Latest Joel Rosario News

Epicenter wins the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga

Jul. 30, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Epicenter is back where trainer Steve Asmussen thinks he should be — in the winner’s circle. Relegated to second-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in May, Epicenter returned to the track Saturday for a stirring victory in the...

Trainer Baffert seeks 10th win in Haskell Stakes with Taiba

Jul. 22, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — While trainer Bob Baffert isn't welcome at every thoroughbred track around the country, Monmouth Park has no problem letting the Hall of Famer bring his horses to New Jersey. After all, the $1 million Haskell Stakes is being run Saturday at the Jersey Shore...

Bob Baffert's Taiba favored in $1 million Haskell Stakes

Jul. 20, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Taiba is the slight 7-5 favorite over the undefeated Jack Christopher in the $1 million Haskell Stakes on Saturday, the first major race for 3-year-olds following the Triple Crown. Taiba is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who is seeking to extend his...

Early Voting holds off Epicenter to win Preakness Stakes

May. 21, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maybe extra rest isn't such a bad thing for a racehorse after all. In the Preakness Stakes that was run without the Kentucky Derby winner because Rich Strike's owner felt he needed more time off after his 80-1 upset, Early Voting validated a gutsy decision to skip...

Epicenter a close second again after frustrating Preakness

May. 21, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter was the horse closing strong at the end this time, making up ground on the leader in the final stage of a Triple Crown race. It wasn't enough. The favorite finished second — again. Epicenter became the first horse since Bodemeister in...

Analysis: Early Voting's bit of rest will help in Preakness

May. 21, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

If Epicenter runs his race, he’s going to win the Preakness. It’s really that simple. By just about any measure, the Steve Asmussen-trained, Joel Rosario-ridden Epicenter is the clear class of the field for the second leg of the Triple Crown series. He was installed as the...

Near-record heat for Preakness another test for Epicenter

May. 20, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter lost the Kentucky Derby because of a hot pace. Now he'll face hot temperatures in the Preakness. Two weeks after getting passed by 80-1 long shot Rich Strike just before the finish line at the Derby, Epicenter goes into Saturday's Preakness...