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  1. Casino Host cashes in the G2 Mervin Muniz H

    Marty McGee

    Casino Host, getting a textbook ride under John Velazquez, surged past a stubborn Papaw Bodie in the final 70 yards to post a 10-1 upset Sunday in the 20th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2012
  2. Eldaafer pulls away in Breeders' Cup Marathon

    Marty McGee

    Since its inception two years ago, the Breeders' Cup Marathon has been criticized as being a yawner of a race, a lengthy contest that lacked the purse, prestige, and drama of other Breeders' Cup events.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  3. Just about anybody could win wide-open Filly and Mare Sprint

    Marty McGee

    The handicapping headache that is the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint could have its winner come from pretty much anywhere in the full gate of 14, with a wide-open Churchill Downs tote board portending as much.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  4. Lady Shakespeare gets breakthrough win in Bewitch

    Marty McGee

    Lady Shakespeare powered past front-running Changing Skies in the final furlong to post her first graded stakes victory Thursday in the 49th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2010
  5. Few laggards in Sugar Swirl; Battle of unbeatens in Old Hat Stake...

    Marty McGee

    With six of the nine starters entered off a victory, sharp form is a recurring trait Saturday in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2010
  6. Pin Oak Valley View Stakes, Keeneland, Kiaran McLaughlin, John Ve...

    Marty McGee

    Jockey John Velazquez and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin swept both divisions of the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes with upset winners when Bluegrass Princess and Eye of Taurus notched their first stakes wins on a breezy, overcast Friday at Keeneland.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2009
  7. Champions Mine That Bird and Rachel Alexandra work at Churchill D...

    Marty McGee

    Monday morning at Churchill, Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird had their first workouts since finishing one-two in the May 16 Preakness when breezing about two hours apart.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2009
  8. Informed Decision gets up at wire

    Marty McGee

    That's two straight sensational performances at Keeneland for Informed Decision - and two straight brutal beats for Ventura.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2009
  9. Raven Run: Informed Decision executes plan

    Marty McGee

    John Velazquez took center stage for a second straight sun-splashed Saturday at Keeneland when giving favored Informed Decision a textbook ride in winning the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  10. Alwajeeha enjoys perfect trip

    Marty McGee

    John Velazquez made a triumphant return from New York when giving Alwajeeha a flawless ride Saturday in winning the final Grade 1 race of the Keeneland fall meet.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2008
  11. Host up to win Canadian Turf H. at Gulfstream

    Marty McGee

    Host got a terrific trip under John Velazquez and outkicked several other stretch-runners to post a half-length victory Friday in the Grade 3 Canadian Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2008
  12. 'A' list spring party

    Marty McGee

    Edgar Prado, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez - arguably the three hottest jockeys in North America today - along with powerhouse stables trained by Todd Pletcher, Doug O'Neill, and Steve Asmussen will be prominent throughout the meet, ensuring that Keen

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2007
  13. Indian Vale romps in Falls City 'Cap

    Marty McGee

    Three-year-old Indian Vale whipped her elders and gave her trainer, Todd Pletcher, yet another major stakes triumph on the Kentucky circuit when the filly pulled away under John Velazquez in the 90th running of the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap on Thursday

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2005
  14. Melhor Ainda best in Appalachian Stakes

    Marty McGee

    Melhor Ainda, making her seasonal debut, overpowered seven other 3-year-old turf fillies Sunday with a 3 1/2-length triumph in the $112,800 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2005
  15. Velazquez gets call on Kitten's Joy

    Marty McGee

    John Velazquez will be the jockey on Kitten's Joy in the Breeders' Cup Turf, the $2 million race for which the standout 3-year-old colt is the likely favorite.

    PackageStory | October 12, 2004
  16. Velazquez gets call on 'Kitten'

    Marty McGee

    Velazquez gets call on Kitten's Joy for BC Turf

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2004