Jose Lezcano

Franco Notches Third Consecutive NYRA Title At Aqueduct Spring Meet

Jockey Manny Franco won his third consecutive individual meet title, Rudy Rodriguez held on for the training crown and Repole Stable, Drawing Stable and Klaravich Stable each notched four wins to lead all owners for the 12-day spring meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that concluded with Saturday’s Closing Day. The meet, which started April 5 and […]

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Newly Minted Now A Stakes Winner In NYSS Park Avenue

Making her stakes debut in her second career start, Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Newly Minted bested a field of nine to win the $200,000 New York Stallion Series Stakes Park Avenue division for eligible New York-sired 3-year-old fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday, closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as the 3-2 mutuel favorite […]

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Inspector Lynley Sets Track Record In Danger’s Hour Stakes

Stuart Janney, III and Phipps Stable’s Inspector Lynley relished a cutback in distance, setting a track record on the inner turf with a one-length win in the fifth running of the $100,000 Danger’s Hour at one mile for 4-year-olds and up on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Inspector Lynley stayed off New York-bred Black Tide’s early […]

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Cancel, Rodriguez Celebrate Multiple Winners On NYRA’s Claiming Championship Day

Jockey Eric Cancel registered three wins while trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled a pair of winners to highlight the New York Racing Association’s Claiming Championship series on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Claiming Championship, open to horses who have started for a claiming price in 2018 or 2019, featured 10 stakes worth $620,000, with races contested […]

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Rice Has Strong Hand In Broadway With Holiday Disguise, Startwithsilver

Aqueduct Racetrack’s winter meet leading-trainer Linda Rice will look to continue her dominance in the standings when she saddles Holiday Disguise and Startwithsilver in the $100,000 Broadway for New York-bred fillies and mares 4-years-old and up going six furlongs on Saturday at the Big A. Iris Smith Stable and Lady Shelia Stable’s Startwithsilver, a 6-year-old […]

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Solid Wager Rewards Backers At 5-1 In Toboggan

Gary Barber’s Solid Wager lived up to his name with a last-to-first rush to capture the 126th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Toboggan at odds of 5-1 on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 8-year-old Birdonthewire gelding, previously conditioned by Peter Miller, shipped in from California and made a tremendous Big A debut for new […]

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Former Claimer Life In Shambles Seeks Third Straight Victory In Sunday’s Gravesend

Newly minted graded stakes winner Life in Shambles will look to close out his 2018 campaign on a strong note headlining a field of six in the $100,000 Gravesend for 3-year-olds and upward going six furlongs on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Claimed by trainer Jason Servis for owner Ara Aprahamian on July 7 at Belmont […]

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Jockeys Hamilton, Lezcano Involved In Spill At Aqueduct

Jockeys Weston Hamilton and Jose Lezcano were both unseated in a spill in Thursday’s third race at Aqueduct. Lezcano’s mount Consensus Thinking suffered a catastrophic injury in mid-stretch, throwing Lezcano to the ground. The distressed horse then lunged left, impeding Gnarly and Hamilton. Hamilton was unseated. Replay of the race indicated Lezcano may have been […]

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Concrete Rose Stamps Ticket To Breeders’ Cup With Powerful Kick In Jessamine

Concrete Rose left no doubters at Keeneland Wednesday, taking the Grade 2 Jessamine with a powerful closing kick mid-stretch. Jockey Jose Lezcano piloted the filly in her second career start, sitting on or just behind the early pace and drawing her to the center of the turf course at the top of the stretch and […]

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Morticia Set To Defend Franklin County Title Friday At Keeneland

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Morticia, the defending champion, heads an overflow field of 14 and two also-eligibles entered Sunday for Friday’s 22nd running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares going 5½ furlongs on the turf. The Buffalo Trace Franklin County will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race […]

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