Tags ‘Victor Espinoza’

How Heavy a Load Can California Chrome Carry?

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will tote 126 pounds to the post in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes from Pimlico racecourse in Maryland, but the California-bred colt is carrying so much more than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

California Stewards Investigate Race Ride, Barn of Churchill Maiden Winner

California Chrome wasn’t the only California-bred to make an impression at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Seven hours before the Kentucky Derby, trainer A. C. Avila sent a 4-year-old... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Sexy Silks at Santa Anita

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Jockey Victor Espinoza has the last laugh after winning the last race Tuesday,  Jan. 1,  at Santa Anita Park. The win came aboard Sugar Spice owned by Sauci Belvoir and Vicky Dimitri. The owners unveiled their new racing silks in the Tuesday’s ... 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...

Amazombie Set for San Carlos Stakes

Benoit photo The Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner begins his trek to another title against five foes on Saturday at Santa Anita Amazombie, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) and Eclipse Award champion, is slated to make his seasonal bow on Saturday... Read More...

Ron the Greek pointed to Big ‘Cap

Michael Compton | 2 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...