Javier Castellano

Covfefe Sets Track Record In Miss Preakness

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe remained undefeated in 2019 with a win in Friday afternoon’s Grade 3 Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, trouncing the field by 8 1/2 lengths in track-record time. The 3-year-old Into Mischief filly completed six furlongs over the fast track in 1:07.70, giving Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano his third win in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner-Up Chalon Takes Skipat In 2019 Debut

Making her first start of the 2019 season, Lael Stables’ Chalon made it look easy in Friday’s $100,000 Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The 5-year-old daughter of Dialed In was ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Arnaud Delacour, marking the pair’s second win in a row after taking the sixth race with Eons. Chalon […]

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Economics Professor Takes $150,000 ‘Gamble’ With Warrior’s Charge In Preakness

It wasn’t until after the Kentucky Derby that economist Marshall Gramm even began to consider starting a horse in the 2019 edition of the Preakness Stakes. According to the Daily Memphian, the Rhodes professor took on the idea after learning that neither Country House nor Maximum Security would be starting in the middle jewel of […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Castellano’s Big Keeneland Meet Takes Him To The Top

It never hurts to get hot in April. Going strong in the fourth month on the calendar means gaining momentum going into Triple Crown season and winning some of the most notable races of the year. Chances are, it also means doing well at Keeneland’s prestigious spring meet. For jockey Javier Castellano, it meant all […]

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Sophomore Talent Instagrand Tops Saturday’s Pat Day Mile

OXO Equine’s Instagrand, third in the Santa Anita Derby (GI) in his most recent start, tops a field of 14 3-year-olds entered for the 95th running of the $400,000 Pat Day Mile (GIII) Presented by LG&E and KU. The Pat Day Mile, run on Churchill Downs’ main track, is scheduled as Kentucky Derby day’s 10th […]

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Millionaires Limousine Liberal, Marley’s Freedom Top Churchill Stakes, Humana Distaff

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal will shoot for his third consecutive victory in the $500,000 Churchill Downs (GI) Presented by Twinspires.com for 4-year-olds and up when he heads a field of 12 for the seven-furlong main track test on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The Churchill Downs, scheduled as the day’s eighth race, has a 2:45 post […]

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Castellano: ‘Key’ To Derby Victory Is To ‘Go With The Flow’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano expressed confidence in his Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby mount Vekoma, who he rode to victory in the Grade 2 Blue Grass at Keeneland earlier this month. Castellano guided the George Weaver-trained son of Candy Ride to victory in the Blue Grass, where he drifted out in mid-stretch, […]

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Brown, Castellano Top Standings In Final Days Of Keeneland Meet

With three days remaining in Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet, the races for leading trainer and jockey are tight. Chad Brown is the leading trainer with nine wins. His final starter of the season, Queen Medb (IRE), is entered in today’s sixth race. In second with seven wins is Brad Cox, who has one horse entered today […]

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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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