Luis Contreras

Justin Evans Hits 2,000-Win Milestone At Sunland Park

Justin Evans scored his 2,000th career training victory on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Sunland Park in New Mexico when A & A Equine and Paul Miller’s Curlina Curlina took a maiden claiming race by 4 ½ lengths under jockey Luis Contreras as the 1-5 favorite. The 6-year-old California-bred mare by Curlin out of Helen’s Echo, […]

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Contreras’ Milestone Victory Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

On the final day of the Woodbine meet, Luis Contreras won his 2,000th career race and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 10-16, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Contreras ‘Really, Really Happy’ To Reach 2,000 North American Victories

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked up steam in his quest to 2,000 heading into Woodbine’s final weekend of the season, […]

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Pumpkin Rumble Outduels Stablemate Melmich In Valedictory

The Kevin Attard-trained seven-year-olds Pumpkin Rumble and Melmich provided an exciting finish to the 2018 stakes season at Woodbine with the former fending off the latter in the Grade 3 Valedictory on Sunday. Owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, Pumpkin Rumble defeated 2015 champion and two-time runner-up Melmich in the $125,000 co-feature contested over 1-3/4 […]

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Kingsport Threepeats In Ontario-Sired Sir Barton Stakes

Kingsport earned his third Sir Barton title on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack with an impressive performance in the $100,000 stakes feature. Trained by Sid Attard for Goldmart Farms and Royal Laser Racing, the six-year-old Milwaukee Brew-Green Jewel gelding first won the Sir Barton in 2015 and also took last year’s edition of the 1-1/16 mile […]

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My Silencer Makes Noise In Career Debut With Frost King Victory

My Silencer was a winner right out of the gate, taking the $100,000 Frost King Stakes for two-year-olds in his career debut on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. The two first-time starters in the 10-horse field led the way with My Silencer darting out to pressure Hungary through opening fractions of :23.33 and :46.56. My […]

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Devine Mischief Ships North To Nail Photo In Ruling Angel

Devine Mischief, the first Canadian starter for trainer Joe Sharp, was up in the last jump to edge out Glamanation and Jean Elizabeth in a thrilling three-horse conclusion to Woodbine’s 6 1/2 furlong Ruling Angel Stakes on Sunday. Luis Contreras was in the irons as the 8-1 chance prevailed by a head over 9-5 favourite […]

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Starship Jubilee Upsets Chad Brown Duo In Canadian Stakes

Starship Jubilee won one for the home team at Woodbine on Saturday, as the reigning Sovereign Award champion in the female turf division upset a pair from the stable of Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown in the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes on the E.P. Taylor turf course. Under jockey Luis Contreras, Starship Jubilee rallied wide […]

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Code Warrior, Lull Among 10 Fillies Contest Royal North At Woodbine

Back-to-back Grade 3 Hendrie Stakes winner Code Warrior headlines the local contingent amid a talented field of 10 distaffers set to contest the $175,000 Royal North Stakes (Grade 2) on Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course this Sunday afternoon. The Royal North is one of two six-furlong sprint stakes co-featured on the 1 p.m. program at […]

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Aheadbyacentury Seeks Ending To 40-Year Curse In Queen’s Plate

The so-called curse of Apollo, under which no horse had won the Kentucky Derby when unraced as a 2-year-old since 1882, was lifted this year by Triple Crown winner Justify. Canada has its own version of that now extinct jinx, as no horse since Norcliffe in 1976 has parlayed victory in Woodbine’s Coronation Futurity into […]

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