Florent Geroux

Social Paranoia’s Last-To-First Move Gives Pletcher 1-2 Finish In Appleton

The Elkstone Group’s Social Paranoia, facing older horses for the first time in his seasonal debut, made a stunning last-to-first move on the far outside to outrun stablemate Sombeyay by 1 ¼ lengths and win Saturday’s $100,000 Appleton (G3) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 68th running of the one-mile Appleton for 4-year-olds […]

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Bemma’s Boy Upsets Stablemate Zulu Alpha In Pan American

Paradise Farms Corp.’s Bemma’s Boy surged late to upset heavily favored stablemate Zulu Alpha in Saturday’s $200,000 Kitten’s Joy Pan American (G2) at Gulfstream Park at Gulfstream Park. The 59th running of the Pan American, a 1 1/2-mile turf stakes for 4-year-olds and up, was one of 10 stakes, six graded, worth $1.825 million, on […]

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Bonny South Blows By Rivals In Fair Grounds Oaks

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Bonny South made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, circling the field and pulling away to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings was sent to post at odds of 6-1 off a pair of wins in allowance company from three starts. Ridden by […]

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Wells Bayou Steps Up With Frontrunning Louisiana Derby Triumph

Clint Gasaway, Lance Gasaway, Madaket Stables, and Wonder Stables’ Wells Bayou put in a winning performance in Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, leading throughout the 1 3/16-mile contest to score 100 points toward the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was sent to post as the 3-1 favorite, and gave […]

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Sole Volante Expected To Headline Next Saturday’s Tampa Bay Derby

Sole Volante, the Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes winner here on Feb. 8, is expected to head the field for next Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, the main event on a stakes-laden afternoon of Thoroughbred racing at Tampa Bay Downs. The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby is a “Road to […]

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Warrior’s Charge Back On Track To Prepare For Oaklawn Handicap

Warrior’s Charge returned to the track on a frosty Friday morning at Oaklawn to begin preparations for his next major local target, the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses at 1 1/8 miles April 18. Whether the bulk of the preparation is at Oaklawn or Fair Grounds remains to be seen. “Don’t know,” […]

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Warrior’s Charge Digs Deep To Deny Bankit In Razorback

Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stables’ Warrior’s Charge posted a front-running victory as the 3-1 favorite in Monday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes, digging deep in the stretch run to fend off the challenge of Bankit by a head on the wire. Ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Brad Cox, the 4-year-old son of Munnings […]

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Mr. Monomoy Powers Home On Top In First Division Of Risen Star

The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl, Mr. Monomoy lived up to his breeding with a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old son of Palace Malice grabbed the lead at the start, turned back a challenge from Blackberry Wine at the head of the lane, and […]

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‘Completely Different Mindset’: Jockey Agent Doug Bredar Takes On NHC

As a topnotch jockey agent and former racing secretary at some of the biggest tracks in the country, Doug Bredar is adept at handicapping horse races. After all, it’s his job to put Florent Geroux on as many winners possible this winter at the Fair Grounds and elsewhere for stakes races. But the Louisville-based Bredar […]

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