Keyword: santos

  • Jose Santos

    Santos Guest at Sports Dinner

    Jockey Jose Santos will return to the limelight Feb. 23 when he joins athletes from various other sports at the 17th Sports Legends Awards dinner at The Omni Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. The event benefits spinal cord research through the Paralysis Project of America.

  • Santos' Daughter Indicted

    Sophia Santos, the daughter of Hall of Fame rider Jose Santos, was indicted Dec. 17 by a Nassau County grand jury on 13 counts stemming from a deadly accident she was involved in while allegedly driving while intoxicated.

  • Santos' Daughter Appears in Court

    The attorney representing Sophia Santos, daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, asked a Nassau County District judge to be relieved of representation of his client in a Mineola, NY courtroom Nov. 14.

  • Pitino to Deliver Hall of Fame Speech

    University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, a Thoroughbred owner for two decades, will be the guest speaker at the 2007 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, Aug. 6.

  • Jockey Edgar Prado celebrates Whitney Handicap victory with Lemon Drop Kid, new to the Hall of Fame nominee list.

    Hall of Fame Announces 87 Nominees on 2006 Ballot

    The National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame has released the names of 87 nominees for induction into the Hall this year, with trainer Neil Howard and jockey Mark Guidry among newcomers on the list for consideration. The Hall of Fame is located at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Jose Santos sits aboard Melodeeman after capturing his 4,000th career win, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Santos Wins 4,000th, Splits With Agent

    Jockey Jose Santos guided 6-1 Melodeeman to an easy victory in Saturday's fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack, giving the Chilean his 4,000th career Thoroughbred racing victory in North America.

  • Funny Cide, Balletto Work in New York

    Funny Cide, the New York-bred dual classic winner of 2003, breezed a half-mile in 46 4/5 at Belmont Park Tuesday, with trainer Barclay Tagg declaring that "Funny Cide is doing better than he ever has in his life."

  • Santos Fractures Arm in Paddock Accident

    Jockey Jose Santos will miss at least the first half of the Saratoga meeting after suffering a fractured arm in a paddock accident at Belmont Park on Friday. The injury is to the same arm that cost Santos the entire Spa season in 2001.

  • Skip Away, among finalists for Hall of Fame induction this year.

    McGaughey, Zito, Skip Away Among Hall of Fame Finalists

    Trainers Shug McGaughey and Nick Zito and 1998 Horse of the Year Skip Away are among the candidates for election to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, Museum president John T. von Stade announced Monday, April 4. More than 140 members of the racing media will vote on the Hall of Fame, and the one winner in each category will be announced via teleconference on May 25.

  • Silver Wagon Now Probable for Fountain of Youth

    Trainer Ralph Ziadie reports last year's Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Silver Wagon is "90%" sure to run in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Fan Voting Begins for 'NTRA Moment of the Year'

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Web site, www.ntra.com, for the fifth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year." Voters can choose from among 10 images, drawn from the year's racing through the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • NTRA Heroes Fund Makes Contribution

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has contributed $100,000 to America's Camp from the NTRA Charities–New York Heroes Fund, bringing total Heroes Fund contributions to Sept. 11-related charitable programs to $4.2 million.

  • JMG Gaining Foothold on Jockey Advertising

    Southern California-based Jockeys Management Group was off and running Belmont Stakes day as three of the agency's stable of jockeys -- Jerry Bailey, Jose Santos, and Gary Stevens--wore advertising on their uniforms for the entire program.

  • Empire Maker leads Ten Most Wanted to the wire in the Belmont Stakes.

    Empire Maker Spoils Funny Cide's Triple Crown Run

    History was set at Belmont Park Saturday but it was not Funny Cide becoming a Triple Crown winner. Instead, it was trainer Bobby Frankel winning his first Triple Crown race when his Empire Maker won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Ten Most Wanted was second and Funny Cide third.

  • Mariensky Loves Soft Belmont Turf...Again

    One thing we know for sure, Mariensky likes the turf about as soft as it can get. Twice in a week, she has won graded stakes over a very soft Belmont Park turf course.

  • Santos Rides First Winner on Belmont Stakes Day

    What more could you ask for. The first race on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day was a runaway winner ridden by none other than Jose Santos. The New York-based jockey is the regular rider of Funny Cide, who later today will try to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner.

  • Early arrivals at Belmont Park used umbrellas to protect themselves from rain.

    Looks Like Rain For Funny Cide's Run at History

    The first order of business in New York on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day -- complain about the weather. The first raindrops began falling at 9 a.m., only about nine hours before forecasters predicted. Well, nothing new.

  • Belmont News and Notes

    Belmont jockeys visit Ronald McDonald House Thursday, Cauthen to close New York Stock Exchange Friday.

  • Jose Santos, with his hand open to show there is nothing there, celebrates atop Funny Cide after winning the Preakness.

    Derby Winner Funny Cide Romps in Preakness

    Funny Cide, a New York-bred gelding, came to Kentucky under the radar screen, but he will return to the Empire State a star, winning the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) impressively Saturday and putting himself in a position to win the Triple Crown.

  • Editor-in-Chief<br>Ray Paulick

    Rush To Confusion

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Most interesting comment in the 48-hour media barrage surrounding the "controversy" of Jose Santos and the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) came at about hour 24, during a roundtable discussion of journalists on ESPN's "Sports Reporters" telecast the morning of May 11.

  • Associated Press photo, similar to one published by the &lt;i&gt;Miami&lt;/i&gt; Herald that touched off controversy.

    AP Photo Clearly Shows There is No Object in Santos' Hand

    An Associated Press photo that appeared in Sunday's New York <i>Post</i> all but puts to rest the investigation of Jose Santos. The photo clearly shows the green Juddmonte Stables' silks of Empire Maker through Santos' outstretched fingers as he is about to raise his whip in triumph.

  • Trainer Bobby Frankel.

    Frankel to Go With Peace Rules Only

    Bobby Frankel finally has his Preakness starter confirmed. Frankel informed Pimlico stakes coordinator David Rollinson Sunday morning that Peace Rules will be his only runner in the second leg of the Triple Cown.

  • Jackson Knowlton, right, one of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide&#39;s owners, and Barclay Tagg, the horse&#39;s trainer, answer questions from the media in the Belmont Park paddock Saturday.

    Indignant Tagg Calls Santos Probe 'Absurd'

    Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg responded with indignation to the Kentucky Racing Commission investigation into whether rider Jose Santos may have been carrying an illegal object when he rode the New York-bred to victory in last Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Overlooked gelding becomes first NY Bred to win Derby.

    Move Over, Clyde!

    Funny Cide, who was beaten just a half-length by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Empire Maker in the Wood Memorial (gr. I), sprung the upset Saturday at Churchill Downs. He became the first New York-bred to ever win the Derby and the first gelding to take the roses since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.

  • Volponi Heads Belmont BC Field

    Amherst Stable's Volponi will get plenty of support in the grade II, $200,000 Belmont Breeders' Cup at nine furlongs on the turf Saturday.

  • Mike's Wildcat Surprises With Eight-Length Astoria Win

    Mike's Wildcat beat Beautiful Treasure by eight lengths Sunday to win the $109,700 Astoria Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. Under Jose Santos, Mike's Wildcat ran away from her seven rivals to the victory.

  • Voodoo Dancer Breaks Stakes Record in Locust Grove

    Green Hills Farm's Voodoo Dancer took the lead inside the final sixteenth of a mile to win over Blue Moon by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday's $168,900 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the firm turf course at Churchill Downs. With jockey Jose Santos aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Kingmambo covered the 1 1/8 miles in a stakes record 1:46.91 to erase the mark of 1:47.27 set by Behaving Dancer in 1992.

  • Julie Jalouse Earns Narrow Orchid Handicap Win

    Julie Jalouse rallied from fifth-place under jockey Jose Santos to nip 13-10 favorite Sweetest Thing at the wire to win Sunday's $200,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Kalu Wins Paceless Hawthorne Derby

    Under jockey Jose Santos, Christophe Clement-trained Kalu set a slow early pace and held on to win in the $250,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) by 3/4-lengths over 2-1 favorite Proud Man Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. The 3-year-old son of Honor Grades completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.49 of firm turf. After the race, Santos broke his right wrist when the horse reared up unexpectedly while heading to the winner's circle.

  • Make No Mistake Upsets Bougainvillea

    Despite a somewhat troubled trip, Moyglare Stud Farm's Make No Mistake rallied in the stretch to win Saturday's $100,000 Bougainvillea Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hialeah Park. Under jockey Jose Santos, Make No Mistake completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.10 on the turf course listed as "good."

  • Inexplicable won the Canadian Turf Handicap in his first start of 2001.

    Gulfstream Park Report: Inexplicable Wins Canadian Turf Handicap

    In the moments after Inexplicable's very explicable win in the Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Feb. 24, trainer Christophe Clement was once and for all going to explain his secret for getting optimum performances from horses returning from layoffs. "My secret with layoff runners," he began straight-faced, with a crowd of reporters moving in closer to hear his pearl of wisdom, "is to be stabled next to Bill Mott."

  • Gulfstrem Park Race Report: Winds of Change, On and Off Track

    With the winds of change swirling hard around the South Florida racing scene, Gulfstream Park opened for its 2001 meet on Jan. 3 with its usual accompaniment of the top horses and outfits from across the East Coast and Midwest. Perhaps appropriately, with a wrecking ball due to demolish the plant once the meet concludes as part of a Magna Entertainment major reconstruction, and a war over racing dates in the offing, the results of a trio of opening week stakes were as likely as Frank Stronach joining Tim Smith for a friendly round of golf.

  • Clement-Trained Cup Horses Work in Fog

    Under a dense blanket of fog, all three of trainer Christophe Clement's Breeders' Cup hopefuls worked on the turf Thursday morning at Belmont Park. New York Racing Association clockers caught Forbidden Apple (Mile) going a half-mile in :49. Stablemates Ciro and Craigsteel, both bound for the Turf, each worked five-eighths, galloping out three-quarters.

  • Ciro, ridden by Jose Santos, captures the Lawrence Realization Handicap at Belmont Park Sunday.

    Ciro Best in Lawrence Realization

    Jayeff B Stables' homebred 3-year-old Ciro remained unbeaten in North America, winning the $150,000 Lawrence Realization Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 2 1/2 lengths over Whata Brainstorm Sunday at Belmont Park.

  • Garbu, Swamp Highlight Cliff Hanger Handicap

    Eleven older horses are entered to run under the lights in the $150,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap (gr. IIIT), Meadowlands' feature race Friday night. Among the entrants for the 1 1/16-mile turf race are 1999 Fort Lauderdale Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Garbu, 1999 Jersey Derby (gr. IIT) winner Swamp, defending champion Virginia Carnival, and this year's New Hampshire Sweepstakes Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Inexplicable.

  • Burning Roma (1), with jockey Rick Wilson riding, takes the win in the Futurity Stakes after City Zip, inside, ridden by jockey Jose Santos was disqualified.

    Burning Roma Wins Futurity Via City Zip DQ

    After drifting out in the stretch and bumping Burning Roma near the wire, City Zip finished the one-mile of the Futurity a nose ahead of Burning Roma but was disqualified and placed second by the stewards for causing the contact. Burning Roma was moved up to first, keeping the Anthony Dutrow trainee undefeated in three starts.