A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK AHEAD
Jockey Elaine Castillo was off her mounts on Saturday and has decided to leave the sport. She opted to retire to pursue a career in Culinary Arts. The 29-year-old from Mexico City, Mexico participated for the final time in Friday’s eighth race aboard Momsboy. She notched her only stakes triumph with Momsboy in the 2008 Finger Lakes Juvenile for trainer John Tebbutt. Castillo finished with a total of 528 wins in 2,890 careers starts. 525 of those triumphs were achieved at "the thumb". She is currently sixth in the 2010 Finger Lakes Jockey Standings with 51 victories.
There will be an additional live racing card on Wednesday, November 24. First race post time will be at 12:15 p.m. and racing gates open at 11:00 a.m. The decision was made due to a cancellation of a racing day earlier in the meet.
A post time change was also announced for Saturday, November 6. Live racing will begin at 11:45 a.m. to better coordinate race times with those of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Racing gates will open that day at 10:30 a.m.
Longshot of the Week: One Diamond scored an upset victory on Monday despite stepping up in value. The 34-1 longshot won the seventh race by one and three quarter lengths under jockey Ronny Rideout. The Debra Breed-trainee finished fifth at a lower class level in his previous start.
NEWS AND NOTES
Jockey Multiple Wins: Thursday, 10/21: Ignacio (2)…Friday, 10/22: Rodriguez (2)…J.M. Rohena (2)…Saturday, 10/23: Rodriguez (2)…Monday, 10/25: J. Davila, Jr. (2)…Tuesday, 10/26: Sone (2).
Trainer Multiple Wins: Thursday, 10/21: Baker (3)…Friday, 10/22: LeCesse (2)…Saturday, 10/23: None…Monday, 10/25: Baker (2)…Tuesday, 10/26: Sone (2).
Sunday, October 31 / Live Racing Halloween Costume Contest: Contest takes place at Sevens Sports Bar starting at 8:30pm with Live Entertainment. Face painting is prohibited and masks may only be worn during judging, so participants are urged to be creative.