Javier Castellano

Castellano Completes Quarantine, Returns Home To New York

Jockey Javier Castellano, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has completed his two-week quarantine in Florida and was given the green light to return home to New York Tuesday, according to the Daily Racing Form. Castellano said he still feels well and never experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. Castellano was required to take a […]

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Castellano: Feeling Fine, But COVID-19 Positive Is ‘One Of The Toughest Challenges In My Life’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano spoke about contracting COVID-19 for the first time on Monday, calling in for a conversation with Barry Abrams’ In The Gate podcast. Agent John Panagot posted the news of Castellano’s positive test to Twitter on Thursday, March 26, indicating that the rider was “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.” […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Florida Derby Update

Breaking news in advance of Saturday’s 14-race Florida Derby program came with a Tweet from John Panagot, agent for jockey Javier Castellano, announcing that the Hall of Fame rider has tested positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19, that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. Castellano, who had not ridden […]

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Javier Castellano Tests Positive For COVID-19

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a tweet from agent John Panagot Thursday morning. Panagot indicated that Castellano was required by Gulfstream Park to take a physical, after which he was tested for coronavirus on Tuesday. The rider is reportedly “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.” Javier Castellano […]

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Baffert Would Prefer Dry Track For Nadal; Colt To Start Without Blinkers In Rebel

By Bob Baffert’s lofty standards, he’s been in a slump recently at Oaklawn. Sure, the Hall of Fame trainer won Thursday’s fifth race, but Morning Snow was racing for a $40,000 claiming price and taken out of that sprint victory. Baffert’s wheelhouse at Oaklawn, of course, is its lucrative series of Kentucky Derby points races […]

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‘Better With Age’: Starship Jubilee Pulls Clear In Hillsborough

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee ran her record to three-for-three in 2020 on Saturday, pulling away to a 1 1/4-length victory in the G2 Hillsborough Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The 7-year-old daughter of Indy Wind, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Kevin Attard, ran nine furlongs in 1:47.83 over the firm turf course. She […]

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Five Months After Breeders’ Cup Scratch, Vitalogy Returns A Winner In Palm Beach

Qatar Racing Limited, Marc Detampel and Bottle Rocket Stable’s Vitalogy, racing for the first time in nearly five months after being scratched from the Breeders’ Cup last fall, took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a slew of challengers through the lane to win the $150,000 Palm Beach Saturday at […]

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Cox Keeping Options Open With Risen Star Winner Mr. Monomoy, Champion British Idiom

Brad Cox, trainer of Mr. Monomoy who broke well and was able to clear early in the first division of Saturday’s G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds, taking the field wire to wire and earning 50 more points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl currently sits in […]

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Javier Castellano Picks Up Pegasus Mount On Spun To Run

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, reports drf.com. Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero made the announcement on Tuesday, after the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun breezed a half mile in :47.51 at Palm Meadows. “I didn’t think he […]

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