Author: Wynn Elliott

Keeneland Spring Meet Jockey Leaders

Keeneland Press Release Through April 18 (9 days of 16-day season) Jockey Starts Wins 2nd 3rd Purses Corey Lanerie 48 9 6 3 $509,712 Florent Geroux 43 8 9 3 $641,762 Jose Ortiz 56 8 8 9 $1,145,916 Joel Rosario 33 7 9 9 $482,456 Brian J. Hernandez Jr. 43 7 5 6 $559,171 Javier Castellano 14 5 3 1 $479,768 Luis Saez 33 5 2 4 $342,734 Gabriel Saez 23 5 1 3 $213,014 Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInTumblrPinterestRedditLike this:Like...

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‘Best Man’? Nakatani Reveals Why He Actually Lost The Mount On Bolt D’Oro

by Paulick Report Staff A two-time Grade 1 winner and third-place finisher after a wide trip in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Mick Ruis’ talented sophomore colt Bolt d’Oro did not bring home year-end championship honors in 2017. Jockey Corey Nakatani took a lot of the blame for the wide trip at Del Mar, and when the horse started his campaign in 2018, it was Javier Castellano in the irons. Nakatani had been aboard for Bolt d’Oro’s first work of the year, a three-eighths move in early February. He guided the horse through the paddock gardens following the work, as do a number of top trainers and jockeys, but Ruis was reported to be extremely unhappy about that decision. When Nakatani lost the mount, many speculated that that was the final reason behind the change. “That’s not what happened at all,” Nakatani told Mike Willman on the Thoroughbred Los Angeles radio show on Sunday. “I was unable to be the best man in Mick Jr.’s wedding.” Mick Ruis Jr. is a former jockey, with whom Nakatani has been friends for a long time. “I told him that I would be his best man… unfortunately I wasn’t able to do that, and I apologized to him and I said that I had to ride this filly in the stake for Mr. Hollendorfer, and he understood. There’s some things that are out of...

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World’s Winningest Jockey To Ride At Keeneland Saturday

Keeneland Press Release Jorge Ricardo, who has ridden more winners than any jockey in Thoroughbred racing history, is scheduled to ride Some in Time’s Some in Tieme (Brz) in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2). The 1½-mile turf stakes is the ninth race on the 10-race program with a post time of 5:30 p.m. ET. Based in South America, Ricardo surpassed Russell Baze as the world’s winningest jockey in February at Hipodromo da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Baze, based primarily in Northern California throughout his career, retired in 2016 with 12,842 victories. “Some in Tieme is a Brazilian horse with Brazilian ownership, and we’ve used a Brazilian jockey (Manoel Cruz) previously on him,” trainer Kenny McPeek said. “One of the owners came up with the idea of bringing Jorge (pronounced Georgie) here, and I thought it was a good idea. “(Ricardo) is scheduled to arrive Thursday. He will spend some time around the stables and at my farm (in Lexington) and then ride Some in Tieme on Saturday. He heads back to Brazil on Sunday.” This marks the second time Ricardo has ridden at Keeneland. He finished ninth in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) aboard longshot Ordak Dan (Arg), who came from Argentina for the race. Some in Tieme made six starts in Brazil before making his North American debut last year. The 6-year-old horse was the...

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Enough Is Enough: Candice Delpech Speaks Out

By Robyn Louw On Saturday, 7 April 2018, during the running of the Gr1 SA Classic at Turffontein, Majestic Mambo stumbled, dislodging SA Champion Jockey, Anthony Delpech. While the rest of the field – including the on-course ambulance – continued across the finish line, Anthony was left lying at the 350m mark. While time stands still in situations like that and everything feels exaggerated, it would be not be unfair to say that too much time elapsed before Anthony was attended to. From the track, the first responders transferred him into the on course ambulance, which drove him to the track’s first aid facility. There, Anthony was seen by the Chief Medical Officer and despite complaining of pain in his hands and feet, was deemed to have concussion. He was transferred into another ambulance and transported by road to Milpark Hospital’s casualty department. His wife Candice, who unusually was watching from home in Durban, immediately left home and was making her way to the airport to catch a flight to Joburg. While driving to the airport, she was having to field calls, trying to relay Anthony’s Medical Aid details in order to get him admitted as somehow, these did not travel with him. Sequence of events By the time Candice arrived at the hospital at 8pm on Saturday evening, the hospital was ready to discharge Anthony and send him...

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Keeneland Spring Jockey Leaders

Keeneland Press Release   SPRING MEET LEADERS Through April 14 (7 days of 16-day season)   Jockey Starts Wins 2nd 3rd Purses Corey Lanerie 40 8 5 1 $468,526 Jose Ortiz 51 7 7 8 $1,096,536 Joel Rosario 24 6 6 5 $376,776 Florent Geroux 32 6 5 3 $522,362 Javier Castellano 14 5 3 1 $479,768 Gabriel Saez 18 5 1 1 $199,908 Brian J Hernandez Jr. 36 4 4 6 $450,626 Share this:PrintFacebookTwitterGoogleLinkedInTumblrPinterestRedditLike this:Like...

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