Ticker
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Heavily favored Enola Gray makes short work of her competition in the Fleet Treat.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ancient Secret takes the Lake George (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Sweet Loretta the strong winner of the Schuylerville (G3).Posted 1 day ago

Busy Bejarano Ready for Santa Anita

Jockey Rafael Bejarano signs autographs the day before the Preakness
Rafael Bejarano will barely have time to wash his face between races the first two days at Santa Anita, once action begins tomorrow.

The perennial Southern California riding king was scheduled to ride in eight of nine races Friday and all 11 races Saturday. Bejarano was named on nine horses Friday, but his mount in the fifth race, Judge Carr, was scratched.

“Sometimes it works out,” explained his agent, Joe Ferrer, who also represents Julien Leparoux. “The (condition) book went both days, and I had a call in almost every race.”

Told Bejarano is the kind of guy who can ride 11 a day, with youthful enthusiasm on his side at the age of 31, Ferrer said, “He’s going to have to. I was just thinking about it. He’s working horses this morning and he hasn’t been on a horse in two weeks, because he went to Peru (his native country).

“That’s not a concern because he stays fit. He’s so small, he’s got no problem staying fit. He can eat all he wants and still weigh 105 pounds.”

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories