LAUREL, MD. 09-11-13—Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who retired in June due to the severity of injuries sustained in a spill at Aqueduct in January, will make a special appearance at Laurel Park next Saturday, Sept. 21. Live racing returns to the major Maryland tracks two days earlier after a 14-week break.
ARCADIA , Calif. (Jan. 20, 2013)—From Horse of the Year Wise Dan to jockey Ramon Dominguez and trainerDale Romans, a total of 10 Eclipse Award winners competed during the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita in what for many were their final performances of 2012—once again establishing The Great Race Place as America’s most coveted stage en route to racing stardom.
By John Scheinman
ELMONT , N.Y. – With a masterful display of derring-do, jockey Ramon Dominguez charged Desert Blanc down the stretch of the Belmont Park inner turf course and right between his front-running rivals Saturday to win the 111th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan for 3-year-olds and up.
John Parisella, winning trainer of Sunny Desert (No. 5): “It was all [jockey Ramon] Dominguez. The ride was scary; he saw that hole, [Eddie] Castro [on Sweet Moon] was going in and out, but he went for it. He and I are magic together. It’s unbelievable. It’s all him. Everybody said, ‘You’re going to be on the lead.’ We went with the strategy of making one run, and we didn’t get caught up in [the speed duel]. Ramon was the right guy for it.”