Miguel Mena

Coach Has ‘Very Competitive’ Bravazo Ready To Go In Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas knows a thing or two about getting a horse to the Kentucky Derby having sent a total of 48 Thoroughbreds to the starting gate for the Run For The Roses. This year, “The Coach” hopes to do just that with Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, who is entered in the Grade […]

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Update: Mena, Clark Suffer Multiple Fractures In Spill At Fair Grounds

A three-horse spill in Thursday’s eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & slots injured a pair of riders. Kerwin Clark was aboard ill-fated Ellashoo when the 4-year-old filly broke down nearing the five-sixteenth’s pole, setting off a chain reaction that resulted a pair of other horses falling – A Fashion Affair (Miguel Mena) and […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Un Fin De Semana Con Algunos Resultados Inesperados

Durante el largo fin de semana pasado en los Estados Unidos se disputaron tres competencias en Norteamérica con puntaje clasificatorio para el Kentucky Derby (G1): el Camino Real Derby en Golden Gate, el Risen Star Stakes en Fair Grounds, y el Southwest Stakes en Oaklawn Park. El resultado: una potra superando a los machos, el […]

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‘Strong’ Possibility Bravazo Will Return For Louisiana Derby

Following a narrow victory in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, one might expect to see Bravazo return to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Gr. II $1 million Louisiana Derby on Mar. 24 as Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said it would be a “strong” possibility. One could also expect to see the 3-year-old son […]

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Calumet’s Bravazo Takes Risen Star By A Nose Over Snapper Sinclair

None of the late-running colts could get to the leaders Bravazo and Snapper Sinclair down the lane in Saturday’s G2 Risen Star. That game pair of sophomores battled it out all the way to the wire, with Calumet’s homebred Bravazo just getting his nose down in front at odds of 21-1. Ridden by Miguel Mena […]

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Lukas Commits ‘Competitive’ Grade 1-Placed Bravazo To Saturday’s Risen Star

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas considered cross entering Gr. II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes entrant Bravazo in Oaklawn Park’s Grade III $500,000 Southwest Stakes on Monday Feb. 19, but the conditioner will opt to send the 3-year-old son of Awesome Again to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Saturday’s race. “I’m committing him to the race […]

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Mobile Bay Defends His Title In Louisiana Champions Day Classic

A 10-month layoff appeared to be no issue for Tigertail Ranch’s Louisiana millionaire Mobile Bay as he successfully defended his title in an epic renewal of the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic when the gutsy iron horse with nine stakes victories outnodded challenger Grande Basin Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Piloted by Diego Saenz and […]

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Fault Saves Ground For Pucker Up Win

In the Million Day finale, Agave Racing Stable’s Fault saved all the ground early and angled out in mid-stretch to run down Sam-Son Farm’s Journey Home in the final strides of the Grade III $100,000 Pucker Up for 3-year-old fillies. With Miguel Mena aboard, Fault earned his first stakes win, completing the 1 1/8 miles […]

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Albarado: Ellis Park Is ‘Saratoga South’ For 2-Year-Olds

The jockey colony for Ellis Park’s 95th meet, which runs July 1 through Labor Day, is virtually identical to last year. And that’s a good thing. Ellis Park had its strongest jockey colony ever last season, with Corey Lanerie returning after several summers at Saratoga. The perennial Churchill Downs meet leader joined a robust assembly […]

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Julien Leparoux, Miguel Mena Record Milestone Victories At Churchill Downs

Jockey Julien Leparoux, No. 8 in all-time victories at Churchill Downs, rode his 800th winner beneath the Twin Spires in Thursday’s third race. “I’ve won so many memorable races at Churchill,” Leparoux said. “I didn’t realize I had that many wins here but it’s very special. Hopefully I have many, many more to come.” Leparoux, […]

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