Ticker
  • Classic Empire and Champagne Room are Champion Juveniles.Posted 1 day ago
  • Arrogate and Songbird were America's Best 3yo's in 2016.Posted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome and Beholder are the Champion Older Dirt Horses.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tepin and Flintshire are the Champions of the Turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • Drefong and Finest City are the Eclipse Award winning Sprinters.Posted 1 day ago
  • Guest Suite (5-2) powers home best in the Lecomte Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hy Riverside (3-1) gets the bob to win the Sunshine Millions Classic.Posted 1 day ago
  • Finest City (2-5) easily scoots away in the Grade 2 Santa Monica.Posted 1 day ago
  • Farrell (4-5) rolls to victory in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hawaakom (7-2) rolls home late to win the Louisiana Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Pegasus World Cup 2017
Advertisement

Aqueduct: Alvarado Wins Four; Chavez Injured

Aqueduct: Alvarado Wins Four; Chavez Injured
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Jockey Junior Alvarado won four races on Sunday’s card at Aqueduct Racetrack, completing the quad in the afternoon’s feature race, the $65,000 Damon Runyon for New York-bred 2-year-olds, aboard Swag Daddy.

 

In the Damon Runyon, Swag Daddy raced in last behind a tightly packed field, swung four-wide into the stretch and surged late to win by a head.

 

“He broke a little bit slow and I just tried to save ground the first part,” said Alvarado. “It was a long race, and I wanted to save ground, but at the same time, I had to go outside because they told me that the horse doesn’t like to be inside too much. By the half-mile pole, everybody was all packed right there and I had to wait a little bit longer to go back and then make a move. He could have won the race more easily if I’d had a better trip and a better position, but he still ran an unbelievable race.”

 

Swag Daddy, a son of Scat Daddy, returned $5.50 and completed a mile and 70 yards in 1:43.90, earning $39,000 for owner Eric Fein.

 

Alvarado also captured the Sunday opener aboard Hoopskirt ($4.10), Race 5 aboard Cass’ Lady ($6.60) and Race 7 aboard American Buffalo ($6.70).

 

In the nightcap, a 1 1/16-mile turf maiden race for New York-bred fillies and mares, jockey Jorge Chavez was unseated when his mount, Silver Mast, fell turning for home. Chavez was transported to North Shore University Hospital in stable condition complaining of left shoulder pain, according to NYRA First Aid. Silver Mast stood after the incident and was walked off the track.

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories