Javier Castellano

Castellano to Participate in International Jockeys’ Challenge

Xpressbet is pleased to announce the participation of top-rider Javier Castellano in the 5th International Jockeys’ Challenge, sponsored by the Turkish Jockey Club. This year’s Jockeys’ Challenge will take place at Istanbul’s Veliefendi Racecourse on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. According to Ron Luniewski, President of Xpressbet, “Our relationship with the Turkish Jockey Club allows us […]

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Castellano, Jacobson Take Home Belmont Titles

The 2013 Belmont spring/summer meet ended on Sunday with Javier Castellano and David Jacobson comfortably atop the jockey and trainer standings. It was the first spring/summer meet title for both Castellano and Jacobson, who respectively won 72 and 44 races. Castellano, who had previously garnered the 2011 fall meet riding title at Belmont, posted stakes […]

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Gulfstream Handles $2.5 Million on Summer Meet Opener

Opening day of Gulfstream Park’s first summer meeting was celebrated Monday by four of Thoroughbred racing’s brightest and most successful stars. Two-time defending riding champion Javier Castellano and Hall of Famers John Velazquez and Edgar Prado, as well as Joel Rosario, travelled from New York to bring their star power to Gulfstream and ride on […]

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Top Jockeys to Help Kick Off Gulfstream’s Opening Day

Five of the country’s most renowned jockeys – Javier Castellano, John Velazquez, Joel Rosario, Edgar Prado and Joe Bravo – will return to Gulfstream Park Monday, July 1 to celebrate the opening-day program of the summer meet. The five jockeys will ride during the program and will also greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia. […]

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Channel Lady Finds Room to Win in All Along

Channel Lady found a burst of speed in time to win the Grade 3 Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes at Colonial Downs on Saturday under Javier Castellano. The 4-year-old filly split rivals in the stretch and held off a late-charging bid from Idle Talk at the wire. The Todd Pletcher trainee previously won the […]

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Last Gunfighter Out-Draws Field in Pimlico Special

John D. Gunther’s Last Gunfighter captured his sixth consecutive victory with a commanding 4 ¼-length triumph in Friday’s $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), the co-feature on the Black-Eyed Susan Day program at historic Pimlico Race Course. The on-track crowd of 38,957 watched Emma-Jayne Wilson defeat seven other riders, including three Hall of Famers in the Xpressbet Battle […]

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Noble Tune Sings in American Turf Stakes

Martin Schwartz and Dell Ridge Farm’s Noble Tune, benefiting from a ground-saving trip under Javier Castellano, rocketed to the front in upper stretch and cruised to a 1 3/4-length victory over Admiral Kitten in the 22th running of the $234,200 American Turf presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade II) for 3-year-olds on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs. […]

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Kauai Katie Cruises in Acorn Prep

Heavily favored Kauai Katie led from start to finish for a seemingly effortless 3 ¼-length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Road Princess overnight stakes, the closing day feature at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the 3-year-old Malibu Moon filly took the lead right out of the starting gate, setting fractions of 24.08 and 47.76 seconds […]

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Disposablepleasure Puts Away Sixty Sails Field

Glencrest Farm LLC’s Disposablepleasure, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Javier Castellano, charged home with a three and a half length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap, a mile and an eighth event on Hawthorne’s dirt main track. Content to stalk the honest pace set by Devious Intent, Castellano had his […]

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Castellano to Ride Normandy Invasion in KY Derby

Javier Castellano will take the call on Fox Hill Farm’s Normandy Invasion for the Kentucky Derby, agent Matt Muzikar told the Paulick Report. That opens up the mount on Revolutionary, who was ridden to victory in the Grade 3 Withers and G2 Louisiana Derby by Castellano. Castellano, an Eclipse Award finalist in 2012, was aboard […]

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