Keyword: Mario Pino

  • Mario Pino

    Pino to Receive George Woolf Award April 14

    Mario Pino, winner of the 2013 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, will accept the award in a winner's circle ceremony between races April 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Honored with George Woolf Award

    Veteran Maryland-based rider Mario Pino is the winner of the 2013 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, which recognizes riders for top career achievement and personal character.

  • Jockey Mario Pino will be Honorary Postmaster for Preakness 133 Station.

    Alibi Breakfast Award Winners Announced

    Turf writer Sean Clancy, photographer Brandon Benson, columnist Dick Jerardi and sports producer Mike Pupo will be honored by the Maryland Jockey Club with this year's Preakness media awards during the annual Alibi Breakfast May 15 at Pimlico's Terrace Dining Room.

  • Abel Castellano

    Castellano Reaches Milestone

    Jockey Abel Castellano reached the 1,000 win plateau when he guided Johnny Z. to victory in the fifth race at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon. The 24-year-old achieved the milestone with his wife Claudia and two-year-old son Andrew in attendance.

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Delivers 6,000th Win

    Mario Pino became the 15th jockey in North America to earn 6,000 wins Nov. 7 when he piloted Pass Play to victory in the seventh race at Laurel Park.

  • Hard Spun takes King's Bishop with yet another gutsy performance in the stretch.

    Hard Spun Fights Back, Wins King's Bishop

    Heavily favored Hard Spun, a colt who has made all the major dances for trainer Larry Jones this season, earned his elusive first grade I victory when he turned back a serious challenge from First Defence in the $250,000 King's Bishop (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Aug. 25.

  • Any Given Saturday runs away from field in Haskell win.<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%3D1917240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Any Given Saturday Romps in Haskell

    Under a confident ride from Garrett Gomez, Any Given Saturday moved past pace-setting Cable Boy, then caught Hard Spun in mid-stretch and pulled away for a decisive 4 1/2-length victory in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Diabolical gets back on track with Vanderbilt win.<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%3D1838875%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Diabolical Turns Up Heat in Vanderbilt Win

    A freshened Diabolical sat patiently behind a hot pace for jockey Mario Pino, then turned in a powerful run from the eighth pole to edge a determined Attila's Storm in the $260,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Saturday.

  • Jockey Garrett Gomez, will ride Hard Spun in Belmont Stakes.

    Gomez Replaces Pino on Hard Spun for Belmont

    Owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones have named Garrett Gomez to ride Hard Spun in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), replacing Mario Pino, who had ridden the colt in all eight of his previous starts. As of now, Hard Spun is considered 98% certain to run, according to Porter.

  • Diabolical runs down Talent Search to win the Maryland Sprint.<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%3D1229558%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Diabolical Digs Down, Captures Maryland Sprint

    Owner/trainer Steve Klesaris, injured in a motor vehicle accident the day before, couldn't be on hand at Pimlico Race Course Saturday to see his Diabolical win the $200,000 Emirates Airline Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Derby hopeful Hard Spun posts impressive win in Lane's End 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%3D923452%26ref%3Dstory">Order Th

    Hard Spun Regains Winning Form in Lane's End

    Fox Hill Farms' Hard Spun regained his status as a leading Triple Crown contender with a powerful win in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds on Turfway Park's all-weather track Saturday.

  • Sweet Streak Intact for Lecomte Victor Hard Spun

    Trainer Larry Jones thought undefeated Hard Spun would face the first difficult test of his career in Saturday's $100,000 Lecomte (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at the Fair Grounds. But as the even-money choice swung off the far turn, it was apparent that this one-mile event was all but over.

  • Hard Spun Draws Crowd, Raves in Nursery Win

    Hard Spun ran his career record to a three-for-three with an easy victory Dec. 18 in the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Philadelphia Park and had onlookers comparing him with Smarty Jones, who won the same race in 2003.

  • Finalists Named for George Woolf Award

    Jockeys Jon Court, Victor Espinoza, Roberto Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder, and Mario Pino are finalists for the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 13.

  • Ah Day Draws Off in Japan Racing Association

    Jockey Mario Pino kept Ah Day in a holding pattern until two furlongs from the finish line, tapped him with the whip when he was ready and drew off to a commanding four-length victory in the $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Ah Day Draws Off in Japan Racing Association

    Jockey Mario Pino kept Ah Day in a holding pattern until two furlongs from the finish line, tapped him with the whip when he was ready, and drew off to a commanding four-length victory in the $100,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Wildcat Bettie B Pounces for Pino in Victory Ride

    Delaware Park-based trainer Larry Jones came to Saratoga Race Course with Oasis Racing's grade I-winning Wildcat Bettie B and brought Maryland-based jockey Mario Pino with him to take the $110,700 Victory Ride (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies by a length Thursday.

  • Wildcat Bettie B wins the Prioress Stakes.

    Wildcat Bettie B Roars to Victory in Prioress

    Oasis Racing's Wildcat Bettie B revved up while racing wide down the stretch and caught the 18-1 outsider Wild Gams in the final yards to win the $250,000 Prioress Breeders' Cup by a neck at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Smart Growth Upsets Delaware's Brandywine

    Augustin Stable's Smart Growth rallied from the back of the pack along the inside to edge Cherokee's Boy in the $100,000 Brandywine Stakes at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Your Bluffing Shows Cards in Campbell Romp

    R.D.M. Racing Stable's Your Bluffing was the easiest kind of winner as the 1-5 favorite in Saturday's $80,000 John B. Campbell Breeders' Cup Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Mario Pino Wins Five at Laurel

    Jockey Mario Pino won five races at Laurel Park Sunday, including a 4 1/4-length victory in the $50,000 Pin Oak Stud LLC/Hildene Stakes with Cinnamon Charlie.

  • More Smoke Burns Foes; Friel's for Real Wins

    More Smoke started the new year the way he ended the last one, winning this time against newly turned 3-year-olds in Saturday's $50,000 Dancing Count Stakes at Pimlico.

  • Jockey Pino Busts Collarbone in Pimlico Spill

    Mario Pino, the 16th leading rider in the history of the racing, broke his right collarbone Thursday at Pimlico after his mount Look At Her fell nearing the sixteenth marker in the second race.

  • Misty Sixes Bounces Away to Obeah Win

    Puglisi Stable's Misty Sixes established herself as one of the early favorites for the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 18 with an authoritative 2 1/2-length victory Saturday in the $100,000 Obeah Handicap for fillies and mares.

  • Loving's Last Lunge Wins Brandywine

    After a prolonged duel, Sanford Goldfarb's Loving narrowly defeated Private Lap to take the $100,000 Brandywine Handicap at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Undercover Overpowering in Racing Media 'Cap

    Mario Pino and the chestnut mare Undercover overwhelmed a small band of four rival Maryland-bred fillies and mares in Saturday's $75,000 Maryland Racing Media Handicap at Laurel Park.