Alberto Paz Rodriguez

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: No Slowing Down For ‘Droopy’ Rodriguez

Alberto Paz Rodriguez loved the racetrack while growing up in Panama City, Panama. His parents thought he loved it a little too much. “My folks were concerned I would get involved with gambling. The racetrack didn’t have the best reputation back then,” recalled Rodriguez, 79, who is better known by his childhood nickname “Droopy” – […]

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Rematches, Familiar Foes Highlight Clásico Del Caribe Undercard Races

The $77,500 Copa Invitacional, a 1 ¼-mile stakes for older horses on Saturday’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program at Gulfstream Park, will feature a rematch between last year’s 1-2 finishers. Panama’s Coltimus Prime got the better of Ecuador’s El Kurdo by 2 ½ lengths last year, but that duo will have to face the ‘Music’ […]

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Queen Pearl Upsets Clasico Presidente De La Republica In Panama

Alberto Paz “Droopy” Rodriguez had three runners in quest of his eighth victory in Sunday’s Clasico Presidente de la Republica, the premier race of the year at Hipodromo Presidente Remon in Panama City, Panama, but it was son, Luis, who stole the spotlight with a 62-1 longshot winner named Queen Pearl. Luis Paz Rodriguez and […]

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‘Droopy’ Rodriguez: 6,000 Wins And Going Strong

To begin the New Year, Alberto (“Droopy”) Paz Rodriguez has just reached 6,000 career wins as a trainer. Most recently, “Droopy” saddled Calinco to win the Clasico del Caribe, a prominent stakes race that brings together the best 3 year-olds from Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, and Venezuela. Calinco is […]

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