Javier Castellano

Gulfstream: Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Has $3.5-Million Guaranteed Pool

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $3.5 million for Saturday’s Sunshine Million program at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (First-race post: 11:40 a.m.) The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 35th consecutive racing day of the 2019-2020 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Friday, when multiple tickets with all six […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Surges Shake Up Final Standings Of 2019

There’s nothing quite like a down-to-the-wire finish, and the American Graded Stakes Standings closed with a few of them when the 2019 racing season hit the line. Two of those races closed the year as dead heats, after some late-season rallies brought trailing connections even with established leaders. Calumet Farm and Stonestreet Farm battled for […]

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Sprint Star Imperial Hint Returns In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Park

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint headlines an especially deep field of top-level sprinters in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where the multiple Grade 1 stakes winner will make his highly anticipated return to action after being scratched from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 2. Imperial Hint, who was scratched on […]

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Santa Anita Reveals Five Finalists For 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Santa Anita Park has announced a distinguished group of five finalists for the 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February. One of the most prestigious honors in all of American racing, the Woolf Award, which is determined by a vote of jockeys nationwide, can only be won once. […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Making Jockeys Part Of The Solution

Javier Castellano was mad. Not fighting with Calvin Borel mad, but the Hall of Fame jockey was mad enough as he recalled a story from a few years ago that bothers him to this day. Castellano had been sitting quietly while a panel of jockeys and racetrack executives exchanged ideas about how the two groups […]

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California Shipper Spiced Perfection Wires Field In Go For Wand

Shipping in from California to make her first start since running fourth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint on November 2 at Santa Anita Park, Spiced Perfection wired the field to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Breaking alertly from post 3 with […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Cox Hopes Gold Standard Will Continue To Step Forward In Friday’s Comely

Stonestreet Stables and LNJ Foxwoods’ Gold Standard handled a step up in class with a last-out runner-up effort in her stakes debut and will look for her first win against such caliber as part of an eight-horse field of sophomore fillies in Friday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Comely at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 70th running of the […]

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Sadler’s Joy Scores His First Victory Since 2018 In Red Smith

Woodslane Farm’s Sadler’s Joy stayed off the pace and rallied late with a strong move from the outside to earn his first win since March 2018, outkicking Red Knight by two lengths to capture the 60th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sadler’s Joy, […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Not All Are Lonely At The Top After Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup weekend has a way of swinging the American Graded Stakes Standings in one of two directions: It either throws the rankings into chaos after the right connections get hot over a pair of graded stakes-filled cards, or it confirms the leaders that were in place when the weekend began. With the 2019 […]

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