Keyword: Ricardo Santana Jr.

  • Iron Fist wins the Cornhusker Handicap

    Iron Fist Keeps Rolling in Cornhusker

    After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.

  • Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Valdivia Undergoes Surgery for Broken Leg

    Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. is expected to be sidelined through mid-January after the 41-year-old native of Peru sustained a broken left tibia and fibula during a fall during the fourth race at Churchill Downs Nov. 10.

  • Creator gallops at Churchill Downs April 20, 2016.

    Making the Grade: Creator

    This week we take a closer look at Creator, winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on April 16 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Terra Promessa dominates the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Terra Promessa Stings Rivals in Honeybee

    Stepping into a stakes race for the first time proved little challenge for Stonestreet Stables homebred Terra Promessa, as the daughter of Curlin drew off to an easy win in the March 12 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Golden Lad leads them home in the Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

    Golden Lad Holds Off Ride On Curlin in Essex

    Returning to Oaklawn Park where he secured his first career stakes win, Golden Lad held off last year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Ride On Curlin to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Essex Stakes.

  • Lucky Player holds off Bold Conquest to win the Iroquois Stakes.

    Lucky Player Hits Big in Iroquois Surprise

    Lucky Player outfought stablemate Bold Conquest through the Churchill Downs stretch to win the $115,500 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and give trainer Steve Asmussen the winning exacta Sept. 6.

  • Lemon Drop Dream wins the 2014 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

    Lemon Drop Dream Bursts to Count Fleet Upset

    Lemon Drop Dream, tracking a blistering pace into the stretch, charged home to register a well-timed victory in the $294,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) in his graded stakes debut April 10 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Tapiture wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Tapiture Strides on in Southwest

    Ron Winchell's homebred Tapiture made his season debut a stirring one Feb. 17 when he galloped to a 4 1/4-length victory over Strong Mandate in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Street Story and Ricardo Santana Jr. take the Dixie Belle Stakes on opening day at Oaklawn.

    Street Story Best in Sloppy Oaklawn Opener

    Street Story got the Oaklawn Park meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031 Jan. 10.

  • Jubilee Queen

    Clasico del Caribe: Local Filly Faces Boys

    On the outskirts of boom-town Panama City, past tin roof houses and enterprising food vendors with their roadside stands, past soccer players who practice diligently in the cooler morning hours, Panama's only racetrack hums.

  • Tapiture runs away with the win in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Tapiture Turns Heads in Kentucky Jockey Club

    Maiden Tapiture put away early leader Laddie Boy in the stretch and then drew off to register a 4 1/4-length knockout victory in the $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Dunkin Bend wins the Sapling Stakes.

    Dunkin Bend Prevails in Sapling Stakes

    After tracking the leaders through the turn, Michael Langford's Dunkin Bend rallied three wide turning for home on his way to a clear victory in the $96,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park.

  • Prayer for Relief surges to victory in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Prayer for Relief Answers All in Cornhusker

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, second in his only two starts this year, broke through with a victory in the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 29.

  • Master Rick wins the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Rolls On in Lone Star Park 'Cap

    In a near replay of last month's Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III), Master Rick galloped past stablemate Prayer for Relief in the stretch to win the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) by one length May 27.

  • Master Rick Rallies to Texas Mile Victory

    After racing along the rail in the backstretch, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. angled Master Rick out in the far turn and the Master Command colt rallied from third in the stretch to win the $200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III).

  • Vuitton nips Beat the Blues by a nose to win the Carousel Stakes.

    Vuitton Bags Carousel for Red-Hot Asmussen

    Vuitton came from well off the pace to edge favored Beat the Blues by a nose in the $100,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 11, capping a sensational afternoon for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.