russell road

Jose Montano Nets Stakes Double, Jockey Of The Week Title

One of only two jockeys to win multiple stakes last week, Jose Montano was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for October 8 – 14, 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 […]

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Fan-Favorite Russell Road Dies After Bout With Colic At Age 12

One of only two multi-millionaires bred in West Virginia, fan-favorite Russell Road passed away last weekend after a bout with colic. According to¬†drf.com, the 12-year-old gelding had been re-training as a lead pony following his retirement in late 2016. Sired by Wheaton, Russell Road retired with a record of 31 wins from 62 starts and […]

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Jose Montano Rides 1,000th Winner In Just 4,387 Starts

Jockey Jose Montano rode his 1,000th career winner Friday evening, piloting the sophomore filly Aritzia to a nine-length victory in the last race at his operating base at Charles Town. Montano rode 226 winning races in 2012 en route to the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice jockey, and has been stationed at Charles Town ever […]

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10-Year-Old WV-Bred Russell Road Retires With $2 Million In Earnings

On the night of the Charles Town Breeders’ Classic series for West Virginia-bred horses, 10-year-old Russell Road was officially retired from racing with a ceremony at his home track. The gelded son of Wheaton earned more than $2 million in his career, winning 31 of his 62 career starts. Owned by Mark Russell and trained […]

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Russell Road Rallies To Win West Virginia Breeders’ Classic

Mark Russell’s Russell Road surged past favored Lucy’s Bob Boy late to take the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic, the headline race on a Charles Town Saturday night card spotlighting West Virginia-breds. They ran the nine furlongs in 1:53.85 after opening fractions of :24.03 and :47.99. The 8-year-old winning gelding, trained by James Casey and […]

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Fred High Turns the Tables on Russell Road in WV Breeders Classic

Fred High turned the tables on rival Russell Road with a 3/4-length win in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic Saturday night at Charles Town. The win was the biggest of the 5-year-old gelding’s career, as he also denied title defender Lucy’s Bob Boy under the guidance of jockey Wesley Ho. Trained by John Robb, […]

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