Florent Geroux

Monomoy Girl Denies Midnight Bisou In CCA Oaks

Sent postward as the 1-2 favorite, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl defeated Midnight Bisou by nearly three lengths in Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga. Owned by Monomoy Stable, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:50.46. Florent Geroux […]

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Axelrod Flies Late To Nail Photo In Indiana Derby

For the second year in a row, a Southern California shipper will be taking home the trophy for the G3 Indiana Derby. Slam Dunk Racing’s Axelrod came flying down the center of the track in the final eighth of a mile of the $500,000 contest, just getting his nose down first at the wire. Florent […]

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Geroux ‘Excited’ About First Fourth Of July As A U.S. Citizen

When Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Florent Geroux rides at Ellis Park on Wednesday’s special Independence Day program, he’ll be celebrating his country’s birthday along with everyone else. This is the first July 4 for the French-born Geroux as a United States citizen, having taken the Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony May 23 in Louisville. […]

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Caton Bredar Steps In As Guest Analyst For Ellis Park Opener

Caton Bredar, the nationally prominent racing broadcaster and handicapper, will be guest paddock analyst for Ellis Park’s opening card Sunday. Bredar also will do on-track pre-race analysis for Ellis Park’s three biggest stakes days: the Aug. 5 Kentucky Downs Preview Day, featuring four $100,000 turf stakes positioned as launching pads to Kentucky Downs’ big-money stakes; […]

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Long On Value Up Late For Highlander Victory

At seven years of age, Madaket Stable, Ten Strike Racing and Steve Laymon’s Long On Value earned his first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Highlander Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse. The intact son of Value Plus ran down filly Lady Alexandra to win by about a neck on the wire, completing six furlongs over the firm […]

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First Churchill Riding Title ‘Bittersweet’ For Hernandez

Nine days ago the race was on between close friends Brian Hernandez Jr. and Corey Lanerie with only one win separating the duo for the leading jockey title at the 2018 Churchill Downs Spring Meet. But tragedy struck Friday, June 22 with the sudden loss of Lanerie’s wife, Shantel, which allowed Hernandez to clinch his first leading rider […]

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Astrollinthepark Draws Clear In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Dreamchaser Thorobreds’ 4-year-old homebred filly Astrollinthepark contested the pace from the outside, put away 9-5 favorite Vertical Oak in deep stretch and held off a late run by Winning Colors (Grade III) winner Miss Kentucky to win Saturday’s ninth running of the $75,033 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by two lengths. Trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Florent Geroux, Astrollinthepark ran six furlongs over […]

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Hayward: Stewards’ Response To Belmont Controversy An ‘Absolute Outrage’

At Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, former NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward weighs in on the questionable tactics employed by jockeys in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Hayward first notes that last year, New York stewards chose to prevent owner Ron Paolucci from entering a “rabbit” in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, with steward Stephen […]

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Ramon Vazquez Scores 12 Victories To Earn Jockey Of The Week Title

Ramon Vazquez led all North American Jockeys by total wins last week and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 11-18, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Beyond Blame Gives Geroux, Cox Graded Stakes Double In Regret

Following an earlier win on the card with Mr. Misunderstood in the G2 Wise Dan, trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux found their way back to the winner’s circle with Beyond Blame in the G3 Regret Stakes. A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, the 7-2 favorite ran down the frontrunner in the stretch to win […]

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