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Real Story Front-Running Winner Of American Derby In Stakes Debut

Making his first try in stakes company, Jeffrey Amling and Merriebelle Stable’s homebred Real Story seized command at the start under Joe Bravo and was never headed, winning Saturday’s 104th running of the Grade 3 American Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for trainer Ignacio Correas IV at Arlington International Racecourse. Favorite Captivating Moon closed late […]

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Harlan Punch KO’s Iselin Foes At Monmouth Park

Harlan Punch made short work of three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park, taking command at the start and never being seriously threatened en route to a 5 1/4-length victory under Joe Bravo. Owned and trained by David Jacobson, the 5-year-old gelded son of Harlan’s Holiday out of Indy […]

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Supreme Aura Earns His Stripes In Pegasus Stakes

Supreme Aura made amends for a disappointing winter that quickly took him off the Kentucky Derby trail by rallying from far back to score a neck victory over longshot Roaming Union in the $100,000 Pegasus Stakes Sunday at Monmouth Park, the final of four stakes races on the 13-race card. Ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by […]

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Money Multiplier Bests Divisidero To Repeat In Monmouth Stakes

Money Multiplier lived up to his name by repeating as the winner of the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, putting an exclamation point on a stakes-filled card that resulted in the highest handle at Monmouth Park in nearly three years. Sent off at 4-1 in the select field of five by the crowd 15,764, Money […]

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‘Jersey Joe’ Bravo Named Winner Of 2018 Mike Venezia Award

The New York Racing Association has announced Joe Bravo as the 2018 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the prestigious honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship. The Venezia Award will be presented to Bravo on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, in a ceremony to follow the third race at Belmont […]

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Mike Venezia Award Finalists Named; Online Voting Begins Friday

The New York Racing Association announced that online voting to select the 2018 Mike Venezia Memorial Award will open on Friday, April 27. This year, racing fans will choose among a distinguished group of finalists including Javier Castellano, Joe Bravo, Irad Ortiz, Jr., Jose Ortiz, and Manny Franco. Created in 1989, the Mike Venezia Memorial […]

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‘Jersey Joe’ Bravo The Newest Ambassador To Jockeys And Jeans

Barry Pearl, president of Jockeys and Jeans, the charity event to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, announced on Monday that Joe Bravo has received the honor of joining the organization as its newest ambassador. Bravo follows such legends as Ron Turcotte, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Manny Ycaza, Jorge Velásquez, Chris McCarron, Arnold Iliescu, […]

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Army Mule Sizzles Seven Furlongs in 1:20.94 To Take Carter In Stakes Debut

St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Army Mule made his stakes debut a memorable one at Aqueduct on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Carter Handicap by 6 1/4 lengths in what track announcer Larry Collmus called a “blistering” 1:20.94 for seven furlongs on a fast main track. Ridden by Joe Bravo, the Pennsylvania-bred 4-year-old son of the […]

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Synchrony Gets The Job Done In Muniz Memorial

Pin Oak homebred Synchrony left the gate as the 3-1 favorite in the G2 Muniz Memorial, yielded the lead early, and swallowed up the field late to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 5-year-old son of Tapit, ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Mike Stidham, covered nine furlongs over the Fair Grounds’ firm turf […]

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Florida Cup Day Headlined By Sprinter Imperial Hint’s 2018 Debut

The Florida breeding and racing industries will be spotlighted Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs during the track’s 16th annual Florida Cup Day celebration. Many of the best registered Florida-bred horses in training, along with such top jockeys as Javier Castellano, Julien Leparoux, Jose Ortiz and Joe Bravo, will compete in six $100,000 races – three on the main […]

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