julian pimentel

Farewell To The ‘Amazing, Magnificent’ Ben’s Cat

Under a brilliant sky of blue on a Saturday morning that brought freezing temperatures to the Mid-Atlantic, they laid the remains of Ben’s Cat in the frozen ground at Laurel Park. In a ceremony attended by approximately 150 horsemen, jockeys and fans – and breeder, owner and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury – Ben’s Cat’s remains were […]

Continue reading
Spartianos Nails Blanket Finish In Maryland Million Turf

Everything fell in place for Nik Juarez in Saturday’s $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park. The up-and-coming jockey knew he couldn’t have given the Spartianos a better chance of winning, but he didn’t know for sure that the gutsy 5-year-old gelding had prevailed in an exciting four-horse blanket finish until well after crossing the finish line. […]

Continue reading
Blue Moon Ace Scores Powerfully In Maryland Million Sprint

Unable to get to his customary position in front following a poor break, Robert L. Cole Jr.’s Blu Moon Ace came with a sweeping move on the outside before powering down the stretch for a 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was the was […]

Continue reading
‘He’s Ready To Go’: Jockey Pimentel Back In The Saddle After Injury

Just in time for the end of Laurel’s summer meet, journeyman jockey Julian Pimentel is set for a return to riding after being out of action with back and knee injuries suffered in a fall during training hours July 1. Pimentel, 36, is named on four horses Friday and three Saturday at Laurel, including Grade […]

Continue reading
Back, Knee Injuries Sideline Jockey Pimentel Up To Three Months

Journeyman jockey Julian Pimentel will miss the rest of Laurel Park’s summer meet and at least the early part of its fall stand with back and knee injuries suffered in a spill during training hours July 1. Agent Roniel Garcia said Pimentel, 36, fractured the T-12 vertebrae in his back and tore the meniscus and […]

Continue reading
Broken Toes Will Keep Pimentel On The Sidelines For Four To Six Weeks

Jockey Julian Pimentel, ranked among the leading riders at Laurel’s current winter-sprint meet, will miss the next four to six weeks with two broken toes, agent Roniel Gerardo said Sunday. Pimentel was injured when he was thrown from his mount, 3-year-old filly Quick Witted, while waiting to load for Saturday’s 10th race finale at Laurel, […]

Continue reading
Imperial Hint Start-To-Finish In General George

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday, leading start-to-finish in Laurel Park’s G3 General George Stakes to best Stallwalkin’ Dude by about three lengths on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Imperialism, ridden by Julian Pimentel, covered seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:21.20 for trainer Luis Carvajal, […]

Continue reading
Pimentel Rides First Winner Since Hand Injury Sidelined Him In August

Jockey Julian Pimentel won with the last of his three mounts on Friday’s program at Laurel Park, marking his return from a hand injury that had sidelined him since late August. Pimentel finished first in the ninth-race finale with Tizadoozi ($9.60), a 4-year-old Bullsbay filly bred, owned and trained in Maryland by Nancy Heil. Pimentel […]

Continue reading
Ben’s Cat Victorious In 10-Year-Old Debut For 31st Lifetime Win

Multi-millionaire Maryland-bred Ben’s Cat began another chapter in his illustrious racing career with a determined rally on the far outside to open his 10-year-old season with a narrow victory Sunday at Laurel Park. Ridden for the first time by meet-leading jockey Trevor McCarthy, Ben’s Cat came charging down the middle of the track to reel […]

Continue reading
Jockey Pimentel Suffers Another Setback After Foot Injury

Jockey Julian Pimentel will have his injured foot re-examined on Monday and is out indefinitely, his agent Roniel Gerardo said Saturday. The regular rider for multiple stakes-winning multi-millionaire Ben’s Cat, Pimentel returned from a month on the sidelines to ride in a race Friday at Laurel Park but suffered a minor setback and took off […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram