Keyword: Rafael Bejarano

  • Precious Kitten Nips J'ray in Mrs. Revere

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Precious Kitten, racing for the first time for trainer Bobby Frankel, took command of Saturday's $170,550 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) mid-stretch, then was all out to hold off the streaking J'ray for a neck victory on the Churchill Downs turf.

  • Bejarano to Return Wednesday at Churchill Downs

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who took off his remaining mounts Sunday after riding two races on Churchill Downs' opening day card, was at the track Monday morning to work John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) contender Rush Bay for trainer Tom Amoss.

  • Bejarano to Return Wednesday at Churchill Downs

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who took off his remaining mounts Sunday after riding two races on Churchill Downs' opening day card, was at the track Monday morning to work John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) contender Rush Bay for trainer Tom Amoss.

  • Favored Meribel circles field to win  Valley View at Keeneland.

    Meribel Circles Field to Win Valley View

    Favored Meribel circled the field 10 wide leaving the final turn and rallied to avenge an earlier loss to Precious Kitten and win the $125,000 Valley View (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Friday.

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    Kelly's Landing Rides Rail to Phoenix BC Win

    Summerplace Farm's homebred Kelly's Landing found running room along the inside to rally for a one-length victory over an unlucky Areyoutalkintome in Keeneland's $268,600 Phoenix Breeders' Cup (gr. III) Saturday.

  • Baghdaria Surges to Indiana Oaks Triumph

    Clinton and Susan Atkins' Baghdaria settled behind a four-horse duel on the front before making her bid for the lead and drawing clear at the wire to win the $402,800 Indiana Breeders Cup Oaks (gr. III) Friday night at Hoosier Park.

  • It's a Keeneland Surprise as Polytrack Debuts

    As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did just that.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano, involved in incident on plane.

    Bejarano's Wild Ride Ends With Comeback Victory

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano won his comeback race Wednesday at Turfway Park after more than four weeks on the sidelines, but only after he was involved in an incident on a Lima, Peru-to-Miami flight that sparked an FBI investigation.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano out for undetermined amount of time.

    Bejarano Sidelined Due to Rib Injuries

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who took off his mounts at Saratoga Race Course Friday after complaining of pain in his side and trouble breathing, will be out for an undetermined amount of time due to multiple rib injuries sustained in a fall on August 14.

  • Circular Quay Takes Rail to Bashford Manor Win

    Unbeaten Circular Quay, the fifth winner of the day ridden by jockey Rafael Bejarano, shot through a narrow gap along the rail in deep stretch and drew off to a 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday's $166,500 Bashford Manor (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Rush Bay Holds Off Purim in Opening Verse

    Rush Bay, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, rallied from just off the pace and held off Purim in a long stretch duel to score a head victory in Saturday's $109,000 Opening Verse Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on the turf at Churchill Downs.

  • Ever Elusive's Late Surge Lands Winning Colors

    Favored Ever Elusive, hard ridden by Rafael Bejarano, angled six-wide at the top of the lane and caught 50-1 shot Malibu Mint in the final yards to notch a neck victory in Saturday's $110,200 Winning Colors for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano urges Record (right) to the win over hard-charging Spotsgone in the Derby Trial, Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Record Plays Baffert's Tune in Derby Trial

    The California invader Record made his stakes debut a winning one for trainer Bob Baffert, capturing the $114,939 Derby Trial in late-running fashion on the opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting Saturday.

  • Record Plays Baffert's Tune in Derby Trial

    The California invader Record made his stakes debut a winning one for trainer Bob Baffert, capturing the $114,939 Derby Trial in late-running fashion on the opening day of the Churchill Downs spring meeting Saturday.

  • Castellano Will Appeal Five-Day Suspension

    Javier Castellano became the second rider to receive a five-day suspension during Keeneland's 2006 spring meet when the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority ruled on an incident involving the 28-year-old jockey on Friday.

  • Bejarano to Appeal Five-Day Suspension

    Kentucky stewards have suspended jockey Rafael Bejarano for five racing days, April 30 – May 5 (excluding May 1), as a result of the disqualification of his mount, Onlynurimagination, in Keeneland's second race Jockey Rafael Bejarano received a five day suspension from the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority on Thursday, after his horse bumped and forced another out on the final turn in Wednesday's second race at Keeneland. The 23-year-old rider said he will appeal the suspension, which would run from April 30 to May 5 and prevent him from riding in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). 26.

  • First Samurai Tunes Up for Blue Grass

    With owners Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III looking on, Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender First Samurai completed his major preparation for Saturday's $750,000-added Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) with a strong half-mile workout on Monday at Churchill Downs.

  • Rafael Bejarano Wins Six at Santa Anita

    Rafael Bejarano missed Keeneland's card to ride nine mounts in Southern California Saturday, including Triple Crown candidate Point Determined in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). The trip proved worthwhile when six of Bejarano's horses – four in succession – brought him to the winner's circle.

  • $8M Colt Mr. Sekiguchi Gets Maiden Win at Santa Anita

    Fusao Sekiguchi's 3-year-old Mr. Sekiguchi, purchased for $8 million at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale, slipped through along the rail and went on to capture his first victory by three-quarters of a length as the 9-10 favorite in a field of seven maidens at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Patience Pays as Silent Name Wins Arcadia

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano's biggest problem in winning the $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Saturday was trying to keep the Japanese-bred Silent Name patient as they waited for room on the far turn.

  • Bejarano to Ride Point Determined in Santa Anita Derby

    Rafael Bejarano, whose list of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) mounts grows each day, has been named by trainer Bob Baffert to ride Point Determined in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 8. Victor Espinoza, who was originally named to ride the colt, has a prior commitment that day aboard Balance in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I).

  • Oonagh Maccool wins Saturday's Rampart Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Oonagh Maccool Much the Best in Rampart H.

    Favored Oonagh Maccool spotted her five rival fillies and mares a couple of lengths at the start of Saturday's $200,000 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park but proved much the best in the drive to win easily at odds of 11-10.

  • Romans, Bejarano, Ramseys Earn KTM Awards

    Trainer Dale Romans, jockey Rafael Bejarano and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey earned individual honors in the 16th annual Kentucky Thoroughbred Media (KTM) awards presented to Kentucky racing's statistical leaders in 2005.

  • Dynamite Lass (1) and Rafael Bejarano hold off late charges by Olaya (inside) and Noble Stella to win the Very One Handicap.

    Dynamite Lass Lights Fuse in The Very One

    Alfred Corrado's Kentucky homebred 4-year-old filly Dynamite Lass rallied gamely through the stretch to wear down 13-10 favorite Olaya for a three-quarters of a length victory in Saturday's $100,00 The Very Handicap (gr. IIIT) going 1 7/16 miles on turf at Gulfstream Park.

  • Mister Fotis and Rafael Bejarano win the Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

    Mister Fotis Wins Richter Scale; Silver Train Off Form

    Mister Fotis was all out to hold off Sir Greeley in a slight upset in the $189,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Gulfstream Park as Silver Train, the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion, was not a factor.

  • Einstein (4) and Rafael Bejarano hold off  Go Deputy and John Velazquez to win the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Einstein Gets Clever Gulfstream BC Turf Win

    The Brazilian-bred Einstein, given a clever front-running ride by Rafael Bejarano, held off Go Deputy in the stretch to win the $190,000 Gulfstream Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) by a neck in his stakes debut Saturday in South Florida.

  • Late-Running Laurafina Lands Genter Stakes

    Sabine Stable's Laurafina, making her first start since July 29, closed staunchly from the outside under Rafael Bejarano to win the $100,000 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Calder Race Course turf Saturday.

  • Andromeda's Hero Spins Win in Hooper 'Cap

    Andromeda's Hero overpowered his stablemate Seek Gold with a big move on the far turn and sped to victory in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Saturday at Calder Race Course, his first win in 10 starts.

  • Bejarano Fourth in Japan's Jockey Series

    Competing internationally for the first time, 23-year-old Rafael Bejarano rode to a fourth-place finish in the 19th World Super Jockey Series at Hanshin Race Course on Sunday.

  • Prado, Bejarano to Compete in Japan Jockey Series

    Top jockeys Edgar Prado and Rafael Bejarano will represent North America in the 19th World Super Jockey Series at Japan's Hanshin Racecourse Dec. 3-4, said Joe Ferrer, Bejarano's agent. The riders traveled to Japan to participate in the competition that has attracted 14 jockeys from five different continents.

  • Renovated Churchill Posts Gains at Fall Meet

    The 21-day fall meet at Churchill Downs, the first at the historic track since the completion of its $121 million renovation and the first since 2002 that was not limited by construction, concluded on Nov. 26 with gains in both on-track and total wagering and on-track attendance.

  • Therecomesatiger Unleashed in Commonwealth Turf

    Therecomesatiger, ridden by Mark Guidry, passed early leader T.D. Vance in the stretch and drew away to a 1 3/4length victory in Sunday's $174,900 Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Catcominatcha Claws Out Iroquois Win

    Rafael Bejarano brought overlooked Catcominatcha through heavy traffic to prevail over a game High Cotton by a neck in the $116,700 Iroquois (gr. III) for 2-year-olds going a mile Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet Numbers Stable

    Keeneland reported Tuesday that attendance was up and on-track and all-source wagering fell slightly during the 17-day fall meet that ended Saturday at the Lexington, Ky. track.

  • Yankee Master Dominates Bourbon Stakes

    Yankee Master carried meet leading jockey Rafael Bejarano to his fourth win of the afternoon in the $125,000 Woodford Reserve Bourbon Stakes for 2-year-olds Friday at Keeneland.

  • Asi Siempre Headlines Keeneland's Friday Feature

    A nicely matched cast of 11 3-year-old fillies has passed the entry box to contest Keeneland's $125,000 Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) Friday. Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens stays aboard Martin Schwartz' French stakes winner Asi Siempre, grade I-placed already in this country and coming in off an impressive score over the course earlier in the meet.

  • Sweet Talker (8), noses out Karen's Caper (4) and Gorella in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland.

    Sweet Talker Has Final Say in Challenge Cup

    Sweet Talker, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, prevailed by a nose in a three-horse photo finish Saturday at Keeneland to give trainer Helen Pitts her first graded stakes win in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).

  • Bejarano Reaches 1,000 Victories in 4th Year

    Twenty-three-year-old Rafael Bejarano won the 1,000th race of his career on Thursday when he piloted the Greg Foley-trained Northern Vacation to victory in the first race at Keeneland.

  • Host (8) runs down Vanderlin in deep stretch for Shadwell win.

    Host the Toast of Shadwell Turf Mile

    In his first start since February, the Chilean-bred outsider Host came from last on the backstretch to collar Vanderlin in deep stretch for a neck victory in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Silverfoot Skips Through in Kentucky Cup Turf

    Favored Silverfoot, ridden patiently by Rafael Bejarano, exploited an opening along the inside in the stretch run and pulled away for a 6 3/4-length romp in the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) on the unique Kentucky Downs grass layout Saturday.

  • Shaniko Shakes Loose in Kentucky Cup Classic

    Even-money choice Shaniko, given a confident hand ride by Rafael Bejarano, disposed of pacesetter Ball Four approaching the furlong pole and drew off to a commanding 4 1/2-length victory in the $342,500 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park Saturday.

  • Bejarano Returns to Action Saturday

    Rafael Bejarano, who was sidelined with a fractured ankle less than one week into the Saratoga meet, will return to racing this weekend. The 24-year-old jockey received clearance to begin galloping horses in Kentucky on Tuesday and worked several Wednesday morning.

  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano, sidelined at least six weeks.

    Injured Bejarano Sidelined for at Least Six Weeks

    Jockey Rafael Bejarano, who ranks among the top riders by earnings this year, will miss at least six weeks of competition as a result of a fractured ankle suffered in a gate accident prior to Monday's fifth race at Saratoga.