Jose Lezcano

Lezcano Earns First Belmont Riding Title; Brown, Klarman Repeat

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title in runaway fashion with 38 wins, while Jose Lezcano captured his first New York riding title with 44 victories as the 48-day meet concluded on Sunday. Klaravich Stables posted 12 wins to lead all owners, compiling earnings of more than $1.5 million. […]

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Voodoo Song Will End Nine-Month Layoff In Friday’s Forbidden Apple

Barry Schwartz’s Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song will race off a nine-month layoff, taking on six other graded stakes winners in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Forbidden Apple going one mile over the inner turf at Saratoga. Trained by Linda Rice, the New York-bred son of English Channel hasn’t raced since finishing 12th in the Grade […]

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‘Clean Trip’ Propelled ‘Serious Contender’ Henley’s Joy To Belmont Derby Upset

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy kicked off the Turf Trinity with a rousing score in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Mike Maker for Bloom Racing Stable, Henley’s Joy rated in third position in the 10-furlong test on the inner turf and showed good acceleration down […]

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Montauk Daddy First North American Winner For Daddy Long Legs

Taylor Made Stallions’ Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Linda Rice, Montauk Daddy shot to the front shortly after the start of the six-furlong turf test. He shrugged off early pace […]

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Henley’s Joy Springs 20-1 Upset In Belmont Derby

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy surprised bettors with a 20-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby, his first win of 2019. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy and jockey Jose Lezcano defeated 16-1 chance Social Paranoia by three-quarters of a length on the wire, completing 1 1/4 miles over Belmont’s firm turf course in […]

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Perennial Bridesmaid Monongahela Makes The Grade In Iselin

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith’s Monongahela had 11 seconds to his name before Saturday’s Grade 3 Phillip H. Iselin Stakes, but the 5-year-old son of K One King pulled away to score his first graded stakes win by more than three lengths in his fourth start for trainer Jason Servis. Ridden by Jose […]

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Marconi Leads All The Way In Brooklyn Invitational

In the finale of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, Marconi led at every point of call en route to a half-length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational at Belmont Park. Breaking from the rail under jockey Jose Lezcano, Marconi led the field into the first turn of the 1 ½ mile […]

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Joevia Readies For Belmont Rebound, War Of Will Arrives In New York

Michael and Jeff Fazio’s Joevia will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, trainer Gregory Sacco confirmed by phone Monday morning. Joevia rebounded from a Grade 2 Wood Memorial effort in which he was disqualified and placed 11th, with a strong showing in winning […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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Carmouche ‘A Different Type Of Fit’ After Recovering From Leg Injury

Kendrick Carmouche continues to rocket up the Belmont spring/summer meet leaderboard, entering Friday tied with Jose Lezcano for the most jockey wins with 15. Through the meet’s first 12 days, Carmouche already has doubled his 2018 graded stakes victory count, piloting Heavenhasmynikki in the Grade 3 Vagrancy on May 11 and the French-bred Olympico in […]

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