Rajiv Maragh

Rajiv Maragh Triumphant In Return To Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

After wintering at Aqueduct the past several years, jockey Rajiv Maragh made a triumphant Championship Meet return Friday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 34-year-old Jamaica native, who rode his first race at Calder Race Course in 2003, guided Uncle Gregory ($11.60) to victory in Race 2 on Opening Day of the 2019-2020 […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Come Dancing ‘Getting Better And Stronger’

Trainer Carlos Martin saw just what he wanted out of Come Dancing in her second work following the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, where she drilled through five furlongs, with Rajiv Maragh up, in 1:00.44 on Saturday morning over the Belmont Park training track, which was the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Owned […]

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Funny Guy Stretches Out For Wednesday’s NYSS Cab Calloway

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy will stretch out in distance in his second turf start in Wednesday’s $100,000 Cab Calloway division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series for state-bred sophomores going one mile over the Mellon turf course. The John Terranova-trained son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big […]

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Funny Guy Laughs Last In NYSS Times Square

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy prevailed in a stirring stretch duel with Blindwillie McTell to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Times Square division of the New York Stallion Series Stakes in the final race of the Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet. Dismissed at odds of 13-1 in the 6 1/2-furlong main-track sprint […]

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Haikal Has ‘Answered All The Questions’ For Jockey Rajiv Maragh

With weather calling for a good chance of rain in the Elmont area this Easter weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin altered the work pattern for Shadwell Farm’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Haikal, breezing the graded stakes winning son of Daaher on Friday morning. Haikal took to the Belmont Park main track at 9:30 a.m. to record his […]

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Gotham 1-2 Finshers Haikal, Mind Control Headed For Wood Memorial

Speaking from his winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida, conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin reported Shadwell Stable’s newly minted graded stakes winner Haikal exited his Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham victory on Saturday in good order. “He looks great,” said McLaughlin. “He appears to have come out of the race well and I have […]

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Haikal Comes From The Clouds For Gotham Triumph

Shadwell Stable homebred Haikal came from well off the pace to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Gotham Stakes, earning 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby as trainer Kiaran McLaughlin saddled his second consecutive winner of the Aqueduct prep race. A 3-year-old son of Daaher, the 4-1 Haikal and jockey Rajiv Maragh came flying […]

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Stonesintheroad Now Three-For-Three After Franklin Square Romp

Team Penney Racing’s Stonesintheroad surged to the front and never relinquished the lead, wiring the six-horse field by 3 3/4 lengths to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Franklin Square for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The daughter of Bustin Stones looked sharp from the gate in her stakes debut, […]

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Jimmy Winkfield: Haikal Scores Black Type In Stakes Debut

Making his stakes debut in only his third career start, Shadwell Stable’s Haikal, under a confident ride from jockey Rajiv Maragh, found an opening along the rail in the final furlong, overtaking rivals Joevia and Tikhvin Flew to win the 35th running of the $150,000 Jimmy Winkfield on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as […]

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Following Gulfstream Spill, Apprentice Romero Maragh Undergoes Thoracic Fusion Surgery

A scary spill in Thursday’s first race at Gulfstream Park left apprentice jockey Romero Maragh with a pair of fractured vertebrae in his spine, according to cousin and journeyman jockey Rajiv Maragh’s Twitter account. The Daily Racing Form reported that the 18-year-old apprentice underwent surgery to fuse four thoracic vertebrae (T5 through T8) on Friday. At […]

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