Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International have named
Joel Rosario to ride 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in the
$300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) on Feb. 9.
Rosario, who is riding full time at Gulfstream for the first time,
will replace the injured Ramon Dominguez, who suffered a skull fracture
in a racing accident at Aqueduct on Jan. 18.
Dominguez, who is
recovering at New York Presbyterian Hospital, had been recently named to
ride Animal Kingdom, who was ridden to a troubled second-place finish
behind Wise Dan in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 3.