Nik Juarez

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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Ultra Brat Makes The Grade In Marshua’s River

Patience paid off for owner-breeder Alex G. Campbell Jr. Saturday at Gulfstream Park, when his 5-year-old homebred mare Ultra Brat scored the first graded triumph of her career in the $150,000 Marshua’s River (G3). The 16th running of the Marhsua’s River for fillies and mares 4 and up was one of two turf stakes on the 12-race program, […]

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Arles Proves Deserving Favorite In Long Island Handicap

Team Valor International and Green Lantern Stable’s Arles delivered as the even-money favorite in the Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island Handicap on Saturday, leading every step of the way en route to her first North American victory in the turf marathon for fillies and mares at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 5-year-old French-bred mare by Monsun took an […]

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Quartet Of Stakes Winners Leads Juarez To Jockey Of The Week Title

Reviewing multiple stakes wins and strong weekly statistics, voters named Nik Juarez as Jockey of the Week for the week ending October 22, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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Dalarna Last-To-First In English Channel

Gunpowder Farms’ Dalarna rallied from last in a seven-horse field to gain the lead in deep stretch and outkicked 4-5 favorite Let’s Get Loud by a nose to win the third running of the $100,000 English Channel for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Belmont Park. In his stakes debut, Dalarna stayed well off Fact Finding’s pace, […]

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Attendance, In-State Handle Show Slight Increases On Maryland Million Day

Attendance and in-state handle was up Saturday at Laurel Park on Jim McKay Maryland Million Day. A festive crowd of 22,682 watched the 32nd running of the Million, up 4.4 percent over last year. Total handle on Million Day was $4.377 million compared to $4.476 in 2016. In-state handle was $566,086, up 2.8 percent over the […]

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Maryland Million Classic A ‘Bonus’ For Hometown Jockey Juarez

Jockey Nik Juarez, born and raised an hour north of Laurel Park, put an exclamation point on his three-win afternoon by guiding Three Diamonds Farm’s Bonus Points to a come-from-behind 2 ¾-length victory the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic. Run at 1 1/8 miles over the main track, the Classic for 3-year-olds and up was the […]

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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. […]

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Clever Mind Breaks Maiden In Maryland Million Nursery; Limited View Overcomes In Lassie

Richard Golden’s Clever Mind made an auspicious career debut Saturday at Laurel Park, rallying from last to capture the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery by two lengths. The Graham Motion-trained juvenile son of Buffum broke slowly from the starting gate as even-money favorite Jamaican Don quickly sprinted to the lead on his way to setting solid fractions of […]

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