Javier Castellano

Baffert Would Prefer Dry Track For Nadal; Colt To Start Without Blinkers In Rebel

By Bob Baffert’s lofty standards, he’s been in a slump recently at Oaklawn. Sure, the Hall of Fame trainer won Thursday’s fifth race, but Morning Snow was racing for a $40,000 claiming price and taken out of that sprint victory. Baffert’s wheelhouse at Oaklawn, of course, is its lucrative series of Kentucky Derby points races […]

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‘Better With Age’: Starship Jubilee Pulls Clear In Hillsborough

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee ran her record to three-for-three in 2020 on Saturday, pulling away to a 1 1/4-length victory in the G2 Hillsborough Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The 7-year-old daughter of Indy Wind, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Kevin Attard, ran nine furlongs in 1:47.83 over the firm turf course. She […]

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Five Months After Breeders’ Cup Scratch, Vitalogy Returns A Winner In Palm Beach

Qatar Racing Limited, Marc Detampel and Bottle Rocket Stable’s Vitalogy, racing for the first time in nearly five months after being scratched from the Breeders’ Cup last fall, took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a slew of challengers through the lane to win the $150,000 Palm Beach Saturday at […]

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Cox Keeping Options Open With Risen Star Winner Mr. Monomoy, Champion British Idiom

Brad Cox, trainer of Mr. Monomoy who broke well and was able to clear early in the first division of Saturday’s G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds, taking the field wire to wire and earning 50 more points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl currently sits in […]

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Tenfold ‘In A Great Rhythm’ Ahead Of Pegasus; Javier Castellano Will Ride Asmussen Trainee

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold worked a leisurely half-mile in 51 seconds flat at the Fair Grounds on a frigid Monday morning, his last training session before flying from New Orleans to South Florida Tuesday for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy. The workout time ranked 43 out of 52 works at the […]

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‘Special’ Starship Jubilee Makes History With Three-Peat In Sunshine Millions Filly And Mare Turf

Sent off as the 2-5 favorite, Starship Jubilee made the most of a very favorable pace scenario for her record-setting third-straight victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Under Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano, the 7-year-old Blue Heaven Farm mare quickly assumed the lead out of the gate […]

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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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