Luis Carvajal Jr.

Carvajal Believes Imperial Hint ‘Was 100 Percent Right’ When Scratched By Vets, Will Run Next Year

Trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. was disappointed when veterinarians scratched Imperial Hint on the morning of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and told horseracingnation.com that despite the horse’s “Win and You’re In” paying the entry fees, there were other expenses related to traveling to Santa Anita which placed a strain on his 15-horse operation. Vets scratched the 6-year-old […]

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‘He Really Gives His All’: Imperial Hint Headlines Vosburgh Stakes

Raymond Mamone’s multiple graded-stakes winner Imperial Hint will look to defend his title in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. Imperial Hint, trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., is set to make his first start since a track record-setting performance in the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 27 at […]

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Mitole’s Seven-Race Win Streak On Line In Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will square off in Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap when Mitole, winner of seven straight, faces defending Vanderbilt-winner Imperial Hint at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of the day’s three graded stakes, the six-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up […]

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Carvajal Hoping Vosburgh Launch Pad To Sprint Success For Imperial Hint

Returning off of his effortless victory in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on July 28, in what was one of the most impressive performances this summer at Saratoga Race Course, Raymond Mamone’s multiple graded stakes winner Imperial Hint will try to extend his victory streak to three in Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Vosburgh […]

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After 13 Years, Trainer Carvajal Could Be Having His ‘Best Year Yet’

In the same quiet way he oversees a 20-horse stable that consists mostly of allowance horses, claimers and Jersey-breds Luis Carvajal, Jr. is well on pace to having the best season of his 13-year career as a trainer. The Santiago, Chile, native hopes to move a step closer to that accomplishment – modest for many trainers but […]

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Imperial Hint 124-Pound Highweight In Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Raymond Mamone’s Grade 2 True North winner Imperial Hint will shoulder the 124-pound high weight as he makes his first start at Saratoga Race Course against a field of seven in the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs on Saturday. Last year, the Florida-bred son of Imperialism […]

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Imperial Hint .04 Off Track Record In Breeders’ Cup Sprint Prep At Parx

After winning back to back Grade 3 races in Maryland and Florida with top sprinter, Ray Mamone’s Imperial Hint, trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. decided to use the $100,000 Don Le Vine Memorial Stakes at Parx on Monday as a final prep before sending his 4-year-old Imperialism colt west for a start in the Grade 1 […]

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Imperial Hint Regresa Triunfante Y Convence En El Smile Sprint

Imperial Hint, caballo propiedad de Raymond Mamone que reaparecía luego de una afección pulmonar que le impidió participar en Dubai, corrió por vez primera desde Febrero y logró una dominante victoria el sábado 1 en el Smile Sprint (G3, $250,000) en Gulfstream Park. El Smile Sprint, en 1200 metros, fue la última de siete carreras […]

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Summers ‘Very Confident’ In Mind Your Biscuits Ahead Of Dubai Golden Shaheen

Mind Your Biscuits was noticeably calm and collected on Monday morning in Dubai, leaving the World Cup quarantine barn at approximately 4:40 a.m. and proceeding to the Meydan dirt course with trainer Chad Summers. The chestnut Grade 1-winning son of Posse galloped 2400m (about 1 1/2 miles) and schooled in the paddock, with Summers manning […]

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