Junior Alvarado

Our Super Nova Shines Brightest In NYSS Staten Island

Our Super Nova laid in mid pack off a leisurely pace and made her move at the right time to score a first stakes win in Sunday’s $158,175 Staten Island division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series at Aqueduct Racetrack. Owned by trainer Charlton Baker in partnership with Michael Foster and Lauren Linn, the […]

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Empire Classic Winner Mr. Buff Had ‘Plenty In Reserve,’ Will Target G1 Clark Next

Chester and Mary Broman’s 17.2 hands-tall Mr. Buff muscled his way to the lead and showed strength and determination to fend off the late charge of diminutive Dynamax Prime to capture Saturday’s $300,000 Empire Classic by a length on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Mr. Buff, under Junior Alvarado, commanded the lead in the […]

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Middle Move Nets Red Knight A Second Stakes Win In Point Of Entry

Trinity Farm’s homebred Red Knight sat well off the front end, made an aggressive move halfway through the race and was able to get the job done in notching a second stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Point of Entry over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. The New York-bred son of Pure Prize arrived […]

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Cox Waiting To Decide Whether Arklow, Owendale Will Target Breeders’ Cup Turf, Classic

Arklow picked up his first career Grade 1 win with his first victory of the year in Saturday’s $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Owned by Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger, and Pete Coneway, the hard-trying 5-year-old finally got the dream trip he was waiting for under new rider Junior Alvarado after previously finishing […]

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Arklow Up Late To End Skid In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Winless in five starts this year, Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger and Peter Coneway’s Arklow broke through for his first career Grade 1 victory on Saturday, wearing down front-runner Channel Maker to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes at Belmont Park by a half-length under Junior Alvarado. Trained by Brad Cox, Arklow covered 1 1/2 […]

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‘A Jockey’s Race’: Preservationist Ramping Up For Jockey Club Gold Cup

In a short period of time, Preservationist has made enough noise to establish himself as a major force in the handicap division, but a victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup could put him atop the older horse division. Saturday’s lucrative Jockey Club Gold Cup Day card features four graded stakes, including […]

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Code of Honor, Tacitus Face Elders In Jockey Club Gold Cup

Grade 1 Runhappy Travers winner Code of Honor will look for a second Grade 1 score when he takes on older horses in Saturday’s 101st running of the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Owned and bred by W.S. Farish, who campaigned eventual Horse of the Year Mineshaft to a victory in the […]

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Preservationist Bulls His Way To Woodward Victory

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist showed off his strength of will on Saturday, making his way through a narrow hole and fighting his way to the wire first in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. The 6-year-old son of Arch and jockey Junior Alvarado were sent off at 3-1 after a fourth-place finish in the G1 Whitney, but […]

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Green Light Go Makes It Look Easy In Saratoga Special

Stronach Stables’ homebred Green Light Go made short work his six rivals in Saturday’s G2 Saratoga Special, settling off the pace and pulling away in the stretch run to win by 3 3/4 lengths as the 3-2 favorite. The juvenile son of Hard Spun, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Jimmy Jerkens, covered 6 1/2 […]

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Casa Creed Nails Sombeyay On The Wire In Hall Of Fame

LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable’s Casa Creed got his first graded stakes score in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes, attending the pace and nailing Sombeyay on the wire to win by a head. The 3-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Bill […]

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