Author: C.J. Johnsen

Hernandez wins seven at Fairmount Park

Jockey Rafael Hernandez had a fantastic day at work on Tuesday at Fairmount Park, where he booted home seven winners on the eight-race card.  Jockey Rafael Hernandez had a fantastic day at work on Tuesday at Fairmount Park, where he booted home seven winners on the eight-race card. Hernandez rode Hilda Tenorino (MEX), Pula Pula, Shawnee’s Stripe, Beauzippity, W W Allocation, Eye Can Flat Run, and Xtra Spicy to victory. He also had a mount on Tac Rap in the fifth race, where he finished third. Three of his winners were for trainer Mike Durham, and two were for Scott Becker. Hernandez finished in the top 20 nationally by winners from 2011 to 2013. Hernandez, 29, is in his tenth year of his career as a jockey, according to Equibase. Always high in the rider standings at Fairmount Park, Hernandez has taken home multiple rider titles from his home base. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/rafael-hernandez-pilots-seven-winners-at-fairmount-park/ Share this:PrintTweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like...

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Equibase established racing’s industry-owned database

Prior to the formation of Equibase, the Thoroughbred industry’s historical racing records had long been controlled by a third-party publisher. With Equibase, the goal was to put racing information back in the hands of the industry so that it could be made as widely available, attractively presented and affordable as possible. Under the direction of a management committee consisting of leaders from the racing and breeding industries, Equibase began full-scale operations on Jan. 1, 1991. Through a network of chartcallers, Equibase began collecting past performance information from all Thoroughbred tracks in North America. The information was processed, stored and...

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Shannon Beauregard always restless before Northlands thoroughbred season

In case you were wondering, Shannon Beauregard is sleeping well, once again. That thoroughbred racing is back in high gear in Edmonton has a lot to do with it. “I miss the sport so much that sometimes I can’t get to sleep,” the 12-year riding veteran smiled in the Northlands Park race office. “When the season is about to start, and even on the night or two before spring workouts start, I can’t think of much but what’s coming up.” No doubt, Beauregard’s love of the sport, and especially her sheer devotion to the thoroughbred she guides at high speed and in tight quarters whenever possible, were instrumental in her recovery from a head injury that forced her out of action for much of 2011 and all of 2012. In the early stages of her return to the track last year, some observers questioned whether she could make it all the way back to the impressive performance levels she had reached by the time of the accident. Now, those questions are gone. She has won four races so far in the brief season — “I had a couple of them on Saturday” — and is scheduled for some impressive mounts as the season heats up for stakes and handicaps. First on her list of $50,000 tests is Saturday’s 31st running of the Wild Rose, a six-furlong burst for three-year-old...

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#1 for Valentin

From Blood-Horse Francisco Valentin, a 21-year-old apprentice, posted his first career victory when Keen On Green led every step of the eighth and final race on the March 31 card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Valentin, a native of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, came to the U.S. nine months ago with the dream of becoming a jockey. It was trainer Gary Contessa, for whom Valentin gallops horses in the mornings, who named the young rider aboard Keen On Green, who went off as the 6-5 favorite in the one-mile maiden race and won by five lengths. “I’m so happy,” said Valentin,...

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