos carried an electrical device in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Pocus Hocus comes from behind to win the Alarm, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Pocus Hocus Changes Tactics, Takes 'Alarm

    Because Pocus Hocus has a bad habit of waiting on other horses when she gets the lead, trainer Jimmy Jerkens and jockey Jose Santos allowed her to play catch up in Saturday's $107,500 Turnback The Alarm Handicap (gr. III). The result was a resounding 5 ¼-length victory at Aqueduct.

  • During, red cap, defeats Unforgettable Max, foreground, in the Discovery Handicap.

    During Finds Mud to Liking in Discovery Win

    James McIngvale's During avenged a disappointing Aqueduct finish earlier this year by holding off Unforgettable Max to notch a hard-fought nose victory in Wednesday's $111,800 Discovery Handicap (gr. III), the nine-furlong feature on opening day of Aqueduct's fall meet.

  • Perfect Soul Drills at Keeneland, to Ship Wednesday

    Charles Fipke's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) winner Perfect Soul (Ire) stretched his legs on the Keeneland grass Tuesday morning in his final preparation for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) to be run at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

  • House Party Doesn't Rattle Harmony Lodge

    Harmony Lodge and jockey Richard Migliore held off a late rally by favored House Party and stubborn Slews Final Answer on Sunday afternoon to win the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs by a half-length.

  • Funny Cide Breezes on Belmont Turf; Plans Uncertain

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr.I) winner Funny Cide had his first work over the turf Wednesday morning, breezing 5 furlongs in 1:03, and it was not what trainer Barclay Tagg was looking for. Tagg said the gelding's plans still are up in the air.

  • Baffert's Trust Pay Off in During's Jerome Win

    Trainer Bob Baffert trusted the instincts of his long-time friend, Tonja Terranova, and the result was a three-quarter-length victory for During in Saturday's $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.

  • Bauhauser Gets Jump On Shine Again

    Jockey Richard Migliore knew that to defeat favored Shine Again in the Floral Par Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at Belmont Park, he would have to move Bauhauser quickly and decisively. Migliore did just that, guiding Bauhauser to a three-quarter-length victory n the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares.

  • Passing Shot (left) surges past Wild Spirit to score upset victory in the Personal Ensign Handicap, Friday at Saratoga.

    Passing Shot Shocks Wild Spirit in 'Ensign

    Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens posted another of his legendary upsets at Saratoga Race Course when his unheralded allowance runner Passing Shot tagged multiple graded stakes winner Wild Spirit by a short nose at the wire of the $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap (gr. I) Friday.

  • Santos Appeals 10-Day Suspension

    Jockey Jose Santos received a 10-day suspension from the New York state Racing and Wagering Board steward for careless riding in the sixth race Wednesday.

  • House Party rallies to win Prioress Stakes.

    House Party Supplies Prioress Fireworks

    Joseph V. Shield Jr.'s homebred House Party came from fifth on the turn to blow past her seven rivals for a sharp victory in Friday's $200,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Edgar Prado, aboard Sarava after 2002 Belmont victory.

    Prado Wins Second NTRA All-Star Jockey Title

    Edgar Prado turned in a first, second and third-place finish Friday night at Lone Star Park to edge Shane Sellers by a point for the title in the 2003 NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Belmont News and Notes

    Belmont jockeys visit Ronald McDonald House Thursday, Cauthen to close New York Stock Exchange Friday.

  • P.G. Johnson on Santos: 'He's Cool'

    Jockey Jose Santos, who will ride Funny Cide in his bid for the Triple Crown Saturday afternoon in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a lot of people in his corner. Count among them Hall of Fame trainer P.G. Johnson, who compared him to the legendary Braulio Baeza.

  • Currin on Fence after Outta Here's Grass Drill

    Al Eisman and Bill Currin's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) possibility Outta Here worked one mile in 1:43 4/5 handily around the dogs over Hollywood Park's firm turf Sunday morning. Currin, who trains the colt wasn't prepared to commit to running in Saturday's Triple Crown finale, however.