c.j. mcmahon

New Face: Cabrera The Early Leader In Oaklawn’s Jockey Standings

Newcomer David Cabrera became the first jockey to reach double-figure victories at the Oaklawn meeting when he swept Saturday’s late daily double, including his first local stakes score aboard Swing and Sway in the $125,000 American Beauty for older female sprinters. Cabrera’s strong start – 10 victories from 47 starts and purse earnings of $358,801 – mirrors […]

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Sonneteer ‘Earning His Way’ Into Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap

Hours after Sonneteer’s breakthrough victory in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses Friday at Oaklawn, trainer Keith Desormeaux was already plotting his next move. That move is a return trip to Arkansas. The Southern California-based Sonneteer won for the second time in 18 lifetime starts, overhauling Futile on the outside in deep stretch to win […]

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Sonneteer Earns Black Type In Opening Day Fifth Season Stakes

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer, who almost stole the show in the 2017 Rebel Stakes at odds of 112-1, reaffirmed his affinity for Oaklawn by finally earning his first stakes win in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes before an opening day crowd of 13,500. Breaking from post 10, Sonneteer raced near the back of the field early […]

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Report: McMahon Suspended 30 Days After Positive Drug Test

According to Daily Racing Form, rider C.J. McMahon has been suspended 30 days by stewards at Indiana Grand after a drug test came back with levels of methamphetamine and THC. McMahon was tested at Indiana Grand on Sept. 26. His suspension began Oct. 10 and will run through Nov. 8. As a result of the test, […]

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Saratoga: Cuatro Potrancas Exponen Su Invicto El Sábado En El Spinaway Stakes

El lote de la edición número 126 del tradicional Spinaway S. (G1, $350,000) reunió a tan solo cinco potrancas. Cuatro de ellas no conocen la derrota. El Spinaway pertenece a la serie de carreras “Win and You’re In” de la Breeders’ Cup, lo que le garantizará a la ganadora su inscripción sin costo alguno en […]

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C. J. McMahon Shifts Tack To Gulfstream With Agent Walter Blum

After setting a record for most victories by a jockey last spring and summer at Lone Star Park, C. J. McMahon has ventured to Gulfstream Park to seek success during the 2017 Spring and Summer Meets. “I think it might be a good opportunity to get to where I want to be in my career,” […]

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Line Judge Dominates Delta’s Jackpot Prep

The $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. 3) takes place for the 14th time on Saturday, November 19 and on Saturday night the Vinton, Louisiana racetrack hosted the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes, which serves as a prep race for the richest event of the year. Barry and Joni Butzow’s Line Judge proved best in the one-mile […]

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Texas Chrome All Heart In Thrilling Oklahoma Derby

Danny Keene’s Texas Chrome showed the racing world the size of his heart Sunday evening at Remington Park, bulling his way through the narrowest of holes along the inside rail to defeat Sticksstatelydude by a half-length in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. The sophomore son of Grasshopper and jockey C.J. McMahon raced to a tough […]

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Texas Chrome Up The Rail For Super Derby Triumph

Jockey C.J. McMahon gave a triumphant fist pump as he and Danny Keene’s Texas Chrome crossed the wire first in Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs, earning the first graded stakes victory for both himself and trainer J. R. Caldwell. The sophomore son of Grasshopper made a perfect move up the rail […]

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Melancon, Broberg Take Delta Downs Titles

Delta Downs closed out its 2015-16 Thoroughbred season on Saturday night with some familiar names making it to the top of the horsemen standings. Jockey Gerard Melancon claimed the title of leading jockey; Karl Broberg took home the hardware for leading trainer; and End Zone Athletics Inc. finished off the meeting at the top of […]

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