Rajiv Maragh

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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Honor Up Edges Syndergaard In New York-Bred Say Florida Sandy

Saratoga Seven Racing Partners’ Honor Up used a five-path trip in deep stretch to overtake a group of rivals with more extensive stakes experience, edging Syndergaard by a neck to win the second running of the $100,000 Say Florida Sandy for New York-bred 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Making just his second […]

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‘Wind Issue’ Now Resolved, Broman Homebred Pauseforthecause Headlines La Verdad

A talented field of 10, led by Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Pauseforthecause, will line up for the second edition of the $100,000 La Verdad on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the well-bred Giant’s Causeway bay out of the multiple graded stakes placed Spritely has enjoyed a career year in a 4-year-old […]

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Exulting Proves Deserving Favorite In Artie Schiller

Godolphin Racing’s Exulting made short work of a compact four-horse field to win Saturday’s featured $150,000 Artie Schiller at Aqueduct Racetrack. A main-track only entrant sent to post as the 1-2 favorite in the off-the-turf mile for 3-year-olds and upward, Exulting lived up to his backing with a comfortable 2 1/2-length score, while earning his […]

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