Keyword: Willie Martinez

  • Verrazano

    Pletcher Keeping Options Open for Verrazano

    Trainer Todd Pletcher was keeping his options open on the next start for Verrazano, who became the early favorite for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with his March 9 win in the Tampa Bay Derby.

  • Trinniberg and Willie Martinez come home strong to win the Breeders' Cup Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/26128714_drZjpJ#!i=2193059498&k=KhFN9LD">Order This Photo</a>

    No Denying Trinniberg Best in BC Sprint Win

    Trinniberg, overlooked at odds of 13-1, proved his doubters wrong when he posted his first grade I victory in the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint by three-quarters of a length Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Ford Louden shares co-high weight with Trinniberg for the Carry Back Stakes.

    Carry Back Also an Option for Trinniberg

    Shivananda Racing's Trinniberg, who has returned to sprinting after a dismal effort in the Kentucky Derby, could be trying for his fourth graded stakes win if he takes on six foes in the Carry Back at Calder.

  • Trinniberg and Willie Martinez cruise to victory in the Bay Shore.

    Trinniberg Never Looks Back in Bay Shore Win

    Trinniberg got loose on the lead and never looked back in the $250,000 Bay Shore (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, going on to a three-length victory over Hardened Wildcat.

  • Leading Jockeys Return to Turfway Park

    Jockeys that won leading rider titles at Turfway Park over the past 50 years will return to the Northern Kentucky track Oct. 8 when it ends its 50th anniversary meet.

  • Alcomo and Willie Martinez draw off in the Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park.

    Alcomo Earns BC Berth With Greenwood Cup Win

    Alcomo, a multiple stakes winner in his native Brazil, finally showed his winning U.S. form when he took over off the final turn and drew away for a 1 3/4-length score in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup July 18 at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Jockey Willie Martinez had five wins at Tampa Bay Downs April 26.

    First Win for Kifer; Martinez Collects 5

    Jockey Willie Martinez recorded five wins at Tampa Bay Downs April 26 and apprentice rider Carie Kifer celebrated her first trip to the winner circle when she guided Nav Quatorze to victory in the opening race.

  • Brass Hat defeats Student Council while setting a new track record for 1 1/16 miles at Churchill Downs.

    Brass Hat Sets Churchill Track Mark in Return

    Fred Bradley's grade I winner Brass Hat, making his first start in more than a year, demonstrated his good health when he broke a 36-year-old Churchill Downs track record at 1 1/16 miles Sunday, defeating favored Student Council by a head on closing day of the spring meet.

  • Catman Running Bounds Away in Battaglia

    Half the field was in contention at the top of the stretch of the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, but Catman Running with Willie Martinez aboard proved best in the lane.

  • Brass Hat Wears New Orleans 'Cap Crown

    Brass Hat, making only his third start after a 13-month layoff, took a commanding 2 1/2-length victory in the $435,600 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • Brass Hat, Back From Ankle Break, Wins Prairie Bayou

    Almost 14 months after fracturing his right front ankle, Brass Hat made good on his rehab and the faith of his owner and trainer with a 2 1/2-length victory in the $50,000 Prairie Bayou Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park.

  • Brass Hat Passes All to Take Rich Indiana Derby

    Brass Hat and rider Willie Martinez came from the back of the field to surge past Suave and Hasslefree on his way to capturing the $511,300 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Saturday night.

  • Brass Hat Wears Ohio Derby Crown

    Fred F. Bradley's homebred Brass Hat, ridden by Willie Martinez, posted a 21-1 shocker by an easy three lengths in the $350,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) at Thistledown Saturday.

  • Sonic West Lowers Boom in Razorback

    Sonic West, ridden patiently by Willie Martinez, took advantage of a pace duel between Crafty Shaw and 3-5 favorite Pie N Burger to win the $100,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Sunday.

  • Lapuma wins Dowager at Keeneland.

    Lapuma Upsets Volga in Dowager Stakes

    Distance loving Lapuma upset heavily favored Volga Sunday at Keeneland to win the $112,200 Dowager Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf.

  • Eight Vie for Turfway Park Fall Championship

    Rock Slide, winner of five of six starts for trainer Neil Howard, is among the favorites in Saturday's $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship (gr. III) at 1 1/8 mile. The evenly-matched contest drew eight older horses.