Martin Garcia

‘He Loves His Job’: Triple Moves Jockey Martin Garcia Closer To Top Of Oaklawn Standings

A triple Saturday pushed Martin Garcia into second in the rider standings after 42 days of the scheduled 57-day season at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Garcia won the seventh race aboard Cardamon ($20.40) for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, the eighth race aboard Finnick the Fierce ($14.40) for trainer Rey Hernandez and the […]

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Frank’s Rockette Leads ‘Very Competitive’ Purple Martin Stakes Saturday At Oaklawn

A field of 10, including 5-2 program favorite Frank’s Rockette and four previously undefeated horses, is entered in the $100,000 Purple Martin Stakes for 3-year-old filly sprinters Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 6-furlong Purple Martin, which goes as the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins Saturday, the 42nd […]

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Gold Street Leads All The Way For Derby Points In Smarty Jones

Despite wins over a sloppy surface in his last two starts and a muddy Oaklawn surface to contend with on Friday, Mike McCarty’s Gold Street was 10-1 on the tote board for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Street Boss was stretching out to a mile for the first time, but showed […]

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Jockey Martin Garcia Moving Tack To Midwest From Southern California

Although jockey Martin Garcia rode at Del Mar over the weekend, his agent tells the Daily Racing Form Garcia is leaving Southern California to ride in the Midwest, starting Wednesday at Churchill Downs. Agent Jay Fedor told DRF Garcia, 35, will also ride at Turfway Park and then at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, beginning in […]

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Martin Garcia Back In A Big Way At Santa Anita After Time Away

Martin Garcia is on a roll. In the past week, the resurgent 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, has won seven races including three yesterday to give him 14 at the Spring portion of Santa Anita’s meet, placing him in the lofty position of sixth in the standings. He also remains a trusted member of Bob […]

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Roadster ‘Pretty Fit,’ Game Winner ‘Awesome’ In Final Works

Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster and champion Game Winner, two-thirds of Bob Baffert’s Talented Triple Crown Triumvirate, each had his final major workout this morning for next Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby, in which the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer will be seeking his sixth victory. Working in company after the 6:45 a.m. renovation break, Roadster went […]

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Martin Garcia Out Of Hospital, Requires Doctor’s Clearance Before Riding

Jockey Martin Garcia was released from the Huntington Memorial Hospital on Thursday, reports drf.com. Garcia was involved in a spill at Santa Anita on Wednesday, and was treated for a concussion. The jockey will be taken off his mounts this weekend, and it is uncertain when he might return to the saddle. “I’m going to have […]

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Report: Martin Garcia Injured In Incident During Training At Santa Anita

The Blood-Horse reported Wednesday that jockey Martin Garcia has been transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. after being unseated during training at Santa Anita Park. Garcia was reportedly down on the main track for a period of time and may have lost consciousness, his agent Thom Mitchell told writer Jeremy Balan. Santa Anita’s […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Offers $168,759 Carryover Sunday

With six winning tickets each returning $33,139.60 on Saturday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $168,759. With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth, has been carded as race eight.  Bob Baffert’s Solomini, who will be ridden […]

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