Keyword: Patrick Valenzuela

  • Baffert's Match Race Horse Changed

    Woke Up Dreamin, a 3-year-old colt by Holy Bull owned by Mike Pegram and trained by Bob Baffert, will replace the injured Oopstheregoes as one of the two horses set for Sunday's match race pitting leading Del Mar riders Julie Krone and Patrick Valenzuela.

  • Krone-Valenzuela Match a Study of Opposites

    Happy, cheerful Julie Krone may never match the intensity of Patrick Valenzuela, but as the Sept. 7 "Battle of the Sexes" match race between Del Mar's leading riders draws closer, the bubbly Krone doesn't need to convince anyone of her winning desire.

  • Halfbridled, with Julie Krone aboard,  wins the Grade I Del Mar Debutante.

    Halfbridled Turns in Smashing Debutante Win

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled showed why she's likely to be heard from later this year when she recorded a scintillating five-length victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Perfect Moon draws away to win the Best Pal Stakes Sunday at Del Mar.

    Perfect Moon Shines in Best Pal

    Perfect Moon, a $4,700 yearling purchase, won his second consecutive graded stakes Sunday at Del Mar, capturing the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 length with a powerful stretch drive.

  • Singletary Hits Hard in La Jolla

    Little Red Feather Racing's Singletary, who flopped when heavily favored in each of his three starts, put it all together Saturday in winning the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Del Mar turf course.

  • Don'tsellmeshort Wins Del Mar's Graduation

    Cecil N. Peacock's Don'tsellmeshort broke sharply under jockey Patrick Valenzuela and never looked back while scoring a gate-to-wire triumph in Wednesday's featured $125,000 Graduation Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds.

  • Beau's Town Flashes to Crosby Victory for Norman

    Midwestern invader Beau's Town, impressively handled by Patrick Valenzuela, blazed to an impressive 1 1/2-length victory in the $191,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) over a strong group of older sprinters.

  • Hollywood Wagering Par, but On-Track Business Down

    Hollywood Park closed its 64th Spring/Summer Meet Sunday virtually on par with its record meet of 2002 as common pool wagering totaled $688,581,157, down just .05 percent from the figure of $688,935,976 a year ago.

  • Continental Red Sails Into Sunset

    Trainer Ian Jory hopes that Continental Red has better luck in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT), the 1 1/2-mile closing day turf feature, than he did last year.

  • Joey Franco (#10), left, outgames Publication to win the Triple Bend Handicap Saturday.

    Joey Franco Hangs On in Triple Bend

    The Jerry Frankel homebred Joey Franco took advantage of a perfect trip to capture the $300,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) by a head over a fast-closing Publication Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Joey Franco Wins Ack Ack; Crafty C.T. Fourth

    Joey Franco moved to the lead with authority on the far turn and went on to post a one-length victory under jockey Patrick Valenzuela in Saturday's $91,325 Ack Ack Handicap at Hollywood Park.

  • Passinetti wins the San Juan Capistrano Stakes, Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Cecil's Easter Surprise: Passinetti Wins Capistrano

    Gary Tanaka's Passinetti, a 7-year-old gelding who had been turned out for more than three years and was nearly given away to become a riding horse, became racing's resurrection story of this Easter season Sunday by winning the $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IT) at Santa Anita.

  • Comeback Win Sweet for Fernando Valenzuela

    A win's a win, so it made no difference to jockey Fernando Valenzuela that his first victory in nearly 15 months came in a race that was reduced to three horses at Santa Anita due to four scratches, two at the starting gate.

  • Espinoza to Ride Ministers Wild Cat

    Trainer Neil Drysdale said that Victor Espinoza, just removed as the rider of Kafwain, would ride Ministers Wild Cat in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5.

  • Valenzuela to Serve Additional Three-Day Ban

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela has withdrawn his appeal of a three-day suspension issued by Santa Anita stewards on Dec. 31 and will serve the days concurrent with the five-day ban he is to begin on Friday.

  • Pat Valenzuela, may be new jockey for Kafwain.

    Pat Valenzuela May Ride Kafwain

    After earlier saying he was not considering a change in jockey for Kafwain, his prime 3-year-old Kentucky Derby candidate, trainer Bob Baffert said he has offered the mount to Patrick Valenzuela, who was aboard the colt for a five-furlong work on Wednesday.

  • Valenzuela Suspended for Five Days

    Santa Anita stewards suspended leading rider Patrick Valenzuela for five days, Mar. 19-23, "for crossing over without sufficient clearance going into the clubhouse turn" on Que Facil Corazon in Friday's second race.

  • Starrer, winning the Santa Margarita.

    Starrer Steals Spotlight in Santa Margarita

    George Krikorian's favored Starrer went over the $1 million mark in career earnings Sunday, pulling away from front-running Sightseek in deep stretch to win the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

  • Starrer carries jockey Patrick Valenzuela to victory in the Santa Maria Handicap Sunday at Santa Anita.

    Classy Starrer Beats You in Santa Maria

    Starrer was ready to roll down the backstretch in the $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park on Sunday, but jockey Patrick Valenzuela knew better than to let her go so soon.

  • Starrer Battles You in Santa Maria Handicap

    Starrer returns to competition in Sunday's $200,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita following a two-month layoff.

  • Madame Pietra (10) wins the $250,000 Padua Stables-Filly and Mare Sprint.

    Madame Pietra Kicks Off Sunshine Series

    Carl H. Grether's favored Madame Pietra wore down Shameful and Chispiski in the stretch to win by a head in the $250,000 Filly & Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Harrisand Takes Big Step Up in San Marcos

    Despite a steep step up in company in Monday's $150,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT) at 1 1/4 mile on the Santa Anita grass, jockey Patrick Valenzuela is confident Harrisand, the French-bred 5-year-old trained by Bobby Frankel, can handle the competition.

  • Atlantic Ocean runs to victory.

    Atlantic Ocean Too Deep for Sea Jewel

    The Thoroughbred Corporation's 3-year-old filly Atlantic Ocean is making her $1.9 million purchase price look better after winning the $110,900-added Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Hillside Specialist Rolly Polly Heads Monrovia

    Rolly Polly, unbeaten in three turf starts at Santa Anita, will try to end 2002 on a high note when she goes to the post in the $150,000 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Tuesday.

  • Got Koko posted an upset victory in the La Brea.

    Got Koko KO's You at 17-1 in La Brea Stakes

    Got Koko mounted a furious late rally and cruised to victory in the $200,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita Park.<br>

  • Echo Eddie Bulls Way to Dayjur Victory

    Echo Eddie and jockey Patrick Valenzuela bulled their way past Rocky Bar on the inside and went on to a two-length victory in Sunday's autumn meet-closing $85,970 Dayjur Handicap at Hollywood Park.

  • No Separating Tout Charmant, Surya in Dahlia

    Multiple stakes-winning Tout Charmant closed from out of the clouds to dead heat with a tenacious Surya in the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Hombre Rapido Breaks Hollywood Track Mark

    Hombre Rapido lived up to his name, busting to the lead early and cruising to a 2 1/2-length victory in track record time of 1:01 3/5 for 5 1/2 furlongs in Friday's featured seventh race at Hollywood Park.

  • Starrer, en route to Bayakoa victory.

    Starrer Skims Rail for a Handy Bayakoa Victory

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela found room along the rail and shot even-money favorite Starrer through the opening at the top of the stretch, going on to a five-length victory in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) Sunday at Hollywood Park.

  • Madame Pietra Extends Habibti's Streak

    Favorite Madame Pietra came from off the pace under Patrick Valenzuela to post a 2 1/2-length victory over Habibti in Sunday's $71,950 Corona Handicap at Hollywood Park.

  • Starrer Drills for Bayakoa Repeat Try

    Starrer worked six furlongs in 1:14.60 at Hollywood Park Sunday morning under exercise rider Michelle Jensen in preparation for defense of her Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) crown next Sunday.

  • Sparkling Texas Glitter Wins Turf Express

    Texas Glitter, with John Velazquez riding, collared speedy Rocky Bar in the final 100 yards and went on to a 3/4-length victory in Friday's $200,000 Hollywood Turf Express (gr. IIIT) at 5 1/2 furlongs.

  • Bullet Work for Eclipse Hopeful Golden Apples

    Continuing her quest for an Eclipse Award, Golden Apples drilled a half mile on the Hollywood Park turf Wednesday in a bullet :46.20 breezing for the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on Sunday.

  • Golden Apples in Bullet Move at Hollywood

    Bidding for an Eclipse Award as champion filly or mare on turf, Golden Apples worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:11 around the dogs on a firm turf course Thursday at Hollywood Park in preparation for the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) Dec. 1.

  • Zucker Looks Forward to Thanksgiving in NY

    Former New Yorker trainer Howard Zucker could have a sweet homecoming when he brings Carl Grether's Crafty C. T. from California for the Nov. 30 Cigar Mile (gr. I).

  • Only The Best Romps in Sunny Slopes

    Only The Best popped out of the gate and improved his position in Saturday's $96,600 Sunny Slope Stakes at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, rolling to a two-length victory under Patrick Valenzuela.

  • Rolly Polly, foreground, outruns I&#39;m The Business for last-second win in the Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap Saturday at Santa Anita.

    Rolly Polly Reaches Wire Just in Time

    For Wildenstein Stable's favored Rolly Polly and jockey Patrick Valenzuela, the last stride of the $114,100 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Saturday was the best one.