Antonio Sano

‘All Going Right’ This Year With Dubai World Cup Hopeful Gunnevera

Unlike in 2018, there is much more of a spring to the step to all those associated with Dubai World Cup hopeful Gunnevera this year – including the horse himself. The leading light of Antonio Sano’s stable set off for the race 12 months ago in the richest of form only for everything to unravel […]

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Gunnevera’s Trainer Antonio Sano Becomes A U.S. Citizen

Antonio Sano, Venezuela’s all-time winningest trainer, will saddle Gunnevera for a start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park as an American citizen. “I’m so happy, so proud,” Sano said. Sano, who immigrated to the U.S. in 2009, became a U.S. citizen in Miami Friday. The 56-year-old Weston, […]

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Audible ‘In Good Form’ Through Penultimate Pegasus Workout

Audible, the 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.91 Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. “Audible’s training really well. I’ve been pleased with all of his works, particularly this morning. It was a good, solid five-eighths […]

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Venezuelan Jockey Seeking Asylum Falls Into ‘Political And Administrative Black Hole’

When he refused to throw races when so instructed by the Venezuelan mafia, professional jockey Eduard Rojas Fernandez knew he needed to leave the country. The corruption in Venezuelan horse racing has been well documented: one-time leading Venezuelan trainer Antonio Sano was kidnapped for refusing to fix races, and now trains in the United States. Rojas […]

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Irad Ortiz Says Gunnevera Is Getting ‘Better And Better’

Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West in preparation for a start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. The workout, which was the second fastest of 18 recorded at the distance, was the 4-year-old son of Dialed In’s third breeze since […]

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Pegasus: Gunnevera Records ‘Very Good’ Second Breeze Since Breeders’ Cup

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed Saturday morning over Gulfstream Park West’s main track as he continues preparations for a planned start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) – the richest Thoroughbred race in North America – Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. It was the second work for the 4-year-old Gunnevera since […]

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Classic Runner-Up Gunnevera Has ‘Good Chance’ In Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

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Audible ‘Training Exceptionally Well’ Ahead Of Harlan’s Holiday, Pegasus Bids

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible breezed four furlongs Saturday morning for his return to graded-stakes competition in the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park. Working in company with Grade 1 turf winner Hi Happy, Audible went the half-mile in 48.68 […]

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City Of Light, Gunnevera Both Raring To Go As Connections Look Toward Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Gunnevera may be stabled on opposite sides of the country, but both are feeling quite full of themselves as they begin preparations for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, According to drf.com, City of Light had his first breeze since the World Championships on […]

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Classic: Gunnevera Comes ‘So Close,’ Thunder Snow ‘Stayed Fighting To The End’

Gunnevera was on the outside looking in to the Breeders’ Cup Classic when pre-entries were announced, but the hard-knocking colt did his trainer proud on Saturday with a second-place finish in the $6 million race. A 4-year-old son of Dialed In, Gunnevera came hurtling down the Churchill Downs stretch under Irad Ortiz to finish just […]

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