Javier Castellano

Imperial Hint Battles Back To Nail Firenze Fire In Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s pint-sized Imperial Hint showed off the size of his heart once again in Saturday’s Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes, winning the contest for the second straight year under jockey Javier Castellano. The 6-year-old son of Imperialism, trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., grabbed the lead at the start but was headed by 2-1 second choice […]

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Tuggle Gets Second Chance On Turf In Pilgrim Stakes

August Dawn Farm’s Tuggle will hope for a smooth trip in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf test for juveniles at Belmont Park. Trainer Jeremiah Englehart captured the 2018 Pilgrim for the same connections with Forty Under, who went on to finish sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The veteran […]

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‘He Really Gives His All’: Imperial Hint Headlines Vosburgh Stakes

Raymond Mamone’s multiple graded-stakes winner Imperial Hint will look to defend his title in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. Imperial Hint, trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., is set to make his first start since a track record-setting performance in the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 27 at […]

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Fifty Five Battles To Repeat Victory In John Hettinger

Peter Brant’s Fifty Five continued to find her best stride at Belmont Park, staying off the speed before overtaking Wish Upon at the top of the stretch and fending off War Canoe’s late challenge to win the $125,000 John Hettinger for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up for a second straight year on […]

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Homebred Come Dancing Takes On Grade 2 Gallant Bloom For Blue Devil Racing

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winning homebred Come Dancing headlines a field of five in Sunday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Gallant Bloom for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 6 ½ furlongs at Belmont Park. A 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, Come Dancing capped her 2018 campaign, in which she won two races […]

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Fierce Lady Stretches Out For Wednesday’s Joseph A. Gimma Stakes

Nice Guys Stables and Steve Hornstock’s Fierce Lady will look to double up on stakes wins in Wednesday’s $150,000 Joseph A. Gimma for New York-bred juvenile fillies at Belmont Park. Trained by Dermot Magner, the dark bay daughter of Competitive Edge romped on the front end by 6 lengths in her June 22 debut at […]

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Kelso Timing ‘Makes Sense’ For Catholic Boy

Six-time graded stakes-winner Catholic Boy came out of his breeze on Saturday in good order and is slated to make his next start in the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap on September 21 at Belmont Park, trainer Jonathan Thomas said Sunday. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready, who has won Grade 1 stakes on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carlos Martin ‘Dancing’ To Family Tradition

As the grandson of a Hall of Fame trainer, Carlos Martin has always had big shoes to fill. Watching Come Dancing waltz her way to an easy victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes Aug. 24, the 50-year-old feels like he’s doing justice to his family name. “I just want to carry on the tradition,” […]

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Royal Charlotte Runs Down Favored Break Even To Win Prioress

First Row Partners and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Royal Charlotte won her first four starts but finished off the board in the G1 Test last out, causing bettors to let the filly drift up to 9-2 this Saturday. Nevertheless, the 3-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince rebounded to win the G2 Prioress by 1 1/2 lengths over previously […]

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