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"john velazquez" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"The Preakness winner abandoned by Flavia Prat, John Velazquez, the jockey and Medina Spirit takes over because avian Obst a ride hot Rod Charlie, who I really like the chances of today certainly has had a tough time with the central quality in the past, but hot rod Charlie's never been sharp. Or, uh, France go to in a the Japanese campaigner Abandoned by Joel Rosario Ricardo Centanni aboard known agenda. No jockey announced at Showtime Number seven Rock Your World who have bounced around like a billiard ball in the Kentucky Derby. Joel Rosario takes another crack and number eight overtook who's got some past races, including it's known agenda that might make her man make him a contender on his best day. So that's the Belmont field. We'll talk about the other races, uh, in the course of the show, But right now, let's welcome Roger Neubauer from thorough graph to the show. Good morning, Roger. Good morning, J. How are you doing? I'm doing well, sir, Are you all ready for this huge, huge day. Yes, I've been getting ready for a couple days actually had you are correct. This is quite a card and really looking forward to getting into this today and I think the track is going to be much better. I think everybody watched yesterday and that they lose of rain that came down and, uh, but I expect the track to be fast today. They're dry, it dries out pretty quickly. It certainly does. So, uh, yeah, I I would say Thorogood half had a couple of nice scores throughout the weekend before, uh before I forget, not that I ever forget anything. But let me just mention a couple of your your exploits at Gulfstream Park yesterday. 10 40 winner in race eight at a $38 exacta and you scored last week at Churchill delivering a 55 80 exacta. The 91 combination Array six and then last Sunday and raised one of Churchill $25. Winter Nice and Race. Six of $42. Exactly, So you certainly did a little damage for the fans. Yeah, it's been. It's been going from track to track. But Churchill has been pretty good for us, uh, this year, so it's a It's a shorter me. I believe. I think they're only run until the end of June. But It's always It's always a good track for us. Yeah, Yeah, definitely So, And it's a nice full field. So before we get into your picks, Roger, I asked both you and Steve if you might come up with a Belmont memory or two, and you came up with one that you're you finally remember if you can Please tell us your father's Belmont memory. Yeah. So my fondest memory. It's uh um Is of the 2000 and four Belmont and Smarty Jones. Um we were fortunate enough that year to see all of his preparation is, um In Arkansas, the Southwest rebel in the Arkansas Derby and then wasn't at the Derby or the Preakness, but got a chance to go to the Belmont, especially when it was clear it was going to be a Triple Crown. And there was 120,000 people there that day. And that horse. That horse was a rock star. I mean, they had a camera back in this stall, and every every time the camera went on that horse 120,000 people stood up and started cheering. I mean, it was just nuts the entire day, the second he walked on the track to come to the saddling ring. It was just it was an amazing thing to be around. And it was amazing to hear be able to hear a pin drop with 120,000 people around you after they crossed the finish line. That is the quietest I've ever heard a crowd go ever Yeah. And, uh, certainly, Smarty Jones had the Triple Crown on the line, and, uh, Certainly gave it everything he had. Yeah, you know, coming into the stretch, She still had a good read. Nobody was paying attention to anybody behind them. They were just looking at him, So the crowd was just it was mayhem. And it was really just a fun day to be there. The cards. The card was still very good. You know, It's not like it is now with eight grade ones. But card was still very good. It was a fun day to be around. We actually had a horse in an earlier race on the card that day, so that was really nice to And it was just It was a lot of fun and horse that we got to watch, Sort of mature at Oakland Park. And then unfortunately, the they didn't end like we wanted it to. But it was still an amazing experience. Someone I'll never forget. Yeah, so Roger, are we going to start today? Well, we'll start at Belmont, and we're going to do the Met Mile as you mentioned earlier. And the thing we like about this race, we're not against Nick's go, but what we are against our two horses that are going to beat that rather heavily. The 2nd and 3rd favorites. And the first one. We're against his mischievous Alex. Um The one post is not the best post in the world for a mile race at Belmont. But besides that this horse jumped way up to a lifetime Top negative. 4.5 last time out. And we're really expecting this horse to react to this today and at 5 to 2, maybe even 2 to 1. This horse. This horse is a play against as well as the third favorite silver State at 72 Morning line. This one is different. This one is just not fast enough to go with the other The other horses in the race, So the main play here is we're against the the one and the three. Yeah, that was gonna go with that We're going to go with, um three horses. Well, then we can't toss Mexico. He's just too fast. He used to run two negative quarters in his career. Each time that he's bounced a little bit. He's come right back to that number. Now you're throwing something new into it here with the ship overseas, and we'll see. But anyway, we have to use him. But we're we really like Dr Post number 2 92, who ran a negative. 1.5 hasn't had a lot of career races, then really looks to be second started his four year old career sitting on a big A big race. And the last one will uses by my standards who ran a negative to last out. I like courses like this. I don't even don't know what your thoughts are, J. But as I courses that are proven that a mile and an eighth and and further and then they're cutting back to this mile distance, they just sometimes to me seem to have a better foundation in a straight Mylar. But that's just my opinion. Yeah, I agree. Certainly at your favorite track in Oakland Park in that Oakland Mile, just really took to it. That was by my standards. First tried a mile.
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"That haskell invitational in two thousand four at monmouth park and the haskell may sound a bit different this year at least in terms of the riders that will be aboard the horses. Lionheart was ridden by jersey. Joe joe bravo a man who has won more than fifty four hundred races in what has been a stellar career. Joe is among the jockeys saying no. I'm not going back to new jersey this year. i will not read at monmouth. As long as the new whip regulations remain in place in. He is not alone. I told you that yesterday. Opening day at monmouth the entries were dismal. Forty four horses were entered only fourteen jockeys willing to ride on the program. It was a six race program. And it's a story that has been evolving since september when the new jersey racing commission came out with the new ruling regarding the whip the whip use during a race. I have the privilege now being joined by terry. Meeks who is the president. And ceo of the jockey's guild and hall of fame jockey. John velazquez also the co-chairman of the jockey's guild Terry johnny good morning. Gentlemen line. More and mike. Thanks for having us. Yeah happy to have both here. And i stated this earlier in the show and our recap very quickly for people. This is a story that again. Not new it. The conversation began in september when the whip regulations were announced but it took on all whole new layer this past week when. Jackie nick juarez. Who is currently supposed to be serving a six day. Suspension handed down by order of the new jersey racing commission. Board of stewards showed up the entries for today's races at monmouth..
"john velazquez" Discussed on TDN Podcast
"Is a bills. Follow up with with mattress mack. He did a good story with him after his two point. Four million dollar derby. But i thought there was a really interesting details there. I'll let bill expounded on. But i thought the most interesting one was that he did on trapped. He had the he had the foresight to do it on track. So that the the money would go into the purse accounts as opposed to doing on abwr offshore and. That's one thing that i i really do. Respect about about mattress. Mac is that yes. he's a publicity hound. He loves the attention on him but he's also a good guy he's also i think core a very good guy look no further than the stand Every time that there's there's a natural disaster. There's some kind of during kobe. Set up a pop ups meal station. He's just cares about about other things about other people other than himself. And you know. I think that this did bring a lot of positive attention to this was interesting so shout to mattress back for always always thinking outside the box toss bill. Yeah mean i live like a nerve which you say you can't say enough about this guy. He's a little bit. Eccentric basin makes a wall and as hard as she said. Job is always in the right place a when he had made some of these other bets on the super bowl world series. You know things. I didn't talk to him about it. Doesn't horse racing kind of just reading from har. I play with this. I mean even somebody who obviously has well. You want to read a half million dollars the super bowl. He won by the way betting on tampa bay but once he got into the map. That was very interesting because he looks laker loops the way he had the same workout. And you look at the number of mattresses that he sold his promotion at the on essential quality to lose once. You're out all the numbers. This was a absolutely win win. Situation he say sold two thousand mattresses because of the promotion at three thousand dollars each at six million dollars in math saw at he said the markup on them is one hundred percent so he made three million seller mattresses in lost two point four million on his back he still comes out six hundred thousand loss all goodwill all..
"john velazquez" Discussed on TDN Podcast
"I thought that was a masterful ride to get her away after she didn't break all that great together in a position would also in the stretch stretch battle with her coming in a little bit to intimidate search results. But not enough to knock her off stride enforce an inquiry. So what about that. Like how much control do you have over. How far she comes in. does it depend on. The horse. is your experiences some luck. It's fascinating to me to be able to kind of them like race. Cars like that is is a little both. Obviously you have to have the worst refund the things you want to do and like you said dr out of the gate a me. It was not what was expected. I thought it was gonna be A little more forwardly face in She didn't really jumped out of there. And kinda got police. Right right from the first job in bumped a little bit and i changed my mind right away. Second horses the. I don't wanna be behind. The you know so. I had a nickel stations threat to here. We'll try to Going to become too with and that's the way it worked out. I mean i. I i might words so quickly and industry. You only have less than the second link in and rot away. I reacted and she helped me. Don't you know just like evidence. I mean i went back all the way to win. I wrote her mom. And i got out of the gate in never recuperated. Couldn't i couldn't get to To the position. I wanted to but anyway. This one responded rodway god. We took this position that i wanted was that was there. I was very happy where she was that she had a nice dry comfortable and that foul votes on the he was supposed to be in front. He was pressured by no worst in Friendship without horse to pressure. Also the all those things worked in my favor when it came down the lane It was funny..
"john velazquez" Discussed on TDN Podcast
"And thrilled this week to bring on the green group. Just the week. John velazquez won the oaks enderby this week giant. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you guys for having me. Great to talk to you have built a john. I'll start things off to two years in a row. Not only did you win the derby. You want it with a similar by going to the front without going to the front luminita spirit and doing so forces that yes they had tax will see but were obvious front runners and horses in always went to the front so he just talked about the importance of seed in derby and the decision You did it all on your up. The decision to be data aggressively horses which obviously paid off. Yeah it was a little bit different. They will detect since we supposed position from all from outside known me you know when you the last indicate For whatever reason you i jump out of the is now very good and it was a lot of speed with authentic that we talked about it with If this happens out of the gate that normally happens when we come out there a little bit slow i because he let me just say that he wanted everyone. Delete braced low. I'm gonna give mccann's for him to get his leg on him. And gradually i get to the lead by the time we get to turn and that's the way workout Little slough we had a great position. That i know i had time to get get into the to lead us lowest possible without using him due to too hard Eventually it was perfect and this time Within a spirit he's actually brick from the obvious. I wrote him in kentucky and california. And i knew he was going to be very quick from there and plus we had a better position than authentic age. He's quit so we talked about it. The same Listen Studying the rates really well just like every like every race but I gotta test by bob like five days before they raised Man or she's doing well worked really good as you go model. They're running in all of nothing. And that's like wait a minute about what and have not studied race yet. You know and i had back in my head you know that. You know that. Horsing california was on daily on the league when the second Rocky world said man. Let me starting the race in. Let's talk about a jet released tonight so we talked about it. I get ahold race. Mia went through every Origin or the races in men. You'll right is. The only one speed is rocky weld and assets. He's so far out. I think i'm gonna come out running in hopefully We'll get to the late one Navy wants to leave. He can have to run much faster than me. So that way. I'm making uc To start And obviously you know what happens. The he didn't he didn't break well..
"john velazquez" Discussed on TDN Podcast
"Particularly fast doesn't win in any Peaking fashion but you know the professionalism is getting it done are. it's also interesting to hear. Talk about her. I mean this guy has had you know sewn in grade horses over the years. And he's not rags not somebody his own chest or or talks about his forces as if you know the second coming man of war quotes from hand last horse is and you really think she's one of the very best never had it. Cetera pretty noteworthy. Now i'm gonna make a prediction and i don't know anything about this. In fact but i think might minor in the belmont. It would make a lot of sense. It's the same thing they did obviously different overs with the same thing they did with restorations. you know. Nobody's going to look at the horses that came out of the derby medina spirit and say that you know the that were zero off by horses coming into the breach of belmont or whatever and you know i think that again. I don't know what a shadow will say about that. But i think if you talk the pletcher he'd say directs richest thing was one of the thrills of his career and you know put it separates us from being just a very good horse tomatidine immortal horse and so you know maybe we now see. That's complete nonsense. Just come back. And whatever the alabama or got or something like that. But i gotta think that there is some hostility. Just make a lot of sense yet at pletcher not as Prone to hyperbole bilas as you already come out and say this race was affirmed. Anneli are in these but yeah would be. It definitely would be interesting to see her run in the belmont. And you know we're gonna we're gonna talk about us a little bit so i don't wanna get too far into the weeds but it was interesting to me. How many horses stored in derby. And how many said we're not going to the preakness and then there's a whole new. Almost a new set of shooters for the preakness. And then some sources for the derby lamb. Hot rod charlie. And and maybe you know this philly rent one of those. Maybe they're going to go into the ballot so it's almost like you know every every dance. There's a bunch of new different partners coming in There's no chance. I think of of anyone in the triple crown on the on the cold side at least because there are just so many new shooters for the pregnancy in. The belmont is far as racist. That impressed me over over weekend You know obviously jackie's warrior. Just you know is is just phenomenal. again another. I would say modestly bred horse that is just a running his pedigree You know just needs to kind of stay in that lane of of maybe to a mile but man. That was an impressive impressive racing in the pet day mile for sure she. There's a double. I think you know put in a really nice win lush ryan. It's still a great one and and she won that one impressively camino. I'm a huge fan. Nothing nothing surprising. Here you know she. She ran Joe i agree with your sentiment that it didn't look like she was traveling on the Downs course as well as she did like a team on for example but just a generational talent with her and the only thing that'll take you know umbrage with with with with you know a joe. Is max field. That was his first coming out party..
"john velazquez" Discussed on TDN Podcast
"Might you know might have been a little little bit responsible to have fifty thousand people but never the last outdoors i think the pandemic is waning. At least for the most parts. I it was great to see on television. It was you know like you said it. It added that factor that you always that you are used to seeing the derby where horses have to keep it together on that long walk over in the paddock and it. It did affect the race to timeout rocky world. It really affected the race. A he didn't go to the front you know he wasn't all that great but you know he might have been a little worked up in a little fry from the experience. And i think that that's always an interesting variable to the derby over great to see the fans back stance as ready to see people. Stay along the my old kentucky home. Nbc did a great job. They always do a really good job. I thought this year that kind of stepped up your remorse. Steve kornacki was a really great addition. Thought he in. Eddie olczyk were did some really interesting handicapping segments that you covered it really well. The league perfect weather both days so it just look on television and it was. It was really cool to have that you know this was the kind of this was the biggest fan of man in america since the pandemic started and it was another great showcase for raising him john mentioned in the in the open the ratings And that can never be a bad thing that it was the most wash event since one of the nfl. Playoff games on nbc. So that's a big deal for us as well. Obviously you want to convert. Those people into better is by. You gotta have is on the sport. First and foremost Just wanted to move on to some of the rest of the reasoning for the weekend. Malathion and the oaks only a ninety five by. I think that was one of the things that bore out that we talked about about how the thrill phillies crop was great. I think the boys you prove their. They're okay it's not a terrible Not superstars right now. I do want to talk a little bit about who we could see going forward to challenge these triple crown horses by. Just run down some of the other action. I mean i thought that again like a masterful ride by. John velazquez armoured. That's not just to get her in good position after she broke a little sluggish. Long ashley but also to be able to lean in on search results in a stretch without interference. Now i wanna ask him about that and how much how much control he has over that. Whether it's locked horse in luggage more. But i thought that that was a really really like a master class race writings to where you're able to intimidate the of worst. But not interfere with them. And you know it is an interesting thing to see our Congratulating him immediately after the race like you hardly ever see that in in any any other sports like you're not you're going to give up a buzzer beater in basketball than go of the guy that made the shots of that was that though that spoke to the kind of respect that that those young writers especially the young puerto rican stars after johnny Some of the outlet. You guys go the oaks. But i just wanted to run down some of the other performances I thought that was a that. Was kind of a breakout race for max deal honestly in the alley issue but now i know we've been waiting for a while max field now to kind of have that you know breakout performance to say that..
"john velazquez" Discussed on TDN Podcast
"So on on the mount rushmore. When it comes to great one wins and a kentucky derby wins. And i did a double take you know looking at his stats the other day because we think of him as a super trainer but in reality you guys. He's only averaged about three hundred. Twenty five or three hundred thirty starts a year over the past couple of years so his game plan isn't a to win you know l. with an allowance source on a on a thursday or reminder stay graces. He his program is basically get the best horses. Get them in the best possible position to win the kentucky derby that is what he is all about and he's been the most successful trainer in the in the history of our sport to be able to do that and again with three hundred starts. I mean there are claiming trainers all around the country. That have three hundred starts a year so it is. It's mind-blowing that this is his program. It's almost like you know it's it's akin to a basketball coach. You re doesn't care what happens during the course of the ncaa your regular season. He just wants his team primed for you know for the ncaa tournament. And i can't maybe you can help me. I can't think of a college coach. That necessarily is that focused on it like that. Has that kind of success. But but it's been amazing and this year is a thirty percent. Win percentage almost sixty five percent in the money percentage. So the he runs he places them. Well you know. And they're in positions to to win But you know so. He gets tremendous kudos. Because like you guys have said he's won this race with a horse that really was an afterthought i mean that that you know you could have purchased at not one but two different sales for much much less than what the average were for those respective sales and all of us included pass over the And looked on to other horses that may be have more pedigree or maybe a little..
Medina Spirit Gives Baffert Record 7th Derby Win
"Stern and upset at the Kentucky Derby, with Medina Spirit, beating out the betting favorite essential quality, and it wasn't just a win for the horse with the victory, trainer Bob Baffert said. A new record with 1/7 Kentucky Derby winning jockey John Velazquez notched his fourth win with Run for the Roses. Fox
"john velazquez" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Of Fame jockey John Velazquez and all the connections owned by Sudan Racing Stables. Medina Spirit is a three year old son of Proton. Iccho out of the brilliant speed, They're Mongolian Chinga bread in Florida by Gal Rice and again, Bob Baffert. John Velazquez, your Hall of Fame winning connections that sire Proton Iccho stands for a $5000 fee is gonna be interesting to see if that might change soon. We'll take a look at those prices that might mention the winner of Kentucky Derby 1 47. Number eight Medina Spirit $26.20 on a $2 win a ticket $12 to place 7 62 show Runner up seven Man balloon. $23 to place 13 42 show, finishing third, The nine hot Rod Charlie $5.20 to show the $1 superfecta with number 14 essential quality $9400 and Mike. If you had the $1 Super High five, it was number six. Obey so's completing The fifth and final position in in the front five across the wire. So it was 879 14 6. The combination for the Super high $51 bet got you $296,000. How come you didn't tell me about that one before the next time? A shocked is anybody. Well, I wonder if Dr Dan Mason had it. He's been monitoring all the stats and perusing all the data throughout the coverage here today. Damn what you think of that? Well, I was going to have it but changed my mind. Five minutes before the race. The horse players lament and my middle name is Pinocchio. Let's not forget since 1973. That we've seen a trainer jockey back to back year win. This is a magnificent feet or the entire connections of the horse Medina spirit. And you know, Mike, what a great day for the Derby. What beautiful weather. We've got a great race and setting new records and doesn't get any better than that, gentlemen. No, it is. It has been beautiful here today, and he's right. Lucien Laurin, Ron Turcotte, The last Trainer jockey combination to go back to back and that was back in the 19 seventies, and it's been a while, but Bob Baffert and Johnny V. Have a tendency to break records wherever they go. The other thing that is remarkable about Bob Baffert not only seven Kentucky Derby wins, but he's done it for seven. Difference owners and that's not to take away from trainers who were private trainers for legendary farms like Talia met with Ben Jones and so on. They were tremendous horseman, but to get to the Derby winner Circle seven times for seven different clients. Over the course of these last 25 years, a remarkable achievement. How about the success of the Santa Anita Derby when it comes to prep races to produce Kentucky Derby winners in recent years? This is a race that Has produced a plethora of winners. Now, Maybe all of those horses didn't win the Santa Anita Derby like Medina Spirit, who was second in that race back on April 3rd this year, But it's a race that has been very, very productive well in in the pre race analysis, A lot of folks had looked at the past performances and said, You know when the When the weather's good on the track is drying fast, California speed seems to dominate this race. But most folks were talking about rock your world who, as you said one this year, Santa Anita Derby and wired wire fashion. He was never a factor. Today, he broke near the middle of the pack and finish in 17th. Instead, it was the Santa Anita Derby runner up Medina Spirit who went right to the front and held on for the win. All right. Moments ago, the trophy presentation being made by NBC's Ahmed Farid, Let's Listen in What a day of racing. What a day for Medina spirit. I'm here on the pagoda with CEO of Churchill Downs Bill Car standing. Also the governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Andy Bashir has been coming to the Kentucky Derby for 34 years. But for the first time Handing out the trophy. Andy What a difference a year makes. People of Kentucky have spent this last year sacrificing for.
Authentic goes wire-to-wire to capture Breeders' Cup Classic
"Is adding to its hardware. Will Clark has more Kentucky Derby winner Authentic goes wired a wire in the $6 million breeder's Cup, given trainer Bob Baffert his fourth win in the classic and jockey John Velazquez his first. The victory netted the horse $3.3 million, boosting his career earnings to 6.3 million. At
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"We have John Velazquez the hall of Fame Three Time Kentucky Derby winner on the phone now Johnny. Thanks for some time this morning the industry star of the week at the by Stuart Morris Congratulations. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Yeah. Three and ten years I think that's something that's getting overlooked here. animal kingdom always dreaming. authentic. Things did not go as planned when that gate opened on Saturday? Well I tell you. I was expecting that the we're GONNA break a little slow and I? Even said it. Before they raised a couple of his did I did you know? I get in like the position that we had just because being last one indicate normally once you get into gate. kind of like to get a sausage facets of canned really wants to live circuits. So horse is not. Hundred percent spending properly, and You Know Eight, hundred, ten, th there for jumping number good and even. He's not very quick from the gate. So with watching he's prior races and being the last one and go into the I I was back to not. On the other hand I knew he was going to be quick. you know to to get too close to the lead or BMW before we get, we get to the to the turn. So you know I didn't wear so much and I think even if you the way broke, I kinda wane gradually you know going into the lead before we get to the first time. Were you surprised that no one took advantage of the lackluster break and that you were able to clear by the time you've got that I I. Well I. If we look back at the race really there was only one. One speed horse in and teeth the law and I knew he was not wanna go to delete or you know that's not the way they they actually wanted them to you know and listened to Berkeley and and and prior to that you know the just like to suck somebody and so on. And other words Park elope is I thought he probably go to the lead and and I was willing to let him go if you wanted to do obviously when we pass it pass the wire for the first time in and see him and he wasn't going to delete it. So that was my turn you know to. Okay. Let me go ahead and do what Mars you want to do. You always talk to us here on the network about playing you leave the paddock with plans a to Z with a horse like authentic. There's really not much and you know you know he's GonNa break a little slow at least you did he's not going to break that sharp. You're going to be on the lead I'm sure after you watch the Haskell. You. Likely. Did you have some concerns about the mile and a quarter after watching the Haskell? We always have it. You know and and. Talking to by he, he's just like you know what I think I haven't much ready this time know for going on quarter. We always had a question whether he can't go out on any tips like, but you you you bob. You have to carry the source now he goes to putting the pressure. And he says that when you get to the stretch I, want you to to get you let handed ready for this. Okay. Make sure you get you get his attention and I mean to territory worked out. Perfect. You know talking about we planning with we were just rubies. Have dinner like three, nine, five bike and we keep talking about it. Then it's like you'll make sure you haven't left hand to you know get attention and if you look back from the house cold to the Derby, Mike, Never hit him though Mike he just GonNa kick. Showing the weapon and kind of top him this time you know I got the. Price Him and he responded right away i. that was the difference dry. They're actually afterwards Bob said to me if he makes had hidden his left handed in this house. You would never be on him on the Derby because I don't think he would have got off of them. You know what I mean, and that's why they thought. It was that he might not want to go the distance and. He's a little quirky so he kinda gets distracted very very, very easily and he looked he looked like he was GonNa win easy and and the has over. So it kind of you know the other horses going back to him so. If he had, he had a ham handed I think he would have gone on and You would have been in these stories. So I'm glad he did. Now Three Kentucky Derby wins that that is rarefied Air Bob said after the race when he wants six, it never gets old, you feel the same way. Absolutely. You know. They ask me that the obviously when month derby ends like if it gets old you into something else go and retire and something now absolutely that that feeling that you get. The satisfaction you get, it's incredible. There's just no worse due to this drive it you know and I mean if you get up to to be in this kind of thing, Menendez GonNa. Racist It's incredible. It's just no words to describe it. You know. Got To be. Blessed. been an unusual year with the COVID. You went through a major career change of a hiring run Anderson is your agent. And now you know the other thing about those three derbies three different styles, animal kingdom from the pace always dreaming not far from the pace and this one on the lead it's just been a remarkable career. And perhaps appropriate that you win it. In this unusual year you've been you've been A. Of the of the they call it the old guard you and Mike really leading that charge. Now, thirty years just here in the United States and look could you imagine? Could. You imagine where your career is taking you in thirty years now I I couldn't even dream it about warehouse taking me being very blessed and Very. Fortunate with the people that. I work with and having the opportunity to giving me and you know it's has grown on me like I said when I, when I came to United States, actually my first.
Jockey John Velazquez on his third Kentucky Derby win in his first competition with Authentic
"We have John Velazquez the hall of Fame Three Time Kentucky Derby winner on the phone now Johnny. Thanks for some time this morning the industry star of the week at the by Stuart Morris Congratulations. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Yeah. Three and ten years I think that's something that's getting overlooked here. animal kingdom always dreaming. authentic. Things did not go as planned when that gate opened on Saturday? Well I tell you. I was expecting that the we're GONNA break a little slow and I? Even said it. Before they raised a couple of his did I did you know? I get in like the position that we had just because being last one indicate normally once you get into gate. kind of like to get a sausage facets of canned really wants to live circuits. So horse is not. Hundred percent spending properly, and You Know Eight, hundred, ten, th there for jumping number good and even. He's not very quick from the gate. So with watching he's prior races and being the last one and go into the I I was back to not. On the other hand I knew he was going to be quick. you know to to get too close to the lead or BMW before we get, we get to the to the turn. So you know I didn't wear so much and I think even if you the way broke, I kinda wane gradually you know going into the lead before we get to the first time. Were you surprised that no one took advantage of the lackluster break and that you were able to clear by the time you've got that I I. Well I. If we look back at the race really there was only one. One speed horse in and teeth the law and I knew he was not wanna go to delete or you know that's not the way they they actually wanted them to you know and listened to Berkeley and and and prior to that you know the just like to suck somebody and so on. And other words Park elope is I thought he probably go to the lead and and I was willing to let him go if you wanted to do obviously when we pass it pass the wire for the first time in and see him and he wasn't going to delete it. So that was my turn you know to. Okay. Let me go ahead and do what Mars you want to do. You always talk to us here on the network about playing you leave the paddock with plans a to Z with a horse like authentic. There's really not much and you know you know he's GonNa break a little slow at least you did he's not going to break that sharp. You're going to be on the lead I'm sure after you watch the Haskell. You. Likely. Did you have some concerns about the mile and a quarter after watching the Haskell? We always have it. You know and and. Talking to by he, he's just like you know what I think I haven't much ready this time know for going on quarter. We always had a question whether he can't go out on any tips like, but you you you bob. You have to carry the source now he goes to putting the pressure. And he says that when you get to the stretch I, want you to to get you let handed ready for this. Okay. Make sure you get you get his attention and I mean to territory worked out. Perfect. You know talking about we planning with we were just rubies. Have dinner like three, nine, five bike and we keep talking about it. Then it's like you'll make sure you haven't left hand to you know get attention and if you look back from the house cold to the Derby, Mike, Never hit him though Mike he just GonNa kick. Showing the weapon and kind of top him this time you know I got the. Price Him and he responded right away i. that was the difference dry. They're actually afterwards Bob said to me if he makes had hidden his left handed in this house. You would never be on him on the Derby because I don't think he would have got off of them. You know what I mean, and that's why they thought. It was that he might not want to go the distance and. He's a little quirky so he kinda gets distracted very very, very easily and he looked he looked like he was GonNa win easy and and the has over. So it kind of you know the other horses going back to him so. If he had, he had a ham handed I think he would have gone on and You would have been in these stories. So I'm glad he did. Now Three Kentucky Derby wins that that is rarefied Air Bob said after the race when he wants six, it never gets old, you feel the same way. Absolutely. You know. They ask me that the obviously when month derby ends like if it gets old you into something else go and retire and something now absolutely that that feeling that you get. The satisfaction you get, it's incredible. There's just no worse due to this drive it you know and I mean if you get up to to be in this kind of thing, Menendez GonNa. Racist It's incredible. It's just no words to describe it. You know. Got To be. Blessed.
"john velazquez" Discussed on KTRH
"That's John Velazquez that Splenda watch. It is the Little Institute is the law. The reigning Belmont champ came in second Astros are struggling, losing both games in Anaheim yesterday, trying to stop a sweep it too, this afternoon on sports talk 7 90. News on demand and Katie are h dot com We're gonna have another update at 8 30. I'm Nikki Courtney on Houston's news, weather and traffic station. NewsRadio 7 40 Katie that was actually watching those previous stories on Tis the law up there in somewhere in New York, where the stable is and That he trained at one of the shops around town. Had many of the shops around town had all kinds of it'sthe law, T shirts and ah Covad mask and everything. My favorite one was. I raced the law and the law won in, probably by those on eBay today, and I really reduced, right? Yeah, quick. A little note here for a great friends of Paul Ryan windows. They remind you I remind you because they reminded me to remind you That there's no need to ever overpaid for Windows. I told the Quick little story yesterday. Then, in my very early stages of being the garden line host taking over Brazil, Zack, I got a chance to meet with one of these window installing companies and he was very proud of the fact that he overcharged like Ah, back there. I'm new to this. I didn't understand. Okay. Okay. Well, I'll just do a good job. I didn't settle right with me. I didn't like that. And as I've gotten more mature and endorsing companies and vetting out cos we know how to get them out and check them out and do our research to make sure that they're going to give you a great deal. Whatever the services, whatever the company is, whatever the product ISS, we don't just take people on to take money. It doesn't work that way On guard long we've been in a great situation where we have the time. To that these companies out and I would never be able to speak for a window company like that very 1st 1 24 years ago because I was like, Oh, yeah, We have this special metal piece And so we think that's really important. It's not So we overcharge for that we have special screw. So we overcharged for that. What? I I just took it all in back then And now I know a whole lot better. And now you guys do too. So, you know. Go with company like Paul Ryan windows and I will give you the number in just a second. If you book today, you could get 10 windows for 39 99 that includes the installation. That's another really good tail tail sign that window installation company is Basically scamming you is that they have their different charge for the installation itself, and it shouldn't work that way. I don't want you to ever overpaid for Windows again, especially along the Gulf Coast because Not every company along the Gulf Coast installs windows that are windstorm rated They do at Paul Ryan, windows 281354 77 82 81354 77 80. They'll come to you or you can still do it. Virtually two at Paul Ryan windows dot com. I just want to go. But I'm actually just chatting with my wife about Got to see how big that passion vine has become. How far stretch he does remember to when our son planted that just a couple of years ago when he got hooked on the passion Vine had done a little time off work wise. At the Arbor Day, and that's where we got this fashion line. That's been in the grounds gone through two winners on it's just amazing how much it will fill up offense ever.
Can any long shots stun Tiz The Law at Ky. Derby?
"All right. Jody Delhi is going to give us the odds on the Kentucky Derby race. Of course we've heard about is the law. Everybody's liked his. The law is the law. Well, there are other horses in the race. Right, Jody? That's right. Says the law is 45. This is current odds right now. They just opened the windows this morning. Ah, 25 minutes ago. This is current odds. Tis a law fortified. And then there is a pretty good distance between him and the next horses. And the next course is there's actually a pretty good distance of who are a pretty good racer. Who's the second choice right now. It would be Santa Anita Derby winner Honor AP at 8 to 1 Authentic, though, is 9 to 1. That's Bob Baffert horse who won the Haskell Tendo one Bob Baffert horse 1000 words Who won the shared beliefs. So you've got those horses? Ahh, right there. All four vying for second choice in the Derby. Let's run from the inside, post position out. We'll give you all of the odds here. A CZ. We go through it finish the fierce. The number one horse, The one eyed gilding has been scratched. He is not running in the race number two Max player, Ricardo Santana Jr. The jockey, Steve asked. Musa is the trainer Max player. Is down. 18 Toe one. He was a morning line. 30 to 1. He's back. He's been bet. Pretty good. So far enforceable. Adam. The skits of the jockey Mark Cassie is the trainer 23 to 1 down a little bit from 30 to 1 in the morning line. Storm. The court who was the breeder's Cup juvenile champion last year, Julien Les Peru is the jockey Peter Kurten is the trainer 26 to 1, Major fed James Graham and Greg fully 34 to 1. They were 50 to 1 in the morning line. Number six. King Guillermo has been scratched. Money moves. This is the one that is interesting to me. Money moves from Todd Pletcher, making just his fourth career start. Was a 32 1 in the morning line and is getting bet. Heavy. Todd Pletcher's Horse Down 15 to 1 South Bend. I don't think all the Notre Dame Ah money has come in yet on South Been 34 to 1, Tyler Gaffney, Leone and Belmont trainer. Mr Big News. Gabriel Sias trainer Brett Calhoun 47 to 1 number 10,000 words as we said 10 to 1. Number 11 Necker Island, who, by the way will have his blinkers off, so he's been running with blinkers on in his last few races. He will not wear blinkers today 51 to 1 Miguel Mania and Chris Hartman is the trainer. Soul a Valon Day. Patrick being cone Lucas Panici is the jockey Volonte 29 to 1 attachment, Right, Dale? Romans 49 the one I thought that he would actually get a bet down. I'm a little surprised that that one winning surprise winning impression is no surprise. He is 52 to 1, the longest shot on the board. Dallas Stuart and Joe Rocco. In the irons, New York traffic 15 to 1, Paco Lopez and Saffy Joseph is Ah Ah, actually, I think he's gonna end up being like the third or fourth choice when it's all said and done. Probably a little bit of a buzz horse here out here among the horseman Honore P. 8 to 1 in the 16 post position with Mike Smith. John Sheriff's is the trainer. Tis the law 4 to 5, Manny Franco and Barclay Tagg. An authentic on the outside Bob Baffert 9 to 1 John Velazquez in the iron, So there's your Kentucky Derby odds for right now and again betting is open. And we've got a bunch of our hot We have 30 minutes to the first post 31 minutes right now to the first post long time before we get to the Kentucky Derby, So a lot of money will be bet on there, Terry.
Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets
"The victory ride kicks off the stakes action here at Belmont Park tomorrow afternoon grade three early in the caught has just the feel of five phillies. GOING TO GO Six and a half furlongs as for the three year old's warning line favors one francs. Rock Cat Hall of Famer Bill Will Give Fellow Hall of Famer John Velazquez a leg up and this phillies done very little wrong on her career. She's three for seven. With four second-place finishes ran second in a couple of graded stakes, including the grade one spin away up at Saratoga last year last seen winning a third level allowance optional claimer. She uses stakes. Winner took the any limit kick off three year old season three starts back. and. Probably the only reason that this race isn't later in the card is that it's a five Horsfield and Franks? Rakhat is three to five on the morning line, and she may be the the loan speed in race, so she's going to be tough to beat at three to five, but that's a pretty short price, considering there some pretty good up and coming phillies near now I think number four center. I'll I'm going to give her another shot for. For Chad Brown and Joel Rosario Sheila Great Getting Her Maiden Win Gulfstream Park, when bet down to three to five at the end of March then came back in a tough allowance race at Churchill downs where she was really over bet, she was three to five that day against another very impressive maiden winner of this one for Steve Asmussen in casual casual ran a great race that day center I'll had all sorts of problems. She didn't break that well. She had trouble during the race, and she was just really never in at any point. I think it's a racy can kind of draw a line through? If she runs closer to the way she did and her debut. I think she's the one that could give Franks rock cat. The biggest problem Franks rocket will probably get the lead I would think Rosario would have center I'll sitting justin behind her and seeing if they can outgun into the line going six and a half furlongs. With you I'm going to take a shot with center. Rile planner. If? When I plan! Early took five tomorrow I will use both Franks rocket and center, but I'll tell you what I think. You can make a case also for up in smoke was undefeated and sprints. She's four five and a career. Lone blemish came when George Weaver tries to stretch her out Hollywood wildcat. Go at Gulfstream Park. She's raced exclusively of Gulfstream, in fact, steady diet once. Once a month February march April may June now. She gets a race in July. Here over Big Sandy, she wanted the game face overboard last time out for weaver Rod Ortiz Junior. Who wrote her in her debut against fellow Florida breads down at Gulfstream Park's in the climb back aboard for the first time. Since that day looks, you'll need a little help up front if Franks, rockets able to set an easy pace I. She's going to be very very tough. I think Senator I'll be the first one to come calling. Those are the two up in smoke. If you're looking to three deep, I don't think you need to center for Bobby and I race number three goes as the great three six and a half for a long victory ride go to the end of the card. Eleven race card like I said earlier, and the final four races make up an all stakes pick four, and it starts in reasoning with the greed three poker. Flat Mile on the turf for many years. This was the fourth of July staple. On the naira calendar here it is now as part of a super five stakes card. In, the poker though. On the widener, so they come out of that shoot. On the clubhouse turn we get a field of eight entered for the turf as a main track. Only it's all relevant with the way. The weather's been here. I would imagine you know there's supposed to be some rain. We're recording the show Friday afternoon supposed to be some rains rather day on Friday and into the evening. I can't imagine it enough to take this off the turf, so let's say it will be a field of eight.
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Ready well? Obviously I mean this really really sold erase inbound in if it will go back this could be a brewers cup race would that kind of quality horses in rate so obviously a very tough race short field with a really sort of yours is An and I mean like you said it could be. Ah when somebody's horses should Obviously should be periods for for whatever reason the know the ones that couldn't be there but anyway that's that's a quality racist ace it up and I'm talking about and obviously that's the first thing you look and you know how was the competition looks and and how the speed is gonNA open My Horse So I think it's a running only one time. I'm not sure this kind of looking into Yeah Zenden the racing poem here. I'm thinking only running wants today. Yes yeah he was out it Let's see November third wanted November third. Yes so on. The Iran is really really great Details speed for actually shows there. Are these reversible these We can come from behind. It's going to be a lot in the race. Tried to get some sort of position You know following the X Y jet and Imperial Hint and hopefully he can responsibly. I responsible the things that I wanted to do. Really From there I mean. I know the worst lever lever was writing for PACI. biancone looks like is nice or doing really well are Toga And then we have John Service. Would I write Ortiz. which in other words come you know the pace look really well? I'll tell you why this is really really tough race and hopefully My heart can Places in a good position and we can come running. Yes yes step up and run a big rate. It's going to take a huge race from Zenden to compete with these horses. But you know look. He's in the capable hands of todd. Pletcher he's in the capable hands of you the hall of Famer Johnny Velazquez. So with that said he has a shot Johnny. Absolutely thank you gotta in it to win it. You gotta you gotTa be in it. That's for sure John Velazquez one of the hardest working jockeys in the sport. One of the classiest guys. You'RE GONNA meet great family person by the way. Merry Christmas to the entire family johnny but You Know I. I remember every time I talked to. You remember that first trip. We made to Gulfstream when we were starting H. R. N.. We came down to broadcast the DONN HANDICAP GAP. I walked in to the jocks room and you came down to meet me. They called you down. It was the first time I had a chance to meet you. And you took me around and you introduce. I mean to everybody and I asked you. I remember asking you what I needed to do when I was going to get an interview jockey. 'CAUSE I didn't want to just walk up and stick a microphone in your face and you said look come to us a day or two before let us know what you want to talk about. Set it up and you'll get better stuff than it'll be great and Johnny you. You've been there from day one and I thank you for that and You know safe trip every time you get a leg up my friend. Thank you very much and thank you for a great job. You guys doing that as well Promoter and race indisputable of our business you know and anybody who wanted to come in and promote art race in how great is you know I tried to help the base I can and I. I think you guys doing that and not only do you guys doing a great job from racing for you also helping out with the PJ which I really appreciated and continue to pets. And I'm I'm I think you're more than me now. I doubt that. Hey I've never wanted to Breeders Cup race or Kentucky Derby maybe so I I. That's okay but I think you got the viewers Johnny listen. I appreciate a brother other and again safe trip and keep up the good work with the Gill. Then everything. You're working on there. I think you guys..
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"If you know one of the topics that has been front and center in the sport over the past couple of weeks and really throughout much of the year off and on has been some of the things some of the challenges that face riders day in and day out at race tracks across America including use of the whip. And how should riders use the whip. which by the way is also a safety tool when they're out there and to help fill us in on some of the things that were discussed at at the jockey? Guild's annual assembly which was held about eleven days ago in Las Vegas is John Velazquez the hall of Famer. Who is Well he's always front and center in these discussions and he does a great job working to represent riders all year long. Johnny is with me now Johnny. Good morning reminding Merry Christmas. Yeah I'm good. How are you all right? So let's start with the the assembly. What were some of the key things that were talked about in some of the items that came up throughout those meetings the number one thing safety And see you touch the you just you just. Don't you a little bit about it about the web which is not a whip anymore. It does away The the cold Early on on we have changed From the whip to the kitchen crops right now so we have to make sure that we defy deficient Make the difference between from one or the other one obviously the last couple of years we We have changed so much so much self grade and so much better For you know basically for for the and and the wellbeing of the horses and It's a tool that we were killed. Gilded need obviously Horses very unpredictable and You know they can spoke index. The they see here everything So we won. We won a mixture that we have the tool that they are in respect of the commodity. We're trying to do and make sure they stay in an straight line. Basically Make sure that they understand what they're supposed to be doing So yeah that's one of the topics that was we talked about it It's right to talk to the industry. The which would be involved with their nuclear option if you will And anything any decision that they're trying to make For the for for the good of the game you know and safety of wishes the safety of the writers as well. Yeah I think that's a great point Johnny and I brought this up at the top of the show when I was talking about some of the things we were going to discuss. It's over two hours here this morning. That nobody nobody jockeys included would say that. Hey you know. We're not interested in looking out for the health of the Horse. The the Horse always comes first but let's keep in mind. There are human participants in this sport to and we have to make sure that those participants namely the jockeys are also taking Karen and I. I think that's where things can get a little bit sticky with the whip restrictions and to say that we're going to have whipless racing It it becomes a huge safety issue for the human participants. Doesn't it absolutely in. Listen I mean they're a sample is the Kentucky Talking Derby you know. Everybody's so whatever's did you know being on the lead in on Dr Way and you know forces What you know bothering the race just doesn't everybody sees that even though the jockey's being on top of the horses the week we get the price you know that you know? There's there's things that Put some sometime horses. React in DC and all of a sudden you know they. They looked for most forces Before they do anything they actually are giving in your signal the they they see something and you give him a combined make sure the ministry line obviously this one didn't give a assigned to anybody you know he just went so bystander whipless or crap list and in and in the race. It's a very difficult in a lot of horses and and let's let's put it this way even in grace direct weekdays in Even not a big day that there's always something happens on the racetracks or person. There's not supposed to be an place. it Not supposed to be. Let's put it that way Within the closer the rail or Sixteen April we'll even have a multiple their their their people worked in the racetrack that that sometimes forget they're not supposed to be there and it only takes one or is really you know to Spook from that in and it's You know events just like could would it be in the in the Kentucky Derby so those things that people think that they're of course they're unpredictable. They there that you know. We are on top of them. We feel what were they they they're trying to do and we're trying to make Give commands versus so they respect the commands that we're trying to do and and keep him going forward. Johnny where's the middle ground on this issue with a middle ground. I will say listen. We already had changed the from whip through the question. CRAPS now is safe for the worst as We don't call the horses that no wells Anything like that. That's that's the The the indication that we have to Show to the public. You know that this is the tool. Yes and those unharmed award so you know we don't do enough To splinter the people in into the fans autobody out That we're not actually abused horses. Just the tool does need it and And obviously for the safety the writers on horses insult so. That's the middle ground. We don't do enough for To educate the public until all the people what it is for and that would not harbor carbon two horses. So that's that's that you know I think this is it any more. I was all over this nation to the public and everybody else and listen. There's people there by the pita people and know the people that have been made up already That we can never gonNA change their minds. It just simples that they. They don't want horse racing they don't pet out at all. No cats or dogs could be Could be pets. So that's that's the three Ms. Let's put it that way for the people who who actually once once Educated and wants to be understanding what what horse racing is. Yeah they're gonNA make the they have the opportunity to make their own ninth and and see how Exciting and how great our sport is yes. We have problems. It's like every now he has. We're working through problems throughout breakdowns. Sounds all that stuff yes we are. We have to do better. We all have to do much better in those things but we're working their problems. We're going the right direction to to make it for safety for us. The horses in the jockey tests. Well remember they. Every hurt their jackets on top of it as well. So for their safety horses and the human aspect of it we working entr to Together to make it more safe for everybody and as far as their enforcement deciding Obviously been for hundreds of years And we hopefully. We'll keep it for another year so you know so hopefully we can make it a a more exciting and more state for everybody. The and now everybody to enjoy the hall of fame. Writer and Jockey's guild co-chairman John Velazquez with me here on the Horse Racing Radio Network Talking talking about some of the things some of the issues that are facing riders. Johnny if you if you were to go to Santa Claus and you were to say Hey Santa. Here's what I want you to bring bring me and bring the riders for Christmas in two thousand nineteen. What's the the number one thing you're going to ask for safety be safe? People all of us they've before Divorces in riders. That's always asked for it but I'm praying for that. That's that's my My prayers as every day. Is the industry doing enough to support riders on the safety side of things You know that's a hard question because I mean sometimes we we have communications and they can make. It doesn't seem to pass through. I just hope they say communications and in everything that we try to do That we can work together and and really put it through and so then just walk in and not could in any anything and and not implement anything but you know So hopefully yes I mean. Hopefully that they're all the talks and and communication that. We're trying to you know put together and things together Together with with the jockeys and and the industry hopefully hopefully we can get together. They implemented really in such as possible. Obviously with all the troubles that we haven't so yeah I hope that I I'm hopeful I'm hopeful okay. Let's put it that way. Yeah I I don't blame you and people that listen to this program and have listened to it for many many years now know that our official charity here on H. R. N. is the permanently disabled jockeys fund the PD J. F.. And I want to take this opportunity to encourage people to visit their website. PD J. F.. Dot Org and to support riders who have given the sports so much and can no longer do it because of an injury they sustained in the saddle and Johnny talking about the safety issues issues. That face the sport and the industry working together to make it safer with the horses and humans so important so that we don't Johnny. Wouldn't it be wonderful if someday we we didn't need a PD J. F. because people weren't suffering these kind of injuries. Absolutely can you imagine I mean either. The you know through all the years in MM safety in Asia said we'd be working there would would never need it for you. Know accident happens you know. It's just like a and the streets or driving on the bicycle and everything looking so I'll be or would be great if will never have accidents and we didn't we don't have another jockey Paralyze or you know brain injury or the only thing that we pay for that every day so you know but the one thing that I have to say sir. They're always going to need. It's actually guarantee funded you know. That's why don't we don't unhappily now in EPI funds So that we have to still you know working on that when we do have have active in and we have injuries that That we need to take care of these guys and Gals who that hurt the racetrack. So we're working on to Work continue to continue working hard for get some sort of guaranteed funding for it. That's that's what What we working on and hopefully in the near future we can get Don Yeah Amen? PD J. F.. Dot Org is the website and go there and support them obviously the official charity of the Horse Racing Radio Network. And we encourage you to do so. It's a great cause and it really does go a long way toward helping those riders. Who can't do it anymore? Because of an injury they've suffered and it's a special special group Johnny honey let's shift gears and talk a little racing for a minute. The grade three Mr Prospector. Stakes is the Saturday afternoon feature at Gulfstream. And you're going to be aboard a horse for todd. Pletcher name Zenden thin that you've not been aboard before you'll be writing for the first time yet to face the likes of imperial hint in X. Y.. Jet So you run into a couple of tigers. They're nobody nobody preps for a race like Johnny. You have walked me through your preparation on some of these big races before and walk me through the competition and I sit there just aghast at had at how you do this so put me there with you. You're getting ready to ride the MR prospector. Your on a fifteen to one shot facing those horses..
Jose Ortiz Interview - October
"Welcoming Jose Ortiz who is a native of Puerto Rico and his one more than nineteen hundred races in what has been just a a stellar career and that career still going strong and he's with me now here on H. R. N. Jose Good Morning My friend Mike give having yeah. Thanks for taking a little time. I know you're a busy working horses. This morning. Never ends does it does not if you want to be the best which right now you certainly are my friend Brendan. You know it's interesting. I mentioned being a native of Puerto Rico one of the jockeys who mentored you when you came here and one of the people that you looked up to is his hall of Famer Johnny Velazquez who last week set the record for most greatest stakes victories by jockey in the history of the sport and that has to make you very proud. I know that yeah yeah we are happy about it and it keeps going throwing you know hopefully he can give winning some more on winning out much again until you know until heater dyers what makes him so good then you got a lot of these. Atlanta for the sport and I think that having taken to the next level where he's been for awhile you know yeah he certainly he's been doing it for a long time and still doing it at a very high level. How many great stakes victories are you behind him now. I don't know I have made the way to go yeah one day well that win yesterday and the Phoenix was impressive. This is a horse. You've you've been on before you knew him. You get back aboard him yesterday and he's able to hold off Whitmore who was putting in that late run. Take me through the race Jose. Well we broke. We broke very good. expect expecting a much faster pace but they did in in came out of five dollars. I thought they would and I was able to be closer than I than I thought. I was going in two weeks so I think that well We have a very pain trip when I ask him to. Well what they're for me the whole time. You know he's a horse worse by intimacy if that when you were riding him last year and even this year at Saratoga he was trained by Chad Brown now he's trained by Steve Asmussen. Ah when you were riding him before he was always knocking on the door but he couldn't quite get past horses like promises fulfilled you yesterday you beat him and everybody everybody else. Is there a difference. Did you feel something different now with engage than you did last year. He always been a ah very nice or worse. I think some more mature before others on. I think he'd take a while but I think he finally figured out you know. Did you know that Moore was gaining on your yesterday. I didn't knew what Whitmore Kabaya fell somebody coming out. You can tell yeah I could yeah. Did you know you had enough left in the tank. He very game he always has been and I knew what GonNa try but you know something this all horrors you know he's just turned four so there's all live orders season and they are very good. You know they they come in. They coming at you like wait Marino. He's very nice or you know that win. In the Phoenix was part of a Multi Win Day on opening day of Keeneland then you you've had several days in your career where you've won multiple races like that. I asked you what makes John Velazquez so good. What makes Jose Ortiz so good. I don't let somebody out of that. Answer that question. I guess right to be myself on gave that horses the best chance to win but you also worked very hard I mentioned you're out working in horses this morning. I know you're being humble and and that's what's part of makes you part of. What makes you so good but Jose you work your tail off and put me the in in the saddle with you for minute if you will if I can use that term take me through like your routine in your approach to riding races. How do you get ready to go out there. Every day and ride was everything star on the when the overnight comes up so I have to see we shorts on on quantum there I go the R F and and they got the raises and I put him whatever I think they should be and you know I have to talk to a trainers on and follow their their instructions but at the same time I want to I want her to be relax and that's that's what I try to be happy and I think they control and relaxed. We'll give you a running the end of it yeah you know. Johnny will always tell tell me about his different plans that he has going into the starting gate the plan a plan b the Plan C. and you hope you don't have to get any further than that but once the gates open you can listen to the trainers instructions all day long but once the gates open things can change quickly right very quickly. What do you you do at that point. Do you say Oh my God. I gotTa follow his instructions or do you say I just gotTa. Let my instincts takeover in and try to ride this race the way it needs to be ridden now so you've got to let your instincts they over because it's very tough to execute a plan when their plan doesn't work from from the gate you know. Yep You gotta change everything so I think you just gotTa Julia uh-huh. Yeah everything you could do everything changes in and you just have to adjust and that's why I've always said you know jockeys in terms of there's always that debate are jockeys true athletes athletes and I think you know I've said for years but pound for pound jockeys the most gifted athletes that we find in all sports and I have no doubt about it and you're certainly right there Jose. Let's talk about the horses that you're going to be aboard today. You're in all of the great stakes races at keeneland which is to be expected matter of fact. Thank you might be riding every single race at keeneland today. nice to be in demand extravagant. Kid is a horse. You're going to be aboard in the WOODFORD stakes. That's is the first greatest stakes today. What can you tell me about. Extravagant kid very nice hard. I had the opportunity to ride him. One time before and we won he's doing very good very fox. Horse doesn't need to be on the late which is very helpful full on way like junkets. Today we think is very life so right to win all right and then in the next race in the TC a talked to me and I think I'm saying that name correctly but talk to me the horse. You're going to be aboard there. You've been aboard her. The the last two starts second last time out in the Press Kyle downes master stakes on September sixteenth. Tell me a little bit about her. It's very nice to write very easy last time. She has run very very very good. we are expecting seeming to or better than last two times. I think she got shut all right and then the first lady turn our attention there you go to the first lady stakes miss bad behavior for Richard. Balta says the Horse Year aboard. What do you know about her. I won on her Kentucky Down She got some sleep but he's he's also stayed on the race so let's see how they're they're in writing about her because she he doesn't need elite. Also g come come on. We gotta go pole so let a break and make sure shade in a winning position I during your yeah how much different is writing this keeneland turf of course then of course like Kentucky Downs Kentucky down says the undulating up and down configuration. How much different is it run getting more like we do every day. You know saying Kinda you you know over same thing by Kentucky different. Go Up and down left right so I think in Kentucky and it's all about the horse like it you WanNa be okay. It doesn't like nothing you can do about like well. Let's hope that this bad behavior likes the keeneland turf course later today in the classroom breeders futurity Max Field for Brendon. Walsh is the second time that Brendan will give you a leg up in a greatest stakes today. Tell me about Max field. You went on him last time out to very nice coat a win first time out very nicely actually that day a he was a speed favor drug. Nobody was coming from behind and he did which is very impressive to me so I think we have something here. We got very nice coats so hopefully put it together and stay undefeated talk to for to all right and the last one admission office This is a horse who you road last year but haven't been on them for the last four starts you get back aboard admission office and that is in the the shad while Turf Mile. Tell me about him. What you remember about writing him before is on very cool hope to ride very easy going on to be honest? I love him. I think we had a huge show the winds along really how come because I think he's is a nice source if their truck come from behind and here something other threats you about to rush these sorts. BEC- they're stretchy short here. I wouldn't have to we go. We got our loan stretching so I think it was the drug I mean he. He did alright at one eight zero. He don't good with Y'all yup so he's got big right now. You can tell what what makes Jose Jose Ortiz so good. He knows every race that these horses have run before he gets aboard and he did indeed win. Three starts back at Keeneland in the spring which Joel Rosario Dario Award winning an allowance race getting up by neck and admission office the Horses Jose will be aboard in today's Shell Turf Mile Jose. I know it's a busy morning. I know you've got horses assist works. I won't keep you thank you so much for spending a little time. Congrats on all your success. My friend and I'll look forward to catching up with us. We make our way to Santa Anita in about a month. Mike thank you.
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Business was hard because it's tough to as you work very hard in the mornings to ride ride horses and then when it's time to enter them sometimes trainers can't put you on them because their owners want this guy or that guy in that was probably the hardest thing except in that when you you spent two three months workhorse for a guy and then the time he gets to go in and he's GonNa win they? They put another rider that that was my hers part but <hes> Arrive Really I was very lucky as a writer only broke my leg twice my shoulder once. I really didn't lose that much time you know but <hes> I missed Mr the competing. How do you deal with that? What do you do to get that kind of adrenaline? Fish fix affects these days as ideal that myself and I'm asking curiosity. I really don't go to the track as much anymore like I used to come up to Saratoga see the guys is is great. I been up here. All we get ready for this event and then when you come up to the grandstand and watch these these guys getting on the horses. That's when you really really miss it. What advice would you give to a young writer? Starting out. <hes> saves money work on your body. Is You know holiday with a Dietitian or something where you don't have to go in and become like a a heaver guys that have to lose weight because what you're doing is hurting yourself. You really hurt yourself down the road. Jerry we have just a couple of minutes left here before the break all right Jerry tell our listeners how they can donate to the P._d.. J. F. Well. We have a website out there P._d.. P._D. Jeff Dot O._R._G.. <hes> it's in Elmhurst Illinois. <hes> write a check just think about <hes> the fans in the <hes> the writers what they go through in everybody has someone that's catastrophic under family. You know every dollar helps these guys Jerry we. We have to go to break now. Thank you so much for joining us wishing all the best great talking to you. Thank you for having me folks. We will continue after this very short commercial break..
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"My I got older. I want to be a hockey player but too small and once I got out to the race track I got the bug in I just fell on from there and I really I missed the racing and a ride and right now. I just don't miss the business you're retired. Oh is it two thousand eleven two thousand twelve and why did you decide to retire at that time I thought I had enough and it was time to walk away and it in getting involved watching what my wife does this charity to raise funds. I try to give one hundred ten percent to help her out and <hes> she gives me a lot order so you know most sports have a mascot so I'm the P._D.. Jeff Mascot. I'm Nancy Gopher. I love it now. How did you Nancy meet? I met her a long long time. We'll before I wrote my first horse and been married thirty six years and got a great relationship. How is it and I suppose needs? You would have to speak for herself but witnessing what she goes through. How is it for a jockey's rocky's wife to wash someone they love? Go out there and restore life every day. We never really looked at it how dangerous it was but as you get older and older you see the people when they fall and they get catastrophic injuries. It's it's it's just hard to watch and then and you know knowing what they're going through their family and their kids got to go through to and it's it's very touching because you know we've got close to a lot of writers that got hurt. What in the that's why when I saw it was time to like walkaway Shaggy Jerry lasala joining me tonight on Jock talk talk presented by Tito's handmade vodka? Jeremiah's really a family affair for you. All you all help out with the P._D.. J. F. so so much it's obviously a passion for all of you and talk about what all is involved in the day to day tasks. You have to go through you. Well Nancy's me she's. She doesn't pretty much at all. She you know she has a lady that comes in helps her out a little bit administrative work but <hes> when they have have these fundraisers around the country like the Karaoke and other ones in Kentucky and stuff. It's just not you get in your car and you go there and you set up its spore five six seven months ahead of time. There's stuff that they have to do and I just go along for the ride and I just you know try to do all the heavy stuff and lifting and set up and what do these. My wife can't do talk about how important the P._D.. J. F. really is I know they support some sixty one parental permanently disabled jockeys and talk about that a little bit in the selection process and Sri WanNa help everyone but talk about the numbers a little bit. Well evolve we we. I think the numbers we raise close to eighteen million dollars in the what people understand is the money as fast as the money's coming in you know the money he's gotta go out and <hes> we really don't have many not many employees and <hes> you know I just tried to give my heart and soul and <hes> you know I'd love to see these gentlemen and women get more money but <hes> we only give as much as we raise so you know we got sixty right now. We have a couple apple pending so we'll see what happens tug about Sunday night and the Jockey Kerry yogi event. Do you think that went well thought of really really well all it in what I'll without the owners and the people coming in here and supporting this this great the allstars joke when we first started the first first one and it's just gotten bigger and bigger and what these writers given a hundred ten percent to put in costumes and practicing. It's just you know what a great anything. How can we promote the P._D.? J. Ev even better. How can we get out there more and because you rely on donations only that's not like you know?.
"john velazquez" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Boy, Kotova honors backheel break from post four with John Velazquez. Tough trip. Second in the champagne got sick. We feel I kind of feel like that's was my fault. We had showed on the countdown show. And the next thing, I know the horse sick. Some blame for that. The Boston realize it yet. I don't know if the boss Patou together if he did he was nice enough. Not to bring it up to me. Honors back. It gets a one turn mile Johnny back. He's got a nice solid string of works as he gets ready to launch his three year old campaign. Yeah, he's just a super talented horse. You know, I I like him a lot. I know should love them. You gotta feel like he's ready to roll Johnny vegan back aboard. It was interesting because you know, he went wire-to-wire in his first start going three quarters of a mile, very unsure Gleich jacked up ready. All not really. And when we had should on in the interview, we're talking about I asked him about that, you know, he put Eric can't sell on the horse. Johnny was out of town. I believe there was some big race going on. Johnny was supposed to ride mind control in the. Yeah. Already in mind control came right? So that was a mess, and I asked Shug if if he put air cancel and there because he wanted to be on the lead. And he said, yes, but what happened was a horse in break he stumbled at the start and was way back there. And then air can't sell put a fantastic ride on him. He didn't Russian. I mean, I know Shug was pleased with cancels effort. He wasn't too excited that the horse didn't break, but but he wrote him just the way you'd want your derby horse to be ridden. If that happened and can't sell did a great job. I wouldn't be surprised at some point of Johnny vegans and a bind again at air can't sell doesn't ride this horse again. But he's a tremendous horse. We know we know we've seen it with our own eyes. I don't think there's a horse in here that that is good as he is. That's my personal opinion does not reflect the views of this station. But. I I like him a lot. I think he's any price. I thought garter and tie the local horses. He's what a nice little horse. He is. I mean, he's right there every time he's made two hundred seventy three thousand dollars runs, really good pace and speed figures. He's he's gonna take some beating and then. Trophy chaser. Kind of intrigues me a little bit. This this horse has some some big races. I thought he ran fantastic in the improbable race the street sense. I mean second to improbable looks pretty good on anybody's resume and this horse can run some. So those are the three that I like, but I think code honors any price to win this race. Yeah. I'm with you a couple of others Jude. Register couple Meal's was good second time out first time lace for Jimmy jerkins farms on a Cairo prince Jose teasing to climb aboard the source strictures out after a couple of six furlong races to flat mile. He ran against the highly regarded a coma. First time out epigraph came back out of that break his maiden next out. So he exited a bit of a key races. Kept the three to five last time. Jake rocks came back today did not run very well at aquit. He was third to me last time out, but and the plan on this weekend stakes we by our bets as we make our way. Triple round down the triple crown trail. We'll spend a try and spend a little bit more time on the three year old races. And I think we've done a pretty good job of that here Jude's covered. Some we've talked about me a little bit. But yeah. Code of honor. Certainly I haven't started my Vegas insider triple crown coverage yet, but he'll be at the very top of that list provided all those well some noble mission. Of course, full brother of the great Frankel. We'll see if he can get himself and his hall of fame trainer back on the Kentucky, Derby trail code of honor looks to goods and race number ten the Mu-chou macho man, all right? We'll take one more break when we come back..
"john velazquez" Discussed on Daily Racing Form
"In the half mile splits were color coded red as far as time formula was concerned audible did a lot of things well here and i liked that he was a little bit more professional than he was in the only bowl i didn't like the fact that he was early with lee change in the far turn back to was left lead at the wire those are things that don't necessarily get my juices flowing and don't get me excited about the longterm prospects of a horse and particularly also about going longer distances this time around he was much more professional got his final eight mile in twelve and two i think it's very important to note the final eighth of a mile for the runners in this race because there were only two that were sub thirteen and guess what not only were they sub thirteen they were markedly faster than sub thirteen you had audible came home in twelve fifty two and you had hoffbrau who came home in twelve sixty nine we'll dive into off a little bit more momentarily audible really hasn't done a heck of a lot wrong as we saw by that overall body of work he's four or five and he's only missed one of the time my big concern with the source i it's nice that he's paired up ninety nine the ninety nine in the holy bowl the ninety nine here in the florida derby this is something that i'm sure a lot of people that listen to this or hear about this me say this may roll their eyes and others may take a little bit too seriously i found the gallup out to be very very bizarre you go back and watch the pain view because the head on they cut it relatively quickly after the wire the pan this horse john velazquez gets pulled up rather quickly and his head is cocked off to the.