Javier Castellano

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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KHRC looking to revise suspension rules after Castellano incident

During last year’s Breeders’ Cup, jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano very publicly expressed their dislike for each other in the winner’s circle after the Breeders’ Cup Marathon. Castellano was suspended but received an injunction by the Franklin County Circuit Court because he had a previously scheduled mount in the Japan Cup. Jockeys’ Guild National […]

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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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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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Borel, Castellano Fined for Breeders’ Cup Marathon Incident

PRESS RELEASE After waiving his right to a formal hearing before the Board of Stewards, jockey Calvin Borel was fined $5,000 (the maximum fine allowed) for conduct against the best interest of horse racing on the association grounds (Churchill Downs) for his actions in the winner’s circle following the fifth race at Churchill Downs on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Turf

PRESS RELEASE An update on the entrants for the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf, to be run November 6th, post time 6:00 PM ET. Al Khali New rider Julien Leparoux took the 4yo ridgling onto the Churchill Downs turf course shortly after its 9:30 opening and posted a 5f breeze in 1:01 2/5, the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Filly & Mare Turf

PRESS RELEASE An update on the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, to be run Friday, November 5th at 6:50 PM ET: Eclair de Lune The German-bred filly Eclair de Lune, winner of Arlington Park’s Beverly D. in her last start, went for a 1m jog Monday morning at Churchill Downs .   With exercise […]

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