Keyword: Ramon Dominguez

  • Stretching Out: Preakness Top Three Discuss the Belmont

    In an NTRA "Pre-Belmont" teleconference Thursday, trainers of the first three Preakness Stakes (gr. I) finishers--Afleet Alex, Scrappy T, and Giacomo--spoke to national media about that battle at Pimlico and the grueling 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (gr. I) that awaits June 11.

  • Dance Away Capote Cruises in Go For Wand

    Pandora Farms' prohibitive favorite Dance Away Capote returned to racing with an impressive victory in the $100,300 Go For Wand Stakes at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Frankel Tabs Dominguez to Sub Saturday

    Trainer Bobby Frankel dialed Maryland Wednesday to obtain the services of Ramon Dominguez to replace the injured Patrick Valenzuela aboard Vangelis in the $350,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Steve Haskin's Derby Report: High Anxiety

    High Limit blew out a half-mile this morning, and his trainer Bobby Frankel, nearly blew out the colt's rider. There's nothing like a little drama to spice up a slow Wednesday morning on the backstretch, and Frankel provided today's entertainment by coming oh so close to switching riders at the last minute.

  • High Limit, breezing at Churchill Downs Wednesday.

    Frankel Reconsidering Jockey Mount

    A disgruntled Bobby Frankel told reporters Wednesday morning he may reconsider Ramon Dominguez as the jockey for High Limit's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) run Saturday. Frankel said after reading a quote from the rider in a Louisville <i>Courier-Journal</i>, it seemed the jockey may lack confidence in High Limit to go forward Saturday.

  • Better Talk Now, with Ramon Dominguez up, captures the Fort Marcy Handicap at Aqueduct.

    Better Talk Now Sharp in Fort Marcy Return

    Returning to action for the first time in 2005, Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Better Talk Now registered a confident win for jockey Ramon Dominguez by a neck over Remind in the $107,400 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Aqueduct turf Saturday.

  • High Limit, with Ramon Dominguez aboard, wins the Louisiana Derby.

    High Limit Raises Bar in Louisiana Derby

    High Limit became the first gate to wire winner of the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in 15 years when he rolled to an easy victory in his initial start for trainer Bobby Frankel Saturday at Fair Grounds.

  • Dominguez Wins Three at Pimlico

    Two days after becoming a father for the first time, jockey Ramon Dominguez brought home three winners at Pimlico Sunday.

  • Cajun Beat wins the Hollywood Turf Express Stakes, Friday at Hollywood Park.

    Cajun Beat Sizzles for Frankel in Turf Express

    Padua Stable's Cajun Beat posted his first win for trainer Bobby Frankel, taking advantage of a sizzling pace to come from behind for a commanding victory in the $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express (gr. IIIT) Friday on the Hollywood Park grass.

  • Levine Wins Three as Belmont Fall Meet Opens

    Trainer Bruce Levine saddled three winners Friday, including Clever Eletrician in the $105,100 General Douglas MacArthur Handicap for New York-breds, to open the Belmont Park fall meeting.

  • Ramon Dominguez gives Better Talk Now a pat on the back after winning the Sword Dancer Stakes, Saturday at Saratoga.

    Better Talk Now Speaks Up in Sword Dancer

    Bushwood Stable's Better Talk Now picked a fine spot to earn his first victory of the 2004 season, taking the $500,000 Sword Dancer Handicap (gr. IT) in his first grade I attempt on the grass at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Shoulder Knocks Dominguez Out of Action

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez was taken off all his mounts Saturday and will not ride again until Wednesday at the earliest, according to his agent Steve Rushing. Dominguez was involved in a spill in the first race at Delaware Park Wednesday and has been riding in some pain since.

  • Alternate Repeats in Robert G. Dick Memorial

    Pin Oak Stable's Alternate notched her second consecutive Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares on the grass at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Belmont Surprise: Caiman to Start

    Veteran jockey Ramon Dominguez, leading rider in the nation last year with 453 trips to the winner's circle, has been named as the jockey aboard surprise starter Caiman for Saturday's 135th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Mr. O'Brien Wins Dixie in Course-Record Time

    Irish-bred Mr. O'Brien scored a two-length win in the May 15 $200,000 Argent Dixie (gr. IIT) on the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard at Pimlico Race Course. His time of 1:46.34 was a course record, breaking the previous record of 1:47 set in 1991 by Double Booked.

  • Abbondanza Skims Rail to Win Hirsch Jacobs

    Germania Farms' Abbondanza received a rail-skimming ride from Ramon Dominguez and held off the late rally of Bwana Charlie to win the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes by a head on the Preakness undercard Saturday.

  • Forest Music Takes Miss Preakness

    Returning to the races for the first time since December, Forest Music got a head in front of Stephan's Angel at the wire in the May 14 $100,000 The Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course. Fall Fashion was 4 1/4 lengths back for third.

  • Tapit steps to the front with impressive win in the Wood.

    Tapit Triumphs in Wood Memorial Thriller

    In spite of a lung infection that caused him to lose training time, Ronald Winchell's Tapit rallied powerfully in the stretch to get up in the closing yards of the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Frisky Shake You Down Wins Count Fleet

    Fast early, Robert L. Cole Jr.'s 7-5 favorite Shake You Down opened up a big lead in the stretch and held off a willing Where's the Ring in the closing yards to win the $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) by a head at Oaklawn Park Thursday.

  • Dominguez, Robb, Gill Win Laurel Winter Titles

    The 13-week Laurel Park winter meet ended Sunday with Ramon Dominguez, Jerry Robb and Michael Gill winning individual titles. Live racing shifts to historic Pimlico Race Course on Wednesday for the 10-week spring meet.

  • Water Cannon Fires Best in Private Terms

    Water Cannon put visions of the Preakness squarely in the minds of those who watched the Maryland-bred gelding trounce a field of six 3-year-olds in this afternoon's $60,000 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park.

  • Capac's Derby Hopes Take a Soaking

    Water Cannon doused the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopes of Capac when he scored a narrow victory in the $40,000 Miracle Wood Stakes as the heavy favorite tired to fifth.

  • Tapit Shines in Laurel Park Work

    Tapit worked in-between races Wednesday afternoon at Laurel Park, drilling seven-furlongs under jockey Ramon Dominguez in 1:29.70.

  • Tapit, working at Laurel Park on Wednesday.

    Tapit Works 7 Furlongs Between Races at Laurel

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapit, winner of the Laurel Futurity (gr. III), shipped to Laurel Wednesday afternoon where he worked seven furlongs between races in 1:29 3/5 in company with two other horses trained by Michael Dickinson.

  • Dominguez Takes 2003 Maryland Honors

    National riding leader Ramon Dominguez, who split time between Maryland and Delaware, had more trips to the winners' circle in Maryland than any other rider in the colony, winning 185 races at Pimlico and Laurel Park in 2003. Trainer Dale Capuano and owner Michael Gill again topped their divisions this year.

  • A Huevo surprises field in De Francis.

    A Huevo Scrambles Home in De Francis Dash

    Mark Hopkins' A Huevo, a 7-year-old gelding making just his seventh career start, came with a rush from the outside near the sixteenth pole to register an upset of odds-on choice Shake You Down in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Tapit Beats Trouble to Romp in Laurel Futurity

    Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC's Tapit, jumped from a debut maiden score a month ago to trounce a field of 2-year-olds in Saturday's $100,000 Laurel Futurity (gr. III).

  • Richetta Wins Heavenly Cause With Ease

    Higgins and Bowman Stable's Richetta was a handy winner of today's $60,000 Heavenly Cause Stakes at Laurel Park by a comfortable 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Docent Tries For Repeat in Maryland Million Classic

    In Saturday's $200,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, 2002 winner Docent will try to join Timely Warning (1990 & 1991) and Algar (1997 & 1998) as back-to-back winners of the race. The Classic is the headline event of a day featuring 11 stakes races and purses of $1,025,000.

  • Bowman&#39;s Band wins the Meadowlands Breeders&#39; Cup Stakes.

    Bowman's Band Beats Drum at Meadowlands

    Martin S. Schwartz's Bowman's Band, making his first start for Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, kicked clear in the upper stretch and went on to post a 12-1 upset in Friday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II).

  • National Riding Leader Dominguez Gets 300th Win

    Ramon Dominguez, the nation's leading rider in 2003, rode three winners on Friday's card at Pimlico, including his 300th of the year when he guided Palace Royale ($13.20) home in the seventh race.

  • Soto, rear, charges to the finish against Dynever to win the West Virginia Derby.

    Speed and Heart Give Soto West Virginia Derby Win

    Displaying amazing grit and determination in only his second start back from a more than seven-month layoff, Baron George Von Ullman's Soto fought back after a stretch-long duel with Dynever to win the $600,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort on Aug. 9.

  • Dr. Brendler, foreground, holds off Perfect Soul in the Citgo Dixie Stakes.

    Dr. Brendler Delivers in Citgo Dixie

    Longshot Dr. Brendler rallied in mid-stretch, then held off a resurging Perfect Soul to win the $200,000 Citgo Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Pimlico on Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile turf race run over soft going, was run in a slow 1:57.78, more than 10 seconds off the course record.

  • Cherokee's Boy Romps in Deputed Testamony

    ZWP Stable's Cherokee's Boy jumped on the Triple Crown trail by trouncing a small field of Maryland-bred rivals in the $75,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes this afternoon at Laurel Park.

  • Tempest Fugit Dictates Pace, Wins Campbell

    Dennis Drazin's Tempest Fugit stole an easy lead, dictated his own pace and then had enough to out-finish his closest pursuer, Quiet Gratitude, to win the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap at Laurel Park.

  • Fogelsonger, P Day Strike in Native Dancer

    Apprentice jockey Ryan Fogelsonger turned in one of the best rides of his young career, waiting to find somewhere to go and striking at the perfect time to win the $75,000 Native Dancer Stakes aboard local favorite P Day Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Coquettish Not Shy in Laurel Filly Championship

    When the leader came off the rail directly in front of Shipp & Polk's Coquettish, the Not For Love filly shot through the inviting opening and powered her way to an impressive three-length score in Tuesday's $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship at Laurel Park.

  • Svea Dahl Dominating in Laurel's Carousel

    Svea Dahl, claimed by owner Roddy Valente and trainer Bruce Levine in June, won for the fourth time and in her last six starts, taking $50,000 Carousel Stakes at Laurel Park in gate-to-wire fashion.

  • Rider Ramon Dominguez Sidelined with Fractured Wrist

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez, the nation's second-leading rider this year in races won, will be out of action for at least three months after fracturing his left wrist while riding at Delaware Park July 24.

  • Dominguez Adds Two Winners to Nail Down Riding Title

    Ramon Dominguez rode two winners on Monday to clinch his first national jockey title, ending 2001 with 431 victories. The 25-year old, who finished third in last year's standings with 361 victories, defeated Russell Baze, a six-time national leader by wins.

  • Pimlico Opens Thursday for Fall Meet

    Pimlico Race Course, known as the home of the Preakness Stakes in the spring, opens Thursday for a six-week fall meet that will conclude with the Maryland Million on closing day, Oct. 13.