Keyword: Mario Pino

  • Dominguez Takes 2003 Maryland Honors

    National riding leader Ramon Dominguez, who split time between Maryland and Delaware, had more trips to the winners' circle in Maryland than any other rider in the colony, winning 185 races at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2003. Trainer Dale Capuano and owner Michael Gill again topped their divisions this year.

  • Smooth Manuevers, Richetta Romp at Laurel

    Nick Sanna Stable's Smooth Maneuvers stole the $100,000 Anne Arundel Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Laurel Park Saturday, seizing the lead into the first turn and holding it the rest of the way to win by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Mario Pino.

  • Boston Common Impressive in De Francis Prep

    Friday's eighth race at Laurel Park could provide a candidate or two for next month's $300,000 De Francis Dash (gr. I), as two top contenders – Boston Common and Take Achance On Me – finished one-two in the $36,000 optional allowance test.

  • Holy Bubbette Rates Edge in Safely Kept

    Five of the eight starters in Saturday's $150,000 Safely Kept Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico are added money winners, led by the Tom Amoss-trained Holy Bubbette.

  • Crossing Point Sets Pimlico Mark for 5 Panels

    In his final tune-up before next month's Maryland Million Sprint, Crossing Point established a five-furlong track record with a front-running victory at Pimlico Sunday in a $50,000 optional allowance/claimer which featured four stakes winners.

  • Pino Passes Jacinto Vazquez on All-Time List

    With three victories on Wedneday's card at Laurel Park, jockey Mario Pino moved ahead of Jacinto Vazquez into 16th spot on the all-time list with 5,229 wins.

  • Wilson Passes Rudy Baez, Now 19th All Time

    With two victories on Saturday's Laurel Park card, jockey Rick Wilson moved ahead of Rudy Baez for the 19th spot on the all-time win list with career win 4,876. Baez retired with 4,875.

  • Handle Up Across the Board at Colonial

    Colonial Downs near New Kent, Va., ended its seventh Thoroughbred meet with records in total handle, on-track handle, and daily average total handle.

  • Undercover Plainly Best in Gala Lil

    Gasparilla Stable and Will Farish's Undercover stormed to victory as the overwhelming favorite in Saturday's $75,000 Gala Lil Stakes at Laurel Park.

  • Elegant Designer Weaves Way to Busher Win

    Michael H. Sherman's favored Elegant Designer and jockey Mario Pino came with a late surge to collar Virgin Voyage and then held off that one's stablemate, Xtra Heart, by head to win Saturday's $81,450 Busher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 mile.

  • Sunday Racing Abandoned at Laurel, Charles Town

    With the onset of snow in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. region Sunday causing a concern for the safety of horses and riders, officials at Laurel Park opted to cancel live racing after completion of the day's fourth race.

  • Wilzada Dances to Interborough Victory

    William P. Beatson Jr.'s front-running favorite Wilzada repulsed a mild challenge from Blinded By Love and drew off in the lane to win Aqueduct's $81,850 Interborough Handicap by five lengths.

  • Pino, Capuano Win 2002 Maryland Titles

    Jockey Mario Pino captured the Maryland riding title with 227 winners at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2002, his second one in the last four years. Dale Capuano earned the training championship, his fifth in the last six years, saddling 107 winners.

  • True Sensation Wins Laurel's Eventful Twixt

    Hickory Plains Farm's True Sensation, who had to check back into last place going into the first turn, rallied to in the $75,000 Twixt Stakes for 3-year-old Maryland-bred fillies at Laurel Park.

  • Five Riders Nominated for George Woolf Award

    Robert Colton, David Flores, Richard Migliore, Mario Pino and Edgar Prado have been nominated for the 2003 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced.

  • Pino Edges Closer to Career Win 5,000

    Mario Pino's quest for 5,000 career victories reached single digits when the veteran jockey rode two winners on Thursday's card at Laurel Park, giving him 4,991.

  • Slow Pace Can't Stop Grundlefoot at Laurel

    The field bunched up from the start and hoped to make a it a sprint for the finish, but heavily favored Grundlefoot was too good for that game, overpowering his rivals in the run to the wire, winning the $50,000 Lexington Park Stakes at Laurel Park on Sunday.

  • Mario "Super" So Far at Colonial

    Jockey Mario Pino hit double figures for wins in the last two days of racing at Colonial Downs by following his six-win performance on Monday with four wins Tuesday. For the first five days of the meet that opened July 3, Pino has 15 wins, and by the way, he spent one of those days at Monmonth Park.