Videos tagged with "solis"

1997 Preakness Stakes - Full Broadcast [01:08:08]
Silver Charm, who won the Kentucky Derby over Captain Bodgit by the length of his gray head, provided a smashing encore today when he won the 122d Preakness by the same head over Free House, with Captain Bodgit third by another head in a three-horse blanket finish. And he set the stage for the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, when he will be racing to become the first colt in 19 years to sweep the Triple Crown. The three rivals re-enacted their photo-finish performances of two weeks ago before 88594 spectators at Pimlico Race Course with a slight reshuffling of the order behind Silver Charm -- but with the same tingling drive to the wire -- in the closest Preakness in 65 years. The top three once more delivered a formful race, outrunning the leading outsider, Touch Gold, who did not appear in the Derby and who stumbled badly at the start of the Preakness. He closed to finish fourth, within 1 1/4 lengths of the three front-runners flying at the head of the field of 10. 'And we're going for the Triple Crown,'' shouted Bob Lewis, the California beer distributor who owns Silver Charm with his wife, Beverly. ''We need this badly in thoroughbred racing. May the best horse win at Belmont Park.'' Silver Charm is the first horse to have a chance at the Triple Crown in the Belmont since 1989, when Sunday Silence lost the Belmont to Easy Goer, whom he had outrun in the Derby and the Preakness. Bob Baffert, the white-haired, blithe spirit of racing who trains Silver Charm, has waited ...
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Pleasantly Perfect wins the 2002 Goodwood Handicap at Santa Anita (Oak Tree) [02:38]
Pleasantly Perfect picks up his first of two Goodwood Handicaps by winning the 2002 edition at Santa Anita during the Oak Tree meeting.
Tags: +2002, goodwood, handicap, +pleasantly, perfect, +alex, solis, +richard, mandella, +santa, anita, +oak, tree, +horse, racing

The Fan 5 with Alex Solis [01:41]
Alex Solis, winning jockey aboard Flat Out in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park answers five questions submitted to him by NYRA fans.
Tags: alex, solis, fan, nyra, horse, racing, belmont, park, flat, out, breeders, cup

Flat Out - 2011 Suburban - Belmont Park [02:00]
Flat Out, the longest shot on the board at 13-1, barreled widest of all into the lead at the top of the stretch and onto a 6 ½-length upset in Saturday's 125th edition of the Grade 2, $300000 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. Ridden by Alex Solis, the 5-year-old son of Flatter stayed within hailing distance as even-money favorite Rodman led the field of six through opening fractions of 23.95, 47.02 and 1:10.65. Ranging up on the turn, Flat Out kicked into high gear once straightened for home, powering to the front and drawing off to hit the wire in 1:46.64 for the 1 1/8 miles. Hymn Book, the second choice, was up for second, a length ahead of Rodman.
Tags: nyra, belmont, park, suburban, flat, out, horse, racing, alex, solis, kentucky, derby, preakness

Got Koko turns back Bella Bellucci in 2003 El Encino at Santa Anita [00:36]
Got Koko, previously victorious in the Grade 1 La Brea, took the second leg of the La Cañada series by defeating Bella Bellucci. Adoration, who would go on to win that year's Breeders' Cup Distaff, was fourth. Alex Solis rode the winner for trainer Bruce Headley.
Tags: 2003, el, encino, santa, anita, horse, racing, got, koko, bruce, headley, alex, solis

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