Nik Juarez

Nik Juarez, Paco Lopez Taking Monmouth Riding Title Down To The Wire

The tightest jockey race in 21 years at Monmouth Park remains a too-close-to call affair between current leader Nik Juarez and Paco Lopez with four racing days left in the 61-day meet. But neither Juarez nor Lopez say they are focused on the title. “No matter how it turns out it’s been a great summer,” […]

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‘She Loves To Win’: Fancy Dress Party Bounces Back In Miss Woodford

Trainer Ben Colebrook could not have asked for a more perfect bounce-back race for Fancy Dress Party than the one the speedy filly turned in to capture Sunday’s Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park. A victory, and a rather easy one at that, with jockey Nik Juarez saving plenty in reserve for Fancy Dress Party’s […]

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Karak Scores In Tyro As First Black-Type Winner For Karakontie

Back on a firm turf course in America, heavily-favored Karak lived up to her lofty yearling price, sitting a perfect stalking trip before going on to an easy 2½-length victory on Saturday in the $75,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. The daughter of Karakontie-Down the Well by Mujadil, a $365,000 yearling purchase, rebounded from a […]

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Undefeated Valiance ‘Gains Experience’ With Open Mind Stakes Win

Unbeaten Valiance continued to live up to her lofty yearling price, swinging out from a stalking trip in mid-stretch and going on to 1¼-length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park. A $650,000 yearling purchase, the Todd Pletcher-trained filly improved to 3-for-3 lifetime while recording her first stakes victory in an evenly-matched […]

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Servis-Trained A Bit Of Both Cruises To Honey Bee Win

In a result he hopes is a prelude to Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes with Maximum Security, Jason Servis saw another one of his 3-year-old standouts turn in a sharp performance as A Bit of Both captured the featured $75,000 Honey Bee Stakes by 2½ lengths on Saturday at Monmouth Park. A Bit of Both, trying […]

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Joevia Targeting Haskell Invitational After Easy Long Branch Stakes Victory

Joevia bounced back from a sub-par showing in the Wood Memorial and remained on track for TVG.com Haskell Invitational by splashing to a front-running 2¾-length victory in the $100,000 Long Branch Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. The Greg Sacco-trained colt, seventh in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial in his last start, made amends with […]

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Juarez Suspended 15 Days, Fined $2,500 For Wood Memorial Ride

Jockey Nik Juarez has been suspended for 15 days by New York stewards, according to drf.com. The rider was disqualified from seventh to last in Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial, when he and his mount Joevia cut over to the rail from the far outside post position and impeded several riders. Juarez was also fined $2,500 for […]

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Samara Saves Ground To Best Morticia In Captiva Island

Michael Dubb’s Samara ($7.20) was the beneficiary of a ground-saving trip under Nik Juarez on her way to a mild upset victory over odds-on favorite Morticia in the $75,000 Captiva Island Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The Captiva Island, a five-furlong turf for older fillies and mares, co-headlined Saturday’s 13-race program with the $75,000 Silks Run, […]

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Rainbow 6 Carryover Builds To $148,704 For Sunday’s Card At Gulfstream

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot climbed to $148,704 for Sunday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the fourth straight racing day Saturday. Multiple tickets with all six winners were worth $12,548.40. There will also be a Super Hi 5 of $3,714.29. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when […]

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Nik Juarez Transferring To Gulfstream For Spring And Summer Meets

Jockey Nik Juarez and agent Jay Rushing are making plans to be based at Gulfstream Park during the spring and summer meets for the first time. The 24-year-old Maryland native, who has ridden 29 winners during the Championship Meet, has been based at Monmouth Park during the past few years during the spring and summer […]

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