Luis Saez

Pumpkin Rumble Eclipses Course Record In Alphabet Soup Handicap

Canadian shipper Pumpkin Rumble surged from off the pace to win the $104,850 Alphabet Soup Handicap by a half-length in course-record time under Luis Saez Saturday at Parx Racing. The 8-year-old gelding by English Channel, making his first start in the U.S. for trainer Kevin Allard in the first of seven stakes on the Pennsylvania […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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Eight Juveniles Line Up For Black Type In Saratoga’s With Anticipation

Field Pass and Our Country, both coming off maiden wins at the track and distance, head a field of eight set to line up for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course. The 15th running of the With Anticipation for 2-year-olds scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course serves […]

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Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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Luis Saez Handed Seven-Day ‘Careless Riding’ Suspension For Ride At Saratoga

Jockey Luis Saez received notification Aug. 9 of a seven-day suspension for “careless riding”. The incident in question took place in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes, the tenth race on the Aug. 4 card, in which Saez mount Just Fly veered left near the top of the stretch under right-handed whip.Just Fly crowded several other […]

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A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational

Leonard Green’s A Thread of Blue was sent off as a 13-1 chance in Sunday’s $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, but the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun managed to hold his lead all the way around the turf course to win by a length over Digital Age (9-2). Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Kiaran […]

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Channel Cat Won’t Be Denied In Bowling Green

Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat took the lead out of the gate and was dead game in stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green by a half-length over Ya Primo. The 4-year-old son of English Channel and Luis Saez ran 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:14.43, marking the colt’s first graded […]

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Five Stakes Wins Net Luis Saez Jockey Of The Week Title

With five stakes wins, including a redeeming victory aboard Maximum Security in the Haskell, Luis Saez was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 15-21, 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 […]

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Maximum Security Survives Stewards’ Inquiry For Haskell Victory

There were tense moments for the team surrounding Maximum Security after Saturday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, watching as the “Inquiry” sign lit up on Monmouth Park’s tote board. Gary and Mary West’s talented sophomore colt had crossed the wire first, as he had in the Kentucky Derby, but an incident with King For A Day […]

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War Story Gritty To The Wire In Monmouth Cup

Imaginary Stable and Glen Ellis’ War Story hadn’t won a race since March of 2018, but the gutsy chestnut didn’t let that stop him from prevailing in Saturday’s G3 Monmouth Cup. Despite being passed at the head of the lane, the 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet dug in gamely to defeat Bal Harbour by a […]

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