Ricardo Santana Jr.

‘Stay Hungry’: Santana Gunning For Perennial Leading Rider Lanerie At Churchill

Following a three-win Saturday at Churchill Downs, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. is starting to close the gap on top-rider Corey Lanerie in the Fall Meet jockey standings, trailing 19 wins to 10 through the 11 days of the 21-day meet. “I just have to stay hungry,” Santana said. “I keep working hard to chase Corey […]

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Keeneland: Ramseys Leading Owners For 19th Time, Maker Top Trainer, Santana Rides To First Title

Multiple Eclipse Award winners Ken and Sarah Ramsey continued their record-breaking pace, accumulating seven wins to earn their 19th leading owner title at Keeneland. The Ramseys are Keeneland’s all-time leading owners in terms of titles won (11 Fall Meet and eight Spring Meet) and number of races won (224). Runner-up honors went to G. Watts Humphrey […]

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Ricardo Santana Jr. Closing In On First Keeneland Riding Title

As a teenager attending jockey school in his native Panama, Ricardo Santana Jr. said he watched Keeneland races on TV and imagined himself one day riding here. Now, with two days remaining in the 17-day Keeneland Fall Meet, he has 15 wins and is taking aim on his first leading rider title here. “Keeneland is […]

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Veni, Vidi, Vinci: West Coast Conquista Saratoga Ganando El Travers Stakes

La historia repetida: el año pasado, el Travers Stakes fue el escenario para el surgimiento de una nueva estrella, un purasangre que terminó llegando a ser catalogado como el mejor caballo del mundo: Arrogate. Este año otro invasor de California llega a Saratoga y domina a sus rivales con autoridad. No sabemos hasta donde podrá […]

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Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing Y Tapwrit Miden Fuerzas En Una Pareja Edición Del Travers Stakes

La última vez que ganadores distintos del Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes y Belmont Stakes coincidieron en el Travers Stakes ocurrió en 1982. En ese entonces el tordillo Gato del Sol, Aloma’s Ruler y Conquistador Cielo se enfrentaron aquel 21 de Agosto, siendo derrotados por el canadiense Runaway Groom, que vino desde el fondo del lote […]

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Santana Hoping To Stay In A New York State Of Mind Following Saratoga Meet

Ricardo Santana, Jr. surged up the early Saratoga jockey leaderboard with three straight wins on Sunday. The Panama native aggressively piloted Tainted Angel ($13.20), Somerset Sandy ($43.80) and Ginger N Rye ($24) to victory in Races 7-9. His five wins were tied for second with Jose Ortiz for the summer meet that entered its fourth […]

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Irap Responde Como Gran Favorito Con Fácil Victoria En El Indiana Derby

Irap demostró por qué era el gran favorito en la 23ra. edición del Indiana Derby (G3, $500,000). El tresañero hijo de Tiznow desplazó a sus rivales en la curva final y se desprendió para ganar por cinco cuerpos bajo la conducción de Mario Gutiérrez. Irap partió por el puesto 1 debido al retiro de Society […]

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Tiger Moth Gets First Stakes Win In Indiana’s Mari Hulman George

John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths over Mo d’Amour. Big World, a Grade 1 winner two races earlier who was the even-money favorite, finished another neck back third, with pacesetting Improv another two lengths back while nosing out […]

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Irap Busca Su Tercer Triunfo Como Gran Favorito El Sábado En El Indiana Derby

Cuando Irap salió de perdedor en el Blue Grass (G2) cerró pagando 31/1 a ganador. Sin duda que su cotización en las apuestas para este sábado en el Indiana Derby (G3, $500,000) será sustancialmente menor. El corpulento hijo de Tiznow será el gran favorito en la carrera de 1700 metros a disputarse en el óvalo […]

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Untrapped Looking To Take Down Irap In Saturday’s Indiana Derby

Trainer Steve Asmussen and owner Mike Langford are waiting for their 3-year-old colt Untrapped to come up with a signature victory. Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 2 Indiana Derby would be an excellent time. Untrapped won on his second attempt last November at Churchill Downs, but in six stakes appearances since, he has two seconds and pair of thirds. […]

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