Keyword: Jose Valdivia Jr.

  • Applicator wins the Tourist Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs

    Applicator Upsets Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs

    It was a long time between stakes wins for Olympia Star's Applicator, but the 4-year-old Henrythenavigator gelding fired his best shot Sept. 6 to defeat a quality field in the $400,000 Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs.

  • Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Valdivia Undergoes Surgery for Broken Leg

    Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. is expected to be sidelined through mid-January after the 41-year-old native of Peru sustained a broken left tibia and fibula during a fall during the fourth race at Churchill Downs Nov. 10.

  • Rail Trip outfinishes John Scott to win the San Diego at Del Mar.

    Rail Trip Steams Home in San Diego Handicap

    Grade I winner Rail Trip posted his first victory in more than two years when he outlasted a determined John Scott by a half-length in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 28 at Del Mar.

  • Icon Project splashes home in the New York Stakes.<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%3D8256973%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Icon Project Wins Muddy New York Stakes

    Heavy rain forced the $245,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) off the turf and that was just fine with Star Crown Stable's Icon Project, who took over from tiring favorite Criticism at the top of the lane and sailed to a 13 1/4-length victory June 20 on the slop at Belmont Park.

  • Vacare wins the Dahlia Handicap in the final race of her career.

    Vacare Goes Out a Winner in Dahlia 'Cap

    Odds-on choice Vacare gave trainer Christophe Clement his 1,000th lifetime win in her final career start when she rallied in the homestretch to win the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (g. IIT) on closing day of the Hollywood Park Autumn Meet Dec. 21.

  • Champs Elysees powers home in the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Champs Elysees Sweeps to Turf Cup Win

    Favored Champs Elysees sliced the corner impressively and flew past pacesetter Mr. Chairman in the homestretch to win the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), earning his first grade I win in the United States for Juddmonte Farms and trainer Bobby Frankel.

  • Buzzards Bay (inside) fights off Sun Boat to win the Californian, Saturday at Hollywood Park.<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%3D1328549%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Buzzards Bay Scratches Out Californian Win

    Favorite Buzzards Bay, under strong urging from jockey Jose Valdivia Jr., gamely held off the late charging 25-1 shot Sun Boat to win the $250,000 Californian (gr. II) by a nose on the Cushion Track Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Arravale Wins E.P. Taylor for Canadian Team

    Woodbine-based Arravale burst through along the rail to capture her second grade I event of 2006, taking Sunday's $1 million (Canadian) E.P. Taylor Stakes for fillies and mares at Woodbine.

  • Dark Islander wins the Oak Tree Derby Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Dark Islander Skips Home in Oak Tree Derby

    Donald M. Kerr's Dark Islander made it back-to-back victories for Irish-bred imports in the $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) when he burst home for an impressive victory in the turf event for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

  • Get Funky holds on for courageous Del Mar Derby win.

    Get Funky Finds His Groove in Del Mar Derby

    Keith Abraham's Get Funky, claimed as a maiden by John Sadler in April for $62,500 and immediately moved to the turf, drew off mid-stretch and held on gamely to win the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) on the grass Sunday.

  • Arravale wins the Del Mar Oaks.

    Arravale Arrives On Time in Del Mar Oaks

    Canadian-based shipper Arravale made her second venture into Southern California a successful one when she captured the $400,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds on the Del Mar turf Saturday.

  • Genre, Martin Pedroza aboard, wins the Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Fast-Closing Genre Wins Wild Cinema BC

    Genre, closing from far back, was along just in time when the apparent winner of the $128,200 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT), New Joysey Jeff, lost rider Jose Valdivia Jr. in mid-stretch Sunday on the Hollywood Park turf course.

  • Buzzard's Bay, Jose Valdivia Jr. up, takes the Oaklawn Handicap.

    Buzzards Bay Streaks to Oaklawn 'Cap Win

    On the day of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the 2005 winner of that race, Buzzards Bay, continued his comeback story with a romping 6 1/2-length win in the $500,000 Oaklawn Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday before 29,841 in Hot Springs, Ark.

  • Buzzards Bay Gets Boost in All American Win

    Looking for his first victory since last year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Buzzards Bay kept the pressure on the speedy Trickey Trevor from the outset and then pulled away in the stretch to win the $150,000 All American Handicap (gr. III) Monday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • McCann's Mojave wins the California Cup Classic on the final day of the 2005 Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    McCann's Mojave Gritty Cal Cup Winner

    The graded stakes winning sprinter McCann's Mojave was able to dictate the pace and hold 6-5 favorite Desert Boom at bay to record a one-length win in the $250,000 California Cup Classic presented by Smith Barney Sunday on the final day of the 2005 Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting.

  • Meteor Storm Could Make Big Impact in Kilroe

    Meteor Storm, winner of last year's Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park but on the sidelines for the past eight months, could return for trainer Wally Dollase in Saturday's Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Taste of Paradise, outside, goes stride for stride down the stretch with Watchem Smokey, inside, to win the Underwood.

    G. Mandella's Milestone a Taste of Paradise

    David Bloom's Taste of Paradise, the longest shot in the field at 26-1, gave trainer Gary Mandella his first graded stakes win by barely a nose over Watchem Smokey in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Unlucky Penny's Fortune Wins First Stakes

    Penny's Fortune, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Storm Cat who cost $650,000 at the 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale, surged to the lead entering the stretch and went on to a two-length victory in the $57,825 Carmel Handicap at Bay Meadows Sunday.

  • Etoile Montante, with Jose Valdivia Jr. aboard, runs to victory in the Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Etoile Montante Shines Again in Palomar 'Cap

    Class showed as Juddmonte Farm's 4-year-old filly Etoile Montante, ridden patiently by Jose Valdivia Jr., rang up her third graded or group victory in the $200,000 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Del Mar turf Saturday.

  • Winendynme Delivers KO in Manhattan Beach

    Odds-on favorite The Dempsey Look lacked a late punch on Sunday when Winendynme delivered the knock-out blow with a late outside rally to win the $79,950 Manhattan Beach for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths at Hollywood Park.

  • Singletary Sacks Squire in San Francisco Mile

    Favored Singletary, urged on by jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. after taking command at the eighth pole, held off Captain Squire to win the $148,750 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) by three-quarters of a length at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Meteor Storm wins the San Juan Capistrano Handicap, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Meteor Storm Brings Down Santa Anita Curtain

    The marathon distance proved no problem for favored Meteor Storm, who kicked away in the stretch and held on for 1 1/2-length victory over Rhythm Mad in the $250,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT), closing the curtain on the 2004 Santa Anita season.

  • Jockey Valdivia Makes Agent Switch

    Jose Valdivia Jr., winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) aboard 30-1 shot Castledale, said Wednesday that he has fired his agent of seven months, Tom Knust, and replaced him with his former agent, Brian Beach.

  • Casteldale (4) drives to the finish line to win the Santa Anita Derby.

    Wild Win for Upsetter Castledale In SA Derby

    In a wild stretch run, Castledale, a 30-1 shot, edged Rock Hard Ten by a head to win the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the West Coast's major 3-year-old steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Jose Valdivia guides Meteor Storm to the win in the San Luis Rey Handicap, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Meteor Storm Bursts Home in San Luis Rey

    Meteor Storm, overlooked at 7-1 in the wagering, burst to the lead in the stretch and held off a late rally by Labirinto and scored a neck victory Saturday in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) for older turf runners at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fudge Fatale Posts Sweet Surprise at 55-1

    Fudge Fatale, the longest shot in the field at 55-1, opened a long early lead and held off Polygreen in the stretch for a shocking 1-¼ length victory Wednesday in the $76,850 Tuzla Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Heat Haze Blazes Home in Beverly D.

    Juddmonte Farm's Heat Haze waited until mid-stretch with jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. before mowing down her rivals on the outside, capturing the $700,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on the Arlington Park turf Saturday.

  • Million Favorite Sulamani Arrives at Arlington

    Godolphin Racing Inc.'s Sulamani, the international equine star who is the projected favorite in Saturday's Arlington Million (gr. IT), completed a transatlantic journey at 3 a.m. Sunday by bedding down in Arlington Park's quarantine barn hours before first light.

  • Sans blinkers, Wacky Patty won the Landaluce Stakes.

    Wacky Patty Edges 'Destiny in Landaluce

    Wacky Patty, the only filly in Friday's $100,300 Landaluce Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds with a stakes victory to her credit, defeated Cherish Destiny by a length in the six-furlong test at Hollywood Park.

  • Dublino, Damaschino Drill for Gamely

    Dublino, a leading contender for the $350,000-added Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) May 26, drilled five furlongs in 1:01.80 on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

  • Hawthorne Surprise Fits Keys to the Heart

    Keys to the Heart, sent off at 17-1 in a four-horse field with Jose Valdivia Jr. in the saddle, kicked loose in the stretch and held off Rhiana near the wire to tally a half-length upset in Friday night's $103,292 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.