jorge navarro

Navarro: Premier Star Is ‘The Real Deal,’ Headed To Florida Derby

Sonata Stable’s Premier Star romped to a thoroughly dominating 5 ¼-length victory Wednesday at Gulfstream Park, stamping himself as a hot prospect for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 28. “From Day 1 I knew I had something special,” trainer Jorge Navarro said. “When I had him at Monmouth, I called the owner […]

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‘Goodbye To A Friend’: Elite Sprinter X Y Jet Dies Of Apparent Cardiac Event

X Y Jet, a high-level sprinter in the U.S. and Dubai, died of an apparent cardiac event Wednesday morning, per a statement from trainer Jorge Navarro. The 8-year-old Kantharos gelding won 12 of 26 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,096,513. A $56,000 yearling out of the 2013 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. August […]

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Sprint Star Imperial Hint Returns In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Park

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint headlines an especially deep field of top-level sprinters in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where the multiple Grade 1 stakes winner will make his highly anticipated return to action after being scratched from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 2. Imperial Hint, who was scratched on […]

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Top Sprinter Imperial Hint Headlines Nominees To Mr. Prospector

Raymond Mamone’s Grade 1 winner Imperial Hint is prominent among 21 horses nominated to the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Saturday, Dec. 21 at Gulfstream Park. The 65th running of the seven-furlong Mr. Prospector for 3-year-olds and up will be the first race for Imperial Hint since the 6-year-old captured the six-furlong Vosburgh (G1) by a nose Sept. […]

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A Bit Of Both, Archidust Bring Home OBS Sprint Stakes

A large crowd turned out in sunny weather for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company 2019 November Day of Racing, headed by the pair of six furlong OBS Sprint Stakes for OBS graduates. Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Darsan Inc., Bethlehem Stables and David Simon’s A Bit of Both stalked the early leader in the $125,000 […]

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Reinvigorated Navarro Readies For Championship Meet Title Defense At Gulfstream

No matter how much success Jorge Navarro has enjoyed and how many more accomplishments may come his way, the 44-year-old native of Panama City, Panama will always embrace the humble beginnings of his burgeoning training career. Navarro looks back at his early days on the Calder Race Course backstretch with pride, using them as a […]

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X Y Jet Fires Bullet At Palm Meadows, Targeting Title Defense In Dubai Golden Shaheen

No stranger to Dubai racing fans and Meydan Racecourse, in particular, reigning $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winner X Y Jet has returned to serious training in South Florida and signaled his fervor and fitness with a sharp half-mile breeze in a best-of-20 46.70 seconds on Nov. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center. The […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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Paco Lopez Finishes Strong To Win Monmouth Riding Title

Paco Lopez admits he was as surprised as anyone on Sunday when he collected his sixth riding title during the closing day of Monmouth Park’s 2019 meet given how much ground he had to make up. But the 34-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, does know a thing or two about closing. With two winners on […]

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‘You Can’t Keep Pushing Yourself Non-Stop’: Navarro Plans To Scale Back From 140-Horse Stable

Jorge Navarro says he is too caught up in the present to fully appreciate the significance of extending his record to seven straight training titles at Monmouth Park, which the 44-year-old native of Panama will officially put the finish touches on during Sunday’s closing day of the 61-day meet. But if it looks on paper […]

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