rafael bejarano

Majestic Eagle Upsets American Stakes At 9-1

Under a perfectly timed ride from Rafael Bejarano, longshot Majestic Eagle rallied from fifth a quarter mile from home and kept to his task in game fashion to get up and win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita by a neck. Trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro got […]

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Bejarano Reaches Milestone En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning his 4,000th career race last week, Rafael Bejarano was chosen as the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for June 10-16, 2019. 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 […]

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‘This Job Is A Love’: Bejarano Celebrates 4,000th Winner At Santa Anita

Jockey Rafael Bejarano celebrated the 4,000th win of his Thoroughbred career on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, riding the 3-year-old filly Portal Creek for trainer Bob Hess, Jr. The 37-year-old rider was born in Arequipa, Peru. “I feel blessed. Over all these years, this job is a love and it’s all about the horses,” Bejarano […]

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Danuska’s My Girl Wins Fourth Consecutive Start In Desert Stormer

Unbeaten now in four consecutive pairings with jockey Geovanni Franco, Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl blasted out of the gate and never looked back, taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes by a half-length over a determined Show It N Moe It. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Danuska’s My Girl, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare […]

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Blitzkrieg Marks Fourth Consecutive Win In San Francisco Mile

R3 Racing, Calara Farms and Steve Rothblum’s Blitzkrieg kept his win streak alive in Saturday’s Grade 3 San Franciso Mile, earning his first graded stakes victory at odds of 3-1. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the gelding completed one mile over Golden Gate Fields’ firm turf in 1:35.56. Trainer Doug O’Neill claimed the 4-year-old son of […]

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‘A True Stayer,’ Campaign Wins Marathon Tokyo City Cup At Santa Anita

Fourth eight days ago in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Woodford Racing’s Campaign, who was about nine lengths off the lead when the field crossed the finish line for the first time in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup, rallied five deep turning for home en […]

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Rafael Bejarano’s Turfway Trio Earns Him Jockey Of The Week Title

With a stakes triple in his return to Turfway Park, Rafael Bejarano was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 4-10, 2019. 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 […]

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Former Leading Rider Bejarano Returns To Turfway Park For Jeff Ruby Steaks Card

Jockey Rafael Bejarano set Turfway Park afire when he rode regularly here from 2002 to 2004. He won four straight riding titles in that time, including the 2003 holiday meet with a record-setting 46 races over 22 days. He also holds the record for most wins on one card with seven. Long based in California, […]

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Show It N Moe It Re-Rallies For Spring Fever Victory

Favored by a mere $104.00, Terry Lovingier’s homebred Show It N Moe It relinquished command a quarter mile out but re-rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes by three quarters of a length under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Gary Sherlock, the 4-year-old California bred daughter of Grace Upon Grace got six furlongs in […]

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Giza Goddess Survives Inquiry To Win Blue Norther

A romping one mile turf maiden winner in her most recent start, Giza Goddess faced stiffer competition under similar conditions and responded with a gutty half length win while surviving a stewards’ inquiry to take Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by John Shirreffs, the 2-year-old daughter […]

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