Karamanos and Luis Garcia, who have been atop the leaderboard standings for
jockeys at Colonial Downs since 2005, took home two wins each on a nine-card
Karamanos, leading Colonial
Downs rider in 2008, pointed two favorites to the winners’ circle in the second
and ninth races. In the second event, Michael Pino saw success with Karamanos
once again as Rose Medallion stalked the pace the entire way before drawing off
to win by six lengths. It was the five year old mare’s third win in a row. To
finish out the card, Karamanos rode Violette Juliet to her first win in five
lifetime starts. The five year old mare dueled with rival Great Pack while
setting the pace before edging away to win by 1 ½ lengths.
Luis Garcia rode back to back
winners in the fourth and fifth races, guiding Emerald Song and Right to Work
to victory. Emerald Song, a three year old filly trained by John Boniface,
stalked the pace until the three eighths pole, where she hooked with Heartfully
in a duel and proved best by a length. The win was the first for the Eurosilver
filly. In the fifth race, Garcia and Doug O’Neill’s Right To Work split horses
at the quarter pole and ran to a 2 ¼ length win after a bumpy start. It was the
three year old filly’s third win in sixteen lifetime starts.
presents a nine-race card on Monday, June 14th, with a first post
time of 4:00 PM.