Antonio Sano

Unraced Since 2019 Dubai World Cup, Gunnevera Returns To Gulfstream West

Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, unraced since finishing third in the 2019 Dubai World Cup (G1), is back in South Florida with trainer Antonio Sano. A winner of more than $5.5 million along with a second-place finish in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Gunnevera has worked twice for Sano at Gulfstream Park West. The 6-year-old […]

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‘Goodbye To A Friend’: Elite Sprinter X Y Jet Dies Of Apparent Cardiac Event

X Y Jet, a high-level sprinter in the U.S. and Dubai, died of an apparent cardiac event Wednesday morning, per a statement from trainer Jorge Navarro. The 8-year-old Kantharos gelding won 12 of 26 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,096,513. A $56,000 yearling out of the 2013 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August […]

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Gunnevera ‘100 Percent Now,’ Ready To Return To Training

Unraced since finishing third in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30, multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera is set for an imminent return to training at Gulfstream Park West. “Gunnevera will be here Monday,” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He had a fracture in his left hind leg, but he’s 100 percent now.” Sano said […]

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Gunnevera Ruled Out Of Woodward After Missing Planned Workout

Trainer Antonio Sano cancelled a planned workout for Gunnevera at Gulfstream Park West Sunday morning, ruling out a start in the Aug. 31 Woodward (G1) at Saratoga. Gunnevera, a multiple-graded stakes winner who has earned more than $5 million, had previously missed a planned start in the Aug. 3 Whitney (G1) at Saratoga with a […]

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‘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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