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John R. Velazquez

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  • Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness

    Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness
    When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming.
  • Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day

    Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day
    Friday morning's torrential rain gave fans and handicappers at Pimlico's Black-Eyed Susan Day a much different race card than they had planned for. But by the time the showpiece Black-Eyed Susan Stakes ran under a clear blue sky Friday afternoon and the...

    John Velazquez wins jockey challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day

    John Velazquez wins jockey challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day
    As he does customarily, John Velazquez came off the track at Pimlico Race Course, weighed himself and breezed past media en route to the jockey room. It wasn’t until a TV reporter went into the room to get him that he learned he had won Friday&...

    California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw

    California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000. That $10,000 investment — minuscule by elite racing standards — produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before...

    Little luck when jockeys get hurt

    Little luck when jockeys get hurt
    In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park. His favorite part of the dream...