Apprentice jockey Alexandra Jara registered her first career victory in the U.S. while lighting up the tote board in the second race June 22 at Gulfstream Park.
When Alexandra Jara traveled to South Florida in 2007 and watched her older brother Fernando win the Donn Handicap (gr. I) aboard Horse of the Year Invasor at Gulfstream Park, she dreamed of someday doing the same.
Jubilee Queen took the lead turning for home against 10 males, a fleet gray in search of the first Caribe triumph by a female since Bambara in 2009. But Diamante Negro was flying on the outside with his trademark late run.
On the outskirts of boom-town Panama City, past tin roof houses and enterprising food vendors with their roadside stands, past soccer players who practice diligently in the cooler morning hours, Panama's only racetrack hums.
Ten Most Wanted, winner of the 2003 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been sold for stud duty in Panama.
In a move to provide future expansion at tracks in Latin America, international gaming company Codere announced the signing of a strategic alliance agreement with United Tote Sept. 13.
People rushed into the winner's circle, chanting "Venezuela, Venezuela," and waving that South American country's flags after Stud Jabces' Heisenberg won the 44th Clasico Internacional del Caribe (Pan-I) Dec. 11 in Panama.
Hammer Time's Deirdre Biles continues her Panama trip with a visit to the Pincay Jockey Academy. read blog
HRTV will present live coverage of the $300,000 Caribbean Classic from Presidente Remon Racetrack in Panama on Sunday, Dec. 11.
Deirdre Biles is off to Panama to cover the Clasico Internacional del Caribe. read blog
Canadian classic winner Golden Moka's story involves a crippled jockey who sees something in a cheap Panamanian 2yo; a stallion that has struggled to meet expectations; and a female family with a long and proud tradition.
Sweetsouthernsaint, sire of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Storming Saint, has been sold and will stand at Haras El Aguila in Panama.
Ricardo Santana Jr., the leading apprentice rider in Panama, has arrived in the United States and will have his first mount Sept. 15.
Grade II winner Icy Atlantic has been purchased by Raul Gonzales-Abreu to stand at his British Mist Stud Farm in Panama.
Five countries will join forces on Dec. 7 and 8 for the Caribbean Series 2002. Horses and trainers from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela will converge at El Comandante Racetrack for four races featuring horses from each country.
Lorenzo Lezcano, an apprentice rider from Panama, topped Aqueduct's winter meet standings with 70 victories.
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