Ricardo Santana Jr.

Lone Sailor Ends Seconditis With Narrow Oklahoma Derby Win

GMB Racing’s Lone Sailor has come up short in three photo finishes in the past year, but on Sunday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Majestic Warrior colt eked out the narrowest of victories, winning the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby by a nose over Believe in Royalty. Diamond King was another […]

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Santana Passes 1,000-Win Mark With Big Day At Oaklawn Park

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole did not disappoint as the heavy 2-5 favorite in Thursday’s $150,000 Bachelor Stakes, drawing off impressively to give leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr. his 1,001st career victory. Earlier on the card, Santana reached the 1,000-win milestone aboard Gary and Mary West’s Westfest, who like Mitole is trained by Hall of Famer […]

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El Sunland Derby: Doce Potros Buscan 50 Puntos Para El Kentucky Derby En Una Carrera Casi Indescifrable

Aunque ningún ganador del Sunland Derby (G3, $800,000) ha triunfado en el Kentucky Derby (G1), la carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará este domingo 25 en Sunland Park no deja de ser atractiva. Por una parte, el premio a repartir es sin duda importante. Por la otra, el ganador obtendrá 50 puntos que pudieran […]

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Amy’s Challenge Stays Undefeated With Hard-Fought Dixie Belle Victory

Novogratz Racing Stables Inc.’s Amy’s Challenge is now a perfect three-for-three after a hard-fought victory over 4-5 favorite Mia Mischief in Saturday’s $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Amy’s Challenge bobbled slightly at the start and was third early as Mia Mischief and Vision of Justice raced through an opening quarter in :21.48. She moved into to […]

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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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