Nov 17 2017
sharp azteca

Hall of Famer jockey Javier Castellano has been named the rider on the Multiple Stakes Winner Sharp Azteca in the $750,000 G1 Cigar Mile Handicap on December 2nd at Aqueduct, New York. “Castellano will ride Sharp Azteca in the Cigar Mile. We had lot a success in the past and he’s one of the best in the world.”

Sharp Azteca finished second two weeks ago in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Las Vegas Dirt Mile. “Sharp Azteca came back in good order, we just got beat by another great horse. He’ll bring his A Game one more time in the Cigar Mile. He always does it.”

With 3 wins, 2 seconds and a third in 6 starts with close to a million dollars in earnings in 2017, with a good performance in the Cigar Mile Handicap, Sharp Azteca could be part of the finalists for the Eclipse Award as best sprinter. “I would like to thank jockey Paco Lopez for the amazing work on Sharp Azteca, 2 victories and 2 seconds (both in Grade 1 races), can’t ask for a better job.”

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