April 27, 1998 |
In what was probably the fastest six-furlong workout ever run before a Kentucky Derby, Old Trieste shocked clockers Sunday with a 1:09 time, missing the track record by two-fifths of a second. Horses are not supposed to work that fast, but Mike Puype, Old Trieste's trainer, didn't seem to think the lickety-split workout will hurt his colt's chances in Saturday's Derby. Robby Albarado, who will ride Old Trieste in the Derby, was in the saddle for the work.
May 7, 2011 |
Reporting from Louisville, Ky. Trainer Graham Motion and jockey Johnny Velazquez had miserable luck this week at Churchill Downs in the lead-up to the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. At the start of the week, Motion lost what everyone believed was his best horse, Toby's Corner, to a leg injury. By midweek, Robby Albarado, the jockey for Motion's second-best horse, Animal Kingdom, suffered a broken nose that put his status for the Derby in doubt. By the end of the week, Velazquez lost what looked like his best shot at an elusive Derby victory when Uncle Mo, a horse most were calling the most talented 3-year-old in the country, had to be scratched because of a mysterious intestinal illness.
September 28, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Curlin became the first horse in North America to top $10 million in career earnings, winning the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday at sloppy Belmont Park by three-quarters of a length over Wanderin Boy. The $450,000 winner's purse pushed Curlin's career bankroll to $10,246,800. Cigar held the old mark of $9,999,815, which stood for 12 years. "I'm sure this record will be broken someday, but it will take a hell of a horse to do it," jockey Robby Albarado said.
October 15, 2000 |
Jockey Robby Albarado remained hospitalized Saturday with multiple injuries after his mount fell during a race at Keeneland. Albarado was in serious condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center with a broken left wrist, broken ribs on the left side, a broken pelvis, a partially collapsed lung and a concussion. "He's still in a lot of pain," jockey Marlon St. Julien said from Albarado's hospital room Saturday. "We don't know yet when he'll be able to leave.
August 24, 2008 |
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Colonel John edged Mambo In Seattle in a photo finish Saturday to win the $1-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Colonel John ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.20 and earned $600,000 for WinStar Farm. The Eoin Harty-trained horse paid $10.40, $5.40 and $4.30. Colonel John had not won a race since his victory in the Santa Anita Derby in April and finished sixth in the Kentucky Derby. Mambo In Seattle, ridden by Robby Albarado, paid $6.30 and $5.10.
January 23, 2004 |
A couple of 3-year-olds who have designs on bigger races will meet in today's fourth, a $56,000 optional claimer at one mile, at Santa Anita. Dwango, a son of Royal Academy, is the 8-5 favorite in the race while Spellbinder, a Tale of the Cat colt, is the 2-1 second choice. The horses earned their maiden victories at the direct expense of Wimbledon, supposedly the best of trainer Bob Baffert's 3-year-olds.