Only in the United States for two weeks, the 23-year-old jockey from Arequipa, Peru, which is the same hometown as perennial leading Southern California jockey Rafael Bejarano, won in his first day of racing at Santa Anita Park July 2.
Kentucky-bred Peruvian champion Ryans Charm won the Gran Premio Pamplona (Per-I) for the second consecutive year June 26 at Hipodromo Monterrico near Lima.
Maria Santa Stable's Peru-based filly Salama is being pointed to the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following a second-place finish at Keeneland in her U.S. debut Oct. 10.
Breeders' Cup and the Latin American Racing Channel, which facilitates simulcasts to and from other countries including the U.S., have five-year partnership agreement through 2020.
A pair of group races in South America June 21 offer automatic berths to the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) this fall at Keeneland.
Becky Thomas and Joe McMahon are pleased to announce that multiple graded stakes winner Forty Tales will stand the 2015 Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season at Boris Schwartzman's Haras Barlovento in El Salvador, Peru.
Liberal, Peru's 2014 Horse of the Year, won the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (Arg-I) March 14 at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo in Buenos Aires.
Sportech Racing and Digital announced Feb. 10 that the Jockey Club del Peru has extended, and significantly expanded, its tote services agreement to include the first horse race betting website in Peru.
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru.
Jockey Pablo Morales secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided favorite For Scipion to a front-end tally in the fifth race July 9 at Presque Isle Downs.
A victory in Peru June 22 earned Stud Couet's Valiant Emilia a starting berth in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) later this year at Santa Anita Park.
The June 22 Clasico Cesar Del Rio (Peru-III) at Hipodromo de Moterrico will be the first-ever Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge event held in Peru.
Big Bazinga's races this past spring have proven to be exciting for Mazzetti and his partners.
The 2-year-old male champion of 2003 will stand the 2013 North Hemisphere season at Indiana Stallion Station before heading to Peru.
Forestry, sire of 2012 Eclipse Award finalist Shackleford, will shuttle to Claudio Pizarro's Haras El Catorce in Peru.
Almudena will become the first Peruvian-bred Breeders' Cup World Championships starter in the Nov. 2 Marathon (gr. II).
Another successful rider in Peru is preparing to ply his trade in the U.S. and has selected Monmouth Park for his domestic debut.
Lido Palace, a Horse of the Year in his native Chile and a grade I winner in the United States, has been sold to stand at Haras El Centauro in Peru.
Six-year-old Spin Master, a stakes winner and graded stakes-placed, has been sold for stallion duty to Hamide Stud, which is located near Lima, Peru.
Drilling for Oil, a graded stakes winner who was sent in July to Peru for stallion duty, was reportedly taken off a farm where he had arrived for stud duty only a few days earlier. The horse was found dead a few miles from the farm, having been butchered for his meat.
Charlson Broadcast Technologies and affiliated groups have announced the opening South American off-track betting parlors and agencies that will commingle wagers in the United States and return percentages of revenue to the racing industry.
Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. may have finished first in the Tarde de Jinetes de Campeones (Afternoon of Champion Jockeys) at Lima's Hipodromo de Monterrico Jan. 31, but he didn't bring home the $5,000 prize when he flew back to Santa Anita Wednesday morning.
Jockey Edgar Prado, an Eclipse Award finalist for outstanding rider last year, will face 11 other riders in the Tarde de Jinetes de Campeones [Afternoon of Champion Jockeys], at Lima's Hipodromo de Monterrico on Tuesday.
Jose Valdivia Jr. is a rising star in the bright constellation that is the Southern California riding colony. His recent win aboard Val Royal in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) showed the rest of the world what two continents have already learned--Valdivia, 27, is a profound talent who is carrying forth the grand racing tradition of his family.
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