Junior Alvarado

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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Mr. Buff Takes On Veteran New York-Breds In Wednesday’s Evan Shipman

Chester and Mary Broman’s Mr. Buff dominated a state-bred stakes last out and will look to replicate that feat as part of a nine-horse field in the 38th running of the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-bred 3-year-olds and up on Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course. Mr. Buff earned a triple-digit Beyer Speed Figure for […]

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Mr Havercamp Upsets Forbidden Apple At 13-1

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred Mr Havercamp surprised Saratoga bettors at 13-1 in Friday’s Grade 3 Forbidden Apple, taking the lead in mid-stretch and holding off late runs from Hembree and favorite Qurbaan to win by a half-length. It was the 5-year-old Court Vision gelding’s first start since December, and he completed a mile over […]

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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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Preservationist Finds More At The Rail, Defeats Catholic Boy In Suburban

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist stepped up into graded stakes company in a big way for Saturday’s G2 Suburban, ceding his lead to 6-5 favorite Catholic Boy in the backstretch and gamely pulling away from that rival in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths. It was the third win in a row for the 6-year-old […]

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Mr. Buff Geared Down Late In Saginaw, Could Try Whitney

Mr. Buff led at every point of call and got back to his winning ways with an in-hand triumph in Sunday afternoon’s $100,000 Saginaw, a 1 1/16-mile race for New York-breds 4-years old and up at Belmont Park. Chester and Mary Broman’s 5-year-old Friend Or Foe chestnut stumbled slightly coming out of the gate but […]

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Sue’s Fortune Tops Compact Field For Victory Ride

Fortune Farm’s homebred Sue’s Fortune will look to add a second graded win to her credentials in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride, a 6 1/2-furlong dirt sprint for sophomore fillies at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Sue’s Fortune impressed on debut with an 8 1/2-length score in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden event at […]

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‘Push-Button’ Tax Has Alvarado Excited For Third Derby Mount

Count jockey Junior Alvarado among those impressed with Tax’s blistering half-mile work on Thursday in preparation for the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby. Alvarado, who is set to make his third career Derby mount when he pilots Tax on May 4 at Churchill Downs, watched as Tax recorded a 47.80-second breeze, the fastest of […]

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