Javier Castellano

NYRA changes up this year’s Travers Celebration

Press Release The 11th annual Travers Celebration will return to Saratoga Race Course this summer with an exciting new format  –  a lavish outdoor cocktail party –  to benefit the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) and the Times Union Hope Fund on Thursday, August 25 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The official party of the […]

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Hilda’s Passion goes for fourth graded stakes win of the year in Bed O’ Roses

Press Release After a scorching performance in Belmont ‘s Grade 2 Vagrancy Handicap, Hilda’s Passion is back in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Bed o’Roses Handicap, heading a field of seven fillies and mares in the seven-furlong dash. Sent off at 2-5 in the June 4 Vagrancy, Hilda’s Passion proved a deserving favorite, leading at every […]

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Belmont: Castellano wins five, takes over jockey standings

Press Release Javier Castellano shot past Cornelio Velasquez in the Belmont Park spring/summer jockey standings by winning five races on Thursday. Entering the day two wins behind Velasquez, Castellano swept the first two races with Starsilhouette ($7.50) and Socialsaul ($11.40), with the early Daily Double returning $47.20. Third in race 3 and without a mount […]

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Hilda’s Passion a heavy favorite in G2 Vagrancy Handicap

Press Release Hilda’s Passion goes for her fifth stakes win Saturday as she heads a field of seven fillies and mares in the Grade 2, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park . The 4-year-old Canadian Frontier filly, who will be making her first Belmont appearance in the 6 1/2-furlong Vagrancy, is 4-2-0 in seven starts […]

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Moran: It was not a year that will be remembered fondly

Paul Moran in his special to ESPN.com looked back at the year that was in Thoroughbred racing and it’s safe to say he didn’t like what he saw. Calvin Borel’s fight with Javier Castellano, Life At Ten, Zenyatta getting beat by Blame and Stronach along with CDI withdrew from the NTRA are just the tip […]

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Wrapping Up the Cup

By Ray Paulick Things I know now that I didn’t know then… The power of Zenyatta was measurable, particularly on television. The 3.1 overnight rating for the 6-7 p.m. time slot for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic was nearly triple the audience during the same period in 2009, and ratings earlier in the day were […]

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Eldaafer Takes Breeders’ Cup Marathon Marred by Altercations

By Scott Jagow Eldaafer won a wild running of the Breeders’ Cup Marathon Friday.  An incident of interference prompted A.U. Miner’s jockey Calvin Borel to physically attack fellow rider Javier Castellano after the race.  Castellano was riding Prince Will I Am, who was disqualified and placed 10th.  require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Eldaafer, with John Velazquez […]

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Breeders Brawl

After an incident that got Prince Will I Am and jockey Javier Castellano disqualified from second place to tenth, Calvin Borel had to be restrained from attacking Castellano. Borel was jostled around on A.U. Miner, nearly falling off his mount. Read more at Fanhouse.com

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Stewards Hold Hearing Regarding Friday’s Jockey Altercation

Kentucky State Steward John Veitch said a hearing was conducted Saturday morning to look into yesterday’s incident between Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano after the Breeders’ Cup Marathon.  Also present for the hearing was Martin Garcia, who was involved in the on-track interference that prompted Borel to attack Castellano after the race. “We have […]

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