Jockey Joe Talamo, pictured aboard Stevie's Afleet on July 21, broke his wrist today when his mount Rockstar Ben went down in Del Mar's third race. Talamo hopes to be back this fall at Oak Tree, he told a Del Mar official.
Total wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred races declined 4.5 percent in November compared to the same month in 2021, according to numbers released by Equibase on Monday, continuing a string of weakening betting numbers over the past several months.
The son of Sharp Azteca suffered bleeding from both of his nostrils for the first time in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1T) last out. Having now recovered, he returns Dec. 9 at Oaklawn Park to contest the Advent Stakes.