j.d. acosta

Lady T N T Goes All The Way In Charles Town Oaks

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T posted a surprise 37-1 victory in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks, leading from the start and holding on by two lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, ridden by J.D. Acosta for trainer Joe Sharp, ran seven furlongs over Charles Town’s muddy […]

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Awesome Banner Back In The Winner’s Circle For Fire Plug Stakes

Jacks Or Better Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Awesome Banner, winless in 12 starts competing against some of the country’s top sprinters, returned to the winner’s circle with a hard-fought half-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Fire Plug at Laurel Park. The 22nd running of the Fire Plug for 4-year-olds and up and the 32nd renewal of the $100,000 What […]

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Trainer Richard Vega Saddles 1000th Winner At Parx

With a victory by Masio in the seventh race at Parx Racing Sunday afternoon, trainer Richard Vega reached a career milestone with his 1000th win. Ridden by J.D. Acosta, the 3-year-old filly Masio led from start to finish in the seven furlong, $40,000 claiming contest, gamely holding off the favorite Girls and Guns to win […]

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Acosta Pilots 3000th Winner At Charles Town

Jockey J. D. Acosta rode his 3000th career winner in Wednesday’s first race at Charles Town in West Virginia. The 34-year-old journeyman piloted the 2-year-old filly Holiday Shot to a one-length win in the 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event for trainer Flint Stites. Born in the Dominican Republic, Acosta rode his first dometsic winner […]

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Charles Town sets 2011 handle records, Acosta, Runco top standings

(Charles Town, WV) –   A busy 2011 racing season at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races included the first graded stakes race in track history, the silver anniversary of the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics and, ultimately, a record for the highest average daily handle in Charles Town’s 78 year history. Despite these historic race nights […]

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