‘An Extraordinary Horse’: Gunnevera Carrying The Hopes Of A Nation

Majority owner Salomón del Valle was on hand to watch Gunnevera’s final work before the Kentucky Derby on Friday morning at Churchill Downs, and the Venezuelan native could not help but glow after the 3-year-old son of Dialed In cruised through a easy five furlongs in 1:03 3/5, hardly breaking a sweat. Gunnevera’s exercise rider […]

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‘Disappointing’: Fever Scratches Majesto From Travers

An elevated temperature will force Grupo Seven C Racing Stable’s Grade 1-placed Majesto to scratch from Saturday’s 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course, according to the outfit’s racing manager. Carlos Luis Giardinella, a Venezuelan television and magazine journalist who also serves as Grupo Seven […]

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Majesto May Add Blinkers For Travers Start

The Travers picked up another entrant this morning when trainer Gustavo Delgado reported Grupo Seven C Stable’s Majesto will throw his hat in the ring when entries are taken Tuesday. Delgado said Ricardo Santana Jr. will ride the son of Tiznow. Javier Castellano, who was aboard for Majesto’s maiden victory and runner-up finish in the […]

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Exaggerator Leads 22 Nominations To Aug. 27 Travers Stakes

Led by Grade 1 Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Exaggerator and the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Creator and Destin, a total of 22 3-year-olds were nominated to the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Exaggerator, who as a 2-year-old won the […]

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Regally-Bred Dolphus Returns To The Races In Friday’s Curlin Stakes

Less than a week after the announced retirement of the legendary Rachel Alexandra’s 3-year-old daughter, Rachel’s Valentina, the 2009 Horse of the Year’s half-brother Dolphus will try to pick up the family mantle in his Spa debut on Friday in the $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds. Trained by Joe Sharp, Dede McGehee’s homebred Dolphus will be […]

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Grand Tito Unscathed After Derby Day Incident, Aims For Manhattan

Remember the storm that hit Churchill Downs just before this year’s Kentucky Derby? What you may not know is that the heavy rain and wind gusts, which lasted less than half an hour, were the cause of Grand Tito’s late scratch from the Gr. 1 Woodford Reserve, the race just before the Derby. A burst […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Venezuelan Trainer Hopes Derby History Repeats With Majesto

The last time a Venezuelan trainer, jockey, and owner teamed up in the Run for the Roses, they came away victorious. It was in 1971 that Pedro Baptista’s little colt with a crooked front leg arrived in Miami, only to faint after exiting the airplane. Trainer Juan Arias had only brought along $800, so the […]

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Team Venezuela: Emisael Jaramillo Named As Majesto’s Kentucky Derby Jockey

Trainer Gustavo Delgado and the Grupo 7 C ownership group have finally come to a decision regarding their jockey for their first Kentucky Derby. Both the trainer and the seven Ceballos brothers that make up the ownership group hail from Venezuela, and have stuck to those roots in their decision. Emisael Jaramillo, the all-time leading […]

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Majesto Turns In Final Gulfstream Work Ahead Of Run For The Roses

Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Majesto was sent to the Gulfstream Park West track Thursday morning for his final local workout for a scheduled start in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 7.  The Gustavo Delgado-trained 3-year-old breezed a mile in 1:44 2/5. The son of Tiznow is scheduled to ship to Kentucky […]

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