Ticker
  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 2 days ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 3 days ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 3 days ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 3 days ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 3 days ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 3 days ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 3 days ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 3 days ago

Future Appears Bright for Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez finished third in the standings at the recent Fairplex Park meet. The 20-year-old rider from Mexico City won 18 races from 73 mounts (25 percent) over 13 days, trailing only upstart leader Edwin Maldonado (26 wins) and perennial Pomona king Martin Pedroza (19).

“I’ve been riding almost four years and come from a racing family,” Hernandez said. “My father and brother were in racing.”

Hernandez rides 6-1 chance Dancin Upside Down for trainer Carl O’Callaghan in Monday’s inaugural Zuma Beach Stakes, a one-mile turf event for 2-year-olds.

“There’s a really big difference riding at a 5/8 (mile) track like Pomona and riding at Santa Anita,” said Hernandez, whose agent is Ramon Silva. “But if you’re on the best horse, that helps a lot.”

Barry Abrams sees a bright future for Hernandez. “He’s just learning, but he listens, he rides like you ask him and he tries to get you fourth and fifth money,” the trainer said. “He rides just as hard for fourth as he does for first.”

The field for the Zuma Beach, race three of 10: Dancin Upside Down, Juan Hernandez, 6-1; Gervinho, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Buckleberry Grey, Martin Garcia, 5-2; Den’s Legacy, Garrett Gomez, 3-1; Visualization, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; and I’m Wide Awake, Corey Nakatani, 5-2.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories