Keyword: Manoel Cruz

  • Our Caravan rolls to victory in the Calder Derby.

    Calder Derby: Our Caravan Stops Ring Weekend

    Top-of-the-stretch antics cost Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Ring Weekend a possible victory in the $250,000 Calder Derby April 5 at Calder Casino & Race Course, as 5-1 Our Caravan drew off to win by 9 3/4 lengths.

  • Twilight Eclipse rolls home to win the W.L. McKnight Handicap.

    Twilight Eclipse Shines in W. L. McKnight

    Lightly-raced Twilight Eclipse put away 3-2 favorite Ioya Bigtime entering the far turn and continued on to post an 11-1 upset win in the W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) Nov. 24 at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Manoel Cruz

    Manny Cruz Returning to Calder June 7

    Following his three mounts at Churchill Downs June 3, jockey Manny Cruz will return to Calder Casino & Race Course, where he is the all-time leading rider with 1,956 victories at the Miami track.

  • Bizzy Caroline catches Heavenly Landing late to win the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap.

    Bizzy Caroline Keeps Digging, Wins Mint Julep

    Favored Bizzy Caroline, making her second start of the year, dug in late to edge outsider Heavenly Landing by a neck in the $111,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf June 2.

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    Bizzy Caroline Keeps Plugging for Regret Win

    Bizzy Caroline, making her stakes debut, kicked clear late to register a 2 1/4-length win in the $138,125 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf course June 18, earning her third consecutive win.

  • Salty Strike wins the Dogwood Stakes.

    Salty Strike Makes the Grade in Dogwood

    Two weeks after demolishing a field of optional claimers, Craig Singer's homebred filly Salty Strike became a graded stakes winner, as she returned to Churchill Downs June 4 to take the Dogwood (gr. III) by 3 3/4 lengths.

  • Pica Slew and Manoel Cruz are in control in the Azalea.

    Pica Slew Much the Best in Azalea

    Terra Di Sienna's Pica Slew caught pacesetter Rapport at the eighth-pole and cruised to a two-length win in the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) July 10 at Calder Race Course.

  • Mambo Meister, second in last year's Miami Mile Handicap, got the job done this time around on opening day of the 2010 season at Calder Casino and Racetrack

    Mambo Meister Masters Miami Mile

    Mambo Meister, second in last year's Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT), got the job done this time for jockey Manoel Cruz when he nabbed favored Pinckney Hill at the wire on opening day at Calder Casino and Racetrack April 25.

  • Soldier's Dancer scored a repeat victory in the PTHA President's Cup at Philadelphia Park.

    President's Cup Repeat for Soldier's Dancer

    Odds-on favorite Soldier's Dancer scored a repeat victory in the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup on the turf at Philadelphia Park Sept. 19, drawing away in deep stretch to score by three lengths.

  • Jockey Manoel Cruz rode his 2,000th North American career winner on May 24 at Calder.

    Jockey Cruz Gets 2,000th North American Win

    Jockey Manoel Cruz, 39, rode his 2,000th North American career winner May 24 at Calder Race Course when he guided J C Stable's 4-year-old gelding Catch Rikki to victory in the seventh race for trainer Larry Pilotti.

  • Florida DPMW Postpones Lopez Hearing

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has postponed a hearing that was scheduled for Nov. 5 on a possible 30-day suspension of Paco Lopez, who leads Calder Race Course jockeys in victories this year.

  • Soldier's Dancer draws off in the Miami Mile under Manoel Cruz.

    Soldier's Dancer Marches in Miami Mile

    Favored Soldier's Dancer made it back-to-back stakes wins when he burst away from the field in deep stretch to register an easy four-length triumph in the $100,000 Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Calder turf course Oct. 18.

  • Soldier's Dancer Takes President's Cup

    Trailing the field for three-quarters of a mile, Soldier's Dancer made a late surge to emerge with a two-length victory in the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup over a yielding turf course at Philadelphia Park Sept. 13.

  • Smooth Air glides home in the Ohio Derby (gr. II).

    Smooth Air Much the Best in Ohio Derby

    Manoel Cruz gave Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air a perfect stalking trip and the Smooth Jazz colt responded with authority, taking over just inside the eighth-pole and then drawing clear for a three-length victory in the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) May 31 at Thistledown.

  • Manoel Cruz

    Derby Jockey Profile: Manoel Cruz

    Manoel Cruz has never won a grade I race, and his most significant career victory came in a grade II event with a purse of $200,000. On May 3, he'll tackle the $2-million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) aboard Smooth Air.

  • J'Ray scores in the My Charmer.

    J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • J'ray gets Revenge in My Charmer

    It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou?s Lassie and J?ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou?s Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J?ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

  • Istan Doesn't Look Back, Wins Artax 'Cap

    Darpat S.L. Stable's 5-year-old Istan went to the front at the start of Saturday's $100,000 Artax Handicap for older horses at Gulfstream Park and went all the way to score by 2 1/2 lengths over Paradise Dancer.

  • Unbeaten Straight Faced Prevails in Affirmed

    Walter Donnelly's 2-year-old colt Straight Faced is undefeated in four starts after winning the $150,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes on Saturday at Calder's "Juvenile Showcase."

  • Adhrhythm Dominates Florida's Susan's Girl

    Centaur Farms' homebred filly Adhrhythm dominated the $150,000 Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, taking the seven-furlong event by 8 1/2 lengths.

  • Splendid Blended, Manol Cruz aboard, takes the Shirley Jones BC 'Cap at Gulfstream Park.

    Splendid Blended is Old Self in Shirley Jones

    Peter Vegso's 4-year-old Florida homebred filly Splendid Blended, twice a grade I winner, was the class of the field in Saturday's $187,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. She did nothing to dispel that notion as she drew clear for a 3 1/4-length victory over Beautiful Bets.

  • Universal Form, 53-1, Shocks Deputy Minister

    The former claiming horse Universal Form got the heated pace he was looking for, scoring a come-from-behind shocker at odds of 53-1 in the $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Sunday.

  • Manoel Cruz Gets 1,000th North American Win

    Jockey Manoel Cruz rode his 1,000th winner in North America on Saturday when guiding George's Dance to victory in the thirteenth and final race at Calder Race Course.

  • Bob's Proud Moment Arrives in Miami Mile BC

    Robert M. Dubois' 4-year-old colt Bob's Proud Moment won the first stakes race of his career in taking the Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Calder Race Course turf Monday.

  • D' Wildcat Speed Roars to Rampart Victory

    Win machine D' Wildcat Speed, making her first start in a route race in nearly a year, sped away from 3-5 favorite Isola Piu Bella at the top of the stretch and registered an easy six-length victory in the $200,000 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • R Obsession Rallies for Frances A. Genter Win

    A. Kales Company's R Obsession closed late in the $100,000 Frances A. Genter Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Calder on Saturday to defeat the pacesetting longshot Our Exploit by 1 ¼ lengths.

  • Kaufy Mate runs to victory in the Aventura Stakes, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Kaufy Mate Overpowers Aventura Stakes

    Kaufy Mate swept to a 4 1/2 -length victory in Saturday's $250,000 Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park, an ungraded stakes for 3-year-olds.

  • Calder Crazy Love That Moon Tops Dudley

    Calder specialist Love That Moon posted a mild upset in the $150,000 Jack Dudley Sprint Handicap on Florida Million day, defeating Pick'em by three-quarters of a length with 8-to-5 favorite Sing Me Back Home finishing third.

  • Calder Meet Numbers Dip

    Attendance and wagering figures at the recently concluded Calder Race Course meet were down despite the popularity of the track's marquee events--the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun.

  • Formal Miss Captures Judy's Red Shoes

    Elite Racing and Nuphri Fornaro's 3-year-old filly Formal Miss was a convincing winner of the $75,000 Judy's Red Shoes Stakes at Calder Race Course on Saturday, defeating Dakota Light by 3 ¾ lengths.

  • Point Prince heads to victory in the Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Team Valor's Point Prince in Appleton Upset

    Team Valor's Point Prince pulled a 29-1 upset in Saturday's $150,000 Appleton Handicap (gr. IIT), defeating front-running Krieger by 1 1/4 length in the one-mile grass event.

  • Ivanavinalot Knocks Over Brave Raj Stakes

    In an impressive gate to wire performance, Ivanavinalot won Saturday's $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Calder Race Course.

  • Ivanavinalot Starts Well, Cruises at Calder

    One should never underestimate the value of a good start. That's what the owner and trainer of Ivanavinalot advise, after seeing their 2-year-old filly dominate the Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes Saturday at Calder Race Course.