joel rosario

Rosario’s ‘Flu’ Grants Geovanni Franco ‘Biggest Pickup Mount Ever’ With Next Shares

Jockey Joel Rosario was forced to take off his five mounts at Santa Anita for the second straight day on Sunday, according to the press office, because he has been feeling under the weather. “He’s got the flu,” said the 33-year-old Dominican’s agent, Ron Anderson, “but he’s expected to resume riding on Thursday.” On Saturday, […]

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Favored Next Shares Takes San Gabriel With Last-Gasp Lunge

A dramatic photo finish in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes saw 8-5 favorite Next Shares thrust his whiskers across the line just ahead of 6-1 choice Cleopatra’s Strike, scoring his sixth lifetime victory. The gelded 6-year-old son of ArchArchArch, owned by Jules and Michael Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Chris Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw and […]

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Rosario’s Graded Stakes Double Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

With a successful homecoming week that included two graded stakes victories, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 26 – 30, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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‘It Feels Like I’m Back Home’: Rosario Comfortable Atop Santa Anita Standings

With five victories through three racing days, Joel Rosario is riding regularly at Santa Anita, on top of the standings and likely to remain there for the duration. The 33-year-old native of the Dominican Republic took a rare moment of inactivity at Clockers’ Corner Sunday morning to schmooze with old acquaintances. “It feels like I’m […]

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Competitionofideas Circles Field For First Black Type Score In American Oaks

Making her first start in graded stakes company, Seth Klarman’s Competitionofideas circled her seven rivals en route to a dominant score in Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Chad Brown, was sent off at odds of 5-1 off a third-place effort […]

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Sadler Unwraps Gift Box For San Antonio Surprise

Making his first start since March and carrying the Hronis Racing silks for the first time, John Sadler-trained Gift Box posted a $15 upset over favored Battle of Midway and second choice Dabster in  Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita on Wednesday. The $300,000 San Antonio was one of four graded stakes on […]

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Horsemen, Jockeys Begin Santa Anita Meet With Excitement, High Hopes

With the San Gabriel Mountains offering varying shades of green from recent rains, Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., was abuzz with activity Wednesday morning as The Great Race Place readied for its 82nd Winter Meet opener.  Sunrise revealed clear blue skies and a temperature at Clockers’ Corner of 43 degrees as horsemen, mindful of an early […]

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Opening Week Stakes Lure Leading East Coast Jockeys To Santa Anita

Five of the nation’s top six jockeys in purse earnings won this year will put their world-class talent on display opening day Wednesday at Santa Anita and on Saturday, Dec. 29, when the Grade I American Oaks will be run: the sensational Ortiz brothers, Irad Jr. and Jose; Florent Geroux, the regular rider of 2017 […]

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Rosario, Anderson Take On Santa Anita ‘Just Looking For A Change’

Joel Rosario was a superstar waiting to happen before Ron Anderson took his book. Since the jockey and agent joined forces in August of 2012, it’s been a match made in heaven, a rocket ship ride that has catapulted the 33-year-old Dominican Republic native and his 63-year-old mentor among racing’s elite. Rosario’s career likely will […]

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Capla Temptress Surges To My Charmer Triumph

Team Valor International’s Capla Temptress was never in doubt during Saturday’s Grade 3 My Charmer Stakes at Gulfstream Park, rating about mid-pack and surging to the lead in the stretch for a two-length victory. The 3-year-old daughter of Lope de Vega, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Bill Mott, covered a mile over the good […]

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