Luis Contreras

Canadian Horse Of The Year Contender Starship Jubilee Headlines Churchill’s Cardinal

Blue Heaven Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Starship Jubliee tops a field of 12 older fillies and mares in Thursday’s $175,000 Cardinal (Grade III), a 1 1/8-mile turf test at Churchill Downs. The co-feature on the 12-race Thanksgiving Day card, along with the $300,000 Falls City (GII), is slated as Race 11 with a post […]

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Starship Jubilee Triumphant In E. P. Taylor

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s E. P. Taylor Stakes, improving from her fourth-place finish in this race last season. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind and jockey Luis Contreras ran 1 1/4 miles over Woodbine’s turf course rated “good” in 2:03.29, scoring as the 3-1 favorite in […]

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Starship Jubilee Goes All The Way For Canadian Stakes Repeat

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee got the lead at the start and never looked in doubt for her win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine, dominating by about five lengths on the finish line. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind, sent off as the 2-1 second choice, ran nine furlongs over the yielding […]

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Brown-Trained Shipper Seek And Destroy Captures Ontario Colleen

Woodbine invader Seek and Destroy was able to seize another Grade 3 victory as she took the $125,000 Ontario Colleen while jockey Luis Contreras completed a sweep of Saturday’s turf stakes at the Toronto oval. The Grade 3 Ontario Colleen, a one-mile added-money event for three-year-old fillies, was the first stakes to be contested over […]

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Pamina Nails Favored Katie Baby For The Photo In Ontario Matron

Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favorite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Luis Contreras had the Michael Dickinson trainee in contention, sitting outside of the 2-1 favorite down the backstretch in the 1-1/16-mile Tapeta test for fillies […]

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Pay For Peace Posts 19-1 Upset In Plate Trial

Pay for Peace overtook 9-5 favourite Federal Law in mid-stretch to pull off a 19-1 upset in the $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine. With Luis Contreras aboard for trainer Rachel Halden, the Silent Name-Dancing Bay gelding stepped up his game to notch his first stakes victory and entered the Queen’s Plate […]

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El Tormenta Storms To Connaught Cup Victory

Sam-Son Farm’s El Tormenta out-finished the favorites to earn his first stakes victory in Saturday’s co-featured $175,000 Connaught Cup (Grade 2) contested over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine. El Tormenta raced between horses stalking the front-runners Shakhimat and Hold’emforransom through the opening fractions in the seven-furlong sprint, which were clocked in :23.29 and […]

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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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