Javier Castellano

‘He Never Gives Up’: Castellano Emotional After New York-Bred Stakes Win With Offering Plan

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano won a pair of stakes, including a sentimental win aboard 7-year-old veteran Offering Plan, on Friday at Saratoga Race Course on New York Breeders’ Showcase Day; the second of three days on the New York Racing Association calendar devoted exclusively to New York-breds. Owned by Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred […]

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‘Anything Can Happen’: Castellano Thinks Lookin At Bikinis Has Loads Of Potential Ahead Of Travers

When it comes to breaking down the unprecedented success he has had in the biggest race on racing’s biggest stage, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano puts it in the simplest terms. “I guess, to me, it was just meant to be. I’ve been in the right place at the right time,” he said. “I’ve […]

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Klaravich Pair Catch A Bid, New And Improved Top Thursday’s Riskaverse Stakes

Currently leading the Saratoga Race Course owner standings with 11 victories through the first six weeks of the meet, Klaravich Stables will look to bolster its edge by entering a pair of talented runners for meet-leading trainer Chad Brown in the $100,000 Riskaverse for 3-year-old fillies on Thursday on the inner turf. Catch a Bid, […]

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Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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Varenka, Wildlife Hoping To Make The Grade In Lake Placid Stakes

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka headlines a talented field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the Ghostzapper bay is out of stakes winner Dynamic Cat, who has produced four stakes winners, including Grade 3-winner Dynamic Holiday. […]

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Point Of Honor To Face Familiar Foes In Alabama Stakes

After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Valid Point Continues Brown’s Arlington Success With Secretariat Victory

Michael Ryan and 3 Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Valid Point made it another Grade 1 win for trainer Chad Brown on the Arlington Million undercard when he stormed home to win the G1 Secretariat by a length. One race earlier, Brown sent out Sistercharlie for a repeat in the G1 Beverly D. Valid Point ($7.00), a […]

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Fools Gold Proves The Real Deal In Fasig-Tipton Waya

Overshadowed heading into Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya by her multiple graded-stakes winning stablemate and betting favorite Santa Monica, Wise Racing’s Fools Gold proved to be a smart three-quarter-length winner of Saratoga Race Course’s 1 ½-mile turf marathon. The 16th running of the Waya for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up was the second […]

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Vanderbilt Win Rockets Castellano To Jockey Of The Week Title

The upset winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, Javier Castellano was chosen as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 22-28, 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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‘It’s Amazing What This Animal Can Make You Feel’: Imperial Hint Earns 114 Beyer

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint brought the Saratoga faithful to their feet with a jaw-dropping performance in Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap. Multiple Grade 1-winner Mitole and Strike Power tussled through a swift opening quarter-mile in 21.77 seconds, but when Hall of Famer Javier Castellano asked Imperial Hint to move, the 6-year-old son […]

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