Keyword: Luzzi

  • Leg in Cast, Luzzi Returns to Saratoga

    Jockey Mike Luzzi, saying he hopes to be riding by the opening of the Belmont Park fall meeting Sept. 10, returned to the Saratoga jockeys' room Wednesday morning for the first time since he suffered a broken femur on opening day at Saratoga.

  • Luzzi Has Surgery on Broken Leg

    Jockey Mike Luzzi was resting comfortably at Albany Medical Center Thursday morning, after undergoing surgery Wednesday night for a broken right femur.

  • Luzzi Suffers Broken Leg in Saratoga Opener

    Jockey Mike Luzzi suffered a broken femur in his right leg Wednesday when he was thrown from his mount, Honey Fritters, in the first race of the Saratoga Race Course 2004 season.

  • Shake You Down wins the Padua Stables Sprint, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Shake You Down Gets His 'Reward' in Padua Stables Sprint

    Trainer Scott Lake did not hide his disappointment that Robert L. Cole Jr.'s Shake You Down was not among the top three finalists for an Eclipse Award as top sprinter in North America for 2003. On Saturday, Lake and Shake You Down got their reward when the 6-year-old gelding zipped to victory in the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

  • Shake You Down, foreground, wins the True North Handicap.

    Shake You Down Splashes to True North Win

    Shake You Down continued to show an affinity for an off track, running fast fractions over a sloppy surface at Belmont Park to win the $190,000 True North Breeders' Cup (gr. II). It was the fourth straight win for Shake You Down since being claimed by trainer Scott Lake, the last two graded stakes victories.

  • Former Claimer Van Minister Closes for Hill Prince Win

    Van Minister trailed the field as pacesetter Smoked Em set slow early fractions, then rallied through the stretch to nip even-money favorite Miesque's Approval at the wire to win Saturday's Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Coyote Lakes became the first winner of the Gallant Fox twice in the same year.

    Coyote Lakes Earns Second 2001 Gallant Fox Victory

    Roddy J. Valente's Coyote Lakes ran past Top Official in deep stretch to win the 1 5/8-mile Gallant Fox Handicap (gr. III) for the second time in 2001. The 7-year-old Society Max gelding previously won the race on New Year's Day 2001.

  • Luzzi Named Venezia Award Winner

    Mike Luzzi has been named the winner of the 2001 Mike Venezia Memorial Award by the New York Racing Association. The award honors riders who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship, qualities exhibited by the jockey for whom the award is named. It is voted on by a ballot of racing fans, sports writers, and jockeys.

  • Arroyo, Luzzi in Separate Spills at Aqueduct

    Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. was thrown from his horse Sunday, falling heavily to the track near the end of the seventh race at Aqueduct. Two races later, Mike Luzzi was dumped from his mount shortly after leaving the starting gate.