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Axelrod Explodes To Smarty Jones Victory

Parx Racing returned from its two and a half week break with two stakes on the Saturday program. The Grade 3 $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for three year-olds went convincingly to Axelrod, while Aztec Sense dominated in winning the $100,000 Sal DeBunda PTHA President’s Cup. Coming off a 12-1 upset victory in the G3 Indiana […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Working For My Big Brother And My Little Brother’

Saturday, July 29, at Monmouth Park, jockey agent Jimmy Riccio “won” the day with his riders Joe Bravo and Jose Ortiz sweeping all six stakes races on the card, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational with Good Magic. “We just were on the right horses that day,” said Riccio, 40. “It looked like a good […]

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Berned Holds On Late In Molly Pitcher

Robert Masiello, West Point Thoroughbreds and Chris Larsen’s Berned was able to hold off the late run of Dreamcall to win Sunday’s Grade 3 Molly Pitcher Stakes by three-quarters of a length, giving jockey Joe Bravo his third win on the card. The 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini, trained by Graham Motion, covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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Lone Sailor Will Try To Take Advantage Of ‘Pace Set-Up’ In Haskell

The time-tested axiom that pace makes the race is precisely the reason that trainer Tom Amoss announced today that he has decided to send Lone Sailor – runner-up in the Ohio Derby and the Louisiana Derby – to Sunday’s betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, bringing the field to six for the track’s signature race. Amoss was looking […]

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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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