With trainer Mike de Kock’s announcement that Irad Ortiz will get the mount on Mubtaahij, we are left waiting in anticipation for Dale Romans and Todd Pletcher to announce their riders. Below are the Belmont probables and their confirmed riders: American Pharoah – Victor Espinoza Carpe Diem – TBA Conquest Curlinate – Shaun Bridgmohan Frammento – Mike Smith Frosted –Read More
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Ironicus went from competing in allowance races to scoring an impressive victory in the Longines Dixie (Gr. 2) on Saturday’s Preakness card at Pimlico. A big part of that improvement was the all-star handling by jockey Javier Castellano, who earned the Jockey Draft Ride of the Week honors. Breaking from the inside, Castellano was content to save ground in bothRead More
From The Paulick Report Friday’s fourth race at Woodbine was highlighted by an athletic ride from Patrick Husbands to guide Thebarberofbrazil to victory despite losing his irons entering the final turn. Husbands, who recently earned a record eighth Sovereign Award as the nation’s outstanding jockey, demonstrated why he is among the best at his craft with a remarkable effort toRead More
From The Paulick Report With three female jockeys in the track’s top 20 in wins – Kaylia Albright, Natasha Coddington, and Erika Strunk-Micklos – and newcomer Chelsey Keiser climbing the ranks quickly, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is experiencing one of the strongest groups of lady riders in its 40-year history. Leading the group of talented fillies is apprenticeRead More
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today it has been named the beneficiary of a portion of the daily game handle of Race Track Warriors, a fantasy horse racing game. Race Track Warriors, by Equus Interactive, will donate 0.5% of the handle of every game, exclusive of the Jockey Draft game. The donations from Race Track Warriors willRead More
From The Blood-Horse While the world will find out in less than three weeks if this year is the charm for jockey Victor Espinoza as he is scheduled to try for a third time to complete a Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), one thing is clear: Espinoza cannot wait to return to Belmont Park with ZayatRead More
The eight jockeys lining up for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes have a combined seven victories in the second leg of the Triple Crown. The leader with three wins is Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, who guided Silver Charm (1997), Point Given (2001) and Oxbow (2013) to victory in the Preakness. Stevens, who will ride Firing Line on Saturday, has a lifetimeRead More