Jockey Florent Geroux won seven of the sixteen races he rode last week at Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 River City Handicap with Mr. Misunderstood, recording a remarkable 44% strike rate with his first mounts since recovering from a fractured sternum. The 33-year-old French native was injured in a fall during morning training hours […]
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In his second career start, 2-year-old Mr. Monomoy delivered on his pedigree’s promise with a 5 1/2-length victory over maiden special weight company at Churchill Downs. The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl ran 6 1/2 furlongs over the fast main track in 1:17.57 for trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux. A son of Palace […]
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In the last 28 years, only three horses have won five career stakes races at Churchill Downs: 2012-13 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, crack sprinter Limousine Liberal and now Mr. Misunderstood, who added his name to the list after successfully defending his title in Saturday’s 42nd running of the $175,000 River City (Grade III). […]
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Veteran rider Florent Geroux was back working horses Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs and is scheduled to return to the races on Saturday after suffering a broken sternum three weeks ago during a training mishap at Keeneland. “I’m just very thankful it wasn’t worse,” said Geroux, who worked as an on-air analyst for a French television station during this […]
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Oklahoma Derby winner Owendale will make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, trainer Brad Cox told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief has won four of his seven starts this season, including the G3 Lexington and G3 Ohio Derby, and also finished third in the G1 Preakness Stakes. “He breezed Saturday morning, his […]
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Jockey Florent Geroux was unseated Sunday morning during training hours at Keeneland, according to TVG. He has been hospitalized and is undergoing x-rays, but was able to move his arms and legs. The incident occurred later in the morning when Geroux was breezing Air Strike, and the colt stumbled after the wire. Both horse and rider […]
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Rupp Racing’s Owendale had to go four wide all the way around the far turn, but still managed to pull away late under Florent Geroux to win Sunday night’s Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby by about two lengths. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief ran nine furlongs over Remington Park’s fast main track in 1:49.29. Owendale […]
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Jockey Florent Geroux is poised to attempt a stakes triple Saturday night at Churchill Downs as he rides a trio of top contenders in the $250,000 Lukas Classic presented by Budweiser (Grade III), $150,000 Ack Ack presented by GE Appliances (GIII) and $125,000 Jefferson Cup (Listed). “It’s always fun to have lots of chances at […]
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Last month, Susan and Jim Hill’s Totally Boss won Ellis Park’s prep race for the RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint at Kentucky Downs, and this Saturday he repeated his winning effort to score the first graded win of his career. The 4-year-old son of Street Boss, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Rusty Arnold, completed six furlongs […]
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The end of Ellis Park’s 2019 highly successful race meet — which saw wagering increase 21 percent over 2018 and purses paid to horsemen go up 30 percent — conjures bigger visions for 2020. Ken Mimmack, manager of new owner Ellis Entertainment LLC, was mesmerized by the huge crowd that turned out Sunday for Kids Day. “While Ellis […]
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