Florent Geroux

Churchill-Loving Mr. Misunderstood Comes Through In River City

In the last 28 years, only three horses have won five career stakes races at Churchill Downs: 2012-13 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, crack sprinter Limousine Liberal and now Mr. Misunderstood, who added his name to the list after successfully defending his title in Saturday’s 42nd running of the $175,000 River City (Grade III). […]

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Florent Geroux Set To Return From Chest Injury Saturday At Churchill Downs

Veteran rider Florent Geroux was back working horses Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs and is scheduled to return to the races on Saturday after suffering a broken sternum three weeks ago during a training mishap at Keeneland. “I’m just very thankful it wasn’t worse,” said Geroux, who worked as an on-air analyst for a French television station during this […]

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‘Very Pleased With Him’: Cox Tabs Owendale For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Oklahoma Derby winner Owendale will make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Brad Cox told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief has won four of his seven starts this season, including the G3 Lexington and G3 Ohio Derby, and also finished third in the G1 Preakness Stakes. “He breezed Saturday morning, his […]

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Updated: Geroux Suffers Fractured Sternum In Training Incident At Keeneland

Jockey Florent Geroux was unseated Sunday morning during training hours at Keeneland, according to TVG. He was hospitalized and underwent x-rays, but was able to move his arms and legs. Caton Bredar later reported on Twitter that the jockey had been diagnosed with a broken sternum. The incident occurred later in the morning when Geroux was […]

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Geroux Poised To Bring Home Stakes Triple Saturday Night At Churchill Downs

Jockey Florent Geroux is poised to attempt a stakes triple Saturday night at Churchill Downs as he rides a trio of top contenders in the $250,000 Lukas Classic presented by Budweiser (Grade III), $150,000 Ack Ack presented by GE Appliances (GIII) and $125,000 Jefferson Cup (Listed). “It’s always fun to have lots of chances at […]

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Totally Boss Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint

Last month, Susan and Jim Hill’s Totally Boss won Ellis Park’s prep race for the RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs, and this Saturday he repeated his winning effort to score the first graded win of his career. The 4-year-old son of Street Boss, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Rusty Arnold, completed six furlongs […]

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‘A Massive Future’: Ellis Park Meet’s Bottom Line Showcases Potential

The end of Ellis Park’s 2019 highly successful race meet — which saw wagering increase 21 percent over 2018 and purses paid to horsemen go up 30 percent — conjures bigger visions for 2020. Ken Mimmack, manager of new owner Ellis Entertainment LLC, was mesmerized by the huge crowd that turned out Sunday for Kids Day. “While Ellis […]

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Mr. Misunderstood ‘Looks As Good As He Ever Has’ Ahead Of Thursday’s Old Friends Stakes

Thursday’s $250,000 Old Friends Stakes on the second of five days of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs is a restricted stakes — limited to horses that have not won a stakes in 2019 — but the field is worthy of the graded status that designates America’s top races. Two of the horses in the […]

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Owendale ‘On Top Of His Game’ For Expected Travers Start

Trainer Brad Cox indicated this morning that Rupp Racing’s Owendale is on target for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers after his four-furlong workout over the Churchill Downs surface that went in 48.80 seconds on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief will arrive at Saratoga on Tuesday, and will gallop over the track […]

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