Mario Gutierrez

Derby newcomer Gutierrez steals the show

Jockey Mario Gutierrez may have been a rookie when it came to riding in the Kentucky Derby, but the 25-year-old native of Mexico showed experience beyond his years when he guided I’ll Have Another to a 15-1 upset in the Run for the Roses.

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Kentucky Derby 138 Quotes

Kentucky Derby Quotes: Mario Gutierrez (Jockey, I’ll Have Another): “I don’t know what to say. Thanks to Mr. Reddam for the confidence he showed in me at Santa Anita for allowing me to continue to ride this horse.” “He is an amazing horse. I told everybody before the first time I rode him, I knew […]

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Hovdey: Mario Gutierrez gets his chance

On May 5, jockey Mario Gutierrez of Mexico will ride in his first Kentucky Derby aboard owner Paul Reddam’s I’ll Have Another, writes Jay Hovdey in the Daily Racing Form. Gutierrez was aboard for the colt’s 43-1 upset win in the Robert B. Lewis earlier this year and again when he narrowly defeated Creative Cause […]

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I’ll Have Another noses out Creative Cause in Santa Anita Derby

I’ll Have Another emerged with a nose victory over 4-5 favorite Creative Cause to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby, providing jockey Mario Gutierrez his first career Grade 1 win and giving owner J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O’Neill their first return trip to the Kentucky Derby since 2007, when Great Hunter and […]

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