Mario Gutierrez

O’Neill, Gutierrez Team Up In Split Rebel With Parsimony

Reddam Racing LLC’s Irap – in his eighth career start – broke his maiden in the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds in 2017 at Keeneland for Southern California-based trainer Doug O’Neill. Reddam Racing (J. Paul and Zillah Reddam) and O’Neill will try to weave their magic again when seven-race maiden Parsimony makes […]

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Pavel ‘Very Comfortable’ With Local Surface Ahead Of Japan’s Champions Cup

American trainee Pavel has settled right into the routine at Japan’s Chukyo Racecourse, according to Doug O’Neill’s assistant trainer Leandro Mora. “He kept his weight on, and he hasn’t lost any appetite which is a sign of a horse that’s a great traveler and knows what to do,” Mora said. On Sunday, the 4-year-old son […]

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‘Anatomy Of A Kathryn Crosby’: Almost Meah’s First, But DQ Makes It Escape Clause’s Ninth

Before she married Del Mar founder Bing Crosby, actress Kathryn Grant had several movie roles. Her most famous was in the 1959 Classic ‘Anatomy of a Murder,’ a film based on a Michigan trial and the intricate weaving of the lives of several interesting characters. With that in mind, we present ‘Anatomy of a Kathryn […]

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Lakerball Upsets Surfer Girl At 33-1

At 33-1, the longest shot in a field of six juvenile fillies in Monday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita, Lakerball sped to the lead from her outside post and held sway throughout under Mario Gutierrez, winning by a head as heavily favored Summering could manage no better than a third place finish under […]

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The ‘Other’ Baffert, Game Winner Kicks Away In Del Mar Futurity

It was Bob Baffert trainee Roadster who drew all the press in the weeks leading up to the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, but on Labor Day it was his stablemate, Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner, who would power home a two-length winner under Mario Gutierrez. The 2-year-old son of Candy Ride, second choice […]

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Listing Captures I’m Smokin Stakes In Career Debut

Winning a stakes in his career debut, Listing scored a one and one-quarter length upset victory in the $100,690 I’m Smokin Stakes for California bred two-year-olds on Friday at Del Mar. The unexpected win provided a fourth straight victory for jockey Mario Gutierrez and the third in a row for owners Reddam Racing LLC. Listing, […]

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Battle Of Midway Aiming For Grade 2 In ‘Unexpected Comeback’, Facing Roy H And Ransom The Moon

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer opted to make Saturday’s Grade 2 $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes the first race in the unexpected comeback of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway. And with the entry of the 4-year-old son of Smart Strike – along with those of Catalina Cruiser, Ransom the Moon, Roy […]

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O’Neill Chases Back-To-Back Indiana Derby Victories With Blame The Rider

Doug O’Neill will try to keep up his lofty stats in graded stakes at Indiana Grand. The California-based trainer had never run a horse here when he finished a close second in last year’s Indiana Oaks with Mopotism and immediately afterward won the Indiana Derby with Irap. Now the two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer is back […]

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Pavel Puts It All Together For Dominating Stephen Foster Victory

J. Paul Reddam’s Pavel, fourth in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year, provided a 6-1 upset in Saturday night’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. In just his third career win, the 4-year-old son of Creative Cause proved trainer Doug O’Neill’s faith in him with a three-length victory over Honorable Cause. Ridden by […]

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Mopotism Takes Three-Way Photo In La Canada

In a thrilling three-horse photo finish, Reddam Racing’s Mopotism prevailed by head to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez and trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat mile in 1:37.29. Graded stakes placed on four occasions, Mopotism, who was most recently third […]

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