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Brian Hernandez Jr. Captures 2,000th Career Win

In 2004, Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. earned the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. A mere 15-years later in Thursday’s fifth race at Fair Grounds, the Louisiana native captured career win number 2,000 aboard Afleet Roger for trainer James Baker. The 3-year-old gelding Afleet Roger broke alertly and was well-placed early, sitting just off the […]

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‘Hopefully He Takes Us To The Breeders’ Cup’: Fighting Seabee Wins With Anticipation

Walking L Thoroughbreds’ Fighting Seabee was prominent throughout to capture Wednesday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf route for juveniles at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Ken McPeek, the Summer Front bay was sharp out of the gate under Brian Hernandez, Jr. to lead the field of […]

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Brian Hernandez Rides 600th Winner Beneath Churchill’s Twin Spires

Brian Hernandez Jr. became only the 13th jockey in Churchill Downs history to ride 600 winners at the home of the Kentucky Derby when the 33-year-old won Friday’s featured 10th race aboard Twelfth Labour for trainer Dallas Stewart. “It certainly means a lot to get this accomplishment,” Hernandez said. “I started riding at Churchill the […]

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Princess Warrior Notches Initial Stakes Success With Mrs. Revere Upset

Princess Warrior commenced her run midway around the far turn and edged past Cool Beans inside the final furlong to win Saturday’s 28th running of the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (Grade II) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., by one length over a surging Get Explicit. Owned by Evan, Matthew and Andrew Trommer, Princess Warrior ran 1 […]

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Funny Duck Wins G3 Pat Day Mile Swimmingly In The Slop At 39-1

As the phrase suggests, Funny Duck took to the rain-soaked Churchill Downs dirt track Saturday just like a duck to water, winning the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile by 4 3/4 lengths. At 39-1, the son of Disorted Humor surprised in his second graded stakes run, having broken his maiden less than three months ago. […]

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Valadorna Up In Time To Get First Graded Stakes Victory In Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna wore down longshot pacesetter Apologynotaccepted in deep stretch by three-quarters of a length to win the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 16,362. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Valadorna covered the 1 1/16 miles on […]

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Brian Hernandez Jr. Hits Churchill Downs Milestone

Brian Hernandez Jr. became the 14th jockey in Churchill Downs history to ride 500 winners at the home of the Kentucky Derby when the 32-year-old won the seventh race on Thanksgiving Day aboard Rock Shandy for trainer Jordan Blair. “It’s great to have my family here with me for this,” Hernandez said. “I’m thankful for all […]

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Hernandez: ‘Memorable Day At The Office’ Included Spill, Four Victories

Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. had a memorable Saturday at Churchill Downs that ultimately led the duo to the winner’s circle with longshot Patrona Margarita in the $200,000 Pocahontas (Grade II), securing the top spot on the early “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” leaderboard. Hernandez’s day started out with three victories in […]

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Veni, Vidi, Vinci: West Coast Conquista Saratoga Ganando El Travers Stakes

La historia repetida: el año pasado, el Travers Stakes fue el escenario para el surgimiento de una nueva estrella, un purasangre que terminó llegando a ser catalogado como el mejor caballo del mundo: Arrogate. Este año otro invasor de California llega a Saratoga y domina a sus rivales con autoridad. No sabemos hasta donde podrá […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Y Tapwrit Miden Fuerzas En Una Pareja Edición Del Travers Stakes

La última vez que ganadores distintos del Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes y Belmont Stakes coincidieron en el Travers Stakes ocurrió en 1982. En ese entonces el tordillo Gato del Sol, Aloma’s Ruler y Conquistador Cielo se enfrentaron aquel 21 de Agosto, siendo derrotados por el canadiense Runaway Groom, que vino desde el fondo del lote […]

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