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Hernandez Giving Shakopee a Try

Israel Hernandez had dismounted, the grooms had taken his horse and he was headed through the winner’s circle on his way to the jockeys lounge when he was spotted by a young bystander. “He looks like a real jockey,” the youngster said, emphasizing ‘real.’ Apparently Hernandez fit the perfect stereotype for this future horseplayer. Not […]

Geovanni Franco – The Godfather

The grin stretches ear to ear whenever he hears the music, in response to the recognition but maybe too because it’s a reminder he’s just ridden another winner. Each time he enters the winner’s circle, track announcer Paul Allen starts the background music from the movie, the Godfather. The music has played a total of 15 […]