Javier Castellano

Brown, Castellano, Dubb Named Top Performers At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Chad Brown, Javier Castellano and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park. The competition, based on a 5-3-2-1 point basis, began with the first race on Thursday, June 7 and continued […]

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Belmont Owners ‘Baffled,’ Upset By Jockey Tactics In Race Against Justify

Did the strategies employed by two of the jockeys in the Belmont Stakes make winning the Triple Crown easier on Justify? Owners of the two horses definitely have some questions. Mike Repole, co-owner of Noble Indy and Vino Rosso, told Tom Pedulla writing for the New York Post he wanted stewards to look into Florent […]

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Queen’s Call To Mind Sets Course Record In Belmont Gold Cup

Owned and bred by Her Majesty The Queen, Call To Mind set a new course record in winning the Grade 2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, his first start in North America. The 4-year-old son of Galileo sat just behind the leader and took over in the stretch to win by a length, completing two miles […]

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Imperial Hint Fends Off Whitmore To Earn Millionaire Status In True North

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint was very game late in Friday’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, fending off a late run from Whitmore to win by a neck on the wire. The 5-year-old son of Imperialism was sent to the post as the 8-5 favorite under Javier Castellano. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Imperial Hint covered 6 1/2 […]

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‘Consistent’ Sadler’s Joy Gets Castellano Aboard For Manhattan

Trainer Tom Albertrani is hopeful Sadler’s Joy is ready to add another Grade 1 victory to his resume in the Grade 1, $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan at the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on Saturday. Winner of the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga last year with an eye-catching run to the wire, the 5-year-old chestnut son […]

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Catholic Boy Re-Rallies To Defeat Analyze It In Pennine Ridge

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Catholic Boy was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3 Pennine Ridge, leading until the top of the stretch, checking hard at the eighth pole, and re-rallying down the center of the course to best the previously undefeated Analyze It (1-5 favorite) by a neck on […]

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Pletcher’s Belmont Duo Work ‘A Long Steady Five-Eighths With A Big Gallop-Out’

Trainer Todd Pletcher was a busy man Friday morning, shuttling between Belmont Park’s main track and training track as he fit in a number of scheduled works for next week’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival in between the raindrops. The trainer called an audible for his two Belmont Stakes contenders, sending them to the training track, where they […]

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Castellano Hires Racing Manager John Panagot As Agent

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has parted ways with agent Mike Lakow, according to drf.com. The rider has obtained the services of John Panagot, racing manager for Robert LaPenta. “I’d like to ride for 10 more years, but the way my business is going right now I don’t think I could reach my goal,” Castellano […]

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Girls Know Best Proves Deserving Favorite In The Very One

Co-owned by trainer Eddie Kenneally and Brian Chenvert, the former $40,000 claimer Girls Know Best proved a deserving even-money favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico. The contest was taken off the turf and run over the sloppy main track, and after tracking the pace the 4-year-old Posse filly crossed the wire […]

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Jockeys’ Guild: Management’s ‘Disregard’ For NYRA Jockey Colony ‘Troublesome’

The Jockeys’ Guild released the following statement on Monday, May 14, regarding Saturday’s incident prior to the races at Belmont Park: On Saturday, May 12th, the entire jockey colony at Belmont Park, including Jockeys’ Guild Chairman John Velazquez, as well as Guild Senate members who regularly ride at NYRA tracks, Javier Castellano, Jose L. Ortiz, […]

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