Javier Castellano

Blowout Tops Brown-Trained Trifecta In Wild Applause

Peter Brant’s Blowout, perfectly rated by Hall of Famer Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, stayed off a late charge from stablemate Nova Sol to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Wild Applause, a one-turn mile on the Widener turf course for sophomore fillies at Belmont Park. Brown, leading trainer of the Belmont spring/summer meet with 32 wins, […]

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Rushing Fall All The Way In Just A Game

With no one to pressure her on the front end, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 1 Just a Game Stakes. The 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready had a two-length lead early, fended off a challenge from Daddy Is A Legend around the turn and cruised under […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Niall Brennan Stables: Rhythm, Patience And Favorites?

What does it take for a horse to win the 1 1/2-Mile, 12 Furlong “Test of the Champion” Belmont Stakes? A number of things, of course. In this edition of The Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the factors that have propelled recent winners to victory in the third leg of […]

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Consistent Chalon Takes On Six Sprinters In Bed O’ Roses Invitational

A salty field of seven older fillies and mares has assembled for the Grade 3, $250,000 Bed O’ Roses Invitational on Friday at Belmont Park, led by Lael Stables’ Chalon. The Bed O’ Roses, run at seven furlongs on the main track, is part of a sensational 11-race Friday program that also features the Grade […]

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Competitionofideas Tops Brown-Trained Duo In New York Stakes

Klaravich Stables’ graded-stakes winner Competitionofideas leads a pair of talented Chad Brown-trained contenders in the Grade 2, $600,000 New York for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday on the Belmont Park inner turf. The 76th running of the New York is one of five stakes on Friday’s card, marking the second day of […]

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Demarchelier Stays Undefeated In Pennine Ridge

Peter Brant’s Demarchelier, named for the French fashion photographer, handled a stretch out in distance and a step up in class, overtaking Clint Maroon in deep stretch and fending off Seismic Wave’s challenge before the wire to capture the fifth running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Pennine Ridge for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Belmont Park. […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Curlin Climbs To The Top

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes rightfully dominate headlines every May, but the sons and daughters of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms’ Curlin put in quality work during the month, not only rocketing their sire to the top of his division in the American Graded Stakes Standings but giving him a comfortable lead. Curlin had five […]

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NYRA Honors Castellano With Venezia Award For Sportsmanship, Citizenship

The New York Racing Association, (NYRA) Inc. has announced Javier Castellano as the 2019 recipient of the Mike Venezia Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. The Venezia Award will be presented to Castellano on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 in a ceremony at Belmont Park. Established in 1989, […]

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Catholic Boy To Stand At Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Claiborne Farm has purchased an interest in Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on both dirt and turf, who scored his most recent victory in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The son of More Than Ready will stand at the Paris, Ky. farm upon his retirement from racing, […]

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Five Stakes Wins Propel Javier Castellano To Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other jockey last week, Javier Castellano was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 13-19, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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