Javier Castellano

The Future Is Here: University Of Kentucky Sports Medicine Program Will Help Jockeys Ride Safer, Better, Healthier

Any longtime rider of horses will tell you: It’s not a question of whether you will fall off but when. For jockeys, the question becomes not whether they’ll get hurt, but how badly (or for how long they’ll be out of the saddle, going without pay, while they recover). A new laboratory at the University […]

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Rushing Fall Adds Another Grade 1 To Resume In Jenny Wiley

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ brilliant Rushing Fall took the lead out of the gate and held off a late bid from stablemate Rymska (FR) by a length to win the 31st running of the $350,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares before a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon crowd of 34,527 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. […]

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Maker’s 46 Mile Victory Makes Delta Prince A Millionaire

Stronach Stable’s Delta Prince, last at the head of the stretch, roared past longshot Clyde’s Image in deep stretch to win the 31st running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) for 4-year-olds and up by 1½ lengths before a Friday afternoon crowd of 14,675 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Earlier on Friday’s Thoroughbred racing […]

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Rushing Fall Chases Rare Company With Bid For Fourth Stakes Win At Keeneland

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall, undefeated in three starts over the grass course at Keeneland, headlines a field of eight entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 31st running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles. The Coolmore Jenny Wiley, one of four stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program, will go as the […]

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Castellano’s Four Stakes Wins Net Jockey Of The Week Title

With four Keeneland stakes victories last week, Javier Castellano was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for April 1-7, 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 North America. Jockey […]

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Vekoma Steps Up To Dominate Blue Grass Under Red-Hot Castellano

R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable’s Vekoma took off for a three-length win in Saturday’s G2 Blue Grass Stakes, firmly stamping his ticket to the Kentucky Derby in four weeks’ time. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride finished third in the Fountain of Youth last out, but jockey Javier Castellano kept him closer to […]

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Spiced Perfection Denies Game Amy’s Challenge In Madison

Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable, and Peter Deutsch’s Spiced Perfection was a determined winner of Saturday’s G1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland, heading Amy’s Challenge in the lane and out-dueling her to the wire to win by a neck. The 4-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, ridden by the red-hot Javier Castellano for his third win on the […]

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Avie’s Flatter Holds Off Favored Henley’s Joy In Transylvania

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Avie’s Flatter, a two-time restricted stakes winner in Canada, made his 2019 debut a winning one in Friday’s G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old son of Flatter and jockey Javier Castellano got clear in the stretch and had to hold off a late run from favorite Henley’s Joy, winning by a […]

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Keeneland Turf Sprint Victory For Bulletin Prompts Talk Of Royal Ascot Visit

When Todd Pletcher won his fifth Keeneland training title last fall, he was fast out of the gate with a winner on opening day. The pattern was repeated Thursday when Bulletin was fast out of the gate in a wire-to-wire victory in the first running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint. The performance came in the colt’s […]

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Breeders’ Cup Top Two Bulletin, Chelsea Cloisters Make 2019 Debuts Thursday At Keeneland

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Bulletin, winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs, will make his 2019 debut Thursday when he headlines a field of 14 and two also-eligibles for the inaugural running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds. The 5½-furlong grass test will serve […]

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