Saturday, February 24, 2024

Check out Javier Castellano’s commitments in seven-grade stakes on day one of the Pegasus World Cup

How far the year 2020 and the beginning of 2021 can be seen in the life of the great Venezuelan jockey Javier Castellano when, after the COVID, he underwent a small operation to correct a hip problem. Castellano returned in 2022 and 2023 like a phoenix, with the quality of a great jockey, winner of 4 Eclipse Awards between 2013 and 2016, elevated to the Hall of Fame of North American horse racing in 2017. In 2023, he was able to win his first Kentucky Derby, and he also won the Belmont Stakes, thus completing four North American Triple Crown races in his brilliant 26-year career as a professional jockey in the United States and Canada.

In 2024, Castellano won his first stakes, the Jerome S., at Aqueduct, New York, with the incredible Drum Roll Please on January 6, once again having the prospect in his hands on the road to the race of roses in May. .

This gala week at Gulfstream Park, with the main race of the Championship Meet, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes, a program of thirteen competitions is offered at the Hallandale Beach oval starting at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time USA) equals 12 m. (Venezuela time), with a seven-grade stake in which Venezuelan jockey Javier Castellano has commitments in 12 of the 13 races of the equestrian meeting, including rides in each of the seven stakes scheduled for Saturday, January 27, Pegasus World Cup Bets day.

Castellano begins his classic commitments this Saturday in Gulfstream Park’s sixth race, the $150,000 La Prevoyante S. (G3) on grass over 2,400 meters, where he leads Jorge Abreu’s horse Tass. In the eighth, the William McKnight S. (G3) was contested in 2,400 meters on the grass, and Castellano was deemed worthy of Catch That Party by coach Michael Maker. In the ninth, the Inside Information S. (G2) was contested in 1,400 meters on the sand, leading Jena Antonucci’s Music City Star.

Castellano’s riding commitments continue in the Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf Invitational S (G2), a race of ten, where he will pilot Full Count Felicia for trainer Brittany Russell. In the eleventh race, the Fred Hooper S. was held over 1,600 meters, and Castellano was Signator, a gray horse trained by Claude McGaughey III. In the twelfth race, the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational S. (G1) was run with the pupil of George Weaver, the main event, to be hosted by Castellano.

Finally, in the main race of the afternoon, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (G1), Castellano was the rider of Il Miracolo, prepared by Venezuelan trainer Antonio Sano.

Javier Castellano has signed a total of 35 riding commitments between Wednesday, January 24, and Sunday, January 28, 2024, at the Gulfstream Park racetrack.

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