Luis Saez

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: No Slowing Down For ‘Droopy’ Rodriguez

Alberto Paz Rodriguez loved the racetrack while growing up in Panama City, Panama. His parents thought he loved it a little too much. “My folks were concerned I would get involved with gambling. The racetrack didn’t have the best reputation back then,” recalled Rodriguez, 79, who is better known by his childhood nickname “Droopy” – […]

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Saez Bids For Three Straight Championship Meet Titles At Gulfstream

From the time he first set foot in South Florida as a teenage apprentice nearly a decade ago, Luis Saez’s humble, easy-going nature has contrasted with a competitiveness and talent that has seen him develop into one of the best jockeys in the country. Shy and soft-spoken off the track, the now 26-year-old Saez prefers […]

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Luis Saez Celebrates 2,000th North American Win At Aqueduct

Jockey Luis Saez reached a milestone Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, notching his 2,000th win in North America when he rode Y’allcomenow (No. 9) to victory in Race 4, a maiden race at one mile on the inner turf. The 26-year-old native of Panama City, Panama earned his first career win in 2009 and has won […]

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Luis Saez Relishes ‘Exciting’ Approach To 2,000-Win Milestone

Veteran rider Luis Saez is closing on in his 2,000th career win. Going in to Friday’s card at Belmont Park, the Panama City native was just six wins away from reaching the milestone. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s tough competition to win races and a very tough meet here but getting close to 2,000 wins is […]

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Promises Fulfilled Holds On In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix

Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled extended his win streak to three races in a row on Friday, hanging on to win by a neck as the 1-2 favorite in the G2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix. Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Dale Romans, the 3-year-old son of Shackleford covered six furlongs over Keeneland’s fast main track […]

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Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

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Jake Romans Finding Early Success As Agent To Albarado, Hill

The Romans family is synonymous with success at Churchill Downs. The late Jerry Romans was a popular trainer from Louisville and his son, Dale, is Churchill Downs’ all-time leading trainer. Now, Dale’s son, 22-year-old Jake Romans, is adding to the family legacy as a jockey’s agent representing top riders Robby Albarado and Channing Hill. “I […]

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Channel Cat Wins Dueling Grounds Derby; Osare Takes Oaks As Kentucky Downs Handle Soars

Record-setting trainer Todd Pletcher picked a great time to win his first race at Kentucky Downs since 2010 as Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat outfought the late-running Cullum Road to win the $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby by a head on Wednesday’s penultimate card of America’s most unique race meet. Winning the $300,000 Fifth Third […]

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Derby Date Will Try To Live Up To His Name In Monday’s Hopeful

A field of eight 2-year-old colts hope to graduate and earn their first career Grade 1 victory in Monday’s $350,000 Hopeful at seven furlongs on the main track. Carded as Race 10, with a local post time of 5:38 p.m. ET, the 114th running of the Hopeful will be shown on Saratoga Live, presented by […]

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Promises Fufilled All The Way In H. Allen Jerkens

Robert J. Baron’s Promises Fulfilled proved a determined competitor in Saturday’s Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens, fending off a challenge in the stretch and kicking away to win by 1 1/4 lengths as the 6-5 favorite. A 3-year-old son of Shackleford, the front-running colt covered seven furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:21.44. Promises […]

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