Chris DeCarlo

Tricky Escape Repels Challenge In Fasig-Tipton Waya

Jon Marshall’s Tricky Escape was a gutsy winner of Sunday’s off-the-turf Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes, repelling a stretch challenge from 3-5 favorite Mom’s On Strike to win by 3 3/4 lengths on the wire. The third choice at 7-2, Tricky Escape was ridden by Chris DeCarlo to complete 1 1/4 miles over Saratoga’s fast main track […]

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After 13 Years, Trainer Carvajal Could Be Having His ‘Best Year Yet’

In the same quiet way he oversees a 20-horse stable that consists mostly of allowance horses, claimers and Jersey-breds Luis Carvajal, Jr. is well on pace to having the best season of his 13-year career as a trainer. The Santiago, Chile, native hopes to move a step closer to that accomplishment – modest for many trainers but […]

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Tricky Escape Splits Rivals For Robert G. Dick Memorial Score

Jon Marshall’s Tricky Escape split rivals at the top of the stretch to kick clear in Saturday’s G3 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park, earning her second graded stakes victory. The 5-year-old Hat Trick mare covered 1 3/8 miles over the firm turf in 2:12 4/5, just 2/5 shy of the track record. […]

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Tricky Escape Splashes To Off-The-Turf Cardinal Handicap Victory

Jon A. Marshall’s Tricky Escape bided her time for an opening on the inside around the far turn and prevailed in a three-horse drive to the wire in Saturday’s 44th running of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs, which was taken off the turf and run on the “sloppy” main track. Fair Point was a nose back in second and […]

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Renown Looking For Repeat In Thursday’s Sycamore Stakes At Keeneland

Merriebelle Stable’s Renown (GB) will face 12 rivals Thursday when he attempts to become the fifth horse to win the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) going 1½ miles over the Keeneland turf course in consecutive years. The Sycamore will go as the eighth race on Thursday’s nine-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post time. First post […]

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Tricky Escape Makes The Grade In Violet Stakes

Tricky Escape broke slow and was shuffled back going around the first turn before saving all the ground and splitting horses late in the stretch to take the Grade 3, $100,000 Violet Stakes by a length and a quarter Saturday at Monmouth Park. Trained by Lynn Ashby, Tricky Escape stopped the timer at 1:49.91 for the mile and an […]

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Guilty Twelve Up By A Nose In Robert G. Dick Memorial

Merry Fox Stable’s Guilty Twelve closed with a late rush to post a upset victory in the $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park today. With Christopher DeCarlo aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway prevailed by a nose over the 6-to-5 favorite Zipessa, with Joe Bravo aboard.  It was only a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: UPS Driver Grant Trains Millionaire, G1 Winner

Little-known trainer Gaston Grant describes his journey with millionaire New Jersey-bred Green Gratto as “once in a million.” Whatever the odds attached to their success, they are long. Grant remains in the early stages of building his credentials as a horseman as he scrambles to find time to oversee his small stable at Aqueduct Racetrack while maintaining […]

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Green Gratto Shocks Unified At 54-1 In Carter

A shocking 54-1 when the gates opened for the G1 Carter, the New Jersey-bred Green Gratto took the lead and never looked back, turning for home two lengths in front of the field. The 7-year-old son of Here’s Zealous was just able to hold off Unified by a nose at the wire, taking his first […]

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Tuttipaesi Finds Room Late To Score Santa Ana Victory

Boxed in for much of the stretch under jockey Chris DeCarlo, Valor Ladies’ Tuttipaesi found an opening in deep stretch, catching  Glory in the final strides to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Santa Ana at Santa Anita Park by a neck. Fresh Feline was three-quarters of a length back in third, followed by Nashoba’s Gold and […]

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