Javier Castellano

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Belmont Stakes 2019 Analysis

2019-06-07T08:57:13-05:00June 6th, 2019|

        Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..   The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes.  12 Furlongs (1 &1/2 Miles) Purse: $1,500.000.00 Saturday June 8th, Belmont Park Race # 11 Estimated Post Time 6:37PM   Analysis By Georgio Sette Geo [...]

Belmont Stakes Field Comes Together

2019-06-05T22:44:32-05:00June 4th, 2019|

    The field for Saturday's Belmont Stakes has been drawn. Tacitus, the likely favorite or possibly co-favorite with Preakness winner War of Will drew post 10 on the outside. War of Will is right next to him in post 9 setting the stage for the test of champions and [...]

Preakness and Supporting Stakes Recap

2019-05-19T10:41:10-05:00May 18th, 2019|

  The weather cooperated and so did the Pimlico dirt and turf courses. The tracks played fair. The dirt was fast, but honest. While the facility appears dated, and even somewhat neglected, there is no denying the historic and electric atmosphere Pimlico and the Preakness produces. The first stake on [...]

Black Eyed Susan Day Recap

2019-05-17T19:22:26-05:00May 17th, 2019|

  Chalon came back from a layoff to score easily in the Skipat Stakes under Javier Castellano. Trainer Arnaud Delacour had her ready to fire her A-game and she did. She finished the six furlongs in 1:09.46 and paid $3.20 as the odds on choice. Covfefe ran a hole in [...]

Always Shopping Heads Black Eyed Susan

2019-05-13T06:55:38-05:00May 13th, 2019|

  Repole Stable's Always Shopping, who broke her maiden in stakes company, heads a field of nine probable starters in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) at Pimlico Race Track on May 17 in the test for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles. Always Shopping, trained by Todd Pletcher, [...]

Rushing Fall Preveils

2019-04-15T16:36:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|

  Rushing Fall returned with a strong performance in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland. She showed no signs of any rust after time on the shelf. The 4-year-old More Than Ready  filly ran for the first time since her victory in Keeneland's Oct. 13 Queen Elizabeth [...]

Vekoma Takes Bluegrass

2019-04-07T09:18:03-05:00April 7th, 2019|

  Under confident handling from Javier Castellano, Vekoma took command in the stretch and drew off to a 3-3/4 length victory in the $1 million, Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday. Win Win Win closed well to edge out Signalman for second and Somelikeithotbrown held on for [...]

Florida Derby to Maximum Security

2019-03-31T10:20:46-05:00March 31st, 2019|

  Maximum Security, trained by Jason Servis, put in the maximum effort to run ten rivals off their feet in wire to wire fashion in the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Luis Saez hustled Maximum Security out of the gate and the pair had [...]

Florida Derby 2019 Preview

2019-03-29T07:35:47-05:00March 29th, 2019|

      Geo Sette   The 68th running Grade One Florida Derby Purse: $1,000,000.00 A Mile & 1/8 March 30th Gulfstream Park Race # 14 Post Time 6:30PM ET   There’s nothing like the feeling of Spring, you can just feel it, there’s greater warmth in the [...]