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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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Synchrony Impresses With Big Late Run In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony had not seen racing action in nine months, but nevertheless was still able to prove himself against a deep field when taking Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap. Sent off as the 9-2 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Tapit sat well off a moderate pace that was led by 56-1 longshot Great Wide Open (Ire.) who produced […]

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Instilled Regard Surge Como Favorito Este Sábado En El Risen Star Stakes

El Risen Star Stakes (G2, $400,000) reviste una gran importancia en la ruta al Kentucky Derby (G1), ya que el ganador obtiene 50 puntos que pudieran asegurar su participación en la histórica competencia. La edición de este año, a disputarse en 1700 metros en la pista de Fair Grounds, reunió a diez aspirantes con Instilled […]

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Avery Island Llega A Salvo A La Meta Y Se Lleva El Withers Stakes En Aqueduct

Muchas veces, un cambio oportuno en la estrategia de una carrera puede marcar la diferencia entre ganar y perder. En el caso de Avery Island, su jinete Joe Bravo tomo la decisión correcta en los primeros metros del Withers Stakes (G3, $250,000) y llevó a feliz término la actuación del pupilo de Kiaran McLaughlin que […]

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Avery Island Holds Strong Late For Withers Victory

Godolphin Racing’s homebred Avery Island made a successful start to his 2018 season, finishing up strongly to win the G3 Withers by about two lengths over Firenze Fire and Marconi. Off at even money, the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee was hounded early by Coltsandmississippi, then shot to the lead around the far turn and never relinquished […]

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