Gutierrez gambles for a better life
Cozzetti J. Lezcano 30-1 All of 19 years old, Mario Gutierrez didn’t need to think hard about the offer. How difficult ..... wants to leave with him? “Where I came from,” Mario Gutierrez said, “I’m used to not having much. So it wasn
Column: 'Wasn't going to come here and melt down'
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Everybody knows Mario Gutierrez now. But a half-dozen years ago, long before anyone in the thoroughbred game knew much about him, the Canadian horsemen who
'I'll Have Another' ready to race
Hear from Trainer Doug O'Neill and Jockey Mario Gutierrez as they prepare for the Belmont Stakes.
5 things to know Saturday at the Kentucky Derby
DOUG'S DOUBLE Doug O'Neill is back at Churchill Downs trying to win his second straight Derby. He put unknown Mario Gutierrez on I'll Have Another last year and they won. This time, he's got another relative unknown, black jockey Kevin
Column: 'I'm going to win the Kentucky Derby.'
colt's maiden run. It was no small favor, but O'Neill has done it before. Last year, relatively unknown jockey Mario Gutierrez delivered for O'Neill in the Derby. Krigger's payback so far came with a victory in the Santa Anita Derby, one
I'll Have Another runs against history
wouldn't be duplicated in the Preakness with a smaller field and less speed to push Bodemeister up front. It left Mario Gutierrez , the jockey of I'll Have Another, in an uncertain position. Should he chase the lead out of fear or settle into
O'Neill won't make it to Yankees game
of the few dirt races run at the Belmont Stakes distance of 1-1/2 miles. More important, it will help jockey Mario Gutierrez get used to a track he is unfamiliar with. An unknown rider before his Kentucky Derby victory, Gutierrez has never
I'll Have Another, from baby to the Belmont
and given five months to recover. Team O'Neill, though, needed a jockey. Reddam had seen a young rider named Mario Gutierrez , and was impressed with the way he handled himself in a race he had seen. He recommended him to O'Neill, and
Luck, breeding, distance make Triple try tough
different things and throw a race wide open depending on the pace.'' I'll Have Another's California-based jockey Mario Gutierrez planned to ride a few races at Belmont on Friday for practice before the big day. In the Belmont, I'll Have Another
Redeemed romps in Belmont's Brooklyn Handicap
Breeders' Cup Marathon winner, returned $21 and $11.20, and Arthur's Tale paid $4.90 to show. Jockey Mario Gutierrez finished seventh on Boxeur des Rues in what was supposed to be his Belmont dry run. Gutierrez was the rider on I'll