Luis Saez

‘Imposing’ Country House An Intriguing Risen Star Entrant For Trainer Bill Mott

As a Thoroughbred owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, especially if you have a horse that’s entered in a Road To The Kentucky Derby qualifying race. Owner Guinness McFadden, however, is taking a more realistic approach and is determined not to catch any Derby fever symptoms with Grade II $400,000 Risen […]

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‘Competitive’ Quip To Take On Lone Sailor In Saturday’s Mineshaft

Grade II winner Quip is set for his 4-year-old debut in the Grade III $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap on Saturday, February 16, where he will break from the outside in the 13-horse field. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the son of Distorted Humor has not raced since finishing a well beaten […]

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Derby Watch: ‘Talented’ Global Campaign Scores Allowance Win At Gulfstream

There were several races featuring 3-year-olds Saturday at Gulfstream Park, but none were more impressive than Sagamore Farm LLC’s and WinStar Farm LLC’s Global Campaign, who drew off from Grade 1-placed Standard Deviation down the stretch to win going 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.29 Trained by Stanley Hough and ridden by leading jockey Luis Saez, […]

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North American Record-Holder Pay Any Price Begins 9-Year-Old Season With Gulfstream Victory

Averill Racing and Matties Racing’s Pay Any Price, the North American record holder for five furlongs on the turf, got his 9-year-old season off to a successful start with a front-running victory Friday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by Championship Meet leader Luis Saez for trainer Georgina Baxter, Pay Any Price ($2.60) was favored at 1-5 […]

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A Thread Of Blue Leads All The Way In Dania Beach

Leonard Green’s A Thread of Blue, narrowly favored over 10 rivals in his sophomore debut, jumped out to the lead and never looked back to register his first career stakes victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Dania Beach at Gulfstream Park. The 11th running of the Dania Beach was the first of two one-mile turf stakes for […]

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Paco Lopez Suspended 30 Days For Role In Gulfstream Spill

Jockey Paco Lopez was handed a 30-day suspension Friday by Gulfstream stewards for careless riding in Thursday’s first race, causing a spill and resulting in jockey Romero Maragh undergoing surgery Friday for two broken vertebrae and Carlos Montalvo suffering a fractured ankle. Management also announced that any jockey suspended will be given a mandatory five […]

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Luis Saez’ Dozen Wins Earn 2019’s First Jockey Of The Week Title

In the first ballot of 2019, Luis Saez was named named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 31, 2018 through January 6, 2019. 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 950 riders in […]

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Boxwood Up Late In Ginger Brew; Fancy Dress Party Stays Undefeated In Ginger Woman

William L. Pape’s homebred Boxwood, making her season and stakes debut, found her way to the lead early and held off late-running favorite Pivottina in the final yards to win Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew by a neck at Gulfstream Park. The 7 ½-furlong Ginger Brew on turf and the $75,000 Glitter Woman at six furlongs […]

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‘Right On Target’ Bravazo Fires Another Bullet Toward Pegasus

Millionaire Bravazo posted a bullet workout in company Wednesday morning at Oaklawn in preparation for his 4-year-old debut in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Breezing with stablemate Royal Edition, a 4-year-old maiden, Bravazo covered five furlongs over a muddy track in 1:00.60. Royal Edition went in 1:01.60. […]

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Tequilita Goes Out On Top In Rampart Stakes

Dorothy Matz’ homebred filly Tequilita will close her career with a win, having captured Saturday’s G3 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park by about two lengths as the 5-2 second choice. The 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags will be bred in the spring, likely to Street Sense, according to trainer Michael Matz. Ridden by Luis Saez, […]

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