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Joel Rosario

Ten-time Southern California riding king Joel Rosario will return to Santa Anita Saturday to ride on California Cup Day XXIII, agent Ron Anderson said by phone Monday morning from New York.

“We’re looking forward to coming back,” said Anderson, a world-class agent who has represented the likes of Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens and Garrett Gomez. “We’ll also be at Santa Anita the week of the Breeders’ Cup (World Championships on Nov. 2 and 3).”

Rosario, a native of the Dominican Republic who turns 28 on Jan. 14, has been represented by Anderson for just under two months. During that span, Rosario has won two Grade I, $1 million races, the Pacific Classic on Dullahan and the Jockey Club Gold Cup aboard Flat Out.

“He won three races yesterday (at Belmont Park),” Anderson said. “We’re making progress together and moving forward. He’s a great rider and a very personable kid.”

Among Rosario’s scheduled California Cup mounts are Bert’s Altercation in the Keith E. Card Juvenile Fillies and Tiz Flirtatious in the John Deere Distaff, both for trainer Marty Jones.

Trainer Doug O’Neill, who plans to run Mensa Heat in the Donald Valpredo Sprint, said Monday morning there is a “possibility” Lava Man will lead the post parade for the $175,000 Lava Man California Cup Classic.

The rags-to-riches gelding, now 11, has been a stable pony for the O’Neill barn since his retirement following the San Gabriel Stakes on Dec. 27, 2009.


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