Javier Castellano

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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 [...]

Prince Lucky Cruises to Victory

2019-02-24T10:13:20-05:00February 24th, 2019|

  Prince Lucky and John Velazquez Cruise To Victory   Prince Lucky cruised to an easy victory in the 28th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Last seen at Belmont Park in June, Prince Lucky showed no signs of rust, as he [...]

Make The Right Moves

2018-04-13T11:23:19-05:00April 13th, 2018|

    In this week's column for AmWager I take a look at jockey agent and jockey decisions on which horses to ride. At times there is a lot more that goes into it than you may think. Read Make the Right Moves here.......

Musical Jockeys

2018-04-10T08:24:15-05:00April 10th, 2018|

It is not rare to see riders jockeying for the best possible Kentucky Derby mount this time of year. It happens frequently. Generally speaking, loyalty, a powerful barn, and the premise of more good mounts plays a big part in many jockey and agent decisions. That is not as true [...]

Bolt d’ Oro Gets New Rider By Jonathan Stettin

2018-01-30T17:15:48-05:00January 30th, 2018|

Owner and trainer Mick Ruis has replace Corey Nakatani, the regular rider of Bolt d' Oro until now with Javier Castellano. Javier will be aboard the colt in his next scheduled start, the San Felipe at Santa Anita. What's being reported is Luis was upset with Nakatani after Nakatani worked [...]