jockey

Velazquez Wins After All

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By Anaridis Rodriguez — 05/07/11
John Velazquez was not Animal Kingdom’s original jockey. The horse’s rider was changed days before the race. But that did not hinder Velazquez’s plans to win with the underdog.

Plum Pretty wins Kentucky Oaks

By Saniya Ghanoui — 05/06/11
Plum Pretty was more the peach of the race.
The 3-year-old filly exploded out of the starting line gates to win first place and the $1 million purse in the Kentucky Oaks 137 at Churchill Downs.

Mixed Emotions At The Derby Post-Positions Draw

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By Saniya Ghanoui — 05/06/11
This was one of the few times when being number one is not the best option. It turns out that number eight is a solid choice.
Dialed In drew eighth place in the post-position draw for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Prep is Underway

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By Justine Frostad — 05/05/11
Horses train bright and early. Kentucky Derby weekend is fast approaching and the horses have been working on the racetrack as their trainers prepare them for their respective races.