Mario Gutierrez

‘Best Day’ In 50 Years Of Racing: Five Star General Produces Emotional Win In British Columbia Derby

It was shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday when track announcer Dan Jukich warned the crowd at Hastings Racecourse of a “spoiler alert” and proceeded to share the news that 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu had just defeated Serena Williams to capture the U.S. Open tennis championship. It would the first of many ear-piercing cheers throughout the […]

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Kingly Registers Front-Running Win In La Jolla Handicap At Del Mar

Kingly, another talented runner from the power-packed barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, gamely withstood the late challenge of 9-5 favored Neptune’s Storm to win the featured Grade 3, $150,000 La Jolla Handicap Sunday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. After setting a swift pace under jockey Mario Gutierrez, […]

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Juvenile Fore Left Runs Straight And True In Tremont

Favored Fore Left made short work of his six rivals on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park, popping out of the gate on top and never looking back as he romped to a 4 1/2-length victory on the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont for 2-year-olds. The Tremont was the second of five stakes on the […]

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Pavel Fitted With Blinkers, To Be Piloted By Rosario In ‘Wide Open’ Dubai World Cup

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill is hoping that fitting Pavel with blinkers when he runs in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline on Saturday is going to bring out the best in the 5-year-old son of Creative Cause. Already fourth in last year’s edition, Pavel is very likeable individual, easily recognizable thanks to his […]

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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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