edwin maldonado

‘The Competition Is Stiff,’ But Maldonado Tall In The Saddle In Southern California

Edwin Maldonado is not the leading jockey at Santa Anita this meet, but at five feet six, he’s certainly among the tallest, and with 13 wins from 63 mounts, a gaudy 21 percent, he is fifth in the standings, thanks in the main to good luck and hard work. The 35-year-old native of Columbus, Ohio, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much More Than A Horse Show’

At first glance, they seemed out of place, like when basketball great Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for a season or when MMA champion Conor McGregor stepped in a boxing ring against that sport’s best, Floyd Mayweather. There was the trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner putting on a show coat like an […]

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Fahan Mura The One To Catch In Saturday’s Buena Vista

Two things are certain in Saturday’s one mile Buena Vista Stakes on Santa Anita’s turf: Vasilika will be favored and Fahan Mura will be the one to catch. A chestnut daughter of the Smart Strike sire English Channel, Fahan Mura has been in front from the opening of the gates for her last 10 races […]

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Fahan Mura Leads Gate-To-Wire In Robert J. Frankel

Back on a course she adores, Fahan Mura made every pole a winning one in taking Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes by three quarters of a length under Edwin Maldonado. A 4-year-year-old Pennsylvania-bred filly by English Channel, Fahan Mura is trained by Vladimir Cerin and got a mile and one eighth on […]

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Fahan Mura Continues Love Affair With California Turf In Osunitas

Fahan Mura, a four-year-old filly who’s found a home competing over the grass in California, scored her fifth victory in as many starts Friday in the Golden State as she led from wire-to-wire to win the featured $82,125 Osunitas Stakes for older fillies and mares on Friday at Del Mar. Taking command shortly after the break and […]

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NYRA Customer Cashes $240,346 Ticket On Del Mar Pick 6

Jockey Kent Desormeaux teamed up with his brother/trainer Keith Desormeaux to capture the eighth and final race at Del Mar Friday aboard favored Baby Frankie and shower a $240,346 payoff on a lone ticket holder in the track’s Pick 6 bet. The winning ticket was sold for $3,168 by the New York Racing Association. Baby […]

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Owner/Trainer Ruis Takes Three Of Santa Anita’s Opening Day Races

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis got off to a good start on Friday, opening day of Santa Anita’s 19-day Autumn Meet, as he won three out of the first five races on the nine-race card. In the opener, his 3-year-old gelding Bacoli pulled off a modest upset, winning at odds of 5-1 under Israel Ocampo and returning $12.80 […]

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Maldonado’s First Start Since Injury A Winning One At Santa Anita

Edwin Maldonado is back. The 34-year-old Ohio native won his first race Sunday at Santa Anita since recovering from painful injuries suffered more than four months ago in a morning accident at Del Mar Sept. 4. Maldonado piloted first-time starter Pomp and Party to a 3 ½-length victory in Sunday’s second race for owner/breeder H […]

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Santa Anita Opening Day Marks Return of Bejarano, Prat From Injuries

The traditional day-after-Christmas opening day at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., takes on added significance this year with the return from injury of two of the nation’s leading riders, Art Wilson writes in the Pasadena Star-News. Rafael Bejarano, with 15 riding titles under his belt at Santa Anita, has been named on six mounts […]

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