Alfredo Lichoa had always been around horses, from his time as a veterinarian in Venezuela to his years spent as a farm manager and thoroughbred consultant in Ocala. But it wasn't until Saturday that the 56-year-old trainer recorded his first stakes victory when Lady Alida won the $75,000 Treasure Coast at Gulfstream Park at odds […]
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Friday's Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, rewarded 79 bettors with $1,640.30. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout, and free past performances, kicked off at Laurel Park with Top Czar winning the eighth race and returning $8.20. Favorites won the next three races before the sequence […]
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One of the most intriguing horses running on Saturday's showcase card at Indiana Grand is the Mexican-bred Kukulkan in the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial for older horses on dirt. The 4-year-old colt went 13 for 13 in his native country and is 15 for 16 overall. Kukulkan won the $300,000 Caribbean Classic (or Clasico […]
Friday's Stronach 5, featuring races from Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park, will once again have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout and free past performances. Friday's sequence kicks off at 4:50 p.m. with 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs at Laurel and will conclude with a 7 ½-furlong […]
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Francisco D'Angelo, a multiple-stakes winning trainer in Venezuela, celebrated his first stakes win in the U.S. Saturday after Cowboy's Hero scored by 1 ¾ lengths in the $75,000 Mecke Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 51-year-old D'Angelo, a former leading trainer in Venezuela before venturing to South Florida in 2015, has been a multiple stakes-placed trainer […]
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The Saratoga jockey's quarters will see a new face in Kentucky-based Chris Landeros, who will ride his first full meet at the Spa this summer. Landeros, 30, has already won four graded stakes this season, including a victory in Saturday's Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park aboard Gentle Ruler for trainer Ian Wilkes. The […]
Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Saturday by one bettor for $173,583.90. The Rainbow 6 was last hit June 27 for $3.151 million. Saturday's sequence ended with longshot Blind Ruckus ($54.60) winning the 12th and final race of the sequence. Blind Ruckus was one of two live tickets going into the last leg. The […]
The Stronach 5, which has proven over the past several months to offer a strong return on investment, will feature races from Florida's Gulfstream Park and Laurel Park in Maryland when it kicks off Friday at 4:50 p.m. ET. The Stronach 5 features a $100,000 guaranteed pool, free past performances, an industry-low 12-percent takeout, and […]
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Exactly six months after seeing his Championship Meet end with a serious leg injury, jockey Edgard Zayas celebrated as the leading rider at Gulfstream Park's 2019 spring meet, which ended Sunday. Zayas, who turned 26 June 27, completed the 54-day stand with 70 victories, 13 more than runner-up Emisael Jaramillo (57). The native of Rio […]
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Jacks or Better Farm's Positively Awesome remained undefeated Sunday at Gulfstream Park, where the 2-year-old homebred colt did his family proud with a 2 ¾-length triumph in the $75,000 Kodiak Island. The Florida-bred son of Awesome of Course established himself as a leading contender for the upcoming FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series in the 5 […]
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