Tags ‘Jose Lezcano’

Zivo rallies from last to win Suburban Handicap

DRF | 2 months ago
The hits just kept on coming Saturday for Jose Lezcano, whose natural hat trick on Belmont Park's inaugural Stars and Stripes program was capped by Zivo’s upset of the $500,000 Suburban Handicap. Read More...

Mr Speaker Much the Best in Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Michael Compton | 5 months ago
Phipps Stable’s homebred Mr Speaker took command at the head of the stretch and powered home to score a four-length victory in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) at Keeneland Saturday. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Mr Speaker raced next to the rail while tracking early leaders Solitary Ranger and Supermonic, who raced […](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...

Wise Dan Headlines Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Morton Fink’s Wise Dan headlines a field of 12 in Saturday’s $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland. Last seen at Keeneland smashing the main track record in a 10½-length victory in the Ben Ali (G3) in April, Wise Dan brings a two-race winn... Read More...

Street Life Headed to Travers After Curlin Score

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Street Life stamped his ticket to the Travers Stakes (G1) with a victory in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga on Friday. Making his first start since a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 9, Street Life, barreled down the sloppy stret... Read More...

Point of Entry Makes Grade 1 Debut a Winning One

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Point of Entry made his Grade 1 debut a winning one on Saturday, taking down top prize in the $600,000 Man o’ War at Belmont Park. Looking for his third straight win, Point of Entry remained within striking range in second as he raced outside early l... Read More...

Mystical Star Rolls in New York Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Mystical Star made up for a troubled beginning last time out in the Sheepshead Bay and rolled to an impressive score in Saturday’s New York Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park. The daughter of Ghostzapper beat the gate in her last start, leaving just an inst... Read More...

Ron the Greek Edges Wise Dan in Stephen Foster

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida-bred Ron the Greek rallied along the rail in the stretch to win the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) under the lights at Churchill Downs Saturday night. Under jockey Jose Lezcano, Ron the Greek grabbed the lead from heavily favored Wise Dan in the ... Read More...

Preakness Stakes Contender Cozzetti Has Work Postponed

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Preakness Stakes (G1) contender Cozzetti had a scheduled work on Sunday postponed because of weather conditions. With more than an inch of rain in the Louisville area and more coming down Sunday morning, trainer Dale Romans opted to postpone the work a... Read More...

Ron the Greek wins Big ‘Cap

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida-bred Ron the Greek had always flashed plenty of promise. It wasn’t until he joined trainer Bill Mott’s barn last year that the 5-year-old son of Hartley/De Renzo stallion Full Mandate began to truly blossom. Now he’s a Grade 1 winner. Read More...

Ron the Greek Rolls in Big ‘Cap

Florida-bred runner ships from his base at Payson Park to win the richest race of his career in California. Florida-bred Ron the Greek had always flashed plenty of promise. It wasn’t until he joined trainer Bill Mott’s barn last year that the 5-yea... Read More...

Florida-breds Look Live in Big ‘Cap

Led by Ron the Greek, Sunshine State products could have a big say in today’s Santa Anita Handicap Today’s $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) is traditionally one of the most popular racing days on the calendar in Southern California. While home-ba... Read More...

Big ‘Cap Draw Has ‘Luck’ Feel

Photo of John Ortiz and Julio Canani courtesy of Santa Anita Park/Benoit photo Actor John Ortiz from HBO’s “Luck” participated in Wednesday’s Santa Anita Handicap draw. Julio Canani, left, trainer of Big ‘Cap starter Holla... Read More...

Awesome Maria Storms to Sabin Score

Photo courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo The striking gray daughter of Maria’s Mon makes a successful return in Sabin Stakes to remain undefeated at Gulfstream Park What was expected to be a showdown between returning stakes stars Royal Del... Read More...

Ron the Greek pointed to Big ‘Cap

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Ron the Greek, second most recently to Mucho Macho Man in the Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, is being pointed to the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), according to trainer Bill Mott. The $750,000 race, slated for March 3, carries a purse of $750,000. Mott also added that Jose Lezcano will ride. Read More...