Keyword: Junior Alvarado

  • Heaven's Runway overtakes favorite Stallwalkin' Dude to win the Fall Highweight

    Heaven's Runway Upsets Fall Highweight

    Heaven's Runway rallied from the far outside and overtook favorite Stallwalkin' Dude in deep stretch for his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Fall Highweight (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Celestine comes home strong to win the Honey Fox Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-Hm3cqMJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Celestine Makes the Grade in Honey Fox

    Phaedrus Flights' Celestine went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIT) April 2 at Gulfstream Park, picking up the first graded victory of her career for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

  • Undefeated Nyquist (left) and Mohaymen set for showdown.

    Post Positions Set for Florida Derby Showdown

    Five weeks before they chase the penultimate prize in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the stakes are huge for both star 3-year-olds as they tower over the rest of their Florida Derby competition.

  • Three Aqueduct Riders Fined by NYSGC

    Three jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack have been fined by the New York State Gaming Commission for "failure to ride in a professional manner" in separate incidents earlier in February.

  • Mohaymen in the Gulfstream Park winner's circle Jan. 30, 2016.

    Making the Grade: Mohaymen

    This week we take a closer look at Mohaymen, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) on Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mohaymen rolls to victory in the Holy Bull Stakes.

    Mohaymen Romps in Holy Bull Stakes

    Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen made easy work of five rivals to draw clear in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30, pushing his perfect record to 4-for-4.

  • Mohaymen will make his sophomore debut in the Holy Bull Stakes.
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    Mohaymen Set for 2016 Debut in Holy Bull

    Regarded as the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen is the third major contender to open his sophomore season in the Holy Bull for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Cairo Prince and Frosted also ran here.

  • Mohaymen comes home strong to win the Nashua.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-7ptWGbz">Order This Photo</a>

    Mohaymen Shines in Nashua Stakes

    Coming off a half-length win in his debut at Belmont Park Sept. 19, Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen impressed in his first start against winners and in stakes competition, taking the one-turn mile Nashua (gr. II) by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Harmonize and Junior Alvarado take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-2ZTxVzd">Order This Photo</a>

    Harmonize Shows New Dimension in Jessamine

    Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • Exaggerator wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Exaggerator Brave in Saratoga Special

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator shipped in from California and put on a brave performance Aug. 16, splitting horses midstretch before surging to victory in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Smart Transition wins the $100,000 Curlin Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths.

    Smart Transition Powers Home in Curlin

    Arnold Zetcher's homebred Smart Transition picked up his first black type victory July 31 at Saratoga Race Course, kicking into gear off the turn and drawing away to win the $100,000 Curlin Stakes.

  • Waltzing Matilda upsets the New York Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Vtx9M2Q">Order This Photo</a>

    Waltzing Matilda Stuns Field in New York

    Mrs. Paul Shanahan's Waltzing Matilda provided quite a shock in the $300,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 5, taking the 1 1/2-mile turf event at Belmont Park at odds of 22-1 in her U.S. debut.

  • House Rules wins the Top Flight Handicap.
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    House Rules Grinds Out Top Flight Win

    The only graded stakes winner in the field, Joseph Shields Jr.'s House Rules showed her class with a sustained outside rally and was up late to win the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. III) April 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Isabelle comes home strong to win the Broadway Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-94ZvQmK">Order This Photo</a>

    Isabelle Takes Third Straight in Broadway

    Favored Isabelle surged late to collar pacesetting Atlantic's Smile in the final 70 yards to post her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Broadway Stakes at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 14.

  • Belle Gallantey faces eight in the Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 1.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XxG9bdQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Among Nine in Affectionately

    Two-time grade I winner Belle Gallantey, ninth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in her last start Oct. 31, is one of nine fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Affectionately Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 1.

  • Itsmyluckyday fights off Moreno to win the Woodward.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-mDj3wXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Outfights Moreno in Woodward

    Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30.

  • Haskin: The Eric Guillot Show

    There seemed to be an inordinate amount of people who were displeased with the result of the Aug. 2 Whitney Handicap, mainly due to the winning trainer Eric Guillot, who, to put it mildly, is not your typical trainer.

  • Moreno leads the way to victory in the Whitney.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-k5m3bvn">Order This Photo</a>

    Moreno Shows the Way for Whitney Revenge

    Southern Equine Stables' 10-1 shot went wire-to-wire in the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, leaving Itsmyluckyday and Will Take Charge behind to finish in 1:48.05 on a fast track. Palace Malice, the 3-5 favorite, faded to sixth.

  • Size splashes to victory in the Iowa Oaks.

    Size Handles Distance, Captures Iowa Oaks

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Size captured her first stakes and third win overall in four starts with a handy upset victory in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 28.

  • Wired Bryan rolls to victory in the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2844181292&k=dTRfJS2">Order This Photo</a>

    Wired Bryan Cruises in Bongard

    Wired Bryan turned in a front-running tour-de-force in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes on Empire Showcase Day; Miss Narcissist employed similar tactics to take the $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma for fillies.

  • Strapping Groom finishes strong to win the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2735534217&k=4qGtFNT">Order This Photo</a>

    Strapping Groom Sloshes to Forego Surprise

    Pacesetter Strapping Groom, a $35,000 claim in May, captured the Forego Stakes (gr. I) in a 15-1 upset Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, surging in the final strides to edge Jackson Bend on a sloppy track.

  • Saginaw

    Saginaw Euthanized After Fracturing Sesamoids

    Saginaw, the remarkable former claimer who excelled in New York-bred stakes company and won 14 of 18 starts for Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson, was euthanized Aug. 30 after fracturing both sesamoids at Saratoga.

  • Flat Out sails home to win the 2013 Suburban.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2618565680&k=dz3FQGR">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out Much the Best in Second Suburban

    Nearly unbeatable at Belmont Park, Flat Out collected his fifth win from six starts at the New York oval while finishing much the best for his second victory in the $350,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) July 6.

  • Saginaw outfinishes Fiddlers Afleet to win the Affirmed Success.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2548075981&k=jV3q9f8">Order This Photo</a>

    Determined Saginaw Gets Affirmed Success Win

    Drawing Away Stables' Saginaw turned in another remarkable effort in the $98,000 Affirmed Success Handicap, overcoming early trouble and a tepid pace before shoving his way out at the head of the stretch.

  • Glorious View repels all challenges to capture the Vagrancy Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2519687548&k=3xF6h4f">Order This Photo</a>

    Glorious View Guts Out Vagrancy Triumph

    Pressed all the way on a fast pace, favored Glorious View refused to give way in the stretch in her stakes debut, capturing the $200,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) May 18 at Belmont Park.

  • Cluster of Stars rolls again in the Distaff Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455222018&k=zsrQjQ7">Order This Photo</a>

    Cluster of Stars Stays Unbeaten in Distaff

    Turtle Bird Stable's undefeated Cluster of Stars repelled the challenge of Los Ojitos and preserved her perfect record April 13 at Aqueduct Racetrack, winning the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II).

  • Amira's Prince heads home to victory in the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2433377044&k=rqdPJdp">Order This Photo</a>

    Amira's Prince Maintains Hot Streak in Muniz

    Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.

  • Mr Palmer and Junior Alvarado take the Private Terms.

    Mr Palmer Seals Deal in Private Terms Stakes

    Mr Palmer had the highest Beyer speed figure of nine 3-year-olds who went to the gate for the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes March 9 at Laurel Park, and teh favorite prevailed when he closed with a strong late run.