Jose Lezcano

Montauk Traffic Makes His Case For Gotham Try With Last-To-First Jimmy Winkfield Victory

Chris Fountoukis’ Montauk Traffic gave trainer Linda Rice her third stakes triumph of the meet when making a furious last-to-first rally to take Saturday’s $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield at Aqueduct Racetrack. Montauk Traffic, a gray son of third-crop sire Cross Traffic, arrived at the seven-furlong event for sophomores off a 4 ½-length graduation at second asking […]

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Saguaro Row Proves Deserving Favorite In Interborough

Saguaro Row continued her successful stint at Aqueduct Racetrack, relishing a cutback in distance with a patient trip before a strong closing kick to win the 99th running of the $100,000 Interborough for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on a special Monday holiday card. Saguaro Row, owned by Newtown Anner Stud Farm and breeder […]

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Bank On Shea Gets Up By A Nose In NYSS Great White Way

Shea D Boys Stable’s Bank On Shea made an inside move from mid pack to edge dual stakes-winner Dream Bigger by a nose in Saturday’s $500,000 Great White Way division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Jason Servis, the bay son of Central Banker arrived at the seven-furlong contest […]

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Big Q Answers All The Questions In Key Cents Stakes

DutchessViews Farm’s Big Q, expertly handled by Jose Lezcano, picked up her first stakes score in Saturday’s $100,000 Key Cents, a six-furlong sprint for New York-bred juvenile fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Gary Gullo, the Big Brown bay was making her third consecutive stakes start following a pair of fifth-place efforts in the Grade […]

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Alms Grinds Out Matron Victory

Godolphin homebred Alms remains undefeated after a last-to-first performance in Saturday’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont, earning her second straight win at odds of 3-5. The juvenile daughter of City Zip, ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Mike Stidham, ran six furlongs over the firm turf in 1:09.30. Alms defeated 11-1 frontrunner Time Limit […]

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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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Significant Form Headlines Noble Damsel At Belmont Park

Set to make her first start since winning the Grade 2 Ballston Spa on Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course, Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form will look to capture her third graded stakes this year headlining a field of six in Saturday’s G3, $200,000 Nobel Damsel for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on the […]

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Marconi Goes The Distance In Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Marconi overcame a slow start to lead a talented six-horse field through a romping wire-to-wire score in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Tapit colt broke poorly under Jose Lezcano in the 1 ½-mile marathon for 4-year-olds and upward, but quickly found his […]

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Varenka, Wildlife Hoping To Make The Grade In Lake Placid Stakes

Augustin Stable’s homebred Varenka headlines a talented field of eight sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Lake Placid Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Graham Motion, the Ghostzapper bay is out of stakes winner Dynamic Cat, who has produced four stakes winners, including Grade 3-winner Dynamic Holiday. […]

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