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‘Felt Like He Was Riding With Me’: Canchari’s Thoughts With Critically Injured Older Brother

Recount’s March 22 victory at Oaklawn was noteworthy because the gelding surpassed $700,000 in career earnings. It was noteworthy for jockey Alex Canchari, too, only for a much more personal reason. Recount represented Canchari’s first victory since his older brother, jockey Patrick Canchari, was critically injured several days earlier in an automobile accident in Arizona. […]

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Amy’s Challenge Posts Stakes-Record Performance In Spring Fever

Novogratz Racing Stables’ Amy’s Challenge easily secured her third Oaklawn stakes victory with a stakes-record performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes before a crowd of 17,000. Ridden by Alex Canchari, Amy’s Challenge broke sharp, but showed a new dimension by tracking closely in second place behind Shanghai Tariff through an opening quarter mile in […]

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Amy’s Challenge Pulls Clear In American Beauty

More than 28,000 fans took advantage of sunny skies and 50-cent corned beef sandwiches while Novogratz Racing Stable’s Amy’s Challenge took advantage of her front-running style to get a dominant victory in the $100,000 American Beauty Stakes on the first Saturday of the Oaklawn racing season. “We had a tremendous opening weekend to start off […]

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‘Nothing Can Handicap Her’: Miss Ximena Brings Renewed Outlook To Ortiz’s Biggest Fan

It was only the first start for Miss Ximena on Saturday at Indiana Grand, but she was carrying far more on her back than just jockey Alex Canchari. The two-year-old daughter of Flat Out is named in honor of Trainer John Ortiz’s sister, Karla Ximena (pronounced He-mena) Ortiz, who is afflicted with the autoimmune disease […]

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Morales, Canchari Score Breakthrough Wins At Keeneland Sunday

Alex Canchari, who decided this year to ride regularly in Kentucky, clinched his first Keeneland victory in Sunday’s first race when he rode Boxer Boy for trainer Doug Anderson, who owns the 3-year-old Algorithms gelding with Nelson McMakin and Fred Dolezal. At odds of 13-1, Boxer Boy won the 1 1/16-mile race by a neck […]

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Robertson, Butler Take Canterbury Titles; Meet Handle Up 5.3 Percent

Trainer Mac Robertson ran away with the Canterbury Park training title in 2016, his tenth at the track, defeating local rival Robertino Diodoro, according to canterburylive.com. Robertson won the title nine consecutive times in a row, beginning in 2005, until Diodoro defeated him in 2014 and 2015. Over the course of the 69-day meet, Robertson […]

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Apprentice Canchari riding high at Oaklawn

Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini profiles apprentice rider Alex Canchari, who rode his first two career winners on opening day at Oaklawn on Jan. 13. The Minnesota native, who just turned 18, hails from a racing family. He is the son of retired jockey Luis Canchari, and his older brother Patrick, also an apprentice, is […]

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