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Leparoux, Romans, Velazquez On Equine Forum On HRRN

Horse Racing Radio Network Press Release Leparoux, Romans, Velazquez, and More on Equine Forum Presented by Red Brand Fence Saturday on HRRN Join hosts Mike Penna and Jude Feld  every Saturday morning at 8:00 AM Eastern on Sirius 219 & XM 206, for the Equine Forum presented by Red-Brand Fence as they speak with guests from all areas of the thoroughbred racing world to keep you in the know on all aspects of the game. Join us this Saturday as Mike and Jude broadcast live from Gulfstream Park for a special Florida Derby edition of the show. They’ll be joined by trainer Jonathan Thomas to talk about his Florida Derby contender Catholic Boy. FTBOA CEO Lonny Powell discusses exciting incentives for Florida-bred runners. Jockey Julien Leparoux talks Florida Derby and looks ahead to opening weekend of the Keeneland Spring Meet. You’ll also hear from Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez along with trainers Dale Romans and Mike Hennig. Finally, Gulfstream Park Director of Marketing Mike Nyman and our “Road to the Florida Derby” contest winner Mark Wimsatt join the show. Join us this Saturday at 8:00 AM Eastern for The Equine Forum presented by Red Brand Fence on our home at Sirius 219, our new XM home at XM 201, and, as always, online and podcast at horseracingradio.net, and on select HRRN affiliates. Read More Share this:PrintTweetShare on TumblrLike...

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Seven-Win Day Gives Saez Meet Record-Tying 132 Victories

Gulfstream Park Press Release   HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Luis Saez, already having clinched his second straight Championship Meet riding title, equaled Hall of Famer Javier Castellano’s single-season mark of 132 victories with a record-tying seven-win afternoon Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Saez, 25, reached the milestone with Santera Stable Inc.’s Four Freedoms’ decisive victory in the 11th race finale, a $30,000 maiden claiming event for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs on the main track. “It’s not easy to win races but we just came here and every horse ran good,” Saez said. “I feel very glad. It’s very special to come here and do pretty good. To tie the record with Javier is something big and I have to thank God and everyone that supports me.” It was the second seven-win day of the Championship Meet for Saez, who achieved the feat Jan. 24. He is the first jockey in track history to reach seven wins twice, sharing the single-day record with Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey (March 11, 1995) and Tyler Gaffalione (July 4, 2017). A native of Panama, Saez won with his first four mounts Thursday, scoring aboard Broomhill ($7.60) in the first race, Cosmic Halo ($12.20) in the third, Sound Values ($6.40) in fourth and Up the Road ($6.20) in the fifth, before finishing second in a photo finish on Winning Day in the...

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Ortiz Keeping Busy With 14 Mounts On Florida Derby Day

Florida Derby Day Press Release (Gulfstream Park)   HALLANDALE BEACH, FL –  Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., the second-leading rider at the Championship Meet, will be a busy man on Saturday with mounts in all 14 races on Gulfstream’s spectacular stakes-filled Florida Derby Day program. Spending his first full winter in South Florida, the 25-year-old Ortiz will be aboard only one program favorite, Jane Cibelli-trained Ballyin in the second race, a 7 ½-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-old maiden fillies. Ortiz’s stakes mounts include Therapist in the $150,000 Cutler Bay (Race 4), Ferdinanda in the $150,000 Sanibel Island (Race 5), Page McKenney in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile (G2) (Race 8), On Leave in the $250,000 Honey Fox (G3) (Race 11), Princess Warrior in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) (Race 12), and Bullards Alley in the $250,000 Pan American (G2) (Race 13). “It’s going to be a long day,” Ortiz said. “You have to do it, no matter what. They put me on them and I will ride them. That’s what I’m out there for. I try to drink a lot of water and Gatorade, and just keep going.” Ortiz will complete his day on Catholic Boy, the 7-2 third choice on the morning line in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1). It will be his first time aboard the multiple graded-stakes winner, trained by Jonathan Thomas. “My...

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Bridgmohan Leads Beschizza, Geroux; Cox Five Wins Ahead Of Sharp In Jockeys, Trainers Race

By Ryan Martin (Fair Grounds Barn Notes)   Entering the penultimate day of racing for the 2017-18 Winter Meet at the Fair Grounds, 2009-10 leading rider Shaun Bridgmohan (65) continues to maintain his lead over newcomer Adam Beschizza and two-time defending champ Florent Geroux, who both have 61 wins apiece.   Shaun Bridgmohan (65) Friday, March 30: Race 2: Unfading Beauty (7-2); Race 5: Saltee Stark (8-1); Race 6: Vanquish (9-2); Race 9: Perfect Poet (7-2); Race 10: Charge The Line (3-1) Saturday, March 31 Race 3: Hello Tiz (10-1); Race 4: Uncommon Cat (5-1); Race 5: The Imposter (3-1); Race 6: Iquique (Fr.) (7-2); Race 7: Achiever (8-1); Race 8: Sea Vow (3-1); Race 10: Mageez (6-1); Race 11: Wild About Star (7-2)     Adam Beschizza (61) Friday, March 30 Race 1: Jane Ran A Double (2-1); Race 3: Shainko’s Secret (3-1); Race 5: Stuck In Vegas (3-1) Race 6: Mischievous Dancer (9-2); Race 10: Titanium Belt (12-1) Saturday, March 31 Race 1: Cool Arrow (5-2); Race 2: Lady Soul (4-1); Race 3: Little Sarge (4-1); Race 4: Logan’s Reward (12-1); Race 5: Kid Creole (10-1); Race 6: Hard Headed Woman (9-2); Race 7: Move It Man (8-1); Race 8: Spring Value (7-2); Race 9: Sivindahl (6-1); Race 11: Molly Rules (8-1); Race 12: Gone Pecan (4-1)   Florent Geroux (61) Friday, March 30: Race 2: Tiz...

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Jockey, Trainer, Owners Titles Going Right Down To The Wire

By Ryan Martin (Fair Grounds Barn Notes) The titles for leading jockey, trainer and owner for the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ 2017-18 Winter Meet appear to be up for grabs with a remaining three racing days left on the calendar. Entering Thursday’s action, 2009-10 leading rider Shaun Bridgmohan (65) leads newcomer Adam Beschizza (60) and two-time defending champ Florent Geroux (59).   Shaun Bridgmohan (65) Thursday, March 29 Race 2: Bermuda Star (3-1); Race 3: Our Diamond (6-1); Race 4: Open Interest (20-1); Race 5: Native Wahoo (7-2); Race 6: Royal Road (5-1); Race 7: Killeen (3-1); Race 8: Tale of the Prince (5-1); Race 9: Julie’s Jackpot (12-1); Race 10: Stout Margaret (8-1) Friday, March 30 Race 2: Unfading Beauty (7-2); Race 6: Vanquish (9-2); Race 9: Perfect Poet (7-2), Race 10: Charge The Line (3-1); Race 11: Anything But Amie (7-2) Saturday, March 31 Race 3: Hello Tiz (10-1); Race 4: Uncommon Cat (5-1); Race 5: The Imposter (3-1); Race 6: Iquique (Fr.) (7-2); Race 7: Achiever (8-1); Race 8: Sea Vow (3-1); Race 10: Mageez (6-1); Race 11: Wild About Star (7-2)   Adam Beschizza (60) Thursday, March 29 Race 3: Star Gaze (4-1), Race 6: Lunaris (12-1), Race 7: Flatexcel (10-1), Race 8: Stuck In Vegas (9-2e) or Tensas Talk (7-2e), Race 9: Midnight Candle (6-1 AE); Race 9: Findley Isle (2-1) Friday,...

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