Cintron, Jaywalk, and racing art: The week in social media
Jaywalk and Joe Bravo won the G3 Delaware Oaks. Photo by Allison Janezic.
Jaywalk bounced back in the Delaware Oaks, jockey Alex Cintron reached a career milestone, and Maryland racing is in search of an artist.
Here is what the racing world has been talking about on social media over the past week in the Mid-Atlantic region:
Jaywalk returns with a vengeance
Jaywalk, the Champion Two-Year-Old Filly of 2018, returned to winning form over the weekend when she dominated her competition in the Delaware Oaks (G3) at Delaware Park.
Winless in her three previous starts in 2019, the fourth start proved to be the charm for the gray daughter of Cross Traffic. Newly equipped with blinkers, Jaywalk broke sharply from the gate in the Delaware Oaks and led her rivals on a merry chase, posting fractions of :24, :47.3 and 1:09.1. With jockey Joe Bravo in the irons, Jaywalk left her foes behind in the stretch, romping to a 9-length victory in a final time of 1:43.1 in the 1 1/16-mile event.
Owned by D.J. Stable LLC and Cash is King LLC and trained by John Servis, Jaywalk has a current record of five wins from eleven starts, and has banked over $1.6 million in earnings.
The Monmouth Oaks (G3) on August 17 is currently under consideration for Jaywalk’s next start.
— 🎲 GamingCopy (@gamingsheet) July 9, 2019
Cintron lands a milestone win
jockey Alex Cintron recorded his 1,000th career victory last week. The 31-year-old native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico picked up his landmark win at Delaware Park when he guided Lorden’s Love to a half-length victory in a 5 ½ furlong claiming race on Monday, July 8. The Stephen Got Even filly that Cintron piloted to his milestone victory returned $15.40 to those who backed her with a $2-win bet.
It was a long journey for Cintron to reach his 1,000th victory, as injuries incurred in a riding accident in 2017 left him temporarily unsure if he would ever return to the races again. But with 1,000 trips to the winner’s circle now under his belt, it is safe to say that Cintron’s return to the saddle was well worth it.
Another fine rider from Puerto Rico reaches a milestone in racing!
Congrats to PR’s newest 1,000 races won, Jockey Alex Cintron
— ThoroughbredRace.Horse (@EQUINEBOSS) July 10, 2019
Wanted: Equine artists
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is in search of an artist to design the cover of the 2019 Maryland Million Gala invitation. Submissions can come in the form of photography, a painting, or drawing, and must feature the importance of Jim McKay’s Maryland Million Day.
Along with the winning image gracing the cover of the Maryland Million Gala invitations, the winning artist will also receive two tickets to the Maryland Million Gala, two VIP tickets to Maryland Million Day, and public recognition for their image.
Entries are to be submitted online at www.MarylandMillion.com and must be in the form of a jpeg file. The deadline for the contest is July 31.