Hall of Famer John Velazquez became the 28th jockey to earn his 5,000th victory when he rode Galloping Giraffe to victory in the sixth race at New York’s Belmont Park.
Longshot Princess of Sylmar won the $1 million Kentucky Oaks to give trainer Todd Pletcher a chance to sweep the top race for 3-year-old fillies and the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Stay Thirsty, owned by New York’s Mike Repole, ended his racing career winning by a nose in the $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Super Saver won the 136th Kentucky Derby, giving jockey Calvin Borel a record third victory in four years and trainer Todd Pletcher his first after 24 failures in the top U.S. thoroughbred race.
Thoroughbred racehorse owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher each won their third consecutive titles at the 40-day meet at Saratoga Race Course, the New York Racing Association Inc. said.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will look for his first victory at the Preakness Stakes with Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the 5-2 favorite in the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, running from the eighth post position, was made the 5-2 favorite in the 135th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Mike Repole waited for the New York Mets to offer him a job as general manager after he graduated with a degree in sports management from St. John’s University in 1991.
Lookin At Lucky’s win in the 135th Preakness Stakes extended thoroughbred racing’s wait for a Triple Crown winner to at least 33 years.
Uncle Mo sealed his place as the favorite in the 2011 Kentucky Derby with a win in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
"We've been the beneficiary of many great rides by Johnny, and winning 5,000 races is a tremendous achievement."
- Todd Pletcher on Jun 14, 2013
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