Ricardo Santana Jr.

Santana Jr. Becomes Oaklawn’s Richest Rider With Southwest Win

A day after reaching a milestone for victories at Oaklawn, Ricardo Santana Jr. became its all-time leader for purse earnings by a jockey in Monday’s $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds. Santana’s victory aboard Silver Prospector helped boost the jockey’s career purse earnings in Hot Springs to $24,182,833, according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering […]

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Asmussen, Santana Double Up As Silver Prospector Prevails In Kentucky Jockey Club

Winning their second graded stakes race on the card this Saturday at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. teamed up with 7-1 shot Silver Prospector to capture the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, owned by Ed and Susie Orr, found clear running in […]

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Oaks Hopeful Finite Will Attempt Two Turns In G2 Golden Rod

Winchell Thoroughbreds, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s impressive Rags to Riches winner Finite tops a field of eight 2-year-old fillies that were entered in Saturday’s 76th running of the Grade 2 Golden Rod at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race is the co-headliner on the second-to-last of the 26-day Fall Meet. Billed as […]

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Mitole Confidently Ridden For Breeders’ Cup Sprint Victory

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Met Mile winner Mitole (9-5) was confidently handled to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, settling off the pace of speedy 3-2 favorite Shancelot and running down that rival in the stretch to win going away by 1 1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya, trained by Steve Asmussen and […]

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Tone Broke And Avie’s Flatter Meet Again In Breeders’ Stakes

Tone Broke and Avie’s Flatter headline a field of nine Canadian-bred three-year-olds in Saturday’s $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine.  The Breeders’ Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/2 miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, will be televised live on TSN 2 in HD from 5 p.m. to 6 […]

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Mitole’s Seven-Race Win Streak On Line In Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will square off in Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap when Mitole, winner of seven straight, faces defending Vanderbilt-winner Imperial Hint at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of the day’s three graded stakes, the six-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up […]

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Tone Broke Takes Prince Of Wales, Ending One Bad Boy’s Triple Crown Hopes

Tone Broke crushed One Bad Boy’s Triple Crown dreams when he rallied past the favoured Queen’s Plate champion in the stretch to win the 84th running of the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, second leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, on Tuesday at Fort Erie Race Track. Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. was aboard the […]

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First Winner For Liam’s Map Comes At Saratoga

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map sired his first winner on July 21, when Basin won a six-furlong maiden special weight at Saratoga Race Course by 1 1/4 lengths. Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., guided the bay colt to the wire in 1:09.77 for owner Jackpot Ranch and trainer Steve Asmussen. Basin was bred in […]

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Record-Breaking Covfefe To Take On Humana Distaff Winner Mia Mischief At Churchill Downs

LNJ Foxwoods’ stellar Miss Preakness (Grade III) winner Covfefe is set to clash with Billand Corinne Heiligbrodt, Heider Family Stables and Madaket Stables’ Humana Distaff (GI) hero Mia Mischief in Saturday’s 10th running of the $120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong Roxelana, named for the crack female sprinter who won seven of 11 starts and earned […]

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