Tags ‘Joel Rosario’

Tonalist Proves Best in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Michael Compton | 4 weeks ago
Tonalist rolls in Jockey Club Gold Cup.(Read more...) Read More...

Close Hatches Sharp in Personal Ensign Score

Michael Compton | 2 months ago
Close Hatches leads from start to finish to take down top prize in Personal Ensign at Saratoga(Read more...) Read More...

Commissioner Gets Top Billing in Early-Season 3-Year-Old Race

It was only an entry-level allowance/optional claiming race with a purse less than $50,000, but a couple of horses in Friday’s ninth at Gulfstream Park in sunny Florida managed to warm the soul on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Forty Tales Prevails in Derby Trial

Michael Compton | 1 year ago
Perretti Racing Stable’s Forty Tales held off Capo Bastone by a diminishing neck to win the 89th running of the $201,425 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs on April 27. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Forty Tales was the fourth of five winners on the night for jockey Joel Rosario. “When we turned for home, I asked [...](Read more...) Read More...

Rosario Returns to Gulfstream Park After Big Day in Dubai

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Joel Rosario returned to Gulfstream Park to ride on Wednesday’s program, but the 28-year-old jockey hasn’t come back to earth after riding Animal Kingdom to victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse. “It was really a special moment for me and something I’ll remember for my whole life,” Rosario told Gulfstream [...](Read more...) Read More...

Vyjack Remains Undefeated With Gotham Score

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Undefeated Vyjack stormed through the stretch to win the $400,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday. The gelded bay son of Into Mischief took a big step along New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby with his 2 ¼-length victory over West Hills Giant. Vyjack, who had been on or close to the pace [...](Read more...) Read More...

Hymn Book Wins Frank ‘Pancho’ Martin Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Hymn Book and jockey Joel Rosario cruised to an easy 5 ¾-length score in Friday’s Frank “Pancho” Martin Stakes at Belmont Park. Trailing the four-horse field early, Hymn Book took command as he pleased and simply opened up on the field to the wi... Read More...

Flat Out Repeats in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida-bred Flat Out produced a gutsy effort to successfully defend his crown in the $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park on Saturday. Returning to the scene of his greatest triumph, Flat Out battled pacesetter Stay Thirsty through... Read More...

Dullahan Sets Track Record in Pacific Classic Victory

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Donegal Racing’s Dullahan set a new track record at Del Mar in winning Sunday’s Pacific Classic (G1) over race favorite Game on Dude. The 3-year-old son of Even the Score used his strong closing kick under Joel Rosario to run down Game on Dude in d... Read More...

Pacific Ocean Rolls in James Marvin Stakes at Saratoga

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Pacific Ocean broke sharply and rolled to a convincing 1 ¾-length victory in the James Marvin Stakes (G3) on Saratoga’s opening day. Ridden by Joel Rosario, the 5-year-old gelded son of Ghostzapper promptly opened up by two lengths and he cruised th... Read More...

Teeth of the Dog Digs in to Prevail in Dwyer Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Teeth of the Dog stamped himself as a 3-year-old to watch the remainder of the year as he turned back a stern late challenge from Fast Falcon to win Saturday’s Dwyer Stakes (G2). Trainer Michael Matz, who saddled Union Rags to a win in the Belmont St... Read More...

Teeth of the Dog Tops Dwyer Stakes Entrants

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The 2012 Triple Crown is in the record books, but Saturday at Belmont Park seven 3-year-olds aim to make an impression on the division in the 95th running of the Dwyer Stakes (G2). Heading the field is Teeth of the Dog, who won the $100,000 Easy Goer o... Read More...

Capital Plan Wins Beverly Hills Handicap

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Capital Plan remained undefeated at 1 ¼ miles on turf, winning the $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Reunited with jockey Joel Rosario, who will begin riding regularly at Belmont Park Wednesday, the 4-year-old Rock Hard... Read More...

Joel Rosario to New York, Good or Bad Move?

Joel Rosario is 27 years old, one of the top jockeys in Southern California and across the country. So why the move to New York? Am I missing something? So far in his career, which consistently started in 2006, Rosario has won over 1,300 races... Read More...

Sadler Taking Big Shot With Holy Candy

Trainer John Sadler has shipped maiden winner Holy Candy from his California base to Keeneland for Saturday’s Blue Grass Stakes (G1). Owned by Craig Stables and Donkey Island Racing, which includes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Holy Cand... Read More...

Creative Cause wins San Felipe Stakes

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Creative Cause reaffirmed his rank as California’s leading 3-year-old on Saturday with a game victory over 2-1 favorite Bodemeister in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita. Read More...