Keyword: Norberto Arroyo Jr.

  • Free Rose wins the Del Mar Derby

    Free Rose Holds Tough for Del Mar Derby Win

    Abbondanza Racing and Nathan McCauley's Free Rose roared to the lead on the far turn and held on for a narrow win the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 4 as a the field threatened to engulf him.

  • Tanzanite Cat wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Tanzanite Cat Handy Winner of Smarty Jones

    James and Ywachetta Driver's Tanzanite Cat gave up the lead on the backstretch but took it back in mid-stretch and went on to a smooth victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Jan. 20.

  • Street Story and Ricardo Santana Jr. take the Dixie Belle Stakes on opening day at Oaklawn.

    Street Story Best in Sloppy Oaklawn Opener

    Street Story got the Oaklawn Park meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031 Jan. 10.

  • Mac the Man cruises to victory in the 96ROCK Stakes.

    Mac the Man, Allanah Take Turfway Stakes

    Sherri Greenhill's Mac the Man and TK Stables' Allanah won the featured 3-year-olds stakes at Turfway Park Feb. 2 to give leading jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. a riding double in the co-features.

  • Mac the Man and Norberto Arroyo Jr. dominate the Turfway Prevue.

    Mac the Man Wins Turfway Prevue

    Mac the Man gave trainer Jeff Greenhill his first stakes win in Kentucky Jan. 5, taking the $50,000 Turfway Prevue at Turfway Park by an easy four lengths over Smokinindaboysroom.

  • Edgar Prado, shown, and Norberto Arroyo Jr. will join athletes from the New York Giants, Jets, Rangers, Islanders, and Nets on the MDA Muscle Team.

    NY Jockeys Join the MDA Muscle Team

    New York has some great pro sports teams, but none of them can match the star power of New York's Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Team, made up of top pro athletes, including several jockeys, who have teamed with children challenged by MD for two inspiring events.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 21, Arroyo's All Right

    Yesterday, after the Saratoga winners' circle had cleared following the first race celebration, jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. stood and watched the replay. He held his 18-month-old son, Norberto Arroyo III, and smiled as he watched the image of his winning mount flash across the screen. It felt good to be back.

  • Arroyo Hurt in Aqueduct Fall; Racing Canceled

    Jockeys Eddie Martin Jr. and Norberto Arroyo Jr. were involved in a spill during Aqueduct's fifth race Saturday as two horses died. Following the incident, the remainder of Saturday's nine-race live card was canceled, as was Sunday's scheduled program.

  • Stretch-Out Successful for Great Intentions

    Barry K. Schwartz' front-running Great Intentions, supplemented to Saturday's $70,590 Affectionately Handicap for a cost of $650, put away Bobcat Greeley on the turn and then held off Homerette and Victory Pool for a neck victory in the 1 1/16-mile event for fillies and mares on Aqueduct's inner dirt track.

  • Valenzuela Hires Jim Pegram as Agent

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela has hired veteran California agent Jim Pegram to handle his riding engagements, replacing Tom Knust, who will continue to maintain the business for Corey Nakatani.

  • Norberto Arroyo Shifting to Hollywood Park

    Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. will shift his tack to California for the first time and begin riding at Hollywood Park June 14, according to his new agent, Jim Pegram.

  • Hello Liberty Surges to Win Nassau County BC

    Hello Liberty switched to the rail in deep stretch and passed tiring frontrunner Win McCool to win the $205,600 Nassau County Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Magnolia Jackson (3) wins the Bed O' Roses Stakes, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Magnolia Jackson Delivers in Bed o' Roses

    The champion filly Smuggler made no impact in her first start in nine months when Magnolia Jackson dug in to defeat Grecian Lover by a neck in the $155,400 Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • West Virginia, ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr., races ahead of Funny Cide to capture the Excelsior Breeders' Cup.

    Funny Cide Can't Hold Off Surging West Virginia

    Looking for his first win in 18 months, Funny Cide gave a gritty effort in Saturday's $151,900 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) but couldn't hold off the surging West Virginia, who registered a mild surprise on the Aqueduct main track.

  • Strummer, with Norberto Arroyo. Jr. aboard, wins Tthe Jimmy Winkfield Stakes Monday at Aqueduct.

    Clampdown for Strummer in Jimmy Winkfield

    Strummer won his third straight race Monday, taking Aqueduct's Martin Luther King Jr. Day feature, the $70,135 Jimmy Winkfield for 3-year-olds at six furlongs.

  • Bank Audit Adds Interborough to Win Column

    Robert J. Amendola's Bank Audit drew off from front-running High Peaks to win the $85,775 Interborough Handicap for fillies and mare by 5 1/2 lengths Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Arroyo Returns to New York on a Mission

    Tanned from a recent trip home to Puerto Rico and relaxed from a summer away from the New York limelight, Norberto Arroyo Jr made his return to Belmont Park a winning one Oct. 16. He has set his sights on winning the riding title at the Aqueduct winter meet.

  • Angelic Aura Takes Carpenter by a Neck

    Sanford Goldfarb and Steve Klesaris' Angelic Aura registered a hard fought neck victory over The Lady's Groom in $100,000 RRM Carpenter Jr. Memorial at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Coined For Success Wins Shuk Memorial

    Ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr., Steven Peskoff's Coined For Success made every pole a winning one on his way to posting an upset victory in the $75,000 Nick Shuk Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park today.

  • Arroyo Gets 15 Days From Laurel Park Stewards

    After having reviewed film of the Feb. 12 incident at Laurel Park involving Rogue Agent and Evening Attire in the John B. Campbell Handicap, the Laurel<br>stewards suspended Norberto Arroyo Jr., rider of Rogue Agent, for 15 days.

  • New York Hero outlasts Eugene&#39;s Third Son (8) to win the Lane&#39;s End Stakes, Saturday at Turfway Park.

    Tenacious New York Hero Wins Lane's End

    Paraneck Stable's New York Hero's valiant win in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds highlighted a five-stakes day at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Along Came Mary Wins Montauk Handicap

    Despite an erratic stretch run, Along Came Mary won the $82,550 Montauk Handicap by 2 1/2 lengths on a cold Sunday afternoon at Aqueduct.