Archive for May 2011

Jockey Paco Lopez Wins Two Stakes Calder Race Course

Manicero solidified his status as the top 3-year-old sprinter in south Florida when he rallied to a three-quarter-length victory over Dual Exhauzt in Saturday’s $75,000 In Summation Stakes at Calder.

Manicero, a son of Mass Media, won for the sixth time in his last seven starts, his lone setback during that period coming in the Grade 2 Hutcheson last winter at Gulfstream Park. Manicero is trained by Leo Azpurua Jr. for his father, Leo Azpurua Sr. and was ridden to victory by Paco Lopez. The In Summation was the fifth stakes win of his career.

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“Prince Joshua” Rallies to Take the ‘Select Stakes’

OCEANPORT, N.J.- Rose Family Stable’s Prince Joshua sat off the pace early on before making a wide move around the turn and posting a length win in the $70,000 SELECT STAKES at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

Trained by Barry Rose, Prince Joshua covered the six furlongs over a fast main track in 109:3/5 and returned $9.20, $5 and $3.60. Bee Cee Cee rallied to complete the $103.40 exacta and paid $10.60 to place and $5.60 to show.

“We got a great trip off the early speed,” said winning jockey PACO LOPEZ. He has a solid kick to him and showed a nice turn of foot when I called on him.”

A 3-year-old gelding by First Tour from the Alydar mare Allendar, Prince Joshua has now won five of his 18 career starts. He has banked $163,879 for his connections.

Prince Joshua Paco Lopez

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