Ticker
  • Partisan Politics breaks her maiden in style in the P.G. Johnson! Posted 12 hours ago
  • Free as a Bird finds room and gets there in the Smart and Fancy! Posted 2 days ago
  • Goldencents runs them off their feet with a track record  in the Pat O' Brien!Posted 3 days ago
  • Tom's Tribute mows them down in the Del Mar Mile! Posted 3 days ago
  • V.E. Day nips his barn mate Wicked Strong on the Travers wire! Posted 4 days ago
  • Artemis Agrotera romps in the Ballerina! Posted 4 days ago
  • Abaco gets up in the Ballston Spa!Posted 4 days ago
  • Saturday, August 23 Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover - $106,668Posted 5 days ago
  • Close Hatches runs away with the Personal Ensign! Posted 5 days ago
  • Bern Identity takes them all the way in the Tale of the Cat! Posted 5 days ago

Jockey Luis Saez Wins Five at Belmont Park

Belmont Park
Jockey Luis Saez, a recent addition to the New York riding colony, brought home five winners, including back-to-back dead heat victories, on Friday afternoon at Belmont Park.

 

Saez, 20, of Panama, began the day by piloting Copper Forest ($4.30) to dead-heat with Anaphylaxis in race 3, a one-mile optional claimer, and came right back to guide late-running Smash ($5.20) to hit the wire in tandem with Leave of Absence in race 4, a six-furlong optional claimer, both on the main track.

 

Saez made it three in a row in race 5 with a 3 ½-length score aboard Hardest Core ($13.80) in a 1 ¼-mile maiden race on the turf, and wrapped up the card by taking races 8 and 9, both 1 1/16-mile turf events, with North Slope ($15.60) and Here’s D’Bride ($7.70), respectively.

 

Both Hardest Core and North Slope are trained by Kiaran McLaughlin.

 

“I’m so exited,” said Saez, who moved his tack from Florida to New York in April. “Thanks to God, the trainers, and my agent [Richard DePass]. Today, the horses ran good for me. It’s a little hard here in New York, but, thank God, we’re doing great here. Trainers have given me opportunities, so I have to ride hard.”

 

Saez currently is tied in fifth place with Jose Lezcano in the Belmont spring/summer meet jockey standings with 23 winners, including victories in the Grade 2 Peter Pan with Belmont Stakes contender Freedom Child and the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay with Tannery.

 

The 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes will be held at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8.

 


 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Jockey Luis Saez Wins Five at Belmont Park...

Amongst those five wins, were back-to-back deadheats. I wonder if that's ever happened before?

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories