ricardo santana

Whitmore Threepeats In Hot Springs Stakes

Heavy favorite Whitmore, making his first start since a runner-up performance in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) last November, came from off the pace to win his third straight $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes Saturday before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. With his regular pilot Ricardo Santana Jr. in the irons, Whitmore was reluctant […]

Continue reading
‘I Want To Pass Pat Day’: Santana Aims For Seventh Straight Oaklawn Riding Title

After the first three days of the scheduled 57-day Oaklawn meeting, a familiar name is atop the jockey standings. It’s Ricardo Santana Jr., who is seeking his seventh consecutive Oaklawn riding title. Although Oaklawn’s new racing schedule means the season concludes May 4 – it ended three weeks earlier every year since 1996 – there’s […]

Continue reading
Moonlit Garden Leads Field Of Seven In Wednesday’s Tiffany Lass

Town and Country Racing’s Moonlit Garden will go for her second career stakes victory when she takes on six other fillies and mares in the $75,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes on Wednesday at the Fair Grounds. Breaking from the rail as the 5-2 second choice for the mile and 70 yard event, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

Continue reading
Three Wins On Springboard Mile Card Would Propel Asmussen To New Remington Record

The barn of National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen is approaching a record some thought would not be equaled at Remington Park. Asmussen sits No. 2 in the national trainer standings in money earned for his horses in 2018 ($25,579,110), and is only one day away from winning his 14th training title at this […]

Continue reading
Hot Springs Circles Field In Commonwealth Turf

Woodford Racing’s 3-year-old colt Hot Springs pulled away from front-running Marzo inside the final sixteenth of a mile, then held off a late run by Zero Gravity to win Saturday’s 15th running of the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 1 ½ lengths. Ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr. and trained by Hall […]

Continue reading
Chanteline Holds Off Belvoir Bay In Franklin County

Ten Broeck Farm’s Chanteline surged to the lead inside the sixteenth pole and held off a late bid from favored Belvoir Bay (GB) by three-quarters of a length to win the 22nd running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,192 at Keeneland. Trained […]

Continue reading
Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

Continue reading
Santana’s Five Stakes-Win Day Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

Ricardo Santana, Jr. enjoyed a five-win day at Remington Park on Sunday and was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 24 – 30, 2018. 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 […]

Continue reading
Whitmore Skims The Rail To Get His First G1 In Forego

Robert LaPenta, Ron Moquett and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore made his 22nd lifetime start a victory in Saturday’s Forego Stakes, the first Grade 1 of the 5-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding’s career. Ricardo Santana guided Whitmore up the rail at the Spa to sneak away in the stretch, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in […]

Continue reading
Tenfold Drifts Out But Holds On In Jim Dandy

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Tenfold bore out badly in the final sixteenth of a mile, but still managed to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Flameaway and Vino Rosso. For the red-hot partnership of jockey Ricardo Santana and trainer Steve Asmussen, Tenfold completed nine furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main […]

Continue reading
Twitter Twitter
Paulick Report on Instagram