Victor Carrasco

Cordmaker Slips Through At The Rail For Polynesian Victory

Hillwood Stable’s Cordmaker, third by two necks in the 1 ¼-mile Pimlico Special (G3) in his previous start, slipped through an opening along the rail at the top of the stretch and went on to post a half-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Polynesian Stakes at Laurel Park. The Polynesian for 3-year-olds and up was the […]

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Completed Pass Catches Black Type In Jim McKay Turf Sprint

Robert Bone’s Completed Pass earned the first stakes victory of his career in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes at Pimlico, scoring as the 6-5 favorite in the field of six starters. The 5-year-old gelded son of Pass Rush and jockey Victor Carrasco covered five furlongs over the “good” turf in 57.35 seconds, […]

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An ‘Old Man’ Of 30, Pablo Morales Celebrates 200th Win Of 2018

With the deadline fast approaching, jockey Pablo Morales summoned a consummate front-running performance from 4-year-old gelding Polar City in Tampa Bay Downs’ ninth race to earn his 200th victory of 2018. The 30-year-old Morales, the leading jockey this year at Presque Isle Downs, reached the 200 mark for the first time last year, when he […]

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Alwaysmining Strikes Gold In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining went straight to the front under jockey Daniel Centeno and never looked to register his first stakes victory with another impressive front-running performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the Juvenile Futurity for 2-year-olds and the 33rd renewal of the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship […]

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Shimmering Aspen, Crabcakes Making Seasonal Debuts Thursday At Laurel

The first four-day race week of Laurel Park’s summer meet opens with a bang as multiple stakes-winning fillies Shimmering Aspen and Crabcakes are set to face each other in their seasonal debuts Thursday, July 26. Racing will continue on a Thursday through Sunday schedule through the end of the 40-day summer meet Sunday, Aug. 19. Following the Timonium meet at the […]

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Carrasco Makes Long-Awaited Return To The Saddle Sunday At Laurel Park

Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Ranked among Maryland’s leading riders since coming to the U.S. from his native Puerto Rico in March 2013, Carrasco has […]

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Carrasco Making Good Progress In Recovery From Broken Leg

Jockey Victor Carrasco continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken leg suffered in a spill last fall. The Daily Racing Form reports that Carrasco recently was cleared by his doctor to “pick up the pace” of his physical therapy. Carrasco broke the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg in a spill at […]

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Jockeys Carrasco, Ferrer Recovering From Delaware Park Spill

Jockeys Jose Ferrer and Victor Carrasco continue to recuperate from injuries sustained in a five-horse spill at Delaware Park Sept. 14. The Daily Racing Form reports that Carrasco had surgery Friday to repair several breaks in his lower right leg. He is currently recuperating at his home. Ferrer fractured two vertebrae, broke several ribs, and suffered a […]

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Delaware Park: Saturday’s Turf Races Transferred To Main Track As Precautionary Measure

After the five-horse spill that occurred in the third race at Delaware Park on Thursday, September 14, the two remaining turf races on the card were transferred to the main track, as a precaution to give track management adequate time to conduct thorough inspections of the course. The inspections did not reveal any concerns with […]

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Carrasco, Ferrer Injured In Five-Horse Spill At Delaware Park

Five jockeys were thrown from their mounts in the third race at Delaware Park on Thursday in a chain-reaction spill that left only two of the original seven starters to finish the race. Two of the five jockeys, Victor Carrasco and Jose Ferrer, suffered broken bones in the accident. The incident occurred going into the […]

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