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Javier Castellano

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  • Merry Meadow wins third straight stakes in Hurricane Bertie

    HALLANDALE — Merry Meadow, going for three stakes triumphs in a row, figured to be tough to beat in Saturday's Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream. Theoretically her task should have become easier when two of her six rivals scratched. But...
  • Merry Meadow heads Hurricane Bertie Stakes

    The intention was for Merry Meadow to have a fairly easy winter in Florida, according to trainer Mark Henning. His plan was to race her once or twice while gearing up for the rest of the year in New York. But she's already won a pair of stakes since...
  • Hyde: It's a tough ride for a surviving brother

    The sadness comes to Luis Saez mostly at night. When he mounts his horses in the day, he feels inspired wearing his brother's necklace. When he sits in the starting gate, he feels his brother in the saddle with him. But at night, in his sleep, when...
  • Constitution wins Donn Handicap

    Constitution wins Donn Handicap
    HALLANDALE BEACH — Even by his own lofty standards, Todd Pletcher had a pretty good day Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The leading trainer for the past 11 Champions meets, Pletcher pupils captured three of the four graded stakes on the card with the...
  • Pletcher's Unitarian wins Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream

    HALLANDALE — The H. Allen Jerkens Stakes presented a unique handicapping challenge at Gulfstream Saturday. The two-mile distance is so rarely run that only one of the 11 horses had gone that far. When in doubt, fans took a proven approach. They...
  • California Chrome wins Horse of Year, 3-year-old titles at Eclipse Awards

    California Chrome wins Horse of Year, 3-year-old titles at Eclipse Awards
    HALLANDALE — California Chrome, who came up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown, swept the two big prizes for which he was eligible at the annual Eclipse Award ceremonies Saturday night at Gulfstream. The winner of the Kentucky Derby,...
  • Recent claim upsets $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic

    HALLANDALE — Sr. Quisqueyano became the bargain buy of the season Saturday at Gulfstream. Claimed for $62,000 on Dec. 21, he returned about 2 ½ times his purchase price when he scored a 20-1 upset in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Classic. Ridden...
  • No horsing around: Eclipse picks not easy this year

    Elegant gowns and black ties will be the primary fashion choice Saturday night as Gulfstream Park hosts the 44th annual Eclipse Awards at its Sport of Kings Theater. The dinner and ceremony, considered the Academy Awards for thoroughbred racing, is...
  • Wins keep coming for Pletcher

    Wins keep coming for Pletcher
    Saturday was another day at the office for Todd Pletcher. The 11-time leading trainer at Gulfstream started four horses. All won, including Mshawish in the El Prado Stakes and Liam's Map in the Harlan's Holiday, both $100,000 stakes. Pletcher also won the...
  • Irish Mission wins for French trainer at Gulfstream

    Horseplayers who rely on past performances, stakes history or just plain hunches had an edge in finding Irish Mission, the winner of Saturday's La Prevoyante Handicap at Gulfstream. The race named for a filly with a French name was won for the fifth...
  • Pletcher, Castellano, Ramseys repeat as top earners

    For the second straight year, trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey wrapped up 2014 as North America's top money earners. Leading all North American thoroughbreds in 2014 was Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern,...