julian pimentel

Yes Yes Yes: Trombetta Confirms Win Win Win For Preakness

Yes. Yes. Yes. Trainer Michael Trombetta confirmed Friday that Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Win Win Win is headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico. Win Win Win finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and was moved to ninth by the disqualification of Maximum Security. Trombetta said the Hat Trick colt […]

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Ben’s Cat Jockey Pimentel Looking To Win Win Win With First Derby Mount

Even after losing the mount on a horse he called one of the best he’s ever ridden – and he has sat on some very good ones – Laurel Park-based journeyman Julian Pimentel didn’t lose his sense of humor. Pimentel rode Win Win Win to three wins and a second in four tries, including a […]

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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Drawing Up The Final Contenders

A few contenders got moved around this week after the draw, and others were adjusted because of their final workouts over the weekend. The biggest changes include moving up Win Win Win after his impressive workout on Sunday, and the addition of Spinoff to the top ten this week. Of the two Todd Pletcher trainees, […]

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High-Traffic Derby Workout Pits Win Win Win Against Tacitus, Country House

Jockey Julian Pimentel likely will never forget his first trip to Churchill Downs. In town to work Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, he would up having more company than he bargained for as he piloted the colt through a half-mile in :47.60, the fourth fastest of 76 works at the […]

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Trombetta ‘Excited’ As Win Win Win Arrives At Churchill For Derby Start

Live Oak Plantation’s record-setting homebred stakes winner Win Win Win arrived early Thursday morning at Churchill Downs following an 11-hour van ride from his base at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.  Mike Trombetta, leading trainer at Laurel Park’s current spring meet, said during training hours Thursday that his Kentucky Derby (G1) contender […]

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Early Jockey Changes: Santana On Plus Que Parfait, Irad Ortiz Picks Up Improbable

Several jockey changes for this year’s Kentucky Derby were announced by drf.com on Tuesday. First, Ricardo Santana Jr. will pick up the mount on UAE Derby winner Plus Que Parfait. In Dubai, the colt was ridden by Jose Ortiz, but Ortiz will retain the ride on Wood Memorial winner Tacitus. Arkansas Derby runner-up Improbable, ridden […]

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Win Win Win Sets Track Record In Seven-Furlong Pasco

Michael Trombetta, the trainer of 3-year-old colt Win Win Win, had a helpless feeling after Gladiator King broke through the gate as the field for the $125,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downswas being loaded, delaying the start. But a horse with the kind of talent Win Win Win displayed in setting a 7-furlong track […]

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Maryland Million: Follow The Dog, My Star Potential Take Juvenile Stakes

Waldorf Racing Stables’ Follow the Dog rated in the clear on the outside of longshot leader Lippi Lorenzo before taking over once straightened for home and pulling clear through the stretch for a 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The Nursery for 2-year-olds and $100,000 Lassie for 2-year-old fillies, […]

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Fire Key Sparks Floral Park Upset; Stella Di Camelot Prevails In Pebbles

Backwards Stable homebred Fire Key, sent to post at odds of 7-1, provided a minor upset with a wide-rallying effort in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Floral Park at Belmont on Saturday, a six-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards. Trained by Patrick Kelly, the 5-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, patiently […]

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Souper Striking All The Way In Hilltop

Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Striking went all the way on the lead to earn her first career stakes victory in the $100,000 Hilltop Friday at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 46th running of the 1 1/16-mile Hilltop for 3-year-old fillies was one of two turf stakes on a spectacular 14-race program featuring seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.15 […]

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