Javier Castellano

Castellano Hoping For ‘A Bit Of Luck’ In Wednesday’s International Jockeys Championship

They may be some of the world’s best jockeys, battling for one of the great jockeys’ prizes in the racing world, but none were brave enough to predict victory in what looks like a hugely competitive renewal of the spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday Dec. 5. Javier Castellano finished plum […]

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Wide Open Field Of Seven To Fight For Kentucky Derby Points In Saturday’s Remsen

A wide-open field of seven juveniles will look to earn their first respective graded stakes win when they compete in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes as part of a stacked Cigar Mile Day Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. One of four graded stakes on a 10-race card, the 105th running of the Remsen will air as […]

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‘Cinderella Story’ Imperial Hint Takes Aim On Dubai Golden Shaheen

Luis Carvajal, Jr., still has a hard time describing the impact Imperial Hint has had on his training operation. “I can’t really put into words how this horse makes you feel,” Carvajal said Tuesday morning outside the 5-year-old’s stall on the Tampa Bay Downs backside. “He has taken me and my family and our friends […]

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Runaway Lute Leads Holiday Fall Highweight At Aqueduct

A wide-open field of nine horses will battle it out for Thanksgiving spoils in the 105th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight going six furlongs on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The traditional centerpiece of a 9-race Thanksgiving holiday card with a special 11:50 a.m. first post-time, the Fall Highweight will be featured along […]

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Village King Crowned In Dramatic Off-The-Turf Red Smith

Village King, expertly handled by Javier Castellano, nosed out Soglio in a dramatic photo finish to capture the off-the-turf Grade 3 Red Smith on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher for Angels of Catalina Inc., Village King and Soglio tracked pacesetters Exulting and Control Group through a quarter-mile in 25.20 seconds and the […]

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Irad Ortiz Brings Home Bill Shoemaker Award For Pair Of Breeders’ Cup Victories

Irad Ortiz Jr., who won two races and finished in the top four in five other races from 13 mounts, won the 16th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the World Championships hosted by Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes […]

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City Of Light Leads Gate-To-Wire In Dominating Dirt Mile Victory

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren’s City of Light added a third Grade 1 win to his resume in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday, taking the lead at the start and never relinquishing it to cross the wire a 2 3/4-length winner. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, ridden by Javier Castellano at […]

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Audible Overcomes Slow Start, Wins Cherokee Run In First Start Since Derby

Making his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Audible came from off the pace to win Saturday’s $200,000 Cherokee Run Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Javier Castellano […]

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Bulletin Leads All The Way To Win Juvenile Turf Sprint In Second Career Start

On Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Bulletin became the first horse in history to win a Breeders’ Cup race in just his second career start. The 2-year-old son of the late City Zip, sent off at odds of 4-1, flew out of the starting gate in the […]

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Derby Third Audible Returns In Cherokee Run On Breeders’ Cup Undercard

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Audible returns to competition following a six-month layoff to face 11 rivals in Saturday’s first running of the $200,000 Cherokee Run at Churchill Downs. The seven furlong Cherokee Run for 3-year-olds is carded as Race 2 with a scheduled […]

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