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Injured Romero Maragh Visits Gulfstream, Eager To Return To The Saddle

Apprentice jockey Romero Maragh was a most welcome visitor Wednesday at Gulfstream Park. The 19-year-old Hollywood, Fla., native was making his first visit to Gulfstream since being injured in a spill Jan. 31. “I miss the track,” he said. “I couldn’t stay away,” Maragh underwent surgery to fuse four vertebrae at Aventura Hospital following the […]

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A Bit Special Proves ‘Very Special’ In Sweetest Chant Stakes

A Bit Special notched her third straight stakes triumph and first graded-stakes success with a dominating performance in Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The Sweetest Chant, a mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies, co-headlined Sunday’s 12-race program with the $100,000 Dania Beach, a mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds won by A Thread […]

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Following Gulfstream Spill, Apprentice Romero Maragh Undergoes Thoracic Fusion Surgery

A scary spill in Thursday’s first race at Gulfstream Park left apprentice jockey Romero Maragh with a pair of fractured vertebrae in his spine, according to cousin and journeyman jockey Rajiv Maragh’s Twitter account. The Daily Racing Form reported that the 18-year-old apprentice underwent surgery to fuse four thoracic vertebrae (T5 through T8) on Friday. At […]

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Paco Lopez Suspended 30 Days For Role In Gulfstream Spill

Jockey Paco Lopez was handed a 30-day suspension Friday by Gulfstream stewards for careless riding in Thursday’s first race, causing a spill and resulting in jockey Romero Maragh undergoing surgery Friday for two broken vertebrae and Carlos Montalvo suffering a fractured ankle. Management also announced that any jockey suspended will be given a mandatory five […]

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Romero Maragh, Carlos Montalvo Injured In Gulfstream Spill

Jockeys Romero Maragh and Carlos Montalvo were injured in a spill during the running of the first race Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Maragh, whose mount Classic Act fell to the turf after clipping heels, was transported to Aventura Hospital, where it was determined he has two broken vertebrae. The leading apprentice jockey has full movement […]

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A Bit Special Proves It In Wait A While; Classic Fit Upsets Hut Hut

Linda Shanahan, Mrs. M.V. Magnier and J.P. Magnier’s A Bit Special lived up to her name Saturday at Gulfstream Park, rallying on the far outside through the stretch to edge stubborn pacesetter Fortunate Girl by a neck in the $75,000 Wait a While Stakes. The one-mile Wait a While on grass was the last of […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and trained by Aubrey Maragh, finished […]

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