Junior Alvarado

Multiple Jockeys Affected By New Coronavirus Restrictions At Oaklawn, Gulfstream

In the past few days, multiple jockeys have had to alter plans, miss race days, or go into quarantine in response to regulations put in place by both Oaklawn and Gulfstream Park, two of the few racetracks still holding live racing. Oaklawn sent jockeys a letter on March 19 detailing some of the new regulations, […]

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Dream Bigger Back On Top In Damon Runyon

Repole Stable’s Dream Bigger returned to winning form with a powerful front-running effort in Sunday’s $100,000 Damon Runyon at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, Dream Bigger arrived at the seven-furlong test for New York-bred sophomores from a third in the Rego Park on January 12 at the Big A. With Junior Alvarado up for […]

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Mind Control Shows ‘Another Dimension’ With Impressive Tom Fool Victory, Carter Next

Trainer Greg Sacco could not speak higher volumes of Mind Control the morning after the colt launched a dramatic rally to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Stay Thirsty bay overcame a bad start and had to make up eight lengths at the top of the stretch, but successfully caught […]

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‘New York’s Adopted Son’ Mind Control Heads Tough Group In Grade 3 Tom Fool

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control, a dual Grade 1-winner on the New York Racing Association circuit, leads a salty field of eight in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. Saturday’s four-stakes card at the Big A will be anchored by the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham, a Kentucky Derby […]

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Fourth Time’s The Charm? Alvarado Derby Dreaming With Modernist

Pam and Martin Wygod’s Modernist, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and expertly piloted by Junior Alvarado, earned 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points and an 84 Beyer Speed Figure with a prominent score in Saturday’s second division of the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds. The dark bay son of Uncle Mo graduated […]

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Modernist Posts Front-Running Upset In Second Division Of Risen Star

A maiden winner over nine furlongs at Aqueduct in early January, Pam and Martin Wygod’s homebred Modernist was dismissed at odds of 12-1 in Saturday’s second division of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes. The 3-year-old by Uncle Mo broke sharply and rushed up to battle for the lead early, then dug in through the […]

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Pharoah Filly Harvey’s Lil Goil Scores Oaks Points With Runaway Busanda Victory

Harvey’s Lil Goil, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott for the Estate of Harvey A. Clarke and Paul Braverman, was a dominant winner of Sunday’s $100,000 Busanda, a nine-furlong test for sophomore fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. Harvey’s Lil Goil proved her six-length maiden win at second asking on December 12 at the Big A […]

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Mr. Buff Romps In Alex M. Robb Stakes

Jockey Junior Alvarado barely had to flex his muscles as he guided Chester and Mary Broman’s Mr. Buff to a commanding score in Saturday’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by John Kimmel, the 17.2 hands tall Mr. Buff successfully defended his title in the nine-furlong test for New York-breds 3-years-old and upward […]

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Mr. Buff Returns To New York For Saturday’s Alex M. Robb Stakes

Chester and Mary Broman’s Mr. Buff, a narrow nose winner of this event last year, will look to defend his title when taking on a field of six in Saturday’s $100,000 Alex M. Robb at Aqueduct Racetrack. Set to make his ninth start of the year, multiple stakes winner Mr. Buff will look to rebound […]

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