Florent Geroux

Acclimate Steals Away On The Front End In Del Mar Handicap

The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing’s Acclimate grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and was able to hold it all the way to the wire, out-lasting the late-running Oscar Dominguez by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation, ridden by Florent Geroux […]

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‘Labor Of Love’: Bolo Continues Remarkable Comeback In Del Mar Mile

Trainer Carla Gaines was a bundle of emotions following the victory by Bolo, at odds of 33-1, in the Shoemaker Mile on May 27 at Santa Anita. And why not? A seven-year-old gelding, in his second start off a nearly two-year layoff, won a Grade I stakes that had, coincidentally, been the departure point for […]

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Trainer of Arlington Million Starter Intellogent Relying On Geroux’s Local Knowledge

The French based trainer Fabrice Chappet will be looking to make a splash in his first visit to the Grade I Arlington Million held Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill. Chappet will saddle Intellogent, a 4-year-old Irish-bred colt by Intello. The Million is a Win and You’re In Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series […]

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Ellis’ Kentucky Downs Preview Card Sees 36 Handle Increase

When he put in the claim slip for Factor This a year ago at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox did so believing there was stakes-winning potential within the colt that just needed the right scenario to surface. Even after watching the 4-year-old drop his first three starts for his new connections, Cox still saw enough intangibles […]

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Juliet Foxtrot Posts Front-Running Victory In Arlington’s Modesty Handicap

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Juliet Foxtrot remained undefeated in the United States while winning her first graded stakes, capturing Saturday’s Grade 3 Modesty Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths at Arlington Park on Million Preview Day at the suburban Chicago racetrack. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Juliet Foxtrot went wire to wire, covering the 1 3/16 miles on […]

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Owendale Delivers As 1-2 Favorite In Ohio Derby

Rupp Racing’s Owendale, most recently third in the G1 Preakness Stakes, returned to earn his second graded stakes triumph in Saturday’s G3 Ohio Derby at Thistledown. The 1-2 favorite had to work harder than his odds might have suggested, but Owendale and Florent Geroux were able to turn back 5-1 chance Math Wizard by a […]

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Geroux, Baze Join Quality Ellis Park Jockey Colony For 2019

Florent Geroux, rider of 2018 champion filly Monomoy Girl and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, will stay in Kentucky this summer in another sign of the increasing quality of racing and enhanced purses offered at Ellis Park. Also new to the Ellis Park jockey colony: ✦ Tyler Baze, long a California mainstay and […]

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‘Little Question’ About Two Miles For Arklow Ahead Of Belmont Gold Cup

Arklow will look to follow a similar training pattern that resulted in a runner-up effort in last month’s Grade 1 Man o’ War as he heads into Friday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational. Listed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the nine-horse field, Arklow will be running on Belmont’s Widener turf for the first […]

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Arklow Prepares To Try Marathon Distance In Belmont Gold Cup

Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger and Peter Coneway’s two-time graded stakes winner Arklow has capably run long distances in his past starts, but will stretch out even further when he competes in the two-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the Widener turf course Friday afternoon at Belmont Park. Trained by Brad Cox, the […]

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Bolo Earns Breeders’ Cup Mile Berth With Shoemaker Shocker

Golden Pegasus Racing Inc.’s Bolo gave trainer Carla Gaines her first Grade 1 victory since Dancing in Silks won the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, earning a berth in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile with a wire-to-wire upset of the G1 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita on Monday’s Memorial Day holiday program at Santa Anita in […]

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