Keyword: Puerto Rico

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Former Puerto Rico Runner Settles in at Rose Bower

    Barbara Luna specifically looks to help horses that are 7 years old and up with at least 70 starts. While he doesn't exactly fit those specifications, Ten Tequilas is another kind of war horse that piqued her interest.

  • Poker Dave (left) and Winning Dubai at Stone Ridge Farm in Ocala

    Seven Puerto Rico Horses Retired Stateside

    Seven of the eight Puerto Rican racehorses who were recently retired after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20 have made the journey back to the contiguous United States safely, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare's Shelley Blodgett.

  • Salientito, one of eight horses who have started quarantine to go back to the mainland

    Retired Puerto Rico Runners Start Journey to Mainland

    Eight retired Thoroughbreds from Puerto Rico started their United States Department of Agriculture-required eight-day quarantine Oct. 11, the first step on their journey to the contiguous United States, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare. 

  • Hipódromo Camarero after Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Rican Horses Heading Stateside for Retirement

    A small handful of the approximately 800 horses at Hipódromo Camarero are in the process of being moved from the U.S. territory to the states for retirement, some going to permanent homes and some going to Thoroughbred retirement organizations.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Caribbean TB Aftercare Assists Puerto Rico Horses

    The human and animal population of Puerto Rico are struggling to regain their footing after the island was pounded by Hurricane Maria. Many are scrambling to secure food, water, and included in the chaos are about 950 horses at Hipodromo Camarero.

  • Hipodromo Camarero after Hurricane Maria

    Industry Groups Working to Send Aid to Camarero

    Various equine industry groups are currently working together with the Humane Society of the United States to form a plan of action to provide aid to horses in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20. 

  • Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. (right), a native of Puerto Rico, waited anxiously for news on Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria Impacts New York Racing Families

    Irad Ortiz Jr., one of the nation's top jockeys, was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and was one of many at Belmont who nervously awaited a shred of news from the devastated island.

  • Victor Carrasco

    Little Separates Apprentice Jockey Contenders

    Statistically speaking, there's little separating jockeys Victor Carrasco, Manuel Franco, and Edgard Zayas, the three Puerto Rican-born finalists for the 2013 Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice rider.

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    My Wandy's Girl Wheels Back in Gazelle

    Nine days after My Wandy's Girl won the Pentelis Stakes in her introduction to racing in the continental 48 states, her connections will wheel her back for a stiffer test -- the $350,000 Gazelle Stakes.

  • Youbet Expands International Offerings has signed three agreements that will enable its members to watch and wager on racing from South Africa, Sweden, additional tracks in the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico, providing nearly 24-hour-a-day racing coverage.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones' First Winner

    Champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones came through with his first winner July 11.

  • Apprentice Cedeno Tries Aqueduct

    Apprentice Carol Cedeno has already made her presence known this year at Philadelphia Park and the Meadowlands. The 19-year-old is now tackling Aqueduct, and got off to a quick start opening day of the inner track meet by winning two races on Nov. 28.

  • Racing System in Puerto Rico Approved for Gaming

    Legislation to authorize gaming through the El Comandante Racetrack and Off-Track Betting Agency system in Puerto Rico has been approved by the government, said Equus Gaming Co., a partnership with Thoroughbred and entertainment interests in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Puerto Rico's El Comandante to Get VLTs

    The Puerto Rican government has granted approval for up to 6,000 video lottery terminals to be placed at El Comandante Racetrack in San Juan and its approximately 700 off-track betting outlets on the island.

  • 'Battery' Jockey Banished from Philly Park

    A Commonwealth Court judge has affirmed an order by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission that upholds the ejection of jockey Orlando Bocachica from the grounds of Philadelphia Park after he admitted to using a battery on numerous occasions during morning training hours, but not during an actual race.

  • Caribbean Series Showcases Best in Five Countries

    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.

  • Puerto Rican Sire Virtua Cop Gets First Winner

    First crop Puerto Rican-sire Virtua Cop was represented by his first winner when Maria Rachel won a five furlong maiden race by 1 1/2 lengths on Friday at El Comandante.

  • Alexia, winning El Comandante's Clasico del Caribe.

    Homeister Makes History in Puerto Rico; Wins Clasico del Caribe

    Calder-based jockey Rosemary Homeister not only became the first female rider in Puerto Rico's Clasico de Caribe, but she also became the first of her sex to win the race when it was renewed for the 34th time Sunday at El Comandante Racetrack.

  • Plans for Puerto Rican Track Underway

    A group operating in the name Parque Ecuestre La Esmeralda has announced plans to build a new Equestrian center, including a nine furlong racetrack, near the city of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.