Thursday, May 20, 2010

Junior Alvarado

Who's gonna step up in Rene's absence? 

Junior Alvarado seems to be making all the right moves. Notching the Calabrese mounts virtually ensures him a spot  atop the leader board, but this kid can win on anything. Healing in the winter hasn't slowed this prodigious jock in the slightest. Placing his tack next to the racing greats at Keeneland, Junior  got his share of photos in the Winner's Circle.

I look for him to go wire to wire on the AP leader board. But he'll have many challengers. Emigh showed his best days may be ahead with a sharp riding triple on Illinois Owners' Stakes day. Timmy Thorton has shown some pluck. Tanner might not be getting the best mounts now, but he's staking his claim for the future -- as is Lyndie. And shipping in, Michael Baze picks up the Catalano string and Castonon is back for more. To Be Continued.


  1. So his folks actually named him "Junior" on his birth certificate? ;-)

  2. Maybe if he races at Sunland we can legally ask to see his papers.

    Read this yesterday: If a cop in Arizona says Papers to you. Respond scissors and I think you've won.

  3. Sunland isn't Arizona is it?