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  1. Travers favorites draw outside posts

    Mike Welsch

    As expected, a field of 10 was entered Wednesday for Saturday's 142nd running of the $1 million Travers, the cornerstone event of the Saratoga season which this year is likely to decide leadership in the 3-year-old division.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  2. Uncle Mo tunes up for either Timely Writer or Tampa Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Uncle Mo turned in his final work in preparation for his much anticipated 3-year-old debut by breezing an easy half-mile in 48.82 seconds under jockey John Velazquez early Sunday morning at Palm Meadows.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  3. Uncle Mo gets down to business in Palm Meadows work

    Mike Welsch

    Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo stepped up the pace a little more on Sunday morning, working five furlongs in 1:00.60 at Palm Meadows in company with Todd Pletcher-trained stablemate Stay Thirsty.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2011
  4. Malibu Prayer extends hot hand in Ruffian

    Mike Welsch

    Malibu Prayer added to jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher's hot start to the 2010 Saratoga meeting with her gate-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory over the odds-on Unrivaled Belle in Sunday's $250,000 Ruffian Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2010
  5. Malibu Prayer extends hot hand in Ruffian

    Mike Welsch

    Malibu Prayer added to jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher's hot start to the 2010 Saratoga meeting with her gate-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory over the odds-on Unrivaled Belle in Sunday's $250,000 Ruffian Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2010
  6. Rule still gives Pletcher a strong hand

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Todd Pletcher showed off the strength of his Kentucky Derby hand in the days leading up to Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby when he reshuffled the deck and withdrew one of his aces.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2010
  7. Rule draws post 7 as Florida Derby favorite

    Mike Welsch

    Rule, the 5-2 morning-line favorite, will break from post 7 in a field of 11 3-year-olds entered for Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2010
  8. Pletcher has another hot one in Eskendereya

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's laundry list of Kentucky Derby prospects grew a little larger following Eskendereya's 1 1/4-length victory over Thank U Philippe in a good field of entry-level allowance horses here Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2010
  9. Florida Derby: Quality Road beats Dunkirk

    Mike Welsch

    Quality Road established himself as a leading Kentucky Derby candidate by turning back the previously undefeated Dunkirk through the stretch to win Saturday's $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in track-record time.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  10. Velasquez primed for career year

    Mike Welsch

    Cornelio Velasquez may not get as much publicity or as many headlines as colleagues such as John Velazquez or Edgar Prado. But Velasquez, 38, has certainly been no stranger to success over the past several years while seemingly primed for his best season

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2007
  11. Honey Ryder at her best to win Orchid 'Cap

    Mike Welsch

    Honey Ryder, a 5-year-old daughter of Lasting Approval, was confidently handled by jockey John Velazquez from the outset of the 1 1/2-mile Orchid.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2006
  12. Back-to-back winners for Velazquez

    Mike Welsch

    Jockey John Velazquez was the star of the undercard on Saturday's rich Festival Day program at Tampa Bay Downs, winning the $200,000 Florida Oaks aboard Bushfire and the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes with Ready's Gal.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2006
  13. Ashado looks tough as ever

    Mike Welsch

    Ashado will carry 122 pounds, including regular rider John Velazquez, under the allowance conditions of the Personal Ensign.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2005
  14. Velazquez wins four straight

    Mike Welsch

    John Velazquez extended his lead in the jockey standings at the 2004 Gulfstream Park meeting after winning the final four races on Friday's program.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2004
  15. Saratoga's 133rd meeting a record breaker

    Mike Welsch

    Saratoga's record-breaking 2001 season ended with total attendance for the meet topping one million for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2001
  16. Velazquez caps record day with Diana victory

    Mike Welsch

    John Velazquez became the first jockey in the 133-year history of Saratoga Racecourse to win six races on a single program.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2001