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Javier Castellano

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  • Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

    Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
    Todd Pletcher arrived at his Pimlico paddock this morning to find his filly, Stopchargingmaria, full of energy. Coming off disappointing performances in her two races this year, Pletcher didn't know what his amped-up horse would deliver. It went about...
  • California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout

    California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout
    Before California Chrome could even reach his nose across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, the chestnut colt’s exercise rider, Willie Delgado, received a text from his biggest fan back home. “Daddy, I can’t believe you just won...
  • California Chrome to arrive at Pimlico on Monday

    California Chrome to arrive at Pimlico on Monday
    Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon after a charter flight from Louisville. The likely Preakness favorite galloped 1 żż miles at Churchill Downs Friday, with assistant trainer Alan...
  • Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

    Race-by-race results from Preakness Day
    Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....
  • A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears

    A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears
    With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...
  • Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey

    Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey
    Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night. He received 172 first-place votes. Edgard Zayas was second with 18, followed by the third finalist, Manuel Franco, with 13. The...
  • Desormeaux won't ride Tiger Walk at Preakness

    Desormeaux won't ride Tiger Walk at Preakness
    Kent Desormeaux, who was taken off his mounts Friday at Belmont after failing a Breathalyzer test, will not ride Sagamore Farm’s Tiger Walk in the Preakness. Sagamore manager Tom Mullikin said Ramon Dominguez will get the ride. "We just can't have...
  • The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

    The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now
    Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded. Ramon Dominguez, John Velazquez and current No. 1 jockey Javier Castellano may not be ready to exit stage left. Trainers Todd Pletcher,...
  • Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run

    Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run
    We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun. A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...
  • Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz for third straight year

    Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz for third straight year
    Reigning Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben's Cat captured his 10th stakes victory Saturday in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Ben's Cat, with Horacio Karamanos aboard, beat Steady Warrior by a neck in 57.26 seconds, winning the...
  • Maryland's Done Talking gets last word in Illinois Derby

    Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...
  • Dullahan's connections relish spoiler role

    Dullahan's connections relish spoiler role
    To hear the connections of Dullahan tell it, they'll have no less than the spirits of the sport's greatest runners pushing their horse in Saturday's Belmont. "It's our job," said Jerry Crawford, leader of the colt's Iowa-based ownership team, when...