Keyword: Tony Matos

  • Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer congratulates Evin Roman after the apprentice jockey earned his first stakes win in the Southern Truce Stakes on Street Surrender

    Off Fast Start, Roman Looking Forward to Del Mar

    On July 4 when Santa Anita Park’s spring-summer meet came to an end, the jockey standings showed a tie at the top between Flavien Prat and 19-year-old Evin Roman, which produced a storyline last mentioned nearly 70 years ago.

  • California Chrome went four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

    California Chrome Cruises at Los Alamitos

    California Chrome, early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) took another step forward when he cruised four furlongs at his Los Alamitos headquarters the morning of April 19 in :47 4/5.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Gomez Taken Off Mounts After Latest Absence

    Garrett Gomez, who took off his six riding assignments at Santa Anita Park Oct. 6 due to a missed flight from Kentucky, will be off his mounts for the remainder of the week pending a hearing before track stewards.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Gomez Gets Conditional OK to Resume Riding

    Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez has been cleared to ride again as soon as Aug. 7 after meeting with stewards at Del Mar, provided he tests at acceptable levels for drugs he has been taking.

  • Gryder to Rest Injured Shoulder

    Jockey Aaron Gryder, coming off a strong Santa Anita meet, will be sidelined for about three weeks with a shoulder injury, agent Tony Matos confirmed Friday.

  • Love of Money Won't Ship for Malibu

    Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) winner Love of Money was delayed in Texas due to inclement weather and will not run in Sunday's $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), according to the agent for Victor Espinoza, who was slated to ride.

  • Espinoza to Reluctantly Serve Seven-Day Ban

    Jockey Victor Espinoza Wednesday lost a final appeal of a seven-day suspension handed down by Santa Anita stewards in March and will begin serving his days starting with the opening day at Santa Anita program on Sunday.

  • Last year's winning jockey will not ride in this year's Derby.

    Espinoza to Miss Derby, Will Ride Sarafan

    Jockey Victor Espinoza, who won his first Kentucky Derby on longshot War Emblem last year, will spend the first Saturday in May at Hollywood Park.

  • Ex-trainer Cross to Handle Jorge Carreno's Book

    Former trainer David Cross Jr., who won the 1983 Kentucky Derby with Sunny's Halo, will launch a new career as a jockey agent at Hollywood Park next week with apprentice Jorge Carreno.

  • Stevens, Espinoza to Ride at Belmont Park

    When the Del Mar meet ends Sept. 5, jockeys Gary Stevens and Victor Espinoza will relocate to the East Coast, at least for the first part of the Belmont Park meet.

  • Desormeaux Joins 4,000 Win Club

    Jockey Kent Desormeaux posted his 4,000th career victory when he won Sunday's first race at Santa Anita Park with Temporary Appeal. Desormeaux, 30, is a three-time Eclipse Award winner who became the youngest rider to reach 3,000 wins when he rode Maisonsaire to victory on April 16, 1995, at Santa Anita at age 25.