Chicago Barn to Wire BRIS
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search
Chicago racing newsletter sign-up
Upcoming events
Arlington Million
Legislation

Home
News Updates

Previous stories

Arlington
Balmoral
Hawthorne
Maywood
Sportsman's
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Blood-Horse
Daily Racing Form
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

2014
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2013
Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

2012
Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

 

 

 

 

Arlington Park

Arlington International Barn Notes (6/15/13)

Contact: Michael Adolphson
Michael.Adolphson@arlingtonpark.com


In today's notes:

FLORENT FLOURISHING IN 2013

In 2012, despite six weeks off because of an injury, jockey Florent Geroux had a respectable Arlington International Racecourse meet. This year, the 26-year-old Frenchman has been healthy, happy and is doing nothing short of flourishing. After winning five races in the last two race days, including a hat trick on Wednesday June 12, the Normandy native has almost equaled his win total of the previous year.

“I’m healthy and have good trainers trusting me with their horses. I think things could have been like this last year, but I was injured and lost a lot of my business after that,” Geroux reflected. “There’s always a lot of luck and timing involved. And, riding for good horses for trainers like Catalano is important, too.”

Indeed, leading trainer Wayne Catalano has been a significant supporter of Geroux and his current surge of success. As of Friday, the two are winning 56 percent of their races together (nine starts). “When you ride for Catalano, you know the horse is going to be ready. You might have some pressure going off as the favorite, but you know it’ll be a good horse,” the jockey stated.

Geroux also has received a great deal of support from Doug Matthews, with three wins in 20 rides for the conditioner, and Roger Brueggemann, for whom he has ridden six winners in 19 starts. Brueggemann often provides horses owned by the expansive powerhouse stable Midwest Thoroughbreds. “I’m very happy to be riding a few horses for Midwest Thoroughbreds. They have good horses and I’m lucky enough to be picked to ride them.”

For about two years, Geroux has had a productive and successful relationship with Doug Bredar, his agent. Bredar, a respected and affable personality around the track, has helped to engineer what has been a remarkable turnaround for the young jockey. In 2012, thanks in part to the aforementioned injury, Geroux scored at an ordinary 12 percent and ended the season with 25 wins. As of Friday, Geroux has 19 wins and is striking at nearly 20 percent at this year’s meet.

- END -



index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind

 

 


Recent headlines

Don’t bet on gaming expansion — yet (9/21)

Work All Week hoping Phoenix will fly him to Breeders’ Cup (9/21)

TrackNotes: Four quarters and the perfect grift (9/19)

Illinois board has tough call on 2015 dates (9/19)

Betting on the ponies – all in good fun at Hawthorne Race Course (9/19)

Secretariat winner Adelaide headed to Cox Plate (9/18)

Stellaris Keeneland-bound after rough Pucker Up trip (9/17)

Governor Quinn appoints Spann-Cooper to Racing Board (9/16)

Fairmount Park leaders say track needs slots to survive (9/14)

Pucker Up Proctor pair exit well (9/14)


 

 

Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2014 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy