Javier Castellano

Annals Of Time Gives Brown Fourth Win On Travers Card In Sword Dancer

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Annals of Time gave trainer Chad Brown his fourth win on the Travers card this Saturday at Saratoga, closing down the center of the course to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer by a neck. The 6-year-old son of Temple City, ridden by Javier Castellano as the 5-2 post-time favorite, […]

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Come Dancing Overcomes Slow Start To Capture First Grade 1 In Ballerina

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s homebred Come Dancing did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, despite missing the break and going wide throughout the seven-furlong contest. The 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon still managed to dominate her rivals by 3 1/2 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:21.48 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by […]

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‘He Never Gives Up’: Castellano Emotional After New York-Bred Stakes Win With Offering Plan

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano won a pair of stakes, including a sentimental win aboard 7-year-old veteran Offering Plan, on Friday at Saratoga Race Course on New York Breeders’ Showcase Day; the second of three days on the New York Racing Association calendar devoted exclusively to New York-breds. Owned by Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred […]

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‘Anything Can Happen’: Castellano Thinks Lookin At Bikinis Has Loads Of Potential Ahead Of Travers

When it comes to breaking down the unprecedented success he has had in the biggest race on racing’s biggest stage, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano puts it in the simplest terms. “I guess, to me, it was just meant to be. I’ve been in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I’ve […]

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Klaravich Pair Catch A Bid, New And Improved Top Thursday’s Riskaverse Stakes

Currently leading the Saratoga Race Course owner standings with 11 victories through the first six weeks of the meet, Klaravich Stables will look to bolster its edge by entering a pair of talented runners for meet-leading trainer Chad Brown in the $100,000 Riskaverse for 3-year-old fillies on Thursday on the inner turf. Catch a Bid, […]

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Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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Varenka, Wildlife Hoping To Make The Grade In Lake Placid Stakes

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka headlines a talented field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the Ghostzapper bay is out of stakes winner Dynamic Cat, who has produced four stakes winners, including Grade 3-winner Dynamic Holiday. […]

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Point Of Honor To Face Familiar Foes In Alabama Stakes

After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Valid Point Continues Brown’s Arlington Success With Secretariat Victory

Michael Ryan and 3 Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Valid Point made it another Grade 1 win for trainer Chad Brown on the Arlington Million undercard when he stormed home to win the G1 Secretariat by a length. One race earlier, Brown sent out Sistercharlie for a repeat in the G1 Beverly D. Valid Point ($7.00), a […]

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Fools Gold Proves The Real Deal In Fasig-Tipton Waya

Overshadowed heading into Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya by her multiple graded-stakes winning stablemate and betting favorite Santa Monica, Wise Racing’s Fools Gold proved to be a smart three-quarter-length winner of Saratoga Race Course’s 1 ½-mile turf marathon. The 16th running of the Waya for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up was the second […]

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